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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The professional should use this form. Please submit your application to The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB).

  • Copy of passport or other proof of identity and nationality
  • Copy of a valid certificate showing that you are a legally established professional in another EEA state or Switzerland.
  • Confirmation from the authority that issued your certificate that the certificate is valid at the time of application 
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Original transcript of police certificate of conduct from the country where you have practiced your profession that is no older than three months.
  • Information on the requirements for becoming a Certified Pyrotechnician in the country in which you have acquired your professional qualifications (name of school, length of studies, description of courses and practice).
  • Copy of an original diploma if the country in which you have practiced your profession does not issue certificates.
  • A description of the work you plan to undertake in Norway (a temporary provision of services or establishment in Norway)

Language requirements:

You must have sufficient language skills in order to practice your regulated profession in Norway. You should be able to communicate clearly and effectively about the use of pyrotechnic articles, both orally and in writing and at your place of work, as well as with a possible third party.

Criteria/conditions for recognition: 

The statutory requirements for practicing your profession are stipulated in the Regulations on the handling of explosive substances.

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 Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB) does not charge a fee for processing applications for recognition.

Right of appeal:

You have the right to appeal the recognition authority’s 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).

Competent authority

The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB)
P.O. Box 2014
NO-3103 Tønsberg

Tlf:(+47) 33 41 25 00

Office address: Rambergveien 9, 3115 Tønsberg

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