Requirements for AL
To obtain an authorisation for low voltage, AL, you must meet an education requirement and a practical experience requirement. The requirements are contained in the National Electrical Safety Board's requirements ELSÄK-FS 2017:4.
AL authorisation covers all electrical installation work in low voltage systems. Low voltage refers to a nominal voltage up to and including 1000 volts AC or up to and including 1500 volts DC.
To meet the education requirement for an AL authorisation, the applicant must have completed and passed education covering the knowledge and skill requirements in Annex 1 of the National Electrical Safety Board's regulations ELSÄK-FS 2017:4.
To find out more about the education requirement when you apply for authorisation, see the Education page.
To meet the practical experience requirement for an AL authorisation, you must have worked with electricity for at least four years. Note the following:
- You must have worked for at least two years in an electrical installation company carrying out electrical installation work in low voltage systems (mandatory).
- You also have the option of crediting other work involving electricity as part of the practical experience requirement (up to two years). The work must be in one of the fields set out in Annex 1 or 2 of the authorisation regulations (ELSÄK-FS 2017:4).
- If you received your education in Sweden, your practical experience can be undertaken in Sweden, or in another EEA country or Switzerland. If you received your education outside Sweden, at least half the practical experience must be undertaken in Sweden, and the remaining time can be completed in another EEA country or in Switzerland.
If you meet the practical experience requirement for an A authorisation, the same combination can also be used for an AL authorisation.
To find out more about the practical experience requirement when you apply for authorisation, see the Practical experience page. This page also explains attestations for practical experience.
Qualifications gained abroad
If you are authorised as an electrician in another EEA country or Switzerland, you can apply for a corresponding authorisation in Sweden. The process is governed by the Act on the recognition of professional qualifications. Note that in order to meet the requirements for an AL authorisation, you must be licensed in the other EEA country or Switzerland to carry out all kinds of electrical installation work in low voltage systems.
To find out more about recognition of professional qualifications and the rules governing foreign qualification, see the Qualifications gained abroad page.