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SJIB Update from Fiona Harper

A message from Fiona Harper, The Secretary of the SJIB (2nd July 2021)

The Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) launched its new ECS card portal on 9 May 2020. This portal allows applications for Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) cards to be made via a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

The following ECS cards are now available via this portal: 


ECS Related Discipline




Field Engineer


ECS Site Support


Approved Electrician


Equipment Installer


Electrical Site Manager

Technician Electrician

Aerial and Satellite Engineer


Electrical Contract Manager

Electrical Labourer

Control Systems Engineer





Project Manager




Contract Manager




Academically Qualified Person (NEW)


On Wednesday, 7 July the SJIB will be introducing the new Academically Qualified Person (AQP) card.

AQP cards are for operatives and managers who have further education or higher education electrotechnical qualifications that do not fit the standard industry-recognised electrotechnical occupations.

To be eligible to apply for an AQP card, applicants must hold an electrical engineering degree or a further education qualification in an electrotechnical discipline at SCQF Level 8 or 7, e.g. an HND or HNC.

They must also have completed the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment within the last 30 months, or hold a valid approved exemption.

Applicants will have the opportunity to select one of the following specialisms which will appear on the AQP card: 

  • ·       Electrical Engineer (Power)
  • ·       Electrical Engineer (Control)
  • ·       Electrical Engineer (Instrumentation)
  • ·       Electrical Engineer (Communications)
  • ·       Electrical Engineer (Systems)
  • ·       Electrical Engineer (Electronics)
  • ·       Electrical Engineer (Building Services)
  • ·       Electrical Engineer (Environmental)


If you wish to apply for an AQP card, please: -

·       Visit the ECS Card portal

·       Click on ‘Management’

·       Click on ‘AQP’

·       Complete the Initial Online Application.

Please be aware that you must upload copies of ALL relevant certificates. Failure to do so will delay the application process and subsequent card issue. A recent SJIB study showed that, on average, 36% of applications cannot be processed due to anomalies, e.g. expired and/or wrong certificates etc. It is therefore essential that you read the card criteria carefully and only upload or enclose correct and valid certificates with your application.

If you wish to obtain or renew a card which is not included in Phase 1 or 2 of the rollout, please access the relevant application forms here.

Further updates will be issued over the coming weeks.

In the meantime, enjoy the summer and continue to stay safe.

Fiona Harper

The Secretary of the SJIB 


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