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Certifying examinations

If you are planning to sit certifying examinations please note the Board's decision which may affect you...

At its meeting on 6 December 2011, the Board agreed that the Examination Guides for certifying examinations were to be revised to amalgamate the contents of the common examination (9194) into the technical examinations. This has been completed and the revised guides are available above.

This revision has been carried out and the guides above reflect the current examination content.

Those who have already passed the technical examination(s), but not the common examination, will be exempted from needing to sit the 9194 examination, subject to the successful completion of a competence programme. The Registrar has determined that the competence programme to be accepted in lieu of the 9194 certifying common examination is the "Workplace Responsibilities" course provided by Top Drawer Training. For more information about the course and how to enrol, please contact Top Drawer Training directly. Or alternatively, contact the Board’s Trade Competency Officer by email at if you have any queries about this.

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