CompEx Certification

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Internationally Recognised CompEx Certification Qualification

CompEx Certification is an internationally recognised course and qualification in explosive atmospheres.
It provides competency based assessment for personnel working in hazardous locations. Our courses consist of training and formal, practical and/or theoretical assessment. CompEx competency validation is most relevant and essential to people who are involved in the design, selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of equipment.

Over 60,000 CompEx Core Competence Certificates have been issued to delegates world-wide making CompEx the World’s most widely accepted hazardous area competence qualification.

ExVeritas is the largest CompEx Certification provider and has licenced CompEx Training Centres in the UK, Ireland, Malta and North America.

ExVeritas are also an ATEX Notified Body and IECEx Certification Body. We have over 300 years Ex experience within our company including specialist instructors in many areas such as area classification, explosion risk assesment or intrinsic safety, this means we can answer all of your questions, all of the time.

Who Can Gain a CompEx Certification?

CompEx is applicable to anyone with responsibilities related to potentially explosive environments including:

Most courses (with the exception of the CompEx Foundation Module Ex F) require the delegates to fill in an application and meet a minimum entry requirement. please contact us for full details on eligibility.

Why CompEx Certification at ExVeritas?

The only training ExVeritas do is Hazardous Area Training – We are accredited experts in this field and as such have the leading instructors and facilities to ensure you will receive the very best instruction and assessment available anywhere.

Technical Excellence

ExVeritas has more certified CompEx Instructors and Assessors than any other CompEx Training Center in the world. Our training team have over 150 years collective experience and because they are our staff (not contractors) they are always available and always fully up to date with the latest technical knowledge (as we are also a Notified Body and IECEx Certification Body)

We are practitioners in Explosive Atmospheres installation, inspection and certification. We are an ATEX Notified Body and an IECEx Certification Body- We have well over 200 years experience in this field at our training centre and our four specialist CompEx instructors (we don’t bring in outside contractors to teach our courses, we only use our own staff who are industry experts and active practitioners with over 20 years experience each). In addition to presenting CompEx courses, we are on CompEx best practice working groups and help with the development of CompEx courses. We have real world experience in design, installation  and inspection, in fact we have even written inspection software (www.iexinspection.com) and work with major blue chip companies providing area classification and inspection services. We are also members of L6/TC31 and active on many of the committee’s that ‘write’ the Standards such as 60079-14.

Facilities

We have a comfortable air-conditioned lecture room with HD projectors and audio and up-to-date practical facilities mirroring the requirements of the latest editions of the Standards. We offer hot and/or cold food at lunchtimes and complimentary hot drinks, snacks and Wi-Fi throughout your visit. Where possible, we can also demonstrate testing at our ATEX and IECEx UKAS Accredited test laboratory which is on site.

Why CompEx Certification?

CompEx is an internationally recognised qualification and is a prerequisite qualification for many plants and projects world-wide. (Please visit the CompEx scheme site for more details on the scheme which is UKAS accredited). CompEx are the largest recognised Ex training scheme worldwide, having issued over sixty thousand  CompEx certificates.

An increasing numbers of sites and projects required CompEx qualified staff for design. management and installation, particularly if you are working on other companies sites. If you only require training for your own site or to build your own custom equipment, other specialist courses may address your needs. Call ExVeritas for free, impartial advice on the type of training that would most benefit you or your organisation.

2020 dates and Costs for CompEx Certification

Training and Assessment dates at the ExVeritas CompEx  Center in Cork, Ireland

Training and Assessment dates at the ExVeritas CompEx Center in Malta

CompEx Foundation Course

This course is part of the national scheme for the training and certification of core competence of personnel who work on equipment for use in explosive atmospheres.  Our course not only covers the core CompEx unit qualifications (covering subjects like ATEX, DSEAR and general hazardous locations theory). More…

2020 Course dates:

  • Wrexham, UK:    14th – 15th January, 31st March – 1st April, 30th June – 1st July and 3rd – 4th November
  • Dallas, TX USA:  30th – 31st March, 13-15 July, 9-13th November

Course Cost & Booking: The Course is a 2-day course with lunch and refreshments provided. Cost is  UK: £399 +VAT; USA: $550 USD

CompEx Foundation Plus Course

Our course not only covers the core CompEx unit qualifications (covering subjects like ATEX, DSEAR and general hazardous locations theory) but adds basic Ex installation practice, installation training and a simple ‘skills’ assessment by installing real Ex equipment and glands with our portable installation rigs and is an ideal primer for people considering taking EX01-06.

2020 Course dates:

  • Wrexham, UK:     14th – 16th January, 31st March -2nd April, 30th June – 2nd July, 3rd – 5th November
  • Dallas, TX USA:   13th – 15th July, 9th – 13th November

Course Cost & Booking: The Course is a 3-day course with lunch and refreshments provided. Cost is  UK: £560+VAT; USA: $750 USD


CompEx Ex01-04 Inspection & Installation Course

The Ex01-Ex04 is designed for personnel who undertake the physical installation and assembly of new ‘Ex’ equipment and, who perform preventive maintenance and inspections on previously installed equipment.  The CompEx Ex01-Ex04 Certificate of Core Competence is based on practical assessment and a written theory exam taken over 2 days. It is preceded with a 3 day course with practical demonstrations and hands on-training. More…

2019 Course dates: 7th – 11th October and 9th – 13th December.

2020 Course dates:

  • Wrexham, UK:   20th – 24th January, 2nd – 6th March, 20th – 24th April, 1st – 5th June, 24th – 28th August, 5th – 9th October, 30th November – 4th December

Course Cost & Booking: The Course is a full 5-day course with lunch and refreshments provided. Cost is  UK: £975+VAT; USA: $1,350 USD.


