In order to be classed as a skilled worker, you must have completed vocational training, completed higher education or have special qualifications.
Requirements relating to your education/qualifications
You must have one of the following types of education/qualifications
a completed vocational training programme of at least three years at upper secondary school level, for example as a carpenter or health worker. There must be a corresponding vocational training programme in Norway.
completed education or degree from a university/ university college, for example a bachelor's degree as an engineer or nurse
special qualifications are skills acquired through long professional experience, possibly in combination with courses and some education. You must have as high competence as someone who has completed vocational education from upper secondary school. Generally, you must have at least six years of work experience. For example, suppose you have work experience as a painter. In that case, you must present detailed work certificates from previous employers that show that you have learned and can do the same as a person with a professional education as a painter. It takes a lot to get permission in such cases. Many applications are rejected.