Approved Contractor Scheme

Give customers confidence in your work with the NICEIC Approved Contractor Scheme.

The NICEIC Approved Contractor Scheme is a stamp of quality for your electrical installation business. Approved Contractors are electrical contractors who have been assessed as competent to carry out electrical work against the requirements of BS 7671.

The NICEIC Approved Contractor Scheme is primarily open to:

  • electricians working on commercial and industrial installations  

  • electricians working on domestic installations  

  • electricians working on installation condition reporting (including testing, inspection and PIRs)  

Scheme requirements


  •  Have work available for assessment that represents the electrical work you typically undertake. The work should comply with BS 7671 and relevant codes of practice, and must have been undertaken in the previous 12 months under your business’ current trading title
  •  Hold current edition of BS 7671 and other technical reference documents relevant to the range and scale of electrical work you undertake
  •   Have a safe isolation and re-energisation of installations procedure in place


  •  Appoint an appropriate person as a Principal Duty Holder and nominate one or more Qualified Supervisors
  •  Have premises and equipment appropriate to the range and scale of electrical work you undertake, including test instruments suitable for carrying out the range of tests required by BS 7671
  •  Records of the ongoing accuracy and consistency of test equipment used for certification and reporting purposes
  •  Maintain a record of any complaints made about the technical standard of electrical work carried out by your business, together with details of the remedial action taken
  •  Have a written Health and Safety Policy Statement and carry out risk assessments as appropriate
  • Maintain records for a minimum of six years, inclusive but not limited to; specifications, certificates, competence records and complaints

Experience & Qualifications

  •   Your proposed Qualified Supervisor has at least two years' responsibility for electrical work
  •   Evidence of relevant qualifications, training (including Continuous Professional Development) and experience for all employed persons undertaking electrical work 


  •  Hold at least £2 million Public Liability Insurance
  •  Have £250k Professional Indemnity Insurance (for AC's who undertake Periodic Inspection)