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Joining Criteria

We work across our industry. Contractors, engineers and installers can join ECA as Members. The wider industry can join as Associates to engage with ECA Members and be part of ongoing improvement.

ECA Members span the entire electrical, building services and construction industry. 

They have achieved the highest levels of certification in their areas of work, either through ‘approved’ industry certification bodies or the Certsure scheme for ECA contractors (a risk-based assessment scheme available to ECA Members). As a result, clients can be assured that ECA member companies, not only deliver the highest calibre of work possible, but are also supported by an organisation that ensures they are performing at their peak.

If your business or organisation has already achieved third party certification or is audited to industry recognised standards you could be eligible to join the ECA and take advantage of the many services and benefits we provide. We also proactively work with the most respected certification and industry standard bodies and as a result have developed a number of fast-track routes to ECA membership.

Additionally, organisations who wish to join ECA Membership must meet our Core Joining Criteria which includes:

  • At least one year's trading history
  • £2m public liability insurance
  • Employer’s liability insurance
  • Comply with ECA’s Code of Fair Trading.

Identify your core work activity from the key areas of work below to check if you fulfil one or more of our routes to membership. If you cannot find your recognised areas of work, certification body or auditing process please contact your local business development manager as new or alternative routes are frequently considered. 

Don’t quite meet the ECA joining Criteria? You could potentially join ECA as a Registered Associate Member.