What is Gas Safe Register
The Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas businesses that are registered to work safely and legally on boilers, cookers, fires and all other gas appliances.
The registration body covers the whole of the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and Guernsey.
They took over from CORGI as the gas registration body in Great Britain and Isle of Man on the 1st April 2009 and in Northern Ireland and Guernsey on the 1st April 2010.
By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register.
Gas Safe Register investigates reports of illegal and dangerous gas work.
The information they gather is then passed on to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), who have the power to prosecute.
Gas Safe Register regularly conducts public awareness campaigns to make gas consumers aware of the risks of unsafe or illegal gas work and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
How to become Gas Safe
To get on the Gas Safe Register and earn your card, you must
- Undertake ACS training & Assessment
- Complete an on-site portfolio of gas work
- Obtain a CCN1 qualification
- Register with Gas Safe Register
Once you have carried out the training at a reputable training centre (or an apprenticeship), completed your portfolio and obtained a CCN1 qualification, you are free to apply with Gas Safe Register.
It takes around 21 days for a CCN1 certificate to be issued (express certification is also available with Logic4training).
Please note: A CCN1 certificate alone does not entitle you to legally work on gas. You must apply with Gas Safe Register first.
How much does it cost
To become a Gas Safe registered engineer from scratch (that’s assuming no prior experience) costs around £5612 if you train with Logic4training and do your on-site portfolio with us.
Domestic Gas Heating Installer – New Entrants Package £4,250 Ex Vat
On-site portfolio (optional) £1000 Ex Vat
The cost of a new Gas Safe Register application is £362 plus VAT and it takes around 1 week for first time applications to come through.
The above will give you your basic domestic qualifications, allowing you to work on central heating, boilers and water heaters. This is referred to as “CENWAT”.
You can add appliances like cookers (CKR1) separately.
Download these resources
If you have any queries you can email Gas Safe Register firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 0800 408 5577 or 01256 650 005.
Find out more on how to apply for gas safe registration by downloading these useful PDF’s
Gas safe courses
Enrolling on a gas safe course does not mean you are gas safe registered.
Likewise, once you have completed your training and have earned your CCN1 qualification, you are still not permitted to work on gas.
You are not registered by Logic4training when you complete your CCN1 assessment, you must still register with Gas Safe Register.
Apply for registration online on the Gas Safe Register website