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IECEx Certificate of Personnel Competence Scheme


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The IECEx Certificate of Personnel Competence Scheme, or IECEx CoPC Scheme, is an international certification scheme that enables a common approach for the assessment ​​of persons for their ability to apply the relevant Ex standards used within the IECEx System, in accordance with international standard ISO/IEC 17024.​

The IECEx Certificate of Personnel Competence Scheme provides the international Ex industries with a qualification system that is transportable across borders.

The following is a list of the IECEx Units of Competence accepted for use in the IECEx Certification of Personnel Competence Scheme:

  • Unit Ex 000 – Basic knowledge and awareness to enter a site that includes a classified hazardous area
  • Unit Ex 001 – Apply basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres
  • Unit Ex 002 – Perform classification of hazardous areas
  • Unit Ex 003 – Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems
  • Unit Ex 004 – Maintain equipment in explosive atmospheres
  • Unit Ex 005 – Overhaul and repair of explosion-protected equipment
  • Unit Ex 006 – Test electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
  • Unit Ex 007 – Perform visual and close inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
  • Unit Ex 008 – Perform detailed inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
  • Unit Ex 009 – Design electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
  • Unit Ex 010 – Perform audit inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres

Applying for personnel certification

Ex personnel can apply to ExCBs in the United States for personnel competency certification.  The current U.S. ExCB approved to provide this service is:

​IECEx Recognised Training Provider Program (RTPP)

IECEx Recognised Training Providers (RTPs) can offer training that covers topics including the selection, design, inspection, installation, maintenance, repair, overhaul and reclamation of explosion protected equipment. This training can support efforts by personnel in pursuing personnel competency certification.

Ex personnel can apply to RTPs in the United States for this training.  The current members of the USNC/IECEx committee that are recognized to provide this service are:

Note: it is not a requirement that an RTP have a legal relationship with an IECEx CoPC Scheme ExCB, however such relationships often exist.

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​More in​formation
Further information is available from the USNC/IECEx Secretary via the coordinates shown below…
Joel Solis
Secretary, USNC/IECEx
NEMA
1300 North 17th Street, Suite 900
Rosslyn, VA, 22209
Phone: (703) 841-3267
Fax: (703) 841-3367
    E-Mail: joel_solis@nema.org

     

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