Emergency vehicle driver

In order to perform the profession and use the professional title in Norway you need to meet certain minimum requirements from laws and regulations. If you have obtained your professional qualification abroad, you must apply for recognition from Norwegian authorities. You will find information about documentation requirements and the application process here.

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Applications can only be submitted by the professional/individual. Please submit your application with attachments to the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Region East.

  • Information about what the applicant hopes to achieve by applying.
  • Certified copy of evidence of formal qualifications issued by the competent authority in a member state.
  • If relevant, documentation of professional experience.
  • Approved medical certificate. The medical certificate must not be older than three months. 
  • Copy of documentation of right to drive/valid class B driving licence without interruption for the past two years.
  • Documentation of a real need/affiliation to drive emergency vehicles. In most cases, this documentation will consist of confirmation from the employer. The statement must not be older than six months.


  • The original medical certificate must be submitted, and can therefore only be submitted by letter. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration's regional office may demand further documentation and translation of documents if necessary. 

Language requirements:

Norwegian language skills are not a requirement for recognition of the professional qualification as such, but if compensation measures are imposed, they will be in Norwegian. 

Criteria/conditions for recognition: 

The statutory requirements for being granted recognition are stipulated in the Regulations relating to recognition of professional qualifications from other EEA states under the scope of the Road Traffic Act Section 5. 

Are prior checks required?

As a citizen of the EU/EEA, you have a right to practice your profession temporarily in Norway, without prior recognition. However, this principle does not apply to professions that have implications on public health or safety. If your profession has such implications, the Norwegian authorities may require a prior check of your qualifications. Prior checks involve an individual evaluation of your qualifications, to assess, among other things, if there are substantial differences between your qualifications and the requirements for practicing the profession in Norway. A prior check is consequently a sort of preliminary recognition. You cannot practice your profession in Norway before the competent authority has made a decision.      

Case processing deadlines:

The recognition authority must respond to the applicant within one month of receiving the application for recognition.
The recognition authority must have completed its consideration of the application within three months of the application being complete.


The Norwegian Public Roads Administration does not charge a fee for processing applications for recognition.

Right of appeal:

You have the right to appeal against the recognition authority‚Äôs decision. The decision can be appealed pursuant to the provisions of the Norwegian Administration Act Chapter VI. The right of appeal also applies if the recognition authority has exceeded the case processing deadline (see Case processing deadlines above).

Recognition authority

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Directorate of Public Roads
P.O. Box 8142 Dep,
NO-0033 Oslo

E-mail: firmapost@vegvesen.no
Tlf: 02030 (from abroad: +47 915 02030)

Office adress: Brynsengfaret 6A, 0667 Oslo

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