The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) has announced recognition for a greater number of professional organisations, offering greater flexibility to individuals applying for ECS cards.
Professionally Qualified Persons (PQP) cards are for those working in specialised electrotechnical disciplines, and the card recognises the holder’s status through their registration with the professional institute.
Professional bodies and memberships are well recognised in the industry for the support and development of their members, and often involve a membership assessment process relevant to the occupation or specialism they cover. Whilst professional membership can already be recorded in the CPD section of an ECS card holder’s account, and some memberships like the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) have long been recognised on ECS cards for Electricians, more people can now apply for the PQP card for a number of electrotechnical related organisations.
The list of recognised organisations has recently been expanded to more than 20 professional bodies, including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Institute of Fire Safety Management and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
Andy Reakes, ECS Head of Growth, says: “The construction industry is becoming increasingly diverse in terms of specialised disciplines and it is important that this is now reflected in the ways in which individuals can apply to have their professional membership recorded in ECS. Professional membership is a valuable part of career progression and we would encourage members to certify their status through the ECS PQP card and for existing ECS card holders to add professional memberships to the CPD section of their MyECS account.”
To apply for an ECS PQP card, login or create a MyECS Account and select PQP card under the Related Discipline section to upload the relevant evidence.