Changes to emergency lighting licences

Existing emergency lighting licences have transitioned to the electrical stream under the new framework. 

Key changes for existing licensees:

  • There are changes for licensees transitioning to the new ‘certify’ classes, including change to scope of work and upskilling requirements 
  • New definition clarifies that 'emergency lighting' is lighting designed and constructed to show an exit or an evacuation route from a building in the event of a fire and includes associated signage.
  • 'Inspect and test’ class will automatically transition to the new ‘inspect and test’ class with no change to scope or upskilling requirements.

Diagram depicting transition of licence classes for emergency lighting