Transition Stage for Revised Competent Person Scheme Requirements

24 Oct

We are now entering the next phase of the transition to the revised Competent Person Scheme requirements as set out by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

Even though the title may sound daunting, it just means all glazing CPSs have to transfer their existing registered companies from self-certifying under the old CPS, to self-certifying under the revised CPS requirements.

This is not as scary as it sounds or anything to worry about.

Here at FENSA, we are making the transition as smooth as possible. We have been thinking long and hard about how we can help our registered businesses with the process.
We know you want to have all the information at your fingertips, so we have produced our
‘Guide for Transition to Certified Installer’ which you can find in your installers’ area at

Of course, there is some paperwork to get through, but to help with that, you will find all the necessary templates there as well.

At some point between now and June 2014, you will receive notification that you should proceed with your transition. Don’t panic! We have a dedicated team to guide you through the procedure and you will have plenty of time to find everything you need. You will probably find you already have all the necessary documentation and just need to set it out differently. This is where the templates will come in really useful.

It may be that you can demonstrate your competency through ‘Grandfather’s Rights’. This is because experience counts and should be recognised. So, check to see if this applies to you as this could be the way forward for you to satisfy the requirements.

It should be remembered that these new requirements have been set out by the DCLG and all glazing CPSs have to comply. They have been implemented to raise standards in our industry, which is a good thing for installers and customers alike. They will help to eliminate ‘cowboys’ and will increase consumer confidence in the industry.

If you are anxious or worried about the transition in any way, please contact our dedicated team who will be happy to answer your questions. Just call 0207 645 3700 or email .

You can also ask us any questions on our Twitter account and we will come back to you @FENSA_Windows


5 Responses to “Transition Stage for Revised Competent Person Scheme Requirements”

  1. David AWM Windows October 25, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    I’m glad to hear of this transition! There are too many cowboys and rogue traders in the window industry; anything that can help to kick these guys out and make the industry more profitable for honest window companies is a good thing!

    • keith e milton November 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

      we have had two double glazed windows fitted by a fensa approoved company 15 months ago and been in dispute with them ever since we had them fitted because we asked for them to reduce the noise level coming into our home( which they said they could) but they have failed to do we have taken them to court and the judge has ask for an independent survey to be completed before he can give a verdict .but we do not know who to ask to do this survey .so would be great full for any information to guide us in the right direction and with the minimum cost. thank you

      • uPVC Windows Yorkshire November 20, 2012 at 10:04 am #

        This will depend on the type of property that you have, uPVC double glazing will have definitely reduced the noise levels entering the property through the window aperture. However if your property is unefficient and has open eves etc then the noise will most definitely be coming from other ‘paths’ as noise travels through these paths where it can.

      • Admin November 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

        Thanks very much for your comment. We will need to get full details of your issue, please can you email directly and we will come back to you as soon as possible.

  2. Rich Southport doors & Double glazing November 14, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    i don’t think it will confuse matters very much. I actually think that inspectors should call at random to an already installed job, as it would be more convenient to organize and catch more rogue installers fitting the wrong products.

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