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We offer a range of industry schemes from Electrics through to Renewables, Fire Detection and Energy Efficiency.

Interested in joining NICEIC?

Becoming an NICEIC-certified business will give you credibility and a competitive edge as well as access to a range of exclusive benefits that can save you time and money. 

Take the first steps by checking if you may be eligible to join.

1. Specify the area of work your business carries out

2. Tell us about your business

3. Submit your details

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Complete our online enquiry form and a member of our experienced team will be in contact to assist you through the process. The application process involves submitting your details and providing evidence of your relevant qualifications and experience. 
Becoming certificated with NICEIC is a great way to get recognition for your business. It can be as quick as 7 - 8 weeks if you meet all of the requirements and meet our assessment criteria. 

In addition to having the appropriate qualifications you also need to meet the appropriate level of experience for the scheme. For our electrical schemes this is a minimum of two years' supervisory experience in the electrical industry and you must be able to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise in the field.  

You will also need to provide evidence of your insurance. 

Does the business have a minimum of £2 million Public Liability Insurance and where appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance/Employers liability insurance? 

Insurance must be appropriate to the risk, nature, scope and scale of work undertaken. 

Assessment requirements depend on the work you undertake. All assessments require your business to show relevant paperwork such as:
  • appropriate insurance
  • complaints procedure
  • qualifications
  • training records for employees
  • access to completed works relevant to certification to demonstrate competence.
For further information on assessment requirements, see the relevant scheme guide to assessment. 
The cost of joining NICEIC depends on the type of work your business undertakes, its needs and assessment requirements. Contractors pay an annual registration fee. Once you complete our online enquiry form, our team will be in touch to confirm the costs.

Scheme fees are also available in the Key Documents section of your chosen scheme.

NICEIC is a certification body that provides your business with recognition that it meets the highest standards in the electrical industry. To join NICEIC, you must be able to demonstrate your competence and commitment to quality workmanship. You must also provide evidence of your experience and qualifications, such as City & Guilds or NVQ certificates, and have appropriate insurance cover. In addition to this, you will need to pass an on-site assessment with one of our approved assessors. Once you have been accepted into the scheme, you will be able to access a range of benefits including technical support and access to our highly acclaimed webinars. 

View our list of accepted qualifications, which vary for different schemes. These qualifications include a Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation or equivalent and an 18th Edition Wiring Regulations qualification.