Need your first ECS card?

This section will help you understand the application process and what you need to get certified with ECS

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How to Apply

If you've not had an ECS card before, there are a few steps you'll need to follow to give you the best start:

Step 1: You'll need to register for a MyECS account - you'll make your application online via MyECS and can track your progress from there.

Step 2: You'll need to have passed the ECS Health & Safety Assessment, or have a valid exemption. All ECS cards require you to have this, so make sure you arrange it ASAP if you need to.

Step 3: You will need to provide proof of all your qualifications and certificates in order to be certified and receive a card. You can upload these as scans, or good quality digital photographs. We will not be able to certify your qualifications or issue you with a card without proof that you meet the requirements for that card, so please make sure you have everything to hand before you start.

Which card do you want to apply for?

To explore what routes are available to you, and read what qualifications you need to be eligible for each card, take a look at our Card Types page.