What is ACS?

The Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) is the industry recognised and accepted route for operatives to gain a certificate of competence needed to become a member of the Gas Safe Register. ACS covers all areas of gas work including: Domestic NGLPGCommercial heating, Commercial cateringMeter installation and emergency service provision.

Why ACS?

New & existing engineers must prove they have the skills required to install, maintain and service existing Gas appliances/pipework plus correctly identify any unsafe situations & be able to protect life and property in dealing with dangerous appliances and or situations.

The engineer will have to prove they have maintained technical competency through a strict assessment programme over a number of days. All assessment centres should follow the same rules when carrying out these tests.

The scheme is overseen by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Joining the Gas Safe Register

  • You need to achieve your ACS qualification  in the areas of work in which you want to be registered.

  • On receipt of your certificate of competence, you will be ready to apply to Gas Safe Register. 

  • Registration with the Gas Safe Register is a legal requirement for anyone carrying out gas work in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey.