recognition and status for installation technicians qualification plus experience leads to accreditation.
A relevant, up to date qualification is as essential to an installation technician as a fully equipped tool box.
Whereas tools provide the means to carry out an installation a qualification provides the installation technician with the credibility and the authority to do the job and is an essential element of the accreditation process.
Laws on liability and culpability mean that an unqualified installer would be at a serious disadvantage where blame for an accident or incident was being determined.
An employer or contractor of an unqualified installer would also be in difficulty if responsibility was an issue.
Successful tests are valid for three years and must be retaken to maintain a qualification.