The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) is encouraging electricians to help raise standards for installation and maintenance electricians by becoming an ECS Registered Electrician.
There are now more than 35,000 Registered Electricians under the scheme, representing more than two-thirds of all ECS gold card holders in electrical installation and maintenance occupations. This number is increasing every day as more experienced electricians sign up to the Registered Electrician status, as well as newly qualified electricians meeting this threshold for competence-based vocational qualifications to a Level 3, the latest edition of BS7671 and signing up to the Code at the start of their professional journey.
ECS Registered Electrician status was introduced in 2017 to raise the bar on new entrants obtaining their ECS gold card, and to recognise the need for undertaking of continuing professional development (CPD). It also introduced a Code of Professional Conduct and ensured electricians were kept up to date with the latest edition of the wiring regulations (BS7671).
Andy Reakes, Head of Growth at ECS, says: “Registered Electrician status recognises those who are not only qualified to the industry-recognised Level 3 standard, but also have opted into the Code of Professional Conduct and a commitment to undertake CPD. This status is a well-deserved endorsement for the professionalism and skills of these installation and maintenance electricians, and also means they stand out amongst their peers with a valuable boost to credibility in the industry.
“More clients and contractors are requiring electricians to be up to date with the latest edition of the wiring regulations and technology developments so aspects like Registered Electrician status and the addition of the CPD recording system are vital for quickly and effectively demonstrating this verified level of training, assessment and competence.”
If you haven’t signed up to ECS Registered Electrician status yet, login to MyECS and update your status to show your commitment to development and raising standards.