Gas Recognition Process for International Qualifications
The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) has the statutory function to regulate the activities of gas installers with respect to safety. The CRU carries out this function through the Registered Gas Installer (RGI) regulatory scheme (“the scheme”).
The scheme is operated by the Register of Gas Installers of Ireland (RGII) on behalf of the CRU. Certain professional qualifications are required to access scheme registration.
Under the European Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC), if you hold relevant professional qualification(s) from outside the Republic of Ireland, you must have them recognised before you can apply for scheme registration.
To have your non-Irish qualifications recognised, you must complete the application form detailing your professional qualification(s) and experience. A Panel of Experts will review your application and decide if you can apply to register with the scheme.
Please note that approval by the Panel of Experts does not automatically give membership of RGI, it only facilitates access to apply to join the scheme.
The Directive applies to eligible persons holding qualifications from – or recognised by – a European Economic Area (EEA) Member State. Due to the timelines set out in the Directive, applicants who meet the full requirements will be prioritised. Applications from non-EEA countries may be delayed.
It is essential that you read the Guidance Notes and Essential Learning Outcomes/Key Understandings documents before completing the application form.