We provide the framework for the transmission of knowledge and specialization of craftsmanship at a high level of expertise.

Since 1996 the Norwegian Crafts Institute has had the responsibility for administering a three-year scholarship programme for craftsmen who wish to develop their skills beyond the trade level and the standards of trade certification. The experiences from the certification scholarships have been positive. Moreover, the craftsmen have achieved a high level of practical competence. We endeavour to continue this programme, especially with regard to those trades which are considered rare and in need of protection.