Welcome to the Certificate of Experience Website

To be eligible to apply for a Certificate of Experience the following minimum criteria should be met:

  • Be a holder of a passport from: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom (n.b.: The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are excluded).
  • Have experience gained in the United Kingdom. (We do not verify work experience from another Member State or outside the EEA.)
  • Have either a combination of a number of years work experience and relevant qualification(s) or a specified number of years work experience. (Please note there are specific regulations covering each field of work so a precise assessment of eligibility will be made based on your application.)

If you are unsure whether you meet the criteria for a Certificate of Experience please contact the Certificate of Experience team at info@certex.org.uk before making an application.

The European Directive outlines the requirements and usage of the Certificate of Experience.