The CRU has today, 18th October 2018, published a Consultation Paper, on the Proposed Recognition Process for Professional Qualifications for entry to the Safe Electric and RGI Schemes (“the schemes”).
Having regard to the European Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive 2005/36/EC which was amended by the Directive 2013/55/EU, the CRU is obliged to put in place a system of recognition for the qualifications of electrical contractors and gas installers from all EU Member States applying for registration to the schemes.
The CRU has now drafted, in consultation with SOLAS, RECI, RGII and other subject matter experts, a proposed recognition process for scheme applicants whose qualifications were awarded outside of the Republic of Ireland.
It is expected that the proposed recognition process will provide a more complete assessment of applicants who hold appropriate qualifications and that it will provide them with a mechanism to becoming registered within the Safe Electric and RGI schemes.
Comments on this Consultation Paper should be sent to SSBTeam@cru.ie no later than close of business on 16 November 2018.