Vermin controller

People using gas for vermin control in Denmark must be authorized by the Danish EPA and registered in the Danish database for users of plant protection products (MAB).

How to apply?

There is no standardized registration/authorization form.

Persons established outside Denmark, but in an EES state, must register himself at the Danish EPA stating nationality, that the person fulfils the requirements set out in Article 19 of Directive 2005/36/EC (section 29, subsection 1 in the Danish Statutory Order) and that the person has not by judgment or administrative decision been disqualified to practice as a vermin controller.

If the person does not fulfil the requirements set out in Article 19 of Directive 2005/36/EC (section 29, subsection 1 in the Danish Statutory Order), it is possible to get an authorization by fulfilling the requirements that are described in Chapter 7 in the Statutory Order.

The application for an authorization must be submitted to the Danish EPA. The application must include:

  • Evidence of the applicant’s nationality
  • Copies of course or training certificates
  • Documentation of relevant commercial experience concerning the use of gas

See contact details below.

Temporary or occasional pursuit

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

Establishing a business

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

Requirements for non EU citizens and businesses

Non-EU citizens and businesses registered outside the EU must obtain an authorization at the Danish EPA based on a Danish course for vermin controllers.

Fee

The registration itself is free of charge but a fee of DKK 230 is payable for the following registration of the vermin controller in the Danish database for users of plant protection products (MAB). The following payment cards may be used: Dankort, VisaDankort, Visa, MasterCard.

When can I expect an answer?

The decision on whether or not to issue an authorization will be made as soon as possible after all necessary documents have been received. Normally, you can expect to get an answer from Danish Environmental Protection Agency within four to eight weeks.

In case of rejection

If the Danish Environmental Protection Agency decides to reject your application for recognition of your already achieved qualifications, you will receive a reasoned notification. If you disagree with the decision to refuse your application, you have the right to take legal action. A court case must be raised within six months of a rejection. An appeal to a superior administrative body against this decision is not permitted.  

Who to contact for questions?

For further information please contact

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Plant Protection and Biocidal Products
Tolderlundsvej 5
DK- 5000 Odense C
Tel. 72 54 40 00
E-mail: mst@mst.dk

Legal basis in Danish law

The Chemicals Act, cf. Consolidated Act No. 115 of 26 January 2017 and Statutory Order No. 1411 of 4. December 2017 on training and authorization of professionals in regards to sale, handover and professional use of pesticides and gas.

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

Article 19 of Directive 2005/36/EC