Please enclose documentation for education (diploma), training regarding sound and noise and current or previous certificate for equivalent qualifications with the application form.
A certificate for measurements and calculations to be used in the authorities' administrative procedures can be acquired for the following topics:
Environmental industrial noise, including infrasound and low frequency noise
Noise from shooting ranges, exclusive measurement of source strength
Noise from racetracks
Noise from wind turbines
Source strength of small arms
Noise from railways
Noise from road traffic
The subjects 1-4 are mandatory, while the subjects 5-8 are optional. However, achieving certification only for calculations of traffic noise is possible (rail and road traffic noise).
A certified measurement and control technologist must be able to master the written Danish, as the working language of the authorities is Danish. As a consequence the application for personal certification must be completed in Danish.
Temporary provision Individuals whose professional qualifications have been acquired in another Member State intending to carry out noise measurements in Denmark temporarily or occasionally, are exempt from the requirement for certification.
However, before the activity commences the Certification Body must be informed by fulfilling the requirements given in clause 15 in the Statutory Order on Quality requirements for environmental measurements for the purpose of controlling the qualifications in order to prevent serious harm to the public health.
A fee is charged for processing application on an hourly basis.and annual administration for the maintenance of a permanent certification.
Fees per January 1st 2020 (excl. VAT)
Application fee: DDK 1,227 per hour
Annual administration fee: DDK 14,760
To obtain personal recognition the applicant has to must meet the following requirements, which are outlined in the report RL 20/96:
An appropriate education, typically a degree equivalent to M.Sc. in acoustics obtained from a Technical University
Proven experience of at least two years in the field of noise measurements and noise prediction
Master Danish written language
Be affiliated to an approved acoustic laboratory
Furthermore, the recognized persons have to comply with a number of requirements to maintain the approval:
Carry out at least five “environmental noise measurements” per year
Participate in the proficiency tests and other quality assuring activities
Report annual educational activities such as attended courses, conferences, literature studies etc.
The RL 20/96 report is provided by the Reference Laboratory for Noise Measurements of the Danish Environmental Protection Agency: RL 20/96 Kvalitetskrav til “Miljømåling – ekstern støj” og ”Miljømåling – trafikstøj
The purpose of the monitoring process is to ensure that the scope of the activities is within the requirements laid down in the Statutory Order on Quality requirements for environmental measurements – in particular annex 4 regarding environmental noise.
The approval entitle the individuals to perform measurements and calculations of environmental noise as well as preparing reports to be used for assessment and decision-making by the Danish environmental authorities, the planning authorities, the Environmental Board of Appeal and, ultimately, in court.
The Reference laboratory for Noise Measurements of Danish Environmental Protection Agency and the Certification Body will acknowledge the reception of the application as soon as possible. The application will be processed no later than three months after the necessary documentation has been received.
In case of rejection
The Certification Body's decisions cannot be appealed, but it is possible to initiate a legal action.
Register of certified persons to perform environmental noise measurements and predictions
At the public website of the Reference Laboratory for Noise Measurements, you can find a list of laboratories employing certified persons approved by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency to carry out "Environmental measurement - external noise" or "Environmental measurement - traffic noise". For the individuals it is stated which specific subjects the certification covers: **https://referencelaboratoriet.dk/godkendte-laboratorier/samlet-oversigt/**
Also listed are laboratories accredited by DANAK or other accrediting bodies approved by EA (European Cooperation for Accreditation) to perform these measurements.
In the list, the accredited laboratories labeled with a blue crown icon are accredited by DANAK, while laboratories employing persons certified by FORCE Technology are labeled with a FORCE icon.
For more information about the sector, these private organizations could be relevant for you:
The Danish Association of Consulting Engineers Foreningen af Rådgivende Ingeniører (FRI) Vesterbrogade 1E, 3. sal Postboks 367 DK-1504 København V Denmark Tel: +45 35 25 37 37 E-mail: **email@example.com** Webpage: **www.frinet.dk/english**