If you meet the criteria for an ECS Installation or Maintenance Electrician cardholder and are qualified in the current edition of the Wiring Regulations, you can apply to become an ‘ECS Registered Electrician’.
We’ve introduced this new status to recognise those electricians who are not only qualified to NVQ Level 3, but also meet the latest British Standard (BS7671) for electrical installation.
If you’re working at this level, you should be proud of the time and effort you’ve put into your skills and professionalism so far. Become an ECS Registered Electrician and it will give you the status you deserve.
To become an ECS Registered Electrician you must:
There is no ongoing subscription fee to become a Registered Electrician. Once you sign up you’ll be able to download a virtual card (via a smartphone) showing your Registered status – at no cost.
If your ECS card needs to be renewed, or you are applying for an ECS card for the first time, the Registered Electrician can be added to your application at no extra cost providing you meet the eligibility requirements. The standard fees for ECS card renewal or initial application still apply.
If you're an existing cardholder you can upgrade your card to include Registered Electrician, or include it when you renew.
If you don't yet have a card, apply for your card in the usual way and you can select Registered Electrician if you meet the eligibility criteria.