Please Note: This ECS card is being replaced by the new Network Infrastructure card.
ECS datacomms cards have been withdrawn for new applications from 1st January 2021 and will be withdrawn for renewal applications from 30th June 2021. For more details please see the Network Infrastructure information page.
The Advanced Datacomms Specialist card is for a senior members of a team with at least 3 years' post-qualification experience with direct responsibility for the installation, termination and commissioning of data network structured cabling, as part of a team or independently.
The structured cabling must installed in accordance with national and international standards for both fibre-optic and copper cable data networks.
This card is for datacomms installers that have previously held the ECS Datacomms Specialist (CNCI) card and can demonstrate that they have undertaken the CNCI refresher Specialist Datacomms training programme.
Eligibility and requirements
To be eligible for an Advanced ECS Datacomms Specialist (CNCI) card, applicants must:
- Have previously held the ECS Datacomms Specialist (CNCI) card for a minimum of 3 years
- Successfully completed the CNCI refresher Datacomms training programme.
- Hold a current ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment. For details visit the ECS H&S Assessment page
Note: For both Initial and renewal applications the CNCI qualification must be in date.