Competency programmes

Competency programmes

You must pass a Board approved competence programme (course) every 2 years to renew your practising licence.

boxout help Competency training spaces still available before 30 June 2017

With the 2017/19 licensing round closing on 30 June, it’s important to make sure your competency training is up-to-date.

View the available training providers in your area.

All registered electrical workers must hold a practising licence to carry out prescribed electrical work. This is a requirement of section 98 of the Electricity Act 1992.

To renew your 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.

A competence programme is not an acceptable alternative to safety training for trainees as it is aimed at refreshing prior knowledge.

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The course you attend must be relevant to the class of registration you hold, and be within the past two years of applying for a practising licence.

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