2/3 days depending on your knowledge and experience, especially concerning updated regulations.
The weekend ACS reassessment and renewal course is for experienced gas engineers (Category 1) who need to renew their existing ACS certificate and qualifications at our training centers in the West Midlands and Buckinghamshire.
In order for gas engineers to continue to remain on the Gas Safe register, and continue to carry out their work legally and safely, it is a requirement to renew their ACS qualifications every five years.
Operatives with expired certificates (less than 12 months) or those who are due to expire within the next 6 months will need to complete a reassessment to maintain their certification and gas safe registration. Additionally, gas operatives who wish to extend their range or scope of work can do so by adding new appliances through this route too.
If your certificate expires within the next 6 months, and you complete your reassessment before it expires, you don’t lose any time. Your reassessment, upon successful completion, will extend your existing certification date for a further five years. Therefore, we would advise you to book in at least a month in advance of your certificate expiring to ensure you secure a place but also take advantage of any quiet periods in your working calendar. Book yourself a place if you know you have some free time coming up.
We also offer a service in which we contact you to remind you when your certificate is due to expire. Please contact our staff to let us know that you require this service, and you won’t have to worry about forgetting again!
Our weekend ACS reassessment is a mixture of theory and practical training and assessment.
Please note you will only be able to renew any existing qualifications/certificates. If you wish to extend your scope of work by adding any appliances to your certificate, this will incur additional charges.
CCN 1/CPA1 — Core Domestic Natural Gas Safety and Combustion Analysis
CENWAT 1 — Central Heating Boilers and Hot Water Heaters. (Previously CEN & WAT1 ACS were separate modules. They are now combined to form the CENWAT).
CKR 1 — Domestic Cookers
HTR 1 — Gas Fires and Wall Heaters
MET 1 — Meters
Previous ACS certificates (expired within 12 months, or due to expire within the next 6 months), your gas safe registration number and expiry date.
Although training is not a pre-requisite to the reassessment, many gas installers feel that refresher training before they undertake their ACS reassessment beneficial. It allows trainers to identify areas in which candidates require further training in. This can be obtained at an additional cost.
Practical and written test.