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.
*The CRU definition for the scope “Gas Work” CER/09/083 (www.cer.ie)Summarized: For the purposes of section 9G(3) of the Electricity Regulation Act 1999, ‘works which are gas works’ means the installation, removal, repair, servicing, maintenance or replacement (or any combination of foregoing) of a Natural Gas Fitting covered by Irish Standard I.S. 813:2014 + A1:2017 which is:(a) used or designed to be used by a Domestic Gas Customer; or(b) which is designed to be used by a Domestic Gas Customer but which is installed in a Commercial or an Industrial Premises. This includes all domestic appliances designed to be used by domestic customers, where they are used by both commercial and industrial customers.
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)
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 91 480974 and ask for an Application Form to be sent to you.
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.
|Application Fee (once off fee)||€84|
|International Application Fee||€250|
|Annual Subscription Fees:|
|Registered Gas Installer Full||€235|
|Registered Gas Installer Trainee||€67|
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.
Register of Gas Installers of Ireland
Hazel House, Millennium Business Park, Monread South, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 PXP3
Telephone: 091 480974
The above is for general information purposes only. All further queries regarding this information should be directed to the Register of Gas Installers Ireland.