For persons with prior experience of the plumbing industry obtained outside of Sweden there are two ways to become a certified plumber.
- Either you have experience from working in the trade for more than 7 years and can apply for “Special validation examination”, a qualification test in two steps both theoretical and practical.
- Or you need to get a job as an apprentice at a Swedish plumbing company and, depending on your prior experience, work there for a couple of years before applying to perform the final exam. The company needs to be affiliated with the pluming employer association or the plumbing union.
Knowledge of the Swedish language is mandatory to receive your certificate.
To make it easier to give a picture of your prior experiences you can enclose a selfassessment with your application. Print it out and circle your appropriate qualification level where applicable. Then enlcose it with your application for Special Validation.