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The ACRIB F Gas Refrigeration SKILLcard scheme is operated by the Engineering Services SKILLcard as part of a national series of registration schemes. The card fee is £40.

Download CRO (White) Card application forms here

Download Blue or Gold Card application forms here

Information for Employers wanting to register operatives on the ACRIB SKILLcard scheme

The following qualifications are recognised by ACRIB for the ACRIB SKILLcard - the registration scheme which demonstrates the operative's competence and provides a record of refrigerant handling qualifications, F Gas Certification and additional qualifications held.

In order to apply to join the ACRIB register and carry an ACRIB refrigeration SKILLcard you must have at least one of the qualifications in the first table in addition to your health, safety and environment certificate as apropriate for the type of card (note if you hold a recent Craft NVQ you may be exempt from having to take a separate Health and Safety Test).
 
For more information or queries about qualifications, renewals and how the ACRIB Engineering Services SKILLCard scheme operates please contact Skillcard.info@theBESA.com.
 

Mandatory qualifications required for each card type

White CRO card
Blue Craft Level card
Gold Advanced Craft card
  • C&G2079 cat1 or
  • CSkills J11 or
  • BESA FG CAT1 or
  • appropriate unit of NVQ or 7189 as recognised by DEFRA or
  • Logic 603/1917/3 (Cat1)
  • C&G6090 Level 2 Diploma in RACHP (Trailblazer qualification) or
  • C&G 7189-02 Level 2 Diploma Refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump systems or
  • C&G 6187 Level 2 NVQ Diploma Installing, testing and maintaining air conditioning and heat pump systems or
  • C&G 6187 Level 2 NVQ Diploma installing and maintaining refrigeration systems or
  • older NVQ 6087 L2, City & Guilds craft or advanced craft or SCOTVEC are only acceptable if the candidate also has an F Gas J11 or 2079
  • C&G6090 Level 3 Diploma in RACHP (Trailblazer qualification) or
  • C& G Level 3 Diploma Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems (7189) or
  • C&G Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Servicing and Maintaining Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems (6187) or 
  • C&G Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Installing and Commissioning Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems (6187) or
  • C&G Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Servicing and Maintaining Refrigeration Systems (6187) or
  • C&G Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Installing and Commissioning Refrigeration Systems(6187) or
  • older NVQ 6087, City & Guilds craft or advanced craft or SCOTVEC, if the candidate also has an F Gas J11 or 2079.
 

Additional refrigerant handing competence recognised qualifications

If you satisfy the minimum requirements in the table above, you can have the refrigerant qualifications added to the front of the ACRIB refrigeration SKILLcard for the following refrigerants:
 
HFC
HCFC
Ammonia
Hydrocarbon
Carbon Dioxide
CSkills J11
CSkills J11 or J01
C&G 2077 or 2078 ammonia
 
BRA Carbon Dioxide Course*
C&G2079 cat1
C&G2079 cat1 or 2078
C&G Level 2 award in Ammonia RACHP etc (6187-31)
C&G Level 2 award in Hydrocarbon  RACHP etc (6187-
21 or 31)
C&G Level 2 award in Carbon Dioxide RACHP etc (6187-21)
BESA FGas CAT1
BESA FGas CAT1
     

*BRA Carbon Dioxide Course certificates issued by Sainsburys/Cool Concerns/ WR/Epta Group

 

Other RACHP qualifications

The following specialist qualifications can also be added on the reverse of the card. If you hold a RAC qualification not listed below let us know and we can assess whether this can be added as well.
  • BRA Brazing
  • C&G 6187-21 Brazing RACHP
  • IOR REAL Zero CPD Certificate
  • EAL Level 2 Diploma or Certificate in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment engineering technology( 501/1098/6) 
  • Recovery only C&G 2079 Cat 3 or CITB J13 or BESA FGas CAT3 or Logic 603 Cat 3
  • Leak Test only C&G2079 Cat 4 or CITB J14 or BESA FGas CAT4 or Logic 603 Cat 4

 

 

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