Continuing Competence

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The new syllabus and question bank will be used for Continuing Competence tests from Wednesday 1 June 2016. The fee for Continuing Competence tests will increase to £130 from this date.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: From 1st January 2017 the WAMITAB ID Card will no longer be accepted as proof of identification for the Continuing Competence test.

What is Continuing Competence?

The CIWM/WAMITAB continuing competence scheme is designed to ensure that the technically competent person (holds a certificate of technical competence, units or a qualification that is part of the operator competence scheme) on a waste site has knowledge and skills that keep pace with changes made across the waste management industry, such as the introduction of new legislation, technologies and techniques.

The CIWM/WAMITAB continuing competence scheme requires technically competent people in England and Wales to pass an assessment that demonstrates individuals have kept their competence up to date. For further information on the continuing competence scheme follow this link or use the buttons on the right.

Follow this link or use the button on the right to book your test (remember you must know which test options to take before travelling to the test centre). 

Do I need to take the Continuing Competence Test?

Period 1- if you achieved your continuing competence certificate between 1st March 2009 and 29 February 2012 the certificate needs to be renewed between 1st March 2012 and 28th February 2014.

Period 2 - if you achieved your continuing competence certificate between 1st March 2012 and 28th February 2014 the certificate needs to be renewed between 1st March 2014 and 29th February 2016.