IRSE Assessments

IRSE licences are a requirement for some companies before people are allowed to work. For others it is proof that an engineer has met a national standard.

How does the Assessment Process work?

For a new assessment the candidate will have two assessments.


Workplace Assessor

The first will be by a Workplace Assessor who will come to the candidate’s work site and watch him/her doing his/her job as laid out in the IRSE standards. He will also look at other evidence the candidate produces and question the candidate.  Each candidate must also do a self assessment.

After this the candidate will have a second assessment by a Competence Assessor. This assessor will discuss and question the candidate on the work s/he does and the evidence s/he has produced. If both assessors deem the candidate competent the assessment paperwork will be checked by a verifier and sent to the IRSE. The IRSE will then check the assessment and if they agree the licence will be issued.

Click here to see a flow chart of the assessment process

Surveillance Assessment

The licence is valid for 10 years but an interim assessment must take place at the 5 year period. This is called a ‘Surveillance Assessment’. (If you are a licence holder and you look at the date on your card that your category runs out, if it has an 'S' at the end you need a Surveillence assessment before that date.)

For a surveillance assessment the candidate can do a self assessment instead of having a workplace assessment. The competence assessment will take place as in a new assessment, and the process is the same after the competence assessor completes his assessment.

Click here to see a flow chart of the surveillance process

Renewal Assessment

The licence is valid for 10 years and at the end of the 10 years the licence holder must do a Renewal Assessment. (If you are a licence holder and you look at the date on your card that your category runs out, if it has an 'R' at the end you need a 'Renewal' assessment before that date.)

 

 


 

Further Information

For more information about a particular assessment please get in contact with us via our contact page.

For more information about IRSE assessment requirements and assessment checklists go to www.irselicensing.org