Focus on safety competence with CompEx Training and Certification

What is CompEx Certification?

CompEx certification is an internationally recognized competency-based training and assessment program that certifies personnel who work in potentially explosive atmospheres, such as in the hazardous locations, oil and gas, petrochemical, and chemical industries.

The CompEx certification program is designed to provide assurance to employers that individuals who work in potentially explosive environments have the necessary knowledge and skills to do so safely. The certification covers a range of competencies, including electrical and mechanical installations, inspection, maintenance, and repair. The certification process involves a combination of theoretical and practical training, followed by an assessment. The assessment consists of both written and practical exams, and successful candidates receive a certificate that is valid for five years.

CompEx certification is recognized in many countries around the world, including the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. It is considered a leading certification for personnel working in hazardous areas. CompEx training is also mandatory for individuals involved in designing, selecting, installing, inspecting, and maintaining equipment designed for use in hazardous locations, and those managing people in these disciplines.

Intertek's CompEx Certification and Training Solutions

Intertek’s licensed CompEx centres offer courses that lead the way in competency validation, combining both theory and practical skills, our courses are hands-on and interactive. Our suite of certified CompEx and City and Guilds courses include:

Intertek is an ATEX Notified Body, implementation DSEAR and ATEX specialist, and certified CompEx Training Centre, providing candidates with an industry-leading learning experience and access to state-of-the-art practical equipment required for hands-on assessment of the principals involved in hazardous area applications.

Our Global CompEx Certification Training Centres

UK CompEx

North American CompEx and other Hazardous Areas Training:

CompEx Functional Safety Foundation:

Custom Options

If you have a group of 5 or more delegates, we can deliver training at a location and date of your choosing, or arrange a private course at one of our training centres. A mobile training centre is available in some regions for on-site facilitation of practical training elements.


Client Testimonials

Spotlight compex BP

'Intertek’s CompEx training definitely helped in my day-to-day role, getting me to think differently and spot regulatory compliance issues. The practical aspect is excellent too; it helped me understand what needed doing in terms of hazardous locations.'

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Spotlight compex K

'Videos and real-world examples helped bring the topics to life. I would recommend the Ex Foundation course to anyone involved in ATEX and working in explosive atmospheres, it was a real eye-opener and I learned a great deal.'

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