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Structural engineer (establishment)

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If you wish to pursue a career as a structural engineer in Denmark, you will need accreditation from the Accreditation Committee for Structural Engineers. The Accreditation Committee is managed by The Danish Society of Engineers (IDA).

You will need this:

To apply for accreditation as structural engineer in Denmark, fill out one of the following forms:

  • Apply for accreditation or renewal for civil or college engineers specialising in building technology
  • Apply for accreditation or renewal if the applicant is not a civil or college engineer specialising in building technology
  • Apply to pursue the profession of accredited structural engineer on a temporary or occasional basis

You can read more in IDA’s guidance paper for The Danish Society of Engineers’ (IDA) accreditation scheme for structural engineer (pdf).

Moreover you will need to enclose different documents depending on whether you are establishing in Denmark or providing your service as a structural engineer on a temporary and occasional basis.

You may also send your application to the Danish Society of Engineers (IDA). See contact details below.

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  • A design prepared independently by the applicant submitted for assessment by the Accreditation Committee.
  • A declaration by the applicant identifying the designs they have submitted to the building authorities during the last three years prior to the application for accreditation.
  • Documentation showing that, for no less than the last three years prior to the application for accreditation, the applicant has been employed on structural designs, and that for no less than one year they have had independent professional responsibility for their work.
  • Engineers who have not trained as civil engineers at a foreign educational establishment whose training in this area is recognised by the Danish Society of Engineers must furthermore declare in writing that they are willing to sit a test arranged by the Accreditation Committee.
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