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COMPETENT PERSON SCHEMES (CPS)

Certification for all installer trades

Electricians, plumbers, heating, ventilation, building fabric and renewables trades – each trade is unique. We understand that.
Our installer schemes are developed with your trade in mind. Competent Person Schemes offer installers self-certification. Customers can be confident that your work is competent and you’ll save yourself time and money on notifications.

PART P MEMBERSHIP
FROM £288

FREE CPS SCHEME
WITH GDI/MCS MEMBERSHIP

Great prices. Stress-free notifications. Transfers from other schemes accepted.


We’ve priced all our installer schemes to offer the best value, but members get more than that. We have a wealth of experience working with and for tradespeople. CPS membership delivers a fair price, expert support and more benefits than you can count.

£100 Application one-off fee

£240* Site assessment fee per measure

£1.50** Online notification fee per measure
All quoted prices include VAT.
* includes up to 10 operatives; bespoke pricing applies for organisations with more than 10 operatives
** Postal notifictaions are available at £2.50 per measure for CPS

Member benefits beyond a certificate.

A straightforward online application is just the start. We work hard to develop our schemes and add value to our installer membership. We’ll support you, lend advice, advertise your services and provide the tools to help you do your job.

Discover all our CPS scheme benefits


Part P. Electricians join now from £288.

Installer membership for electricians is unique with Stroma. Our Part P package is extremely competitive. The mixture of Part P experience, free E-Cert software and price is tough to beat.

Apply now for Part P membership


Installer bundles. Get CPS for free.

Unique to Stroma Installer members. Join our GDI or MCS scheme for a specific measure(s) and get the corresponding CPS membership free. Take advantage of big discounts with these installer certification bundles.

Learn more about Installer bundles


Become a CPS member. Apply today.

Complete your application online and we’ll take care of the rest. Transfer schemes and we’ll credit the remaining time on your existing membership (up to May 2015).

Apply now


More questions about CPS? Just ask

  1. What is CPS?
    • Stroma Certification offers Competent Person Schemes (CPS) covering a number of different trades. Membership of a CPS allows installers to self-certify their installations as meeting the Building Regulations. A Competent Person membership is awarded to the organisation, not to an individual installer. Approval is gained through an independent audit of company procedures against Building Regulation requirements, followed by examination of a relevant recent installation.
  1. What do we mean by self-certification?
    • Self-certification includes all work done under the Building Regulations. It was first introduced in 2002 for installations such as replacement windows, heating or electrical work. Once notification of an installation is received by Stroma, we issue a certificate of works to the client confirming that the installation is certified as competent.

  1. What CPS measures can Stroma certify?
  • We have been authorised by the DCLG to run CPS schemes for the following measures:
Measure Building Regulations Schedule 3 row number
Gas-fired heating or hot water systems 2
Oil-fired combustion appliances, pipes and storage 3
Oil-fired heating or hot water systems 5
Solid fuel-burning heating or hot water systems 6
Electrical heating or hot water systems 7
Mechanical ventilation, air conditioning or controls (non-domestic, not shared) 8
Mechanical ventilation, air conditioning or controls (domestic) 9
Lighting or electrical heating (non-domestic) 10
Low voltage electrical (domestic) 11
Low voltage electrical (non-domestic, arising from work carried out by a registered person) 12
Window, door, roof light or roof window replacement (domestic) 13
Installation of toilets, sinks, washbasins, bidets, baths or showers (excluding work on shared or underground drainage) 14
Installation of water supply to flushing toilets (excluding work on shared or underground drainage) 16
Microgeneration technologies (excluding heat, biomass and wind) 17
Cavity wall insulation 18
Window, door, rooflight or roof window replacement (non-domestic, non-load-bearing) 21
Internal wall insulation 22
External wall insulation 23
  1. What benefits do I receive as a Stroma Installer member?
    • A straightforward online application process
    • Free-of-charge software that streamlines and automates the notifications and archiving process, making self-certification simple
    • A free-of-charge technical support helpline, manned by competent experts
    • A dedicated members’ website
    • Free advertising on our Noticeboard and Facebook pages
    • Marketing support (including van stickers)
    • Competitively-priced membership fees, warranty and assessment provision
    • Flexible insurance options and insurance-backed warranties
    • Quality marks to increase customer confidence
    • Free-of-charge E-Cert electrical certificate software (for Part P members)

  1. How do I join Stroma?

    Read our Installer Info Pack

    • Download the information pack which includes all the details you need to progress your application.
    • Please read the relevant documents carefully to ensure that you are aware of the requirements in order that your application is processed without delay.
    • The information pack contains documents for GDI, CPS and MCS schemes so be sure to read all the ones relating the CPS certification carefully.

    Fill in the application form

    • You only have to complete one simple online application form.
    • It’s easy to complete and once it has been filled in the form gets transferred to our membership team who will then review the information.
    • We aim to process and respond to all membership enquiries within 72 hours.

    Pay the fees and return the pre-visit questionnaire

    • You will receive one invoice which keeps the application process simple and helps you to manage your finances simply.
    • A pre-visit questionnaire will be sent with the invoice and is used to collect some advance information about the company, the staff involved and the installation itself.
    • This form should be completed in full to ensure your application can be progressed without delay.

    We will visit you to carry out an assessment

    • Our assessor will audit your written documentation, then they will undertake a site assessment(s) to cover each type of work for which you have applied.
    • During the visits you’ll be assessed against the relevant scheme standards.

    Submit any outstanding evidence

    • If the Stroma assessor identifies any issues during the visit, you will usually be given an opportunity to put them right.
    • Once the problems have been rectified then evidence needs to be sent to Stroma as proof of this. Following satisfactory receipt of evidence your assessment can be signed off and final approval given.

    Congratulations – you are certified!

    • Once this process is complete you will be recommended for certification as a member of our Competent Person Scheme.


  1. What does CPS certification mean?
    • CPS certification covers the installation, not the design. A CPS notification confirms that the work conforms to all Building regulation requirements (from Part A to Part P).

  1. What are the key requirements for CPS certification?

    In order to maintain your CPS membership, you will need to:

    • Ensure that your operatives have the correct level of competency (i.e. hold relevant qualifications and adhere to the certification standards).
    • Demonstrate adherence to relevant technical and safety standards.
    • Demonstrate high standards of professionalism and best practice.
    • Adhere to Stroma Certification’s regular checks and standards.
  1. How do I notify my installation work with Stroma?
    • All notifications are managed by our online members area. Once work has been notified, a certificate of works will be printed and posted to your client based on the details provided to us. In the event incorrect details are provided the member will be asked to re-notify and incur an additional notification fee. The certificate will be posted 7 days after the notification is made and once Building Control have been notified.

  1. What is an Installer Bundle?
    • Installer bundles are unique certification packages which allow members to become certified for multiple measures. Tradespeople moving from other CPS schemes or who have taken GDI or MCS elsewhere can also include CPS for free as long as they renew without undergoing an assessment. You must then notify the work through Stroma. Notifications are made simple as all members have access to the notification system on our online members area.