This course concentrates only on the initial verification of a new installation, additions to it and modifications involving a new circuit or consumer unit. It carries on where a Minor Works Certificate stops. It is a useful certificate for those wishing to register with a competent person scheme to install in domestic premises as it may help you when you join by removing the need to be observed performing inspection and testing for assessment by the competent person scheme (this is of course at the discretion of the competent person scheme). This is the certificate that will help you 'self certify'
Electricians wishing to undertake this course should be aware that a good knowledge of BS7671 is a prerequisite and if it has been a while since you underwent a regs course you might want to brush up your knowledge or even take the course again, as the initial verification course makes great use of your knowledge of the regs.
It should be pointed out that although this is a stand alone course, it is often taken in conjuction with the C&G 2391-51 or EAL 600/4338/6 Periodic Inspection course. A considerable saving can be made by taking the combined course with either C&G or EAL.
Often thought of mistakenly as the 'lesser' of the two qualification, this is a 'full on' qualification and requires a great deal of dedication to achieve. Its scope is rather narrower than its big brother (you don't have to code departures), but a thorough knowledge of inspection and testing procedure, paperwork, and legislation is required.
The practical exam is a multi-task assessment which should be approached with as much practice and revision as any other.
Don’t forget our inspection and testing courses include a days practical revision on test boards to get you up to speed in your skills – a cost extra at most other centres.
Why take the EAL route?
EAL is as recognised for its qualifications as are any other qualification route. Employers, registration bodies and anyone else that matters fully recognise all the qualifications that EAL offers.
Which qualification body you choose for your training and certification is a matter of personal choice, but many candidates report that the EAL qualification route provides a better assessment experience and certainly the pass rates under EAL appear to be better than most,