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If you are an authorised electrician

On 1 July 2017, new rules governing electrical installation work came into force. There is now a new kind of authorisation which all authorised electricians must have. If you would like a document certifying that you are an authorised electrician, there is an e-service on our web site.

Note that the new rules also affect your professional role as an authorised electrician. For example you must be covered by a company's self-audit scheme when you carry out electrical installation work, and you are no longer required to supervise other electricians.

Authorisation types

On 1 July 2017, a new kind of authorisation (auktorisation in Swedish) replaces your existing authorisation (behörighet in Swedish). If you were an authorised electrician before 1 July 2017, your authorisation is automatically converted to the new kind. Follow the links below to find out more about the authorisation types and the electrical installation work they cover.

Authorisation types

Authorisation certificate

The letter from the National Electrical Safety Board granting authorisation is sufficient to certify that you are an authorised electrician. You can also obtain an authorisation certificate from an e-service on our web site. To use the service, you will need a Swedish e-ID ("Bank-ID"). If you do not have an e-ID, contact us and we will send an authorisation certificate to you.

If you were granted authorisation before the 1 July 2017, the authorisation certification you were originally sent remains valid. If you would like an updated document showing that you now have the new kind of authorisation, you can obtain an authorisation certificate from our e-service.

Authorisation certificate (e-service)

Register of authorised electricians

As an authorised electrician you are included in the National Electrical Safety Board's register of authorised electricians. The register presents your personal details, your authorisation type, when the authorisation was granted, and whether you are registered as the compliance officer for a company. The register also reveals whether the National Electrical Safety Board has applied any sanctions with regard to your authorisation.

If an authorised electrician carries out electrical installation work incorrectly or behaves in a clearly inappropriate way, the National Electrical Safety Board may decide to revoke or limit the authorisation. That means it partly or completely ceases to be valid. The National Electrical Safety Board can also issue a warning.

Validity period

Your authorisation is valid until further notice.

There used to be a limited validity period. On 1 January 2016, the rules were changed so that anyone with a valid authorisation was given an unlimited validity period.

Stay up to date

As an authorised electrician, it is important to stay informed about news and changes affecting your authorisation. You are therefore advised to visit our web site regularly for the latest information.

Last reviewed: 2023-05-02