OFTEC Renewables Registration

In the coming years the UK must meet tough targets for carbon emission reduction. Domestic renewable heating technology is seeing significant growth and OFTEC renewables registration, particularly MCS certification, enables installers to maximise this business opportunity.

OFTEC offers all renewable technology installation businesses the opportunity to join its competent person scheme with the option to add Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) registration. MCS certification means that your customers can claim payments through the Government’s domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme for installing renewable heating technologies. Please note that applicants must hold relevant competent person scheme registration in order to apply for MCS registration through OFTEC.

Installers should note that it is a condition of MCS registration that businesses dealing with domestic customers comply with a code of practice (consumer code). Installers of renewables must also join the Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) or an equivalent scheme. To learn more about the administration requirements of the RHI, visit the OFGEM website.

Scopes of Registration

  • OFT 501
    Solar Thermal Systems – Requirements for contractors undertaking the supply, design, installation, set to work, commissioning and handover of Solar Heating Microgeneration Systems
  • OFT 504
    Heat Pump Systems – Requirements for contractors undertaking the supply, design, installation, set to work, commissioning and handover of Microgeneration Heat Pump Systems
  • OFT 505
    Biomass Systems – Requirements for contractors undertaking the supply, design, installation, set to work, commissioning and handover of Solid Biofuel heating Systems

The qualifications you need

Applicants for our renewables registration should hold qualifications from the following units provided by the Qualifications and Credit Framework:

For heat pumps – QCF units D/602/3072, F/602/3078, L/602/3083 and Y/602/3054
For solar thermal – QCF units F/602/3100, L/602/3102, Y/602/3104 and K/602/3107
For biomass – QCF units J/502/9406, L/502/9407, R/502/9411, K/502/9415, Y/502/9412 and H/502/9414

Alternatively you can apply via the ‘experienced worker route’ providing you have demonstrable experience and manufacturers’ training. For further information please visit the MCS website.

For more detailed information about MCS certification, please read OFTEC’s Renewable Scheme Information Sheet (Pub73). We also recommend you visit the MCS website to review their standards.

For more detailed information about MCS certification, please contact OFTEC’s registration team.

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MCS Renewables Registration

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(Great Britain, Channel Island and Isle of Man)

Alternatively, if you would like the application form sent to you electronically in a PDF format or posted out please email the registration team with your details.

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