ACS Certification Update

Assessment Centres and Gas Engineers will be aware that the Gas Safe Register has been allowing six-month extensions to registration for engineers whose ACS certification expired during the pandemic because of the disruption shutdowns and social distancing caused. 

Gas Safe Register have published that this facility is due to end on 31st March 2021 which means that assessment centres are currently experiencing a huge demand for ACS reassessments. It is important therefore that Gas Engineers who took advantage of the extension or have certificates that are due to expire soon should book in now with their BPEC assessment centre in order to maintain their Gas Safe Registration.

Gas Safe Register have published that engineers whose ACS qualifications expired before 1st October 2020 and have been unable to complete their ACS reassessment are permitted to remain on the Register for up to six months from the expiry date on their ACS certificates. Engineers whose ACS qualifications expired on or after  1st October 2020 have until 31st March 2021 to renew, after that date normal ACS reassessment timeframes will resume.

For the most up to date information regarding registration contact should be made directly with Gas Safe Register, recent advice published regarding the requirement to renew ACS can be accessed here:  

https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/help-and-advice/covid-19-advice-and-guidance/