CompEx Dust Ex05 & Ex06 Course

The Ex05-Ex06 is designed for underpinning knowledge and practical assessment of personnel who undertake the physical installation and assembly of new ‘Ex’ equipment and, who perform preventive maintenance and inspections on previously installed equipment in dust potentially explosive atmospheres. More…

2019 Course dates:  11th – 13th November.

2020 Course dates:

  • Wrexham, UK:  28th – 30th January, 7th – 9th April, 4th – 6th August, 17th – 19th November

Course Cost & Booking: The Course is a full 3-day course with lunch and refreshments provided. Cost is UK: £700+VAT; USA: $950 USD.


CompEx Refresher Course

CompEx EX01-04 Certification is only valid for five years from issue. To re-validate your certification for another five years, you must undertake the CompEx Refresher. More…

2020 Course dates:

  • Wrexham, UK:  17th – 19th March, 20th – 22nd October

Course Cost & Booking: The Course is a full 2-day course with lunch and refreshments provided. Cost is  UK: £675+VAT; USA: $900 USD.


CompEx Ex11 Mechanical Competence Certification Course

ATEX (DSEAR) requires users to identify all possible ignition includes non-electrical (mechanical) items of equipment. The safety measures for non-electrical equipment used in hazardous areas not only include the design (and possible certification) of equipment but also the aspects required for safe selection, installation, maintenance, inspection and repair. More…

2020 Course dates:

  • Wrexham, UK:  11th – 13th February, 28th – 30th April, 23rd – 25th June, 8th – 10th September, 24th – 26th November

Course Cost & Booking: The Course is a full 3-day course with lunch and refreshments provided. Cost is UK: £700+VAT; USA: $950 USD


CompEx Design Ex12 Course

Design Engineers Core Competence Certification

The CompEx Ex12 course is aimed Engineers at graduate or equivalent level with a design or specification function covers the application design and selection of electrical equipment, along with the requirements of IEC 60079-14. The course fully addresses the designer’s requirements to the new 2014 Installation and Inspection Standards. More…

2020 Course dates:

  • Wrexham, UK:     3rd – 7th February, 11th – 15th May, 6th – 10th July, 14th – 18th September, 7th – 11th December.
  • Dallas, TX USA:  1st-5th June

Course Cost & Booking: The Course is a 5-day course with lunch and refreshments provided. Cost is UK: £1750+VAT; USA: $2,400 USD.


CompEx Ex14 Responsible Person

Internationally Recognised Certificate of Core Competence

The course has been designed specifically for people who have the responsibility for scheduling inspections, determining inspection frequencies and types of inspection, checking inspection team competence, reviewing inspection results and taking appropriate actions based on the inspection results. More…

2020 Course dates:

  • Wrexham, UK:    24th – 27th February, 18th – 21st May, 1st – 4th September, 14th – 17th December

Course Cost & Booking: The CompEx Ex14 Course is a full 4-day course with lunch and refreshments provided. Cost: UK: £1600+VAT; USA: $2,200 USD.


Specialist Training Courses (non-CompEx)

ExVeritas have significant experience with Hazardous Location Training (our four lecturers all have 25 years experience each in this field). Our courses contain the latest information delivered by ‘practitioners’  who can draw from practical experience to keep the course interesting, relevant and practical. The open courses are delivered at our in-house training facilities in the UK and Dallas, TX, Full joining instructions will be provided on booking.

Please click here to see our range of CompEx Certified Courses.

ATEX or Bespoke Training at your location

Have a number of people in your company requiring Training? Bespoke ATEX Training may be the most cost-effective solution.

All courses can be combined and made bespoke for non-open courses, we often run small classes for just five or six people from the same company, it’s a great way to learn and is focused on your products or site! By analysing your company needs, culture and environment we can dramatically reduce the course durations and maximise retention of information. Our trainers have personally delivered ATEX and DSEAR training to the worlds leading Blue Chip companies, our training is truly bespoke and delivered by experts. All of our courses are customised to your exact needs prior to delivery.

We have run many bespoke training courses on specialist subjects including:

  • Gas Turbine Safety
  • IP15 and SR25 for area classification
  • Ex Self Certification
  • Functional Safety and Safety System Design

Complete an online quote application form for training courses at your location or block bookings.

Project-Based ATEX Training

A Unique ‘hybrid’ service offered by ExVeritas. Do you have a project that needs completing, perhaps a re-design or initial design of an ATEX Product or an explosion safety review? Why not combine expert help, training and a completed project signed off by experts?

This service has many benefits and is a very cost-effective method of receiving ‘on the job’ training and CPD whilst completing real work that benefits your company. Each project is totally customised to your needs addressing both the expected project outcome and the learning needs of the client. Both training and project certification can be issued.