18th Edition Wiring Regulations – Certification and Reporting Key Timelines


The 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations, also known as BS 7671:2018, was issued by the IET on 1st July 2018.

There is a six month transition period before the new requirements come into effect on 1st January 2019. However, installations may be designed in accordance with the ‘new edition’ before that date.
For all registered businesses, designing any new installations after 1st January 2019, you will need to use 18th Edition Certificates and Reports.

Existing Jobs, Designed to 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, but installed after 1st January 2019
If you have a number of contracts where you have designed your project to the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations and the installation will be completed after 1st January 2019, you may want to:

1. Consider ordering some paper based certificates to keep in stock so you can complete your work in 2019

2. Work with your customer to update the project to comply with the new 18th Edition Wiring Regulations, if agreeable by all parties.

3. Use NICEIC & ELECSA Online until forms have been removed (see table below)

17th Edition Certificates and Reports
Please review the table below to understand when the 17th Edition Certificates and Reports will be removed from use on NICEIC & ELECSA online as this could impact how you complete your project after the 1st January 2019

For more information on our 17th Edition timeline Click here
17th Edition Paper Certificates and Reports

The current paper based 17th Edition Certificates and Reports will be removed from the NICEIC & ELECSA Shop early in 2019.

If you are planning on certifying or reporting on a number of projects after 1st January 2019 it would be advisable to have a stock level of paper based certificates if you are not using NICEIC or ELECSA online.

17th Edition Digital Certificates and Reports via Clik Software

The current digital 17th Edition Certificates and reports will be removed from the NICEIC & ELECSA Webshop by the end of January 2019, meaning you will be unable to start new 17th Edition Certificates or Reports once they are removed from the Clik system.

18th Edition Certificates and Reports

Currently registered businesses can access 18th Edition Certificates and Reports through the following channels:
  • Paper based certificates and reports are available through the Online Shop


  • Electronic certificates and reports are available now through the Online Certification system which comes with several new features and benefits


IMPORTANT - Online Certification Scheduled Maintenance

The Online Notification System will be taken down for scheduled maintenance from 8pm Friday 28th December through to 6am Monday 30th December.

You will be unable to create, view or finalise certificates during this period.

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