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Professional qualification in the field of refrigeration

  • Professional qualification
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

The qualification requirements in the field of refrigeration concern refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment, vehicle air-conditioning equipment, refrigeration units of refrigerated trucks and trailers, fire extinguishing equipment and electrical switchgear. The qualification requirements must also be complied with when recovering substances from waste electrical and electronic equipment or from equipment containing solvents based on fluorinated greenhouse gases. Appointed responsible persons and fitters must apply for a certificate of qualification.

Do the following

The application for a certificate of qualification of an appointed responsible person and/or fitter in the field of refrigeration is submitted through the Regional administration e-services under ‘Tukes services’.

A copy of the diploma or qualification test certificate is attached to the application.

When applying for a qualification to be an appointed responsible person, the applicant must also include a specification of previous work experience (an appointed responsible person in the field of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment) or proof of a degree required from an appointed responsible person (an appointed responsible person in the field of vehicle air-conditioning equipment). If the appointed responsible person works as a fitter, they must also fulfil the qualification requirements of a fitter.

Tukes will send the certificate of qualification to the applicant and register the qualification in the Tukes register for persons and companies authorised to do refrigeration work.

The register is available on the Tukes website for checking qualifications.

To whom and on what terms

The certificate of qualification in the field of refrigeration cannot be granted if the applicant has no required diploma or qualification test certificate.

A qualification in the field of refrigeration granted in another EEA state is valid in Finland if the qualification has been granted in accordance with the EU regulation on F gases. There is no need to reapply for a qualification from Tukes or to register the qualification in Tukes’ register for persons and companies authorised to do refrigeration work.

A fee is charged for the service.

For more information, please visit the Tukes website.


Processing time

30 days since the application was submitted. An incomplete application is delaying the process.

Period of validity

The qualification in the field of refrigeration is valid until further notice.

Basic information

The service is provided byFinnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes)
Responsible for the serviceFinnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes)
Area Whole Finland
Available languageFinnish
Text edited by: Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes)
Updated: 4/22/2020