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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. For how long is my IECEx CoPC valid? 

 

5 years. For 5 years you have to maintenance your Ex knowledge. 

 
2. What units apply to me?
 
  • Are you a plant manager?

Unit Ex 001 Apply basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres

 

  • Are you a safety manager?

Unit Ex 001 Apply basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres

Unit Ex 002 Perform classification of hazardous areas

 

  • Are you a site supervisor?

Unit Ex 001 Apply basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres

Unit Ex 003 Install explosion protected equipment and wiring systems

Unit Ex 004 Maintain equipment in explosive atmospheres
Unit Ex 008 Perform detailed inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres

 

  • Are you a technician?

Unit Ex 001 Apply basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres

Unit Ex 003 Install explosion protected equipment and wiring systems
Unit Ex 004 Maintain equipment in explosive atmospheres
Unit Ex 007 Perform visual and close inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres

 

  • Are you a designer?

Unit Ex 001 Apply basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres

Unit Ex 009 Design electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres

 

  • Are you an installer?

Unit Ex 001 Apply basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres

Unit Ex 003 Install explosion protected equipment and wiring systems

 

  • Are you a inspector / auditor?

Unit Ex 001 Apply basic principles of protection in explosive atmospheres

Unit Ex 007 Perform visual and close inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
Unit Ex 008 Perform detailed inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres
Unit Ex 010 Perform audit inspection of electrical installations in or associated with explosive atmospheres

 
3. Is preparatory training mandatory?
 

Preparatory training is not mandatory. Your application is reviewed based solely on the requirements in IECEx OD 504.

If an applicant wishes to take preparatory training before his or her assessments, any training body can be used. IECEx has an updated list of Recognized Trainor Providers at their web page that you can consult if you want training that is aligned with IECEx OD 503 and 504.

Trainor can offer a range of Ex-courses, including exam preparatory training. Please note that our certification services and training services are handled by separate departments, and choosing Trainor as your training body will not mean any additional benefits compared to other training providers. The training department does not know any other details about the assessments except for what is publicly available in IECEx OD 504.

If you want to choose Trainor as your supplier of preparatory training, you are welcome to contact any of our training centers. See www.trainor.nowww.trainor.co.kr or www.trainor.vn.

 
4. How long time does it takes, and what does it cost?

 

We will review your application within three working days to let you know if it is complete. Once your application is complete, the review time will differ depending on how good your documentation is, and how many reference checks we need to do.

If the review is successful, your status will be changed from "Applicant" to "Candidate", and you can sign up for your certification assessments.

After your assessments, we will mark your score within five working days and let you know the result by email.

If your assessment was successful and you have paid all fees, your certificate will be issued. IECEx will print your wallet ID card and send it to us, and we will forward it to you.

Our prices vary slightly between our different locations. Please contact your assessment center for updated prices.

 
5. Appeals

 

Decisions taken by the Certification Body can be appealed. Please see the document section for the general description of the process.

 

6. Other certification bodies

 

We accept Ex 001 from other certification bodies as a valid prerequisite for higher units. Keep in mind that any limitations on your Ex 001 will require the same limitations on the higher units.

​If you want to extend your CoPC you can use your original Certification Body or any other Certification Body.