Demonstrate your skill in building controls with the new Building Controls Professional Assessment from the BCIA.
Are you an electrician looking to demonstrate your skills in building controls? The new Building Controls Professional Assessment (BCPA) is a nationally-recognised qualification that will help you stand out from the crowd.
The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) together with National Electrotechnical Training (NET) launched the BCPA last year so that operatives in the controls and electrical sectors can demonstrate a sound knowledge of the important fundamentals in building controls.
“This BCPA will also help employers in the electrical sector by enabling them to demonstrate a commitment to setting high standards in building controls work, by having professionally-trained operatives that are accredited with the BCPA.”
The BCPA is a two-and-a-half-day assessment, modelled on the AM2. The Assessment is a mixture of practical hands-on testing as well as a multiple-choice section. The main elements of the BCPA are: installation, fault finding, commissioning and testing of building controls and BEMS. The BCPA test centre is in Gloucester and is managed by Clarkson Evans who are highly experienced in training and assessing for the electrical sector.
This BCPA will also help employers in the electrical sector by enabling them to demonstrate a commitment to setting high standards in building controls work, by having professionally-trained operatives that are accredited with the BCPA.
BCIA President Steve Harrison says: “We recognise that electricians and controls installers want to demonstrate their know-how in our industry. The BCPA has been modelled on the AM2, which we consider a gold standard of practical assessment.”
What’s more, electricians who gain the BCPA qualification will be a step closer to qualifying for the new ECS Building Controls Engineer card, with its unique BCPA logo that will demonstrate their achievement.
There also is a Candidate Self-Assessment Checklist online which outlines the skills and knowledge required to take the BCPA. This checklist will help to identify areas where extra training might be required before attending the training day – which is also something that Clarkson Evans can help with.