Stroma Certification’s UKAS accredited Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) provides certification for the compliant installation of renewable technology. Certification under MCS can only be provided by a licensed and UKAS accredited certification body. By joining Stroma for MCS you gain a mark of competency which proves to your customers that you offer the highest standards of renewable technology installation.
Stroma Certification is licensed to operate Microgeneration Certification Schemes for installers under UKAS Accredited Product Certification ISO 17065:2012.
Application £100. QMS Audit £240. Site Assessment £240. Gemserv Registration £110. MCS notification fee £15
Application is a one-off fee. Gemserv is the MCS license and their fee is per measure payable directly to Gemserv. All prices exclude VAT
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme is an industry-led scheme originally supported by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (now part of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)).It is an internationally-recognised quality assurance scheme for renewables installers. MCS has been running since 2008, certificating both the equipment and the installers of small scale renewable energy technologies against industry standards.
The UK has set an ambitious target for carbon reduction towards the middle of this century. Achieving their goals will mean a reduction in the reliance on traditional sources of energy in favour of increasing the proportion of renewable technology. Previous governments have introduced renewable energy schemes such as the Green Deal and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to drive adoption amongst homeowners. Whatever the next iteration of funding programme is, where there is demand for renewable technology, there will be equal demand for competent installers.
Once you are certified you will receive the MCS Approved Logo to gain further recognition in the minds of your customer.
Microgeneration products are technologies that produce heat or electricity from a renewable source (with a capacity of up to 45kW for heat; or up to 50kW for electricity. Stroma Certification provides Microgeneration Certification Schemes for a number of renewable technologies. The MCS standards required for compliance will vary depending on the type of renewable installation work for which you want to be certified:
|All MCS installers||MCS 001 ‘Micro-generation Installer Certification Scheme for supply, design, installation, set to work, commissioning and handover’|
|Green Deal approved installers||MCS 023 ‘Additional Requirements for MCS Installation Companies to become Green Deal Authorised’|
|Solar Thermal installers||MIS 3001 ‘Solar heating systems’|
|Solar PV installers||MIS 3002 ‘Solar photovoltaic systems’|
|Heat pump installers (Air source and Ground source)||MIS 3005 ‘Heat pump systems’|
|Biomass installers||MIS 3004 ‘Solid Biofuel Heating Systems’|
Please refer to the MCS website for guidance on all MCS application standards.
TrustMark membership is also available for specific MCS measures for only £50+VAT.
Please download and read the MCS documents which form our installer members pack. If you have any questions you can request a callback from our friendly certification team or alternatively apply online using our simple form.
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You will need to provide evidence of appropriate, policies, procedures and insurance documents. In addition, members of our Microgeneration Certification Scheme need to be members of the Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) or the Home Insulation & Energy Systems (HIES) contractor scheme.
Stroma Certification's Installer & GDAO Certification scheme documents are made available to the public, applicants and certified Organisations through a downloadable members pack that contains documents including the following:
If you are unclear on any aspect of the certification process please contact Stroma Certification by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0845 621 11 11.
We employ a competent team of assessors who will contact you post application to arrange your assessment. First, we will review your documentation in the office to ensure procedural compliance. Following this we will visit you on site to see a practical installation for the renewable technology for which you require certification. This assessment procedure will be repeated on an annual basis to maintain standards and ensure compliance.