Central approval is a sought-after quality mark for companies in the Construction Industry

The scheme, administered by the Directorate for Construction Quality (DfCQ), provides independent proof that a company meets strict requirements for competence, experience and quality assurance.

Achieving Central approval can provide companies with a number of benefits, including increased trust with customers and authorities, better competitiveness and access to larger projects.

Who can apply?

In order to apply for Central approval, the company must meet a number of requirements. These include:

  • To be registered in the Brønnøysund registers
  • To have a sufficient number of professionally qualified people employed
  • Having a system for quality assurance of the work
  • Having paid taxes and fees

What is the application process like?

The application process for Central approval takes place electronically via their portal. The company must fill in an application form and document that it meets all the requirements. DfCQ will then assess the application and make a decision.

How much does it cost?

There is a fee for applying for Central approval. The fee depends on the number of subject areas for which the company is applying for approval.

What are the advantages of Central approval?

The advantages of Central approval are many:

  • Increased trust: Central approval is visible proof that the company is serious and competent. This can lead to increased confidence among customers, suppliers and authorities.
  • Better competitiveness: Companies with Central approval will often be more attractive to customers and clients. This can give the company a better competitiveness in the market.
  • Access to larger projects: In public tenders there are now stricter requirements to prove that you have a good system to ensure the quality of your deliveries. Companies with central approval must meet various quality requirements and may have an advantage.

How long does it take to get Central approval?

The processing time for applications for Central approval varies, but DfCQ aims to process all applications within 12 weeks.

How can companies prepare for the application process?

It is a good idea to start by reading up on the requirements for Central approval on DfCQ’s website. The company should also assess whether it meets all the requirements and take the necessary measures to close any gaps. It may also be a good idea to contact DfCQ for guidance in the application process.

Central approval is a valuable investment for companies in the construction industry. By working well to meet the requirements set for a company with Central approval, the company will be able to strengthen its position as a serious player in the market.

For more information on Central approval, visit this website.