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  Save money with online applications
From 01 Jan 2017 all paper applications will incur a £10 administration fee. Be sure to apply online for a more straightforward and cheaper application process.
  ECS Card Application timescales...
As a result of high demand there is currently a turnaround time of 5 - 6 weeks to process paper applications for new or renewed ECS cards. Online applications save processing time and are quicker for renewals.
  Track my Application
Check the progress of your ECS card application online via MyECS or go to our application tracking facility.    

Welcome to the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) website

The ECS card displays the qualifications and status of electrical professionals – allowing clients and employers to view the cardholder's industry skills, qualification levels, occupation and identity when working on site.

The ECS is affiliated to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS). So when people say they need a CSCS card - the ECS card is the one that’s relevant to the electrotechnical industry.

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Save money from 2017 with ECS online applications

You can now apply for your first ECS card and renew your card online. ...


New employer portal eases ECS card admin

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ECS H&S Assessment Addition of Environmental Questions

From September 1st the ECS H&S assessment is being changed to ...