suomi.fi
Go directly to contents.
Responsible for the service The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom

Individual approver of vehicles

  • Professional qualification
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

The training requirements for a single approver are laid down in sections 13 and 14 of the Act on the Organisation of Individual Approval of Vehicles:

Section 13 Basic training requirements for individual approvers

An individual approver is required to have at least a polytechnic degree in technology and a minimum of 30 credits in either basic and vocational studies in vehicle technology at a polytechnic or other suitable basic and vocational studies in mechanical engineering at a polytechnic.

A vocational qualification in automotive engineering at a technical institute or a similar suitable level of technician is deemed to meet the requirement referred to in subsection 1.

The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom may issue further provisions on:

1) which basic and vocational studies are considered to be other suitable basic and vocational studies in mechanical engineering referred to in subsection 1;

2) which technician-level qualifications are considered equivalent technician-level qualifications referred to in subsection 2.

Section 14 Further education required from a single approver

The individual approver shall have the continuing education necessary for the issue of individual approvals and the continuing professional education for the maintenance of professional skills included therein.

If necessary, Traficom may provide further education referred to in subsection 1. Traficom approves tests related to further education.

Further provisions on the necessary further education and related tests are issued by decree of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Do the following

If you want to become an individual approver of vehicles and have the basic education required, you must complete the further education of an individual approver. You can enquire from Traficom about further education and its organisers.

To whom and on what terms

An individual approver is required to have at least a polytechnic degree in technology and a minimum of 30 credits in either basic and vocational studies in vehicle technology at a polytechnic or other suitable basic and vocational studies in mechanical engineering at a polytechnic.

Basic information

The service is provided byThe Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Responsible for the serviceThe Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Area Whole Finland
Available languageFinnish
Text edited by: The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Updated: 1/4/2021