Approved training courses cover either technical or occupational competences. They take between 1 day and 8 weeks to complete.
ECITB training follows a four-stage approach:
First, training begins with initial off-the-job training at an ECITB-approved centre.
Next, a guided work-based task assignment.
Then, an assessment takes place via an ECITB Technical Test to validate competence.
Finally, technical competence tests are reassessed every 3 years to check performance.