Work with inspection, maintenance and repair of elevators, etc.

If you wish to work permanently or temporarily in Denmark as a lift inspector, you must have a recognition issued by the Danish Working Environment Authority.

How to apply?

You can apply on the Danish Working Environment Authority’s website for recognition here.

If you are citizen from another EU and EEA country you can also apply on business Denmark’s website.

Documentation requirements:

  • Proof of nationality, for example, a copy of identity card or passport
  • Attestation of professional competence or of the evidence of formal qualifications giving you access to the profession (if the profession is regulated in your country)
  • Certificates, diplomas etc. relevant to your profession
  • Proof of your professional experience, e.g. pay slips or attestations from employers identifying the professional activity and its duration (if any)
  • Proof that you have practiced the profession for at least one year in the last ten in your Member State of establishment, if your profession is not regulated in that country (for example, pay slips or attestations from previous employers identifying the professional activity and its duration), if relevant
  • Any further documentation/further information that you think may influence the assessment of your professional and educational qualifications, or other relevant information that you wish to submit, e.g. Curriculum Vitae)
  • Your contact information: first name and family name, address, phone and e-mail, if any. If somebody else is sending the documents, e.g. a company sending documents on your behalf: The sender's name, address, phone and e-mail, if any.

Temporary or occasional pursuit

The same requirements apply for both temporary and permanent service providers.

Requirements for non EU citizens and businesses

Other requirements for non EU-citizens and businesses apply. Please contact the Danish Working Environment Authority, or visit the following website ( for further information.


No fee required.

When can I expect an answer?

The decision on whether or not to issue a recognition will be made as soon as possible after all necessary documents have been received. Normally you can expect to get an answer from The Danish Working Environment Authority within one month.

In case of rejection

An appeal should be submitted in writing to the Council of Appeal on Health and Safety at Work no later than 4 weeks from the time, the decision is communicated to the applicant.
The appeal should be submitted in writing by e-mail to the Danish Working Environment Authority at

Who to contact for questions?

If you have questions regarding your application or questions regarding the requirements, please contact:
Danish Working Environment Authority
Att.: SBT
Landskronagade 33
DK - 2100 Copenhagen Ø
Tel.: + 45 70 12 12 88

Legal basis in Danish law


Order no. 1346 of 29. November 2017 on occupational education and training.

Order no. 151 of 25. February 2016 on recognition of professional qualifications acquired abroad.


Legal basis in EU directive(s) on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications

5/36/EC, Title III, Chapter I (General system for the recognition of evidence of training)