Recognition of professional qualifications in rescue and emergency services from 1 January 2024

From 1 January 2024, competence in the recognition of rescue professional qualifications will be transferred to the Emergency Services Academy. The Emergency Services Academy will also make decisions on the recognition of the professional qualifications for the emergency center operator and chimneysweep. 

If you have received a conditional decision from the Finnish National Agency for Education on the recognition of professional qualifications for one of the aforementioned professions and you have completed the compensation measures according to the decision, apply for a final decision from Finnish National Agency for Education. The Finnish National Agency for Education makes final decisions until 31 December 2025.