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Competency Criteria

The MCS Competency Criteria
provides clarity for installer companies
looking to join the Scheme and
maintain on-going compliance with
the MCS Standards.

Competency Criteria

In order to undertake MCS certification, an installation company will be asked to demonstrate how they engage the services of skilled, competent, and experienced individuals to fulfil each activity required to meet and maintain the requirements of the scheme. This includes confirmation of the competence of those individuals involved in the supply, design, installation, set to work and commissioning of microgeneration systems for which the company is seeking certification.

MCS has been working on the Competency Criteria to provide clarity for existing and new MCS Contractors in terms of the competency requirement of the company to join the Scheme and maintain compliance.

In this section, you will find information on the routes to certification and what this means for your organisation. Within MCS 025 you will find further guidance around the Roles and Criteria applied within each. 

MCS Competency Guidance

A review of the Competency Checker Tool (CCT) was conducted and access to the tool ceased from COP on 30th April 2018.

MCS has published MCS Competency Guidance which should be read in conjunction with MCS 025 and the MCS Scheme Criteria

Experienced Workers Route (EWR)

The MCS Steering Group has taken the decision to formally close the Experienced Workers Route (EWR) Pilot. The feedback from the Pilot will be reviewed to consider if such an approach to demonstrating competency adds value to industry.

The Experienced Workers Route remains as a method for MCS Contractors to demonstrate competency working with their Certification Body (rather than a third-party assessor).