Foreign education

False academic credentials and qualifications

For several years, NOKUT has focused on work relating to suspicious academic credentials and verification of authenticity. This work has uncovered that false academic qualifications are used in Norway to a significant extent. Higher education institutions and the labour market are probably at a greater risk of such crimes than NOKUT. NOKUT therefore wants to provide information and raise awareness among our applicants and in society at large.

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Recognition is carried out in accordance with Norwegian laws and international agreements ratified by Norway.

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Recognition of other professions

For most professions or trades, no specific recognition is required before you can start working in Norway. Professions such as librarian, economist, journalist, beautician and painter/decorator are not regulated and do not require recognition or authorisation.

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