The applicant for an IECEx Certified of Personnel Competence, may choose the required Ex competence unit(s) and lodge their application to the Ex Certification Body (EXCB)
An assessor from the EXCB will review the application in terms of applicant’s work and training records.
See IECEx OD 504 for the prerequisites for each unit. If the review is successful, the applicant can sign up for assessments.
Unit Ex 000 and Ex 001 assess the candidate through theory exams. All other units consist both theory and practical assessments.
Applicants are advised to study the relevant parts of IECEx OD 503 and 504 for further information about the assessments.
Candidates fulfilling all requirements will be awarded with IECEx Certificate of Competent Personnel (IECEx CoPC). Certificate is valid for five years.
Certificates can be viewed online at www.iecex.com and via IECEx smart-phone app. A wallet ID card will also be issued to the certified person.
The certified personnel will be contacted three months before the expiry of the certificate.
The certified personnel will need to apply for renewal of the IECEx Certificate of Competent Personnel (IECEx CoPC). Based on the relevant IEC 60079 and work records of the personnel during the last 5 years, the Certification Body will decide if the personnel shall be offered partial or full re-certification.