Find out how you can join a third party certification scheme for domestic electrical work.
Applies to England
All electrical work in dwelling must be carried out in line with Part P of the Building Regulations. From 6 April 2014 a person who is registered with a third party certification scheme for electrical installations in dwellings will be able to check domestic electrical work that is undertaken by others and certify that it is compliant with the building regulations.
Another way of demonstrating that electrical work is compliant with Part P is either:
- having the work checked and certified by a local authority or a private sector approved inspector
- self-certification by an installer who carried out the work, if they are a member of one of the electrical installations competent person self-certification scheme. - to find an electrician that is a member of these schemes you can go to their register.
Contact the relevant body below for details about joining. The bodies that have been authorised to operate third party certification schemes are listed alphabetically in the table below. Please note that if you are already registered with one of them for self-certification of your own work, you will need to apply for separate registration in order to offer third party certification of other people’s work.
|Scheme full name||Short name||Website||Contact number|
|NAPIT Registration Limited||NAPIT||www.napit.org.uk||0845 543 0330|
|Stroma Certification Limited||Stroma||www.stroma.com||0845 621 1111|
Minimum technical competence (MTC) requirements for third party certification schemes
In order to be registered with a third party certification scheme, electricians will need to demonstrate that they meet the relevant minimum technical competence requirements (see below).
How schemes are authorised
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is in charge of authorising third party certification schemes. To make sure that the standards are consistent, there are conditions that scheme operators must meet (see below).