Certified fire safety consultant
If you wish to work as a certified fire safety consultant on Danish construction projects, you must have a certification issued by an accredited certification body. The activities reserved for certified fire safety consultants pertain to documentation or verification of fire safety according to the Building Regulations in building cases. However, regular civil engineering such as working out the solutions on fire safety conditions, e.g. the building design, fire safety installations and calculations, is not regulated in the certification scheme. For fire class 2-4 and third party control you will have to apply for re-certification every 5th year. The fire classes pertain to the buildings’ complexibility and element of risk, and the level of qualification required on part of the fire safety consultant is commensurate with the class.
Ramboll and DBI Certification offers this certification. The certification is personal and follows the certified safety consultant regardless of employment.
You can read more about the rules concerning the pursuit of professional activity as a certified fire safety consultant in Executive Order 674 of 1.7.2019 on certification scheme for documentation relating to technical matters in the Building Regulations and in Executive Order 1615 of 12.1.2018 on the 2018 building regulations.
How to apply?
The accredited certification bodies, Ramboll and DBI Certification, have established procedures for the certification of persons seeking recognition. You can read more the procedures here:
You can apply for certification by submitting the application form, together with the documentation that verify your qualifications and competencies via Ramboll’s or DBI Certification’s website.
If you apply for certification of fire class 3, 4, and third-party control, your application must come with project documentation.
Application via DBI Certification:
Temporary or occasional pursuit
The same requirements will apply for both temporary and permanent service providers.
Requirements for non EU citizens and businesses
The same requirements apply as for EU citizens and businesses.
You can find information about the fee for applying via Ramboll here: https://ramboll.com/services-and-sectors/buildings/project-services/fire-and-safety/certification-for-fire-safety-consultants?_ga=2.100374237.2113026764.1561987286-785115258.1561987286
You can find information about the fee for applying via DBI Certification here.
The prices for both Ramboll and DBI Certification are exclusive VAT.
When can I expect an answer?
The accredited certification bodies evaluate the application material, and make sure that all the necessary documents are attached. Once the accredited certification bodies has received all the necessary documents, the accredited certification will notify the applicant of the expected turnaround time. You can expect to get an answer within four weeks.
In case of rejection
If the accredited certification bodies decide to reject your application, you have the right to appeal.
If you applied via DBI Certification, you can find information about appeal in case of rejection here.
If you applied via Ramboll, you can find information about appeal in case of rejection here.
Who to contact for questions?
Questions regarding application or questions regarding the requirements can be directed to the certification organ that the applicant has applied to.
If you applied via Ramboll, please contact:
Tel: +45 5161 4408
You can also use Ramboll’s contact form.
If you applied via DBI Certification, please use DBI Certification’s contact form.
Public registers and databases
The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority will publicize a list over certified fire safety consultants in the future.
Legal basis in Danish law
Executive Order 647 of 1.7.2019 on certification scheme for documentation relating to technical matters in the Building Regulations
Executive Order 1615 of 12.1.2018 on the 2018 building regulations
Legal basis in EU directive(s) on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications
2005/36/EC, General system of the recognition – primary application – and Art. 7(4) - Prior check of qualifications