If you wish to use professional fireworks in Denmark you must be authorised as a certified pyrotechnician.
Also, you must have different types of approval depending on the activity.
How to apply?
You apply for authorisation to work as a pyrotechnician in Denmark via the link below.
Provision of fireworks: If you import the fireworks yourself into Denmark or manufacture your own fireworks in Denmark, you must have approval to do so from the Danish Safety Technology Authority. You apply by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Use of professional fireworks: In addition to being approved as a certified pyrotechnician, the local fire department where you wish to arrange the fireworks event must approve the event before you can start working.
You must apply no later than 14 days before the event.
Purchase of fireworks: If you purchase or otherwise acquire the fireworks in Denmark, you must apply for permission from the local fire department where your company is registered. If you do not have a registered company in Denmark, the permission is granted by the local fire department where the company from which you purchase or acquire the fireworks is registered.
Storage of your fireworks: In order for you to receive permission to store your fireworks, you must apply for authorisation from the local fire department where you wish to store your fireworks.
Direct access to application
Temporary or occasional pursuit
If you wish to carry out activity as a certified pyrotechnician in Denmark on a temporary basis, you should simply notify the Danish Safety Technology Authority of this. Application via the above link.
Establishing a business
If you wish to work permanently as a certified pyrotechnician in Denmark the Danish Safety Technology Authority must approve you. Application via the above link.
Requirements for non EU citizens and businesses
The same requirements apply as for EU citizens and businesses.
No fee required.
When can I expect an answer?
The decision on whether or not to issue an authorisation is made as soon as possible after the complete application is received.
Temporary and occasional pursuit of profession:
If you have not heard from the Danish Safety Technology Authority within one month of us receiving your notification, you may pursue your profession in Denmark on a temporary or occasional basis for up to one year following this notification. After one year a new notification is required.
Establishing a business:
The Danish Safety Technology Authority has to give you a reasoned response to your application within three months of us receiving your application. This deadline may be extended by one month if difficulties arise that may lead to a delay.
Note, that the authorisation will not be regarded as having been granted if the Danish Safety Technology Authority has not replied within the set time.
In case of rejection
If the Danish Safety Technology Authority decides to reject your application/notification for approval as a certified pyrotechnician, you will receive a reasoned decision.
Decisions made by the Danish Safety Technology Authority on authorisation are not subject to any further appeal by another administrative authority. A rejected personal authorisation may, however, be brought before the Courts of Denmark in certain cases. This is possible if authorisation was rejected on the basis of the applicant being convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct that gives reason to believe there to be a clear risk of abuse of the authorisation.
The deadline for submitting an appeal is four weeks from the date on which the decision was announced. The appeal should be submitted in writing to the Courts of Denmark, see contact details below:
The Courts of Denmark
Store Kongensgade 1-3
1264 København K
Who to contact for questions?
If you have questions regarding your application/notification or questions regarding the requirements please contact
Public registers and databases
If you would like more information about the industry, the following industry association could help you: Danish fireworks industry association.
Legal basis in Danish law
Executive Order No. 1425 of 16.12.2009 on the approval and pursuit of the profession of certified pyrotechnician on the basis of foreign professional qualifications and later amendments.
Legal basis in EU directive(s) on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications
2005/36/EC, Title III, Chapter I (General system for the recognition of evidence of training)
2005/36/EU, Title III, Chapter II (Recognition of professional experience)