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ECS Card Application Form and Guidance Notes

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Application help and information

The ECS Card
  • Select the card type you require based on the information provided on this site. All card descriptions, eligibility requirements and other information can be viewed in the Card Types section. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, remember to visit the Help & FAQ’s page which has other useful information. Further information is provided on the ECS card application guidance notes document. ECS cards are issued against the scheme rules; other industry organizations might have other rules or registration criteria to ECS and these are not recognised as evidence to support your ECS application. You should also note that as a general guide, if you started your training after 1996 the mandatory requirement for the Installation Electrician ECS Gold Card has been the NVQ level 3.
  • Read the guidance notes carefully and complete all the appropriate sections.
  • You will require a single, countersigned passport-sized photograph to accompany your application. See the application form.
  • You are required to enclose photocopies of all your relevant certificates, qualifications, employer and industry references, apprenticeship deeds and so on. See application form).
  • You must sit and pass the ECS H&S assessment if you do not already hold an approved Health & Safety qualification. A copy of your H&S Certificate must be enclosed in order to be permitted to apply for a card. See Section the application form.
  • Card validity, fees and payment: The standard fee for all cards is £36 (VAT included) and all cards are valid for 3 years from the issue date. Note that fees for an ECS Health & Safety assessment are not included and are payable directly on booking your assessment with your chosen provider.
  • By making an application for an ECS Card you are confirming that you agree to the ECS Terms and Conditions. A copy of the Terms and Conditions is available here.

Scale of fees (VAT included) for Standard applicants:

  • Initial ECS card and registration - £36.00
  • Renewal of ECS card (when card has less than three months until expiry): £24.00
  • Duplicate card (when in possession of current card): £18.00

Once you have received confirmation that your application has been received by the ECS administration team, you can track the progress of your application online here.

Contact us if you require any further help.

Related Documents

  JIB409 - JIB Apprentice Scheme Apprenticeship Completion Form

  ECS048 - Manager's Application Form

  ECS Card Payment Details

Postage costs – don’t get caught out

We receive hundreds of notifications from the post office each year regarding ECS card applications that have been sent without sufficient postage. We’re unable to accept these and they have to be sent back to the applicant.

To make sure your application reaches us and can be processed as quickly as possible, you can check with the Post Office or online at to find out the correct postage rate for your application.