Any company in the existing Certass scheme does not have to do anything immediately. Certass will contact every scheme member within their current membership year and arrange to carry out a knowledge test and site assessment.
1. Joining Certass
Installation companies can become a Certass member for a £90 joining fee. Ongoing membership cost is £23.50+ VAT
Following installation inspections are £90 per visit
2. MTC qualification
Each person being assessed for MTC qualification will be charged £175+ VAT (the same for surveyors or installers), plus the Awarding Body Registration and MTC Skillcard charged at £25+ VAT per card. To help small businesses Certass will carry out a joint surveyor and installer assessment for £195+ VAT.
3. Insurance backed guarantees (financial protection is mandatory under new CPS legislation)
Installers can use any of 3 approved IGB schemes:
• Installation Assured
Other recognised insurance backed guarantee schemes are also acceptable, but installers using these will need to pay Certass an additional £1.35 per certificate.