He debuted as a first division referee on 11 August 2002 in the game between Skeid and Tromsdalen. He debuted as a referee in the Norwegian Premier League in 2006. Edvartsen is also a referee principal in the Norwegian Ice Hockey Federation and represents Hamar IL (football) and Storhamar Dragons (hockey). In 2010, an IK Start chairman called Edvartsen a "Tandori [sic] referee". The case received extensive press coverage.
He is at present the CEO of the ice hockey club Lørenskog, and has previously been CEO at Storhamar and football club Hamarkameratene.
Edvartsen is of Pakistani ancestry.
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