FEBRUARY 8, 2021

Due to changing circumstances globally, OPITO has taken the decision to uphold the planned phase-out strategy, but to extend the date to 1st May 2021.

Certificate Extension Process

The current Policy, effective 19 October 2020, remains in place until 23:59hrs on 30 April 2021

•  If a delegate has been impacted by COVID-19, and their certification expires within 14 days before the expiry date, they can continue to request an exceptional extension by        completing the appropriate form on the website (there are separate processes for employers and delegates (self-sponsors) 

•  Period of Grace – A two-month ‘period of grace’ to undertake refresher training will begin from the expiry date of the certificate

•  Delegates are required to seek refresher training when it is suitable for them to do so
•  There continues to be no charge for this service

The following will take effect as of 00:01hrs 1 May 2021
 •  Certificates that have expired will no longer be granted an extension, regardless of circumstance
 •  Delegates will be advised to undertake training

For further details about this advisory, you may visit the OPITO Website link below.