NAPIT's Electrical Scheme
Full Electrical Member, covering the Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Sectors
(This also satisfies the requirements of the NAPIT Full Scope Scheme under license from the DCLG)
The Full Electrical Member Category is intended for Competent Electricians or Electrical Engineers working in any sector of the industry:
1.a or b and c
a. An electricians qualification of NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification or
b.An up to date NAPIT Certificate of Competence NA-A1A5 (Trade Test Certificate valid for 5 years) which is available through the network of NAPIT Training and Assessment centres
c. An interim site technical assessment which is carried out by one of NAPIT's Field Officers*
2. A current BS7671:2001 qualification such as NA2381** or C&G 2381** (Valid for 5 years), or an interim on site technical assessment.*
3. A current Inspection and Testing Certificate to BS7671:2001 i.e. C&G 2391**, C&G 2400** or NA-A1A5** (valid for 5 years) or an interim on site technical assessment.*
4. £2m of Public Liability Insurance
5. Relevant Publications - BS7671:2001 which costs £49 and the On-Site Guide which costs £17 (both available from the IEE, Tel: 01438 767328). You will also need a Memorandum of Guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 which costs £4 from the HSE, Tel: 01787 881165, any other relevant publications covering any specific categories of work approvals required i.e. BS5839 for Fire Alarm Systems and if entry onto the CP register is required, the Approved Document for Part P which can be downloaded for free via the NAPIT website.
6. A full set of Test Instruments
If carrying out Third Party Inspections (PIR or EIS), £250,000 of Professional Indemnity Insurance
Defined Scope Scheme
The defined scope scheme (Level B) covers New Circuits, and adding to Existing Circuits. It is aimed at non-electricians working in dwellings who need to carry out electrical work as part of the normal jobs. For the NAPIT Defined Scope Scheme you need:
1.Both a and b
a. An appropriate Certificate of Competence such as the NAPIT Certificate NA-L1L4 **or the EAL Domestic Installers qualification** and
b. An interim on site technical assessment which can be carried out by one of NAPIT's Regional Officers.*
2. A current BS7671:2001 qualification such as NA-2381 or C&G 2381**, or an interim onsite technical assessment*
3. £2m of Public Liability Insurance
4. Relevant Publications - BS7671:2001 which costs £49 available from the IEE, Tel: 01438 767328). You will also need a Memorandum of Guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 which costs £4 from the HSE, Tel: 01787 881165, and the Approved Document for Part P which can be downloaded for free from the NAPIT website.
5. A full set of Test Instruments* After the interim site technical assessment, you then have 12 months to gain an appropriate qualification.
*Where an interim technical assessment is carried out in place of a qualification, that qualification or its equivalent, shall be gained by the applicant within 12 months of being accepted as a NAPIT Member
** Qualifications based on the BS7671 standard (i.e. C&G 2381, 2391, 2400, NA-A1A5, NA-L1L4 and EAL) must be renewed at least once every 5 years or other proof of equivalent Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in this area demonstrated.