All certificates awarded by MTCS have a 3 year validity period. The reason for this is that during the 3 year period from when your certificate was awarded changes in the industry will have taken place that may affect how you work. This may include:
It is important that any such changes are captures within the ongoing assessment process
The renewal process is very similar to the ICA/Registration.
Candidates who are currently employed by a company that operates the MTCS Competence Scheme can renew by submitting a Witness Statement completed by their line manager. This is exactly the same as the process used by MTCS Client companies who operate the MTCS scheme, and wish to ‘Register’ new personnel to the scheme.
Candidates who work in the capacity of a Freelance contractor must complete the ICA.
Similarly candidates who hold a certificate that has expired over 12 months previously must also complete an ICA