ACS Emergency Service Provider and Meter Installer

Sector Gas
Certification NICEIC Certification will issue a Certificate of Competence to successful candidates and notify the Gas Safe Register of the successful completion of assessments.
Expiry 5 years
Assessment Information: Engineers who have the necessary pre-requisites to be admitted onto the ACS Scheme run by one of our approved centres to enable registration with Gas Safe.
These engineers are classified into 2 categories:
Category 1 – Experienced practicing gas fitting operative
Category 2 – Applicants will hold qualifications detailed in Guidance Note 8 and provide written evidence to the assessment centre confirming that they have undertaken work experience and training for the range of assessments to be undertaken.
That evidence shall include:
• a written statement from a registered business detailing precisely the type, range and volume of gas work carried out.
• a certificate of achievement or written statement from the training provider where the gas training has been carried out.
Are undertaking a vocational qualification which has a requirement of gas work to be included, and where ACS certification is an integral part of that qualification
Meet the requirements of guidance note 8a (Candidates with Gas work experience gained legally from sectors of Industry outside of the scope of the Gas Safety Installation & Use Regulations).
Please Note: Applicants that do not satisfy the criteria of Categories 1 or 2 shall be classified as a new entrant to the industry and considered as Category 3 applicants."
ESP & Meter Installer Core Options
Codes   Description
ND Core Generic
Part A
This is used as the first part for an operative to gain CMA1 CESP and for CMA2 LS is the complete certificate
ND Specific Competencies Part B This is used as the second part for an operative to gain CMA1 0r ESP1 certificate;
ND Core Generic
Part C
Re-assessment of Options.
Codes Description
CMA 1 Core Domestic and Non Domestic Gas Metering
CESP1 Core Domestic and Non Domestic Emergency Service Gas Work
CMA2 LS Limited Scope Meter Work Limited to installing Domestic Gas Meters which are sealed off at the meter outlet fitting and labelled
Change-over options
Codes Description
CoDNESP1 Changeover Domestic Natural Gas Core To Emergency Service Provider
Meter Installer Limited Scope Options 
Codes Description
MET3LS Limited Scope Domestic Gas Meter Installation
CMIT1 Limited Scope Gas Work on Meter Instrumentation
Meter & Regulator Options
Codes Description
CMET1 Low Pressure Diaphragm And Rotary Displacement Meter Installations
CMET2 Diaphragm, RD And Turbine Meter Installations
MET4 Non-Domestic Diaphragm Meters
REGT1 Testing/Commissioning Domestic Medium Pressure Regulators
Non Domestic Pipework
Codes Description
TPCP1 Testing and Purging Commercial Pipework to the requirements of IGE/UP/1.
TPCP1A Testing and Purging Commercial Pipework to the requirements of IGE/UP/1A
Contents: Meter Installer & Emergency Service Provider Core
The assessment criteria have been split into:

Part A: Generic Competencies (CMA1; CESP and CMA2 LS)
1. Gas safety legislation and Standards
2. Gas emergency actions and procedures
5. Installation of pipework and fittings (pipework within meter installation)
6. Tightness testing and purging
7. Checking and/or setting meter regulators
8. Unsafe situations, use of emergency notices and warning labels
9. Operation and positioning of emergency isolation controls and valves.
Part B: Specific Competencies (CMA1 & CESP1 only)
1. Gas safety legislation and Standards
3. Products and characteristics of combustion
4. Ventilation (for domestic and non-domestic appliances)
5. Installation of pipework and fittings (outlet pipework)
12. Chimney Standards
15. Re-establish existing gas supply and re-light appliances.
Part C: Re-assessment of Options.
All aspects of gas safety relating to the installation, commissioning, servicing, maintaining and exchange meters
Note: Training is a pre-requisite to all Initial Assessments only
Pre- requisites:
Meter Categories
Re-Assessment On expiry of certificate, candidates are eligible to take reassessment.
Previous certificates must be presented to the assessment centre as evidence of holding the initial qualification.
Re-Assessment can be taken up to 6 months prior to the expiry of assessments allowing learners to take advantage of the MOT style Certification.  Please refer to our Scheme Rules for more information on the requirements related to MOT style certification
Useful information Guidance Note 8
Scheme Rules

Candidates wishing to find a centre near to them can use the Find my Nearest Centre facility on this site.

Centres wishing to apply for approval to run the scheme should refer to the Our Assessment Centre section of the site.