If you've not had an ECS card before, there are a few steps you'll need to follow to give you the best start:
Step 1: Register for a MyECS account
You'll need to register for a MyECS account - you'll make your application online via MyECS and can track your progress from there.
Step 2: Check the qualification requirements for the card you wish to apply for
You will need to provide proof that you have the right qualifications for the card you're applying for. You can upload these as scans, or good quality digital photographs. We cannot issue you with a card without proof that you have the qualifications needed for that card. Please make sure you have everything to hand before you start.
Step 3: Meet the Health and Safety Requirements
Check that you meet the Health & Safety requirements for your card. You can either do this by taking the ECS Health, Safety & Environmental Assessment, or you may be exempt from taking the ECS Assessment if you already hold or are taking a separate qualification for your specific card. View a list of qualifications accepted as exemptions.
Which card do you want to apply for?
To explore what routes are available to you, and read what qualifications you need to be eligible for each card, take a look at our Card Types page.