Professional certificates and several different certifications, authorisations and qualifications shall ensure that workers have the right education and skills for the work they do.
There are many certifications and industry organisations within the construction sector that confirm that the company, or a person with the company, has the right skills to carry out the work in question.
Professional certificates are issued by the Joint Trade Committee of the Building Industry, Byggnadsindustrins Yrkesnämnd (BYN), which aims to supply skilled workers in the construction industry. Studies to become a construction worker in Sweden usually comprises of a construction oriented secondary school programme followed by on-the-job training. Thereafter, the worker can apply for a professional certificate, for example as a woodworker, concrete worker, floor-layer, tiler or painter.
Authorised electrical installer
Authorised electrical installer is a certificate issued by the National Electrical Safety Board. Obtaining this certificate requires both education and on-the-job training. An authorised electrical installer is authorised to perform electric installation work on electric high-current systems.
Certificates for installation electricians and industrial electricians
Certificates for installation electricians and industrial electricians are issued by the Electrical Industry's Central Professional Committee, Elbranschens Centrala Yrkesnämnd (ECY), after completed education and apprenticeship.
Certificates for heating, ventilation and plumbing (HVP) fitters, insulation platers, HVP insulators, industrial pipe fitters and sprinkler fitters
Certificates for heating, ventilation and plumbing (HVP) fitters, insulation platers, HVP insulators, industrial pipe fitters and sprinkler fitters are issued by joint Swedish plumbing industry training board, VVS-branchens yrkesnämnd.
Certification for hot works
Certification for hot works (heta arbeten) is issued by the Swedish Fire Protection Association, Brandskyddsföreningen, which is a non-profit member organisation that educates and certifies companies. Hot works are works that involve heating up or generation of sparks, such as welding, cutting, soldering, work with hot-air guns and grinding wheels.
Safe water installation
Safe water installation (Säker vatteninstallation) is a set of rules compiled by the industry to reduce the risk of water damage in buildings. The system includes authorisation of HVP companies and education of HVP fitters.
Authorisation for safe wet rooms
Authorisation for safe wet rooms is issued by the Swedish Flooring Trade Association Wetroom Control, Golvbranschens VåtrumsKontroll (GVK). The authorisation means that the worker has knowledge of current industry rules for sealing layers under tile and clinkers in wet spaces.
Certification for sealing layers in wet rooms
Certification for sealing layers in wet rooms is issued by the Construction Ceramic Council, Byggkeramikrådet (BKR), which ensures knowledge of current industry rules for sealing layers under tile and clinkers in wet spaces.
Authorised PER company
The National Association of Tiler Contractors, Plattsättningsentreprenörernas Riksförening (PER) gathers
companies in the industry and provides education covering finance, law, technology, quality and environment, and regular continuing professional development. Besides education, an authorised PER company shall have long documented experience of large and qualified tiling contracts.
MTK authorisation is issued by the Swedish Federation of Glazing Contractors, Glasbranschföreningen (GBF), which is an industry and employer organisation for glazing shops, vehicle glass shops, art-framing companies and glazing and metal contractors.