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Our Approved Training Providers are crucial in the successful delivery of this training, driving up skills and knowledge across industry.

40,000 people attend an ECITB training course or test in Great Britain every year

Over 200 Approved Training Providers in the UK and internationally

More than 90 ECITB approved courses

Several hundred technical tests

43 suites of training standards

31 qualifications

Become an ECITB-Approved Training Provider

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Become an ECITB-Approved Training Provider

The ECITB approves training providers to deliver training and assessment for more than 80,000 learners each year.
Training providers are licensed by the ECITB to deliver:

If you are interested in becoming an Approved Training Provider, please email our team to express your interest.

We will contact you to ensure you meet the ECITB’s Approved Training Provider criteria and explain the application process and associated licence fees.  Read more on becoming an Approved Training Provider including the application process.

Training provider approval process
Approved Training Provider approval process and licences guide


Extension or changes to your licence

  • Licence extensions
  • New training and/or testing premises
  • New disciplines and therefore practical resources/rig


If you are looking to extend your delivery of ECITB training and testing, have new training or testing premises or wish to deliver new disciplines with additional infrastructure, please complete the application form below and email this to

Approval form for licence extension





Adding trainers, examiners and training centre staff

If you wish to add additional trainers, examiners or additional centre staff please refer to the application criteria guide and the process flowchart below. If you meet this criteria, complete the application form ensuring you provide all the information requested and email it to:

Application criteria guide

Process flowchart

Trainer/Examiner approval application form

ECITB approval for your training courses - Provider Course Approval Scheme (PCAS)

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ECITB approval for your training courses - Provider Course Approval Scheme (PCAS)

ECITB training standards set out the requirements our industry has requested for training and testing in a range of disciplines. If you have developed training to meet these requirements you can apply for ECITB approval of your course through the ECITB Provider Course Approval Scheme (PCAS). You must hold a valid ECITB-approved Training Standard Provider Licence to do this.

Read more on the Provider Course Approval Scheme (PCAS)

Application review timetable

ECITB reviews applications on rotation:

  • Trainers / Examiners – 1st week in the month
  • PCAS courses – 2nd week in the month
  • Providers – 3rd week in the month

Training providers must submit their applications for approval a month in advance by Friday 3.30pm.

View our 2024 application review weeks spreadsheet


For further information

We hope this page provides you with the information you need to work with us now and in the future. Get in touch if you have any questions relating to the information on this page or if you have suggestions on how we can improve it.


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