CompEx Refresher Courses

BookOnlineangleCompEx Refresher ‘EX R’

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 refresher qualification within the initial five year period.  Persons whose certificate(s) is no longer current i.e. outside of 5 years must complete their chosen course units again  (i.e. a full Ex01-04 course).

From the 5th of June 2017 the CompEx Refresher has been substantially changed and updated and is now a 3 day course to accommodate the new practical exams and longer theory exams.

Who should attend the CompEx Refresher?

People who hold a current and valid CompEx Certificate can attended and re-validate. However, if you have not been actively involved in Ex work (inspection, maintenance and installation) then we highly recommend retaking the EX01-04 course.
CompEx Refresher

CompEx Refresher Exams

The refresher exams consist of

  • A new installation section test (selection board including motors)
  • Make off two glands (practically assessed)
  • Ex inspection on real equipment
  • Full 90 minute 60 question on line exam

Available CompEx Refresher

Ex01R-Ex04R Gas & Vapours. Exveritas CompEx Refresher Courses also include an update on the basic changes in the new EN60079-14:2014 and EN60079-17:2014

Why take a CompEx Refresher 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.
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.
ExVeritas uses an electronic cloud-based e-learning system called ‘Learn Ex,’ once registered candidates can have immediate access to course notes which are updated electronically.  Simply visit for further details about the benefits of LearnEx.

2022 Course Dates

  • Wrexham, UK: Please contact the office for dates

Course Cost & Booking

The CompEx Refresher Course is a 3 day course with lunch and refreshments provided, it costs £675* +VAT and can be booked on credit card or via a company purchase order.
*From 1st April 2019, Compex introduced the CompEx ID card as mandatory for Modules Ex01-Ex06, Ex11, Ex12, Ex14. In line with CompEx fee terms £25.00 is charged in addition to the course cost for the CompEx ID Card.
Bookings can be taken by completing the on-line form below.