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The Advanced Assessment of Competence (AAC) is a 6 section assessment for qualified electricians who would like to achieve Approved Electrician Status with the JIB. The Assessment lasts 1 day.

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Price: £360.00 Ex VAT

The Advanced Assessment of Competence (AAC) was developed by NET and the Joint Industry Board (JIB) to provide a mechanism for qualified Electricians to achieve Approved Electrician status and the corresponding JIB grading.

The assessment takes place over one working day and has 6 sections (see below).

Prior to sitting the assessment, candidates are required to complete a mandatory AAC self-assessment checklist.


This will detail the competencies to be assessed and the candidate will be asked to tick a box stating whether or not they have the required level of knowledge or experience. This will highlight any areas that need additional training, revision or practice before undertaking the assessment.

This document must also be signed by the employer or person(s) requiring the candidate to undertake the assessment. Candidates who are self-employed should sign as Candidate and Employer.

In accordance with the installation specification and the relevant statutory and non-statutory regulations you will be expected to inspect, test and commission an electrical installation that includes:

  • A three-phase distribution board and sub-circuit
  • A three-phase Direct-on-Line Motor circuit
  • Single phase lighting and power circuits
  • A central heating/sustainable energy system
  • A safety services circuit and device
  • A data-cabling system

The assessment contains the following sections with the time allowed for each section during the assessment:

Section A – Safe working practices, 45 mins

Section B – Inspection, Testing and Certification, 3 Hours

Section C – Periodic Inspection, 45 mins

Section D1 –On-line Assessment of Supervision of Electrical Operatives in the work place (30 Questions), 1 Hour

Section D2 – On-line Assessment of Underpinning Technical Knowledge (45 Questions), 1.5 Hours

This is an Open Book examination. Candidates sitting this section of the AAC will have access to the following documents

  • BS 7671: 2008 Requirements for Electrical Installations. (Incorporating Amendment 3: 2015)
  • IET On Site Guide to BS 7671 IET Guidance Note 3 : Inspection and Testing
  • Memorandum on the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (HSR25)
  • Electricity at Work Safe Working Practices (HSG85)
  • Electrical Test Equipment for use by Electricians (GS38)
  • IET Guide to the Building Regulations
  • JIB Handbook. Section 2 (National Working Rules)
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Luton £360.00
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