List of regulated professions

Below is an overview of professions regulated by the Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EU). If you wish to work in one of these professions, you need authorisation/recognition of your professional qualifications.

The Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills is the Norwegian Assistance Centre for the recognition of professional qualifications for professions that are regulated through Directive 2005/36/EF. We provide information on recognition of professional qualifications in Norway. Read more about the recognition of regulated professions

Electronically available information and application forms for citizens of EU/EEA countries can be found on the website Altinn. You will find a link to the correct form for each profession in the list below.

Keep in mind that there are professions that are regulated by other directives. Check our list of industries if you are unsure.

For most professions or trades, no specific recognition is required before you can start working in Norway. If you cannot find your profession in this list or in the list of professions, you may not need recognition or authorisation. Read more about non-regulated professions.