ECS Related Discipline Site Card

The Home Technology Integrator ECS card allows custom installers of home technology, such as whole house AV systems, to access construction sites where a CSCS card is normally required.

The card recognises the specific training and certifications that Home Technology Integrators have taken with CEDIA.

CEDIA members have their membership recognised on the front of the card , and any CEDIA certifications that the individual holds will be detailed on the back (CIT, IST, ESC-N, and ESC-D).

ECS Card Example

Eligibility and Requirements

To be eligible for the CEDIA Home Technology Integrator ECS card, applicants must:

  1. Hold at least one of the two technician certifications offered by CEDIA – CIT or IST
  2. Hold the ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment.
  3. Hold a current ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment (NO health and safety qualification exemptions are permitted for this card). For details visit the ECS H&S Assessmentpage.

Assessment Preparation

An ECS Question and Answer Book is available to help you prepare for your ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment – it contains all of the questions and answers on the database that is used for the assessment.

Download the free ECS revision guide 

Delegates for the ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment are assumed to have a level of knowledge and competency in basic electrical theory and principles. It is strongly advised that all delegates undertake suitable training, such as the Basic Electrical Safety course on CEDIA Academy, prior to undertaking the ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment.

For general guidance on the assessment download the ECS Electrical Safety Unit assessment guide here.

Both ECS Assessments can be conducted at CEDIA’s training facility in St Neots, UK – please enquire for our availability and pricing.

There is also a new Remote Invigilation assessment service available to companies that have an ECS Employer Portal account. This will allow an ECS assessment to be taken with an employer and save time traveling to a central assessment venue. Information about this service is available at www.ecscard.org.uk/ris

An Online Assessment using the remote invigilation service is also available through your MyECS account on request. Please call the JIB on 01322 661 633 for more information.

How to Apply

ECS Electrical Safety Unit Assessment

The assessment covers the essential safety aspects of carrying out electrotechnical work in a specialised occupation allied to an electrical installation that has already been installed by an ECS gold card holder (typically an Installation Electrician holding a Registered Electrician status).

£45 + VAT

ECS Health & Safety Assessment

You must have an up-to-date health and safety qualification in order to be awarded with an ECS card. Why? It's designed to prevent accidents and promote safety and quality of work, to ensure all cardholders have a good level of health and safety awareness when on site.

£45 + VAT

Electrical Safety Course + 1 ECS Assessment

This bundle includes access for one individual to the Basic Electrical Safety online course for 12 months, plus choice of one ECS Assessment.

From £69 + VAT

Electrical Safety Course + 2 ECS Assessments

This bundle includes access for one individual to the Basic Electrical Safety online course for 12 months, plus both ECS H&S and Electrical Safety Assessments.

From £99 + VAT

The card processing fee is £50 + VAT and applications for this card must be made through CEDIA. if you have any questions please contact our Education Coordinator – Emma McMylor – by email at emcmylor@cedia.org, or by phone on 01480 213744 (press option 3 for Education).