Around 175,000 electrotechnical workers are proud to hold an ECS card - find out more about the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme and why it's important to the industry...
The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) is the sole ID and competence card scheme for electrotechnical operatives in the UK and is recognised and endorsed by the industry.
Holding an ECS card proves:
ECS is a partner of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), with more than 175,000 valid card holders across the UK, covering electrotechnical occupations as well as specialised industries such as:
ECS is often a requirement for construction sites but is also recognised as the personnel certification scheme of choice across the built environment with a number of public and private sector clients such as councils, NHS trusts, universities, government departments, internet service providers, house builders and social housing organisations, and many more.
The JIB administers the ECS scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Scotland, the Scottish JIB administers the scheme.
Before 2002, the common name for the card was ‘the JIB card’ - and it’s still a name that gets used today. So, when people refer to a JIB card, it’s actually now the ECS card scheme.
Take a look at the sections below to find out more about the ECS scheme and card...