No deal Brexit and F-Gas certificates

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, F-Gas certificates issued from the UK will no longer be recognised, or valid, in EU member states.

This will apply to both personal F-Gas qualification certificates and to F-Gas Register company certificates.

If you are affected by this and wish to continue working in the EU zone, post Brexit, then you will need to hold an EU issued F-Gas qualification personal certificate and an EU issued company F-Gas Register certificate.

If you do not work outside of the UK or non-EU countries then this does not affect you.

Individuals holding F-Gas qualifications from the UK can apply for an exchange certificate from the Irish EPA HERE 

Companies wishing to exchange their company F-Gas Register certificate to an Irish one for EU use can do so HERE 

PLEASE NOTE: F-Gas Ireland Company registration is renewable annually so your exchanged certificate will be valid until 31 December 2019.   
After this time you will need to renew annually with F-Gas Ireland  to maintain the registration.

UK Registration with the REFCOM F-Gas Register will remain as a 3 year renewal cycle.
All exchanges of certificates must be made before 11pm on 31 October.

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