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Domestic Installer Scheme

Our Domestic Installer Scheme helps installers comply with Part P.

Part P of the Building Regulations establishes electrical installation safety standards for domestic properties.

Following the 2020 update the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS), NICEIC have implemented changes to scheme entry criteria.  Details of the changes, which came into effect on 1 September 2021, can be viewed here:

Assessment Changes

This scheme is designed for contractors solely looking to register domestic installation work in accordance with the Building Regulations. The scheme covers low or extra low voltage work including:
  • Design
  • Installation
  • Certification

£490 + VAT

Initial registration fee

£485* + VAT

Annual registration fee

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To begin the application process please make an enquiry using the red 'Enquire about our Scheme button' above.  An application form will be sent to you with guidance on the scheme requirements.  You need to submit at point of application:

  1. A completed and signed application form
  2. Craft qualifications
  3. Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018
  4. Insurance certificates
    • Public Liability of £2m
Important to note: Your application will not proceed without a completed and signed application form and copies of your supporting documentation listed above.

What qualifications do I need?

Qualification requirements for proposed QS

What does my insurance need to include?
Please ensure the insurance evidence submitted clearly shows the indemnity amount, policy date and confirms the scope of work/measures covered. 

The applications team will review the application provided for completeness and confirm evidence supplied meets the scheme application requirements, we may request additional information at this time.

Once application review has been completed we will then start the application process, arranging payment and scheduling your assessment.

Your Assessor will meet you and conduct the assessment.  At the end of the assessment a recommendation will be made as to whether you meet the scheme requirements. This recommendation is independently verified and written confirmation of your registration will be sent to you. The Assessment Overview section provides more guidance as to how to prepare for your assessment.

Please note that if you run your business from multiple offices you will need to submit a separate application for each contracting site.

For more information about our process, please refer to our Electrical Scheme Guide
To apply for our Domestic Installer scheme, here is an example of what you will need:

  • Be directly engaged in Domestic Electrical Work
  • Have a minimum of £2 million Public Liability Insurance in the registered trading name
  • Certificates of technical qualifications achieved by the Qualified Supervisor
  • Hold a current edition of BS 7671, HSR25 (E@WR89) and any other technical reference guides relevant to the range and scale of electrical work you undertake
  • Maintain a record of the ongoing accuracy and consistency of test equipment used for certification and reporting purposes
  • Appoint one or more Qualified Supervisor as required
  • Proposed Qualified Supervisor has at least 2 years responsibility for electrical work
  • Have a safe isolation and re-energisation of installations procedure in place
  • Have a written Health & Safety Policy Statement and carry out risk assessments as appropriate
  • Make available for assessment sufficient examples of domestic electrical installation work completed with appropriate certification in the previous 12 months by the business.  It is advisable to arrange access to a selection of sites
  • Evidence of relevant qualifications, training (including Continuous Professional Development) and experience for all employed persons undertaking electrical work
  • Maintain records for a minimum of 6 years, inclusive, but not limited to; specifications, certificates, competence records and complaints
The Domestic Installer scheme rules for new applicants can be found here.
The assessment normally lasts about half a day and starts at your place of business. A member of our technical assessment team will meet with the person(s) responsible for the design, installation and certification of electrical work undertaken.

The first half of the assessment looks at your paperwork and confirms that you hold the required publications and qualifications for the scheme.  Once this has been reviewed, we need to visit your site work.

The purpose of the site assessment is for you to show your work meets the industry standards and regulations for that work. The sites you present must be representative of the work you normally do, complies with Part P and been completed within the last 12 months. They should be fully installed, tested and certificated. They should also be within 30 minutes of each other to ensure there is enough time to complete the assessment.

At the end of the assessment, our engineer will provide you with a completed visit summary and recommendation form which will tell you if you are being recommended for certification. This recommendation will be verified by NICEIC and confirmation will be put in writing to you following the assessment.
You will need the following documents to apply for the Domestic Installer scheme:
  1. Electrical Scheme Guide which provides helpful advice on preparing for assessment
  2. Domestic Installer Scheme Rules - an important document which outlines the terms and conditions of the Scheme
  3. Domestic Installer Fee Sheet
  4. EAS Assessment Changes
  5. Acceptable QS Qualifications (DIS Scheme)

The following documents will help you prepare for your assessment:
  1. Guidance from the HSE about how to prepare a health & policy statement
  2. Customer complaints guidance on how to set this up for your business
  3. Test instrument accuracy records guidance
  4. Part P Approved Document as applicable in England
  5. Part P Approved Document as applicable in Wales
  6. Surveillance Assessment Guide everything you need for your assessment
  7. HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessment
  8. CPD Record

For information about the process we follow when we receive complaints from customers about contractors, please click here.