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Electrotechnical Assessment Specification

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The Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS) is intended for use by Certification and Registration Bodies that undertake the Assessment (‘certification’) of Enterprises carrying out Electrical installation work in England and Wales. The Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS) includes:

The EAS is prepared by a Management Committee that includes representatives from the Competent Person scheme providers, industry Trade Associations such as ECA, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Electrical Safety First and the IET (who provides administrative support to the Committee). It is published by the IET and is freely available to download at

The 2020 version of the EAS replaces the previous 2015 version and the main amendments are:

Note: The Enterprise shall be required to hold at least £250,000 professional indemnity insurance where the scope of its Assessment Certificate includes work category A.2 as defined in Appendix 1 (Periodic Inspection and Testing).


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