Electron newsletter

Registrars renewal round update – out with the old, in with the new!

Date published:

Registrars renewal round update – out with the old, in with the new!

The last biennial renewal round for electrical worker (EW) practising licensing was completed on 30 June with 90% of the expected 28,000 renewals completed by the due date.

The last biennial renewal round for electrical worker (EW) practising licensing was completed on 30 June with 90% of the expected 28,000 renewals completed by the due date. The new renewal date for individuals is now based on their initial registration month, meaning that all licence renewals will be evenly spread over a 2 year period.

The previous high peak demand for competency courses is now able to transition into a more sustainable flexible model, providing benefits for employers, EWs and providers. For example, an employer can choose to book their employees into a course at a time that suits their workload, at any time over the 2 year period.

The good news is all licensed EW have now been transitioned into the new ‘smooth model’. The ‘smooth model’ transition opened in July and it has been pleasing to see there has been a steady flow of renewal completions.

Renewal invitations will be sent 3 months prior to the expiry of your licence with follow up reminders thereafter. Remember that you still have a responsibility to ensure your competency training is up to date (completed within the previous 2 years before your renewal). If you haven’t already done so, check your competency training is up to date through the EW online portal via the EWRB website.