Personnel certification NS 9600

NA Pers 020 

SOFT sertifisering AS ("SSE") certifiespersonnel according to the requirementsinNS9600 part 6. "NS 9600 - Rope access techniques" is a national certificationstandard 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 and NS 9610

SOFT Sertifisering  offers the following certifications:

Training companies according to the requirements in NS 9600-4 (Ropeaccess) and NS 9610 (Fall protection).

Companies that deliver rope access services according to the requirementsinNS9600-5 (Rope access).

The companycertification isnotaccredited. 

Only certified companies are allowed to use the certification logo. An overview of certified companies can be found at all times at SSE's website.

SOFT Sertifisering AS is a third partyindependent certification body, whichis 100% ownedbySOFT (Samarbeidsorganet for tilkomstteknikk - The norwegian trade organization for rope access) 


Close to 1600 people have a valid certificate according to NS 9600


Application for extension of the validity of certificate (exemption)

Due to high dissemination of disease, SSE sees that there is still a need for exemptions related to the pandemic. The exemption scheme will be ended in full 31 May 2022. (If there are no dramatic changes)

Persons who have an expiry date on the certificate in March, April or May 2022 can apply for an extension of the validity of the certificate.

To get an extension of the certificate, one of the following must be met:

  • you are signed up at a course but are prevented from participating due to quarantine/isolation.


  • the course you are signed up at get cancelled due to Covid


  • there are no available courses

If you have been sign up for a course, this must be documented.

Application shall be sent to and must contain the following information: 

  • Name
  • Certificate no
  • Grounds for extension

Information updated 02.03.2022

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New personnel certificates

SSE has got a new logo and profile.

Personnel certificates issued after 1. October 2020 (NS 9600:2020) also has a new design.

The certificates are customized to show at phones. 

Nytt personsertifikat

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