Last reviewed 23 March 2021

There has been an extension to the Republic of Ireland scheme to recognise UK F-gas personal certification and that related to maintenance or servicing of equipment containing ozone depleting substances.

The programme established under Irish legislation provided for holders of UK F-gas personnel certificates and training attestations to obtain an equivalent Irish certificate/attestation from the Irish Environmental Protection Agency. This has now been extended to allow for continued recognition of UK F-gas personal certificates and training attestations provided the UK certificates or attestations were issued on or before 31 December 2020.

The UK qualification or certificate will be valid in Ireland until 30 June 2021.

In addition, individuals who hold a UK F-gas certificate or training attestation can apply to the Irish Environmental Protection Agency for a certificate/attestation that is valid in Ireland and other EU member states in respect of the same activity provided their UK certificate/attestation was issued by 31 December 2020. Applications to the Environmental Protection Agency must be made by 30 April 2021. This process does not involve re-training and there is no fee.

This programme also applies to UK qualifications and certificates valid for leak checking, recovery or maintenance or servicing of equipment containing ozone depleting substances.