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BESA puts SKILLcard renewals online

UK: Engineering Services SKILLcard holders can now renew their cards online following a further upgrade of the Building Engineering Services Association’s (BESA) application system. 

The latest announcement is an extension of the decision to introduce an online system for new applicants earlier this year. 

More than 60,000 people working in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration sectors now hold the Engineering Services SKILLcard. It provides evidence that they have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out on construction sites.

Engineering Services SKILLcard was the first of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Partner card schemes to go ‘smart’ easing the process of updating the holder’s qualifications and making it simpler and quicker for site managers to check skills and prevent potential fraud.

“The response to our online application service has been really encouraging with users describing it as fast, easy to use and convenient,” said Rachel Davidson, BESA’s director of certification. “After a rigorous testing process, we are now able to offer renewals online as well, which I hope our users will find equally helpful.”

The SKILLcard online application can be made at

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