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Gas and Heating Installer

Gas and heating installers must be registered with the Register of Gas Installers of Ireland (RGII).

The Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 makes it illegal for any person who is not a Registered Gas Installer (RGI) to undertake "Gas Work". It is also a legal requirement for all RGIs to issue a Declaration of Conformance (completion cert) for all "Gas Work" carried out. Individuals who carry out "Gas Work" and who are not registered will be subject to criminal proceedings.

Eligibility

To be eligible to join the Register you must show proof of training and qualifications. (level 6 advanced craft certificate in Gas Fitting, Electrical, Plumbing or Refrigeration or equivalent).

Trainees/apprentices must also register but applicants must show evidence of education/training achieved to date and must also be in a position to nominate a supervisor(s) who will take responsibility for supervising work and signing off completion certificates issued by the trainee.

Recognition of European Qualifications

Under the European Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC), if you hold relevant professional qualification(s) from outside the Republic of Ireland, you must have them recognised before you can apply for scheme registration. 

To have your qualifications recognised, you must complete the application form detailing your professional qualification(s) and experience. A Panel of Experts will review your application and decide if you can apply to register with the scheme.

The Directive applies to eligible persons holding qualifications from – or recognised by – a European Economic Area (EEA) Member State. Due to the timelines set out in the Directive, applicants who meet the full requirements will be prioritised. Applications from non-EEA countries may be delayed.

Please read the Guidance Notes and Essential Learning Outcomes/Key Understandings documents before completing the application form.

Supporting Documentation (external links)

Link to Application Form

Download Application Form (Word Document)

Link to Guidance Notes

Link to Essential Learning Outcomes/Key Understandings

Application Process

Installer Registration

There are two membership categories of Registration:

Full Membership or Trainee Membership

Each membership category has the following General Membership conditions:

Hold appropriate commercial insurance (€6.5m Public & Product Liability for Sole Trader RGI and €13m Employers Liability for Companies)
Pay the appropriate membership fee
Sign and accept the Rules of Registration

The RGII rules of membership can be viewed by clicking here.

To start your application for membership to RGII as an Individual click on RGII Individual Application Form, available on the RGII website, and send it back in email or via post to RGII fully filled in. Alternatively you can call RGII at +353 1 499 7998 and ask for an Application Form to be sent to you.

Company Registration

The RGII Registration Scheme provides for individually registered gas installers to operate under company registration.
The application for membership to RGII as a Company is available here, on the RGII website and proceed as above.

Fees

Application Fee (once off fee)€75
International Application Fee€250
Annual Subscription Fees:
Registered Gas Installer Full€175
Registered Gas Installer Trainee€50
Company Registration€65

 

Temporary Registration

The RGII do not differentiate between temporary and permanent provision of services. If a service provider wishes to carry out Domestic Gas Works, then full registration with RGII is required.

Contact Details

Register of Gas Installers of Ireland
Unit 9, KCR Industrial Estate, Ravensdale Park, Kimmage, Dublin 12
Telephone: +353 1 499 7998
Email: info@rgii.ie  
URL: http://www.rgii.ie/ 

The above is for general information purposes only. All further queries regarding this information should be directed to the Register of Gas Installers Ireland.