Read the general instructions for recipients of a recognition decision.
Finnish National Agency for Education's decision specifies the post or the profession for which the studies you have completed abroad will provide eligibility after you have completed the compensation measure required in the decision: the adaptation period or the aptitude test. You may choose whether to complete the adaptation period or the aptitude test.
The decision specifies the positions in which you must work during the adaptation period and the duration of the adaptation period. You must find a workplace where you can complete the adaptation period yourself.
In the aptitude test, you demonstrate your command of the knowledge and skills required in a rescue services position in Finland. Finnish National Agency for Education's decision determines the subject areas covered by the aptitude test. The aptitude test may be taken at the Emergency Services Academy Finland.
To complete the aptitude test, contact the Emergency Services Academy Finland in the following address.
kelpoisuuskoe [at] pelastusopisto.fi ().
The aptitude test may be taken either in Finnish or in Swedish.
The Emergency Services Academy Finland will charge a fee for the costs arising from arranging the aptitude test.
Application for a final decision
Once you have completed the adaptation period or the aptitude test, you must apply to the Finnish National Agency for Education for a final decision concerning your eligibility. To apply for a final decision, print out and complete the form available on the website of the Finnish National Agency for Education and enclose a copy of the certificate proving that you have completed the adaptation period or the aptitude test.
The certificate issued upon completion of the adaptation period must contain the following information:
- tasks (crew member/sub-officer/fire officer)
- details of the employer
- start and end dates of the employment
- average number of weekly working days
A fee will be charged for the final decision.