The iATS scheme is open to all trained and qualified Air Tightness Testers. We provide dedicated technical support to all our members and ensure that they are able to produce  legally valid air tightness tests.

How to Join

To apply for entry to the iATS Scheme, transfer from another Scheme or upgrade from a Level 1 to a Level 2 tester you will need to complete the application form available below. If you are looking to join the iATS Scheme but are not yet qualified as an air tester, don’t worry, there are plenty of training courses available which can provide a suitable route towards becoming an iATS Tester.

APPLICATION FORM >

Routes to Entry

Level 1

  1. Training and Assessment: Candidates must attend a training course at an approved centre and pass the exams, practical assessments and subsequent review of 3 unpaid tests in order to apply to iATS. The Level 1 certificate will be required to join the scheme. If you already have your certificate from the training please apply here. To find out more about training courses please click here.
  2. APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning): Candidates who have industry experience must submit test reports and associated envelope area calculations to demonstrate that the National Occupational Standards for air tightness testing have been met. If successful, candidates will then have a site audit including questioning to ensure competence. Please contact us to discuss this route of entry.
  3. Other aligned training: Please contact us to discuss this route of entry.

Level 2

  1. Training and Assessment: Level 1 air tightness testers must attend a training course at an approved centre (IRT Training), and pass the assessments in order to apply to iATS. The Level 2 certificate will be required to join the scheme. If you already have your certificate from the training please apply here. To find out more about training courses please click here.
  2. APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning): Candidates who have industry experience must submit test reports and associated envelope area calculations to demonstrate that the National Occupational Standards for air tightness testing have been met. If successful, candidates will then have a site audit including questioning to ensure competence. Please contact us to discuss this route of entry.
  3. Other aligned training: Please contact us to discuss this route of entry.

Level 3

There are no current training programs or routes of entry for Level 3.


Benefits of becoming a member with iATS

Dedicated Technical Support
We offer dedicated technical support to our members, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

We protect the interest of our members
We ensure that there is no conflict between the interests of our members and the quality of testing required by DCLG.

Secure Lodgement Portal
Members have access to a secure lodgement portal which provides links to relevant CPD and a range of other services to assist with your management and personal development within the industry. The portal also offers secure storage of test data and registration details which means that test data and documentation is simple to manage and fully secured online.

Supported by the UK’s Largest EPC scheme
On 1st June 2017 Elmhurst Energy Systems Limited took ownership of iATS. Elmhurst Energy is the UK’s largest accreditation scheme for EPC assessors, which includes non-domestic energy assessors and SAP Assessors. Elmhurst have already started investing more resources into the iATS Scheme and will continue to grow and develop the scheme in the future. 

Links with SAP Assessors
Elmhurst’s SAP EPC software now offers a search facility which allows Elmhurst’s SAP Assessors to search for iATS air testers when they require an air test for their As-Built SAP Calculations. This could result in even more business for  iATS Air Testers.

Search and validation facility
Members of the public, including developers and building control bodies, can search for local iATS members through our simple search facility. This is provided on the homepage of our website.


Fees

Application Fees

For new applications there is a one off fee of £95 plus VAT per tester.

Annual Registration Fees

The Annual Registration Fee starts at £265 per year. More information is provided within the application form.

Monthly Lodgement Fees 

Our starting rate is £2.50 per lodgement which reduces with volume. More information is provided within the application form.