New Approved Contractor Assessing Bodies

21 March 2017


The contracts that the SIA has with external assessment bodies are due to come to an end in March 2017. We have recently completed a retender process for both the Standard route and Passport scheme routes.

The following assessing bodies have been awarded contracts to deliver Standard route assessment services on behalf of the SIA.

CCAS
NSI
ISOQAR
SSAIB

Subject to the contracts being signed the contract will commence on the 1st April 2017.

What is Passport route to ACS?
Passport route requires a company to apply to one of the assessing bodies that operates an accredited passport scheme in the first instance. The Assessing Body will conduct a Passport assessment and if successful will issue a company with a Passport certificate. To gain ACS approval the company then applies to us. We will conduct fit and proper checks against the company and if these checks are satisfied the SIA will grant ACS approval.

The following assessing bodies have been awarded contracts to deliver Passport route assessment services which we will recognise.

CCAS
NSI


Subject to the contracts being signed the contract will commence on the 1st April 2017.

What does this mean for Approved Contractors?

We are working closely with the assessing bodies that will no longer be offering these services, to ensure a smooth transition for all existing Approved Contractors that currently use their services.

Any approved contractor who is not currently using one of the newly appointed assessment bodies should contact their current assessing body to seek further assistance regarding transition.