Office of technical supervision – renewal of qualification certificates

As is well known, forestry machines equipped with cranes require current UDT tests. However, in order for the machine to start working in the forest, the operator’s qualification must also be taken care of. The person operating such a machine must have a qualification issued by the Office of Technical Inspection.

What is the consequence of not having such a certificate?

In the event of an inspection by the State Labor Inspectorate, the inspector has the right to stop work, impose a fine on the employer and even take the case to court.

The problem may also arise during the payment of compensation for the resulting damage. The insurance company may require the submission of the credentials of the operator operating the machine during the incident.

Recently, the UDT has announced the need to renew qualification certificates issued before 1.06.2019, which will expire on 1.01.2024.

How, where and when to submit such an application?

There are two options: electronic and traditional.

To renew your rights online, you need to register an account at Then you need to log on to the created profile, go to the „My entitlements“ tab , select the one you want to renew and click „Renew“. Next, you fill out the form, sign it with your trusted profile and send it.

The traditional version looks very similar. We download and fill out the form, which can be found here: Request for extension of qualification certificate. Then we print the application, sign it and send it to the address of the UDT Branch by which the certificate was issued.

The application must be submitted no later than 3 months before the expiration date of the certificate, which in this case is a maximum of 1.10.2023. Importantly, the application can be submitted only by the person to whom such authorization was issued.

The period for which certificates will be issued depends on the type of qualification. For the forestry sector, qualifications for crane operation will be issued for a period of 10 years, while when it comes to conservations of cranes  – 5 years.

Verification of applications will be processed without delay, as long as the form is filled out correctly. If there are any errors, the applicant will be informed and will have 7 days to make corrections. 

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