The Danish Transport and Construction Agency is also responsible for approval of independent vehicle inspection bodies.
Since September 2004 approval for re-inspection only was possible for private companies, and since January 2005 also vehicle inspection in general was privatized. Private companies without any relation to vehicle repair business can apply for approval as an inspection body. In the beginning of 2006 more than 75 private inspection companies and more than 175 re-inspection companies are approved.
Inspection- and re-inspection bodies are supervised by inspectors from The Danish Transport and Construction Agency and by control bodies approved by the agency. Supervision is performed as administrative as well as practical tests of the performance of the companies.
Education of the staff of new independent (re-)inspection bodies is also supervised by the agency.