International Qualifications

Role of Safe Energy Ireland

The primary objective of the RGI scheme is to protect the safety interests of the public with respect to gas installation activities through the registration and supervision of gas installers.

Safe Energy Ireland carries out this function on behalf of the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) through the Registered Gas Installer (RGI) statutory regulatory scheme.

To be eligible to become an RGI ordinarily requires holding certain Irish professional qualifications.

For gas installers who have relevant non-Irish qualifications, the CRU and Safe Energy Ireland have now put in place a system of recognition that when completed will allow them to apply to become an RGI.

International Qualification Application Process

If you hold professional qualification(s) gained outside the Republic of Ireland, you must first have your qualification(s) recognised before you can make an application for registration with the RGI scheme. Please click here to apply

The Directive applies to eligible persons holding qualifications from – or recognised by – a European Economic Area (EEA) Member State. Due to the timelines set out in the Directive, applicants who meet the full requirements will be prioritised. Applications from non-EEA countries may be delayed.

Application Timeline

The following are the expected timelines for to process an application:

  • One month to acknowledge receipt of an application, and to notify the applicant of any missing documentation.
  • Three months, with a possible one-month extension from receipt of complete file, to reach a decision on the application. The applicant may appeal the decision.
  • Applicants can be required to take an aptitude test or to complete an adaptation period of up to three years.