New Year Resolutions

6 Jan

As 2013 fades in to memory the Fenestration industry is moving forward in to a new era.

By the end of June this year all our installers and surveyors must be MTC compliant and have transitioned to Certified Installer status to be able to continue to self-certify.

Why not make some New Year resolutions to ensure you have dealt with these two major changes so you are all set up and ready for 2014?

Let’s have a re-cap on what you need to do.

Minimum Technical Competencies (MTC) are a mandatory requirement for all installers and surveyors registered with a glazing Competent Person Scheme. They were introduced to the fenestration industry in September 2012 by the government to improve standards in the replacement glazing sector. You must be able to demonstrate certain experience, knowledge and competence to achieve compliance. The FENSA MTC Card has been designed to be the simplest and most cost effective route for you to satisfy these requirements.

So, your first New Year resolution is to just click this link and get the ball rolling. Don’t forget it takes a minimum of three months, so you will need to start your MTC compliance process before March 2014.


Now, what about your second New Year resolution? As you are probably aware the government has introduced revised Competent Person Scheme (CPS) requirements. This means all window, door and roof light replacement glazing CPSs have to transfer their existing registered companies from self-certifying under the old CPS, to self-certifying under the revised CPS requirements. You must have transitioned by the 6th June this year to be able to continue to self-certify. These transition inspections have already begun.

We are holding two webinars looking at Transition to the revised Competent Person Scheme requirements in January as follows:

  • Thu 16 Jan 2014  (7pm – 8pm) Book your free place here
  • Wed 29 Jan 2014 (1pm – 2pm) Book your free place here


You can also join us for our Q&A sessions about MTC and Transition on Twitter. If you do not have a Twitter account, it is free and is easy to set up an account at

To participate, simply log into your Twitter account and tweet us your question: @FENSA_Windows

  • Tue 14 Jan 2014 Transition (1pm – 2pm)
  • Thu 23 Jan 2014 MTC (1pm-2pm)
  • Tue 4 Feb 2014 Transition (7pm – 8pm)
  • Thu 13 Feb 2014 MTC (7pm-8pm)
  • Wed 26 Feb 2014 Transition (2pm – 3pm)
  • Tue 11 Mar 2014 MTC (2pm-3pm)
  • Wed 26 Mar 2014 Transition (7pm – 8pm)

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We are trying to make this Transition as easy as possible and have published our ‘Guide for Transition to Certified Installer’ which you can find in your installers’ area at

So, make your second New Year resolution to begin your Transition process now to ensure you are fully compliant by the end of June to continue to self-certify.


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