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  1. Ross85
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    Ross85 DIY

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    Hey everyone, slightly controversial thread title to get attention!

    I've emailed niceic in addition to asking on here. I'm hoping to get officially registered to design/build/test installations.

    I've got an apprenticeship in an engineering subject which included LV control panel wiring. I've got a degree in electrical and electronic engineering, so I'm very competent in the theory of electrics and could definitely safely size conductors and fittings. I have no knowledge of domestic regulation but I'm completing the 18th edition next month.

    Is that enough? On paper? I'm obviously going to work hard at gaining competence but I'm just trying to work out if I have enough relevant qualifications on paper.

    Thanks for any help given.
     
  2. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Probably if the NICEIC are concerned
     
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  3. MDJ
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    My wife could pass the multi choice BS7671 exam so that doesn't make you an electrician, several years site experience and relevent qualifications do, electronic engineering will not unfortunately.
     
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  4. Bob Geldoff1234
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    Bob Geldoff1234 Regular EF Member

    If your cheque doesn't bounce then your in:p
     
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  5. Andy78
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    There was a time when the Niceic would let you in with your regs exam only. Now a QS has to be NVQ3 I think. Not sure though, might just be a govt recommendation that gets ignored.
     
  6. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    but the 18th , a bit of blagging, and a £500 cheque will see him int niceic as a domestic bodger, complete with van stickers.
     
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  7. MDJ
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    MDJ The Muppet Police Forum Mentor

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    True tel, any old Muppet can become a DI, it takes training to become an Electrician.
     
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  8. Ross85
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    Thanks for the relevant replies.

    With all due respect, I don't care about titles. I just want to put safe, functional installations into houses.
     
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  9. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    what Wendy house ,you need hands on experience on how to and when to .because I put airfix models togather does not make me a pilot .
     
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  10. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    contact niceic, napit, elecsa, or stroma see what they require. basically it's 18th with a couple of jobs to assess, probably need to commit to a testing qualification as well.
     
  11. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    but you already are a pilot, buzz. albeit an interstellar rocket jockey.
     
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  12. MDJ
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    MDJ The Muppet Police Forum Mentor

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    No need to insult him Tel
     
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  13. Pete999
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    Crikey I thought my reply was a bit near the knuckle, but reading this lot makes me feel better.
     
  14. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Forum Mentor

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    Have you received remuneration for any electrical work yet?
     
  15. Powellm
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    Powellm Regular EF Member

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    My field is aircraft electrics I rang the niceic last week asking do I need to do 2392 for them. They said no as my aircraft back ground is suitable as testing is apart of it. They said as long as I'm in before the end if Jan I can do it on my 17th edition too. So guessing no for you too then
     
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