Record of assessment
When the independent assessment by the competence assessment has been completed and provided that the competence assessor has decided that you meet the required competence standard, he or she will issue you with a copy of the Competence Assessment Checklist as a record of the assessment, which you should keep safely in your logbook.
Your Competence Assessor will send the completed Competence Assessment Checklist to an approved Assessing Agent who will, after internal verification, arrange for your licence application to be sent to the IRSE offices in London. If you already possess a licence your current licence will have to be sent with the licence application for updating or for revalidation/renewal.
The IRSE scrutinises the licence application and the supporting information that accompanies it, and provided that all is in order, it will issue you with a licence.
Each licence category is normally valid for five years, at which point a surveillance must take place in order for the licence to be revalidated for a further 5 years, after 10years the licence will need to be renewed.
Keep the licence in a safe place so that you can show it (or quote the licence number) when required.
You should also place a copy of the completed Competence Assessment Checklists in your logbook.
Remember that obligations are placed upon you as a licence holder. Please see Obligations of a Licence Holder.