Training with CEA

About I-GAS

The CEA scheme provides a comprehensive qualification for Maintenance fitters, Technicians, Engineers and Designers of Industrial Gas Systems.

Guidance to Regulation 3 of the ‘Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998’ (GSIUR) states:

“Gas work for those working at premises that fall outside the scope of the Regulations should only be undertaken by a person who has successfully completed an appropriate full training course followed by an assessment of competence”.

The CEA’s Industrial Gas Operations Accreditation Scheme (I-GAS) qualification has been created to fill this gap, in collaboration with industrial gas training providers, manufacturers of combustion equipment, and employers. 

It is the only formal training and accreditation scheme currently available that is specifically designed for maintenance staff and technicians working with gas in industrial premises.


To make an application please fill out a training submission form (see below); once the submission form has been received the CEA will send out the relevant documents. 


The qualification is available in various categories as follows:

Courses now available

Level 1: Entry Portfolio

  • Is an entry level knowledge check to allow access to Levels 2 and 3 for candidates with little gas work experience and does not permit a successful candidate to carry out any work on gas systems.
  • For New Entrants to familiarise candidates with gas industry standards, legislation and procedures.
  • The Candidate will receive a 60 minute Multiple Choice exam paper to be sat either at work or in their own time (open book). 

Level 2: Industrial Gas Maintenance

  • For Candidates working on pipework, safe procedures for gas work, breaking into gas ways, repairing or replacing gas line components, strength test, tightness testing, purging & relighting end of line equipment.
  • This is a 5-day course, consisting of practical and theoretical training with written examinations (open book) and practical assessment.

Level 3: Industrial Gas Technician

  • For Candidates working on gas burners, gas pipework, understanding combustion principles and equipment, combustion analysis and emissions, setting regulators.
  • This is a 5-day course, consisting of practical and theoretical training with written examinations (open book) and practical assessment.
Courses in development

Level 4: Industrial Gas Engineer

  • For Candidates Designing pipework, strength testing, pipeline replacement & modifications to installations and gas system commissioning.

Level 5: Industrial Gas Designer 

  • For Candidates Designing New installations and requiring certification, it includes DSEAR and Risk Assessments. 


Assessment at the higher category does not offer a presumption of competence at a lower category.

I-GAS is not a substitute for GasSafe qualifications for work in locations where these are a legal requirement.


To make an application please fill out a training submission form and the CEA will send you the relevant details.

Application Form 

Upcoming Courses

Blue Flame - Stoke-on-Trent 01782 576810
Level 2
Monday 19th - Friday 23rd February 2018

Level 3
Monday 23rd - Friday 27th April 2018

SGAS - Blackpool 01253 697078

Level 2 & Level 3
Monday 12th - Friday 16th February 2018
Monday 5th - Friday 9th March 2018
Monday 9th - Friday 13th April 2018

SAACKE - Havant 023 92333813

Level 2 & Level 3
Dates to be confirmed

Kiwa - Cheltenham 01242 677877

Level 2
Monday 23rd - Friday 27th April 2018
Monday 30th July - Friday 3rd August 2018
Monday 26th - Friday 30th November 2018

National Register

A register will be kept by the CEA and information held can be available on request by a prospective employer. This will enable the employer to authenticate the individual's qualification.

Certificate of Assesment

Each successful candidate will receive a certificate and ID card (Excluding Level 1), which will indicate successful assessment in the category they applied for. This qualification will remain valid for a period of five years before re-testing is required. It is stressed that the assessment is an individual one of competence and not a corporate measure of compliance.

Request Details of the Industrial Gas Accreditation Scheme


Training Providers

Request for Membership Details

Membership is available in several categories. Please fill in the form below and full details of membership and costs will be forwarded to you.