Professional Qualifications Directive, inspection technician

Now it is possible for inspection technicians from other EEA-states (or Switzerland) to work in Sweden, it becomes simpler to employ an inspection technician, who are or have been employed in another country. 

Variants of the professional role

Certification may be made for one or more eligibility classes, based on the Swedish Transport Agency regulations and general advice on the level of training and competence for certification of inspection technicians (TSFS 2010:90). Eligibility classes refer to different forms of control (annual vehicle inspection, registration inspection and road worthiness inspection) and different types of vehicles such as: light vehicles, heavy vehicles or motorcycles.

What are the rules for they who want to come to Sweden to work as an inspection technician?

From April 15, 2016, it is possible for you that work as an inspection technician in an EEA state or Switzerland to temporarily or permanently come to Sweden and apply for a position as inspection technician.

What are the rules for they that temporarily want to come to Sweden to work as an inspection technician?

To temporarily exercise the inspection technician profession in Sweden, there applies different conditions (depending on whether the profession is regulated or not in your country of establishment).

If the inspection technician profession is regulated in the country (in the EEA-state or Switzerland) in which you are working, or have worked, as inspection technician, You must be legally established in the country (meet all the requirements for access to the profession). You should also have practiced the profession at least one year in any EEA-state or in Switzerland over the past ten years.

If the inspection technician profession is not regulated in the country (in the EEA-state or Switzerland) in which you are working as an inspection technician, you should have worked as an inspection technician at least one year in any EEA-state or in Switzerland over the past ten years. Exceptions to work experience can be made if there are regulated training classes focused on inspection technicians, in the country where you are established.

What about the rules for they that permanently want to come to Sweden to work as an inspection technician?

To permanently work as an inspection technician your qualifications have to be assessed by the Swedish Transport Agency. The assessment will result in that your qualifications are recognized or that you are subject to compensatory measure (test or adaptation period). After your qualifications have been recognized you can take the exams (practical and theoretical tests) to qualify for certification of the inspection technician profession. The certificate as an inspection technician is valid for four years. To maintain the certificate, it requires yearly reports of professional activities and training activities to the certification body.

Once you become certified as an inspection technician you can apply for permanent employment as an inspection technician in Sweden at an accredited inspection body.

More information about recognition of professional qualifications, can be found in the Swedish Transport Agency regulation (TSFS 2016:17) on the recognition of professional qualifications (on Swedish page Rules, regulations in order).

You can find more information and application forms under related information or by link to english page for verksamt.se

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