Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS)
|Scheme Information||The Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) consists of a range of work categories within the UK gas industry, candidates would normally undertake a ‘core’ assessment followed by one or more appliance or specialised assessments.
The current scope for ERS ACS Certification can be obtained via the UKAS web site. Work categories are grouped into general work sectors, comprising:
|Pre-requisites||Candidates must satisfy the entry requirements which are categorised as follows:
Applicants are experienced gas fitting operatives from within or outside of the United Kingdom. You will be required to provide evidence of your gas fitting qualifications and experience to the Assessment Centre.
Applicants are persons applying for certification who do not fall into Category 1 or 3. For example if you are seeking gas certification for the first time and are currently qualified in a trade allied to gas work. E.g. Plumber, HVAC technician or refrigeration engineer.
Applicants are new entrants to the gas industry and as such cannot directly enter for ACS assessment.
You are advised to:
|Assessment Information||Assessments normally consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations. Gas Safe Register will be notified of all certification results.|
|Expiry Information||ACS certificates are normally valid for 5 years. You can undertake re-assessment up to 6 months prior to the expiry date of your initial certificate. Previous certificates must be presented to the assessment centre as evidence. If you wish to renew an expiring certificate, you must have previously been certificated in the work category – a shorter re-assessment is available in some categories but this must be taken within 12 months of the certificate expiry date, if not, it will be necessary to re-take the full initial assessment.|
|Further Information||This information is intended to provide an overview of the scheme. For further details of cost, duration, eligibility and availability, please contact your nearest or preferred centre.|