All registered electrical workers must hold a practising licence to carry out prescribed electrical work. This is a requirement of section 95 of the Electricity Act 1992.
To renew a practising licence you must also have passed a Board-approved Competence Programme (course) which includes electrical safety and instruction in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic first aid. The course you attend must be relevant to the class of registration you hold, and be within the past two years.
The tender for the Competence Programme is available on the Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS). Please note that the tender type is an Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) and not a Registration of Interest (ROI) as earlier advised.
The ITQ can be located on GETS by searching by tender type and is the ITQ called “Electrical Workers Competence Programme”.
(Reference number 613 or RFxID 17969599)
Site Audit Checklists are available here for Competence Programme providers.
Competence Programme for Inspectors [PDF, 90 KB]
Competence Programme for Electricians, Installers and Engineers [PDF, 87 KB]
Competence Programme for EAS, EST and Associated Tradespersons [PDF, 88 KB]
Competence Programme for Line Mechanics and Cable Jointers [PDF, 87 KB]
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