Over 20,000 ECS cardholders are now signed up to Registered Electrician status and receive a well-deserved endorsement for their professionalism and skills.
Registered Electrician status recognises those who are not only qualified to the industry-recognised Level 3 standard, but also have opted into a Code of Professional Conduct and a commitment to undertake CPD, including keeping up to date with the Wiring Regulations.
After conducting a survey and listening to feedback from our cardholders, the ECS has amended the deadline by which Registered Electricians with the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations must gain the 18th Edition. The following dates now apply:
For example, if a Registered Electrician’s card expires on 01 June 2020, they will not need to provide evidence of their 18th Edition certification until they renew their card in the weeks leading up to this expiry date.
Gold Cards and Registered Electrician: which dates apply to you?
I have signed up to Registered Electrician status and have the words 'Registered Electrician' on my card:
From 01 January 2020 you can only renew with 18th Edition if you wish to keep Registered Electrician status. If not, RE status will be removed and you will continue as an Installation or Maintenance Electrician gold cardholder but without the words Registered Electrician on your card.
I have an Installation or Maintenance Electrician gold card and I keep it up to date:
You can continue to renew your card as normal. If you wish to sign up to Registered Electrician status at any stage you must hold the 18thEdition.
I have an Installation or Maintenance Electrician card but it’s out of date:
From 01 July 2019 if your card is more than 12 months out of date, if you want to renew your card you must hold the 18th Edition and will have to sign up to Registered Electrician status when you renew.