Personnel certification NS 9600NA Pers 020

SOFT sertifisering AS ("SSE") certifies and issues certificates to personnel according to the requirements in NS 9600 part 1. "NS 9600 - Rope access techniques" is national certification standarder for Rope access techniques.

SSE is accredited by the Norwegian Accreditation as certification body for personnel and complies with the requirements of NS-EN ISO/IEC 17024. The accreditation number is: PERS 020


Company certification NS 9600

SOFT Sertifisering certifies training companies according to the requirements in NS 9600 part 3 and companies that deliver rope access services according to the requirements in NS 9600 part 4. The company certification is not accredited.

SOFT Sertifisering AS is a third party independent certification body, which is 100% owned by SOFT (Samarbeidsorganet for tilkomstteknikk - The norwegian trade organization for rope access)

Close to 1500 people have a valid certificate according to NS 9600


Exemption from required seminar for Safety supervisors recertification.

As a result of the shutdown caused by the coronavirus, it has been problematic for many Safety supervisors to complete required seminar.

Safety supervisors that should have completed required seminar in the period between 12th of March 2020 and 30th of September 2020, but has not been able to complete this due to the coronavirus, will be granted an exemption from this when attending a course with examination day within 30th of September 2020.

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The exemption period for person certificate has been extended to 30 September, 2020

The exemption period for person certificate has been extended to 30 September, 2020

This means that anyone with an expired certificate during the exemption period (12 March  - 30 September) can re-certify until 30 September (the day of examination). After this date, you have to participate in an ordinary course.

It is not allowed to do rope access work with an invalid certificate after 30 September.

SSE and the training companies recommend to sign up for a course as early as possible, as course may become filled up when we approaches 30 September. Full courses do not give any reason for further extended exemption.

The training companies will conduct more courses than usual during this period. Please contact the training companies for signing up for a course.

This date is final, and will only be considered extended if the Norwegian Authorities change the advice on infection protection.

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