About us

About us

Company Overview

Founded in 1992, NAPIT is a leading Government approved and United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) accredited membership scheme operator in the building services & fabric sectors. There are over 15,000 businesses registered with NAPIT, operating within the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.

NAPIT Training is part of the NAPIT Group and has a network of approved training centres that help improve skills by training to the highest industry standards. We provide a bespoke and comprehensive range of courses via awarding organisations such as City & Guilds, City & Guilds Accredited, LCL Awards, NCFE, EAL recognised and BPEC. NAPIT Training is committed to promoting safety by providing high quality training services.

The NAPIT Group also provides a National Inspection Service, utilising specialist technical expertise to undertake onsite technical inspections in support of the schemes, as a third party outsourced function, and Electrical Compliance Auditing as part of the NAPIT Risk Management proposition. NAPIT Risk Management, also provides assessment of Workplace Compliance, Health & Safety, Environmental Safety and Employment Law, to assist customers by effectively managing risks and reducing liabilities.

The Group of companies are regularly audited, assessed and certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 17065 standards. The ISO 17065 accreditation covers the relevant clauses of ISO 17020 for site inspections and ISO 17021 for auditing management systems. Our expertise extends to ISO 17067 for the design of Schemes which can be delivered against ISO 17065. Competence and compliance are the cornerstones of NAPIT’s ethos.

NAPIT lead by example to its customer base and deliver world-class, award winning customer service. NAPIT has been awarded an ‘Exceptional’ Gold Standard Investor in Customers Award for 4 consecutive years, receiving positive feedback such as: ‘trustworthy, forward thinking, reliable, easy to do business with and providing a transparent, consistent and competitive pricing model’.

The Directors

Mike Andrews

Mike Andrews, NAPIT Group, Chief Executive

“As Chief Executive of NAPIT my aim is to drive the business forward, make NAPIT more efficient, and champion the interests of our members. We’ve shaped our business through technical excellence, first-rate customer service and a continuous focus on improving recognition of NAPIT members within the industry; I will strive to ensure this continues.”

David Cowburn

David Cowburn, NAPIT Group, Chief Operating Officer

“Through my presence on multiple industry and Government panels I will maintain NAPIT’s commitment to promoting high standards and safe work, ensuring the operation of our schemes reflects this commitment.”

Carol Reed

Carol Reed, NAPIT Group, Chief Financial Officer

“As a chartered accountant whose skills lie in the reshaping of businesses, I am responsible for the development of strong processes and controls to support growth at NAPIT as well as providing commercial support to the wider business for the achievement of strategic initiatives.”

Frank Bertie

Frank Bertie, NAPIT Group, Chief Technical Officer & Trade Association Chairman

“I will make sure the NAPIT Trade Association continues to be an active, vocal part of NAPIT membership, permitting me to represent the interests of competent installers when sitting on important industry committees and assisting in the development of core technical documents.”

Our History


Initial Verification And Periodic Inspection And Testing Guide Launches

The Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations guide has been developed by NAPIT’s technical experts to cover everything you need to carry out initial verification and periodic inspection, including the tests and production of the relevant certificates or report.


On-Site Solutions Crowned Top Product Award Winner

This is NAPIT’s second publication to win the award after EICR Codebreakers also won back in 2018.


New Certificate Software Solution NAPIT FASTTEST

Trimble MEP and NAPIT have collaborated to develop a new version of FastTest, a certificate software solution for commercial, industrial, and domestic electrical installations used across a range of sectors within the building services industry. Rather than retire the Trimble version of FastTest, Trimble have chosen to provide an option for their customers to migrate to the next generation of certification software, NAPIT FastTest.


NAPIT Launch New Individual Search Function To Support Landlords

Our individual search facility is in place for all NAPIT Electrical Schemes where operatives are listed. View it here


Guidance For Landlords & Electrical Inspectors

NAPIT launch a publication which helps landlords and electrical inspectors understand the new Legislation governing electrical safety checks within dwellings in England, which will be introduced from 1st June 2020, coming into force for new tenancies on the 1st July 2020.


NAPIT Launch Guidance For Members On The New Electrical Safety Standards

NAPIT launch guidance for members on the new Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector, England, which come into force on the 1st July 2020.


NAPIT Support Members Through COVID-19

With the fast evolution of the COVID-19 virus impacting all businesses throughout the UK. NAPIT provide an online support hub and issue guidance for contractors in a members and non-members format on how to work safely during the pandemic.


Training Repositioning

Premier Training Academy repositions to NAPIT Training to allow all training services to now operate under one brand. NAPIT Training continues to offer training across the electrical, heating, plumbing, health & safety and renewable sectors with classroom, online and bespoke options available. All training is certified or accredited by City & Guilds, BPEC, LCL, NCFE, EAL.


On-Site Solutions

NAPIT launch On-site Solutions – Practical Solutions to Electrical Installations in accordance with BS 7671:2018. The publication provides practical and useful solutions for a number of different installation types and gives electrical contractors the knowledge they need to comply with the requirements of BS 7671:2019 The IET Wiring Regulations.


NAPIT Acquires STROMA Installer Certification

NAPIT acquires Stroma Installer Certification Limited, the transaction is to strengthen NAPIT’s commitment to continuously raise standards and safety within the construction industry.

Over 3,500 existing Stroma Certification members will continue to be UKAS accredited under a new certification body named Stroma Installer Certification Limited.


NAPIT Endorse Sparksafe LTP

NAPIT announce the support of SparkSafe LtP (Licence to Practise) to provide increased levels of assurance to clients relating to the qualifications and competence of individuals within the UK’s Electrical Contracting industry.


NAPIT Trade Association

After years of campaigning for electrical checks to be made mandatory in the Private Rented Sector, the Government announced that these inspections would be introduced, with landlords required to ensure they are carried out every five years.

Released updated versions of its campaign infographics to reflect changes in the renewable energy sector and relating to the enforcement of Part P of the Building Regulations.


EICR Codebreakers book published

NAPIT’s first publication and the only definitive guide of its kind, EICR Codebreakers is essential for anyone carrying out EICRs and facing what’s arguably the most difficult decision; what code to give an observation.

It has received a great response from the industry and is a must have guide for any electrician carrying out inspections.


NAPIT celebrates 25th Anniversary

NAPIT was founded 25 years ago by a small group of electricians whose aim was to improve the standards within the electrical industry.

It started with six staff members campaigning persistently at the local and national level, to introduce a system where electricians and electrical inspectors and testers could be certified as competent.

With a membership of more than 10,000 NAPIT registered businesses operating across the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors, complemented by a national network of training centres, NAPIT continues to uphold its ethos, to underpin and promote continual professional development (CPD) through training and assessment.


NAPIT Trade Association

Introduced regular webinars for members, allowing them to find out more detail about technical topics and ask questions to the experts from the comfort of their own home.


NAPIT Mobile

NAPIT Mobile was announced in 2017, which is specifically designed for NAPIT members to certify their work on the move a mobile or tablet.


Temporary Electrical Systems

A Temporary Electrical Systems membership scheme and training course was introduced offering installers the opportunity to enter a new area of the electrical industry.


NAPIT Training

Michael Collinge continues to expand training with a range of new centres and courses celebrating 12 programmes being approved by City & Guilds Accredited.



NAPIT EXPO On the Road visited more areas than ever before.


NAPIT Electrical Inspector Scheme

NAPIT’s Electrical Inspector Scheme was launched to promote the specialism of Members to domestic commercial and industrial customers.


NAPIT Training

Gained authorisation to be a City & Guilds Accredited Training Provider and expanded the NAPIT Training brand adding with additional accredited satellite centres around the UK.

The City & Guilds Accredited Competence in the Installation and Testing of Electrotechnical Systems PTA-7232-(5) programme was developed.


NAPIT Trade Association

Continued to lobby Government for a better industry through NAPIT Trade Association campaigns and The Electrical Safety Roundtable (ESR). Sponsored and supported the publication of a report by the ESR highlighting the low level of enforcement of Part P of the Building Regulations in England.

Released a series of infographics designed to highlight the day-to-day concerns of registered tradespeople to MPs and influential organisations across the building services sector.


NAPIT Direct

The NAPIT Direct online store was created to help you access great prices on top trade supplies.


NAPIT Desktop 5

NAPIT Desktop 5 was launched to make certification for NAPIT members even easier:

– Access Certificate Templates

– Share Certificates with customers

– Schedule Reminders

– Notify Jobs to Building Control

And much more! Click here to see all the features and benefits of Desktop.


MHCLG authorised NAPIT to run a Third Party Certification scheme for electrical installations.

The Trade Association played a key role in the establishment of a single register for all full scope electricians registered with an MHCLG-authorised Competent Person Scheme Operator in England and Wales. The register was also made available online at www.electricalcompetentperson.co.uk.


NAPIT’s Competent Person Schemes were extended again to include doors, windows and insulation.


NAPIT gained UKAS accreditation to certify Installers who wished to work under the Green Deal.


NAPIT’s Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) was launched, following accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).


A free legal advice service was set up for NAPIT Installers under the NAPIT Legal brand.


Plumbing, heating and ventilation were added to the list of Competent Person Schemes NAPIT are authorised to operate, for installers whose work falls under Parts F, G, H and L of the Building Regulations.


A bespoke insurance package for installers was launched under a new NAPIT Insurance brand.


NAPIT was authorised to offer the TrustMark scheme to NAPIT Installers.


NAPIT Training was launched delivering a comprehensive portfolio of its own training and assessment in addition to industry approved courses.


Following the introduction of Part P of the Building Regulations, in 2004, NAPIT was authorised to operate Electrical Competent Person Schemes (CPS) under Full Scope and Defined Scope.


The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) was formed as a Trade Association.