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The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme accredits the qualifications and experience of workers in the electrotechnical industry. Home to the ECS Registered Electrician and ECS Check

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FESS Operative Card – How do I book a FESS Assessment?

FESS Operative Card – How do I book a FESS Assessment? 


There are four sector disciplines recognised:

  • Fire 

  • Fire and Emergency Lighting 

  • Security 

  • Fire and Security 

For each of the above routes, a different FESS Assessment is available which can be undertaken in a physical centre, by online assessment remotely at home or in site office (through the Employer Portal or MyECS) and also with some training providers. 

To book an assessment at the JIB offices in Swanley or to set up an online assessment to be taken remotely, please call 01322 661622. 

If you are an Employer and you are already using the Employer Portal, you can activate these FESS Assessments on your account by emailing guidance.portal@ecscard.org.uk. Please let us know your JIB or Employer Portal number if known, and which assessments are relevant to your workforce.  

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ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment test centres

Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment test centres across the country are open under COVID-19 secure guidelines and are now taking bookings.

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Fire, Emergency and Security Systems industry unite to promote sector skills

The Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) industry has introduced a new Occupational Qualification Structure leading to Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Card recognition, aimed at promoting high standards and skills.

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Change is coming - are you affected?

Some important changes are being introduced to the ECS scheme that will take effect from 2019 across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These new rules will apply to existing cardholders and those wishing to apply to the scheme for the first time. 

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How do I become qualified as an Electrician?

Read more about what the industry classes as 'qualified' and the different routes to become an electrician whether you're just leaving school, changing career or have experience and need to qualify as an electrician…

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