How to register as an electrical worker or change the registered grade of electrical work application?Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
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- Means of submission
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- How to collect the certificate
According to the Electricity Ordinance, all workers engaged in electrical work in relation to the installation, commissioning, inspection, testing, maintenance, modification or repair of a low-voltage or high-voltage fixed electrical installation, and the supervision and certification of the work and the design of the installation, must be registered with the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD). Examples of fixed electrical installations are distribution boards, wiring installations, switches, socket outlets, lighting fittings and any electrical appliance that receives power from other than a socket outlet.
Persons engaged in work on portable electrical appliances, such as table lamps, television sets and refrigerators, etc., need not be registered.
Application procedures for new application to register as an electrical worker/change of registered grade of electrical work application
To be qualified as a registered electrical worker, an applicant must possess appropriate qualifications, training and experience before making an application to EMSD. Registered electrical workers may also apply for changing the grade of electrical work in accordance with their qualification, experience and practical needs.
The application procedures for new application and change of registered grade of electrical work are similar. Please see below for details -
If an application is made in person, the applicant/agent should produce the original of the documents listed in (1) to (3) for checking.
The application fee is $475. The paid application fee will not be refunded regardless of the result of application.
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department Customer Services Offices
(Cheques, Draft and Cashier Orders should be made payable to 'The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region' and crossed. If an application is made online, please send the crossed cheque, draft, cashier orders to EMSD by post.)
About 13 working days upon receipt of all the required documents and application fee