Approval of training providers who offer courses in accordance with the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association’s teaching plans for independent work on hydrocarbon-bearing pressurised equipment within valve technology, flanges, fittings and process work will be done by the companies. The Petroleum Industry Centre for Quality Assurance of Competence (PSK) was wound up on 1 October 2010. PSK-approved providers must base their operations, as before, on commissions from the companies. New training providers must direct their enquiries about providing courses to the individual companies.
Requirements for training providers can be found in the teaching plans prepared for the courses by the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association’s gas leak reduction project.
These courses provide training to supplement skilled worker certification and corresponding competence in the relevant disciplines. Training is based on a combination of theory and practice, and concludes with a test/web-based exam. New training providers with commissions from the companies will be given access to the examination scheme. Earlier requirements for PSK approval in order to access the examination scheme have been scrapped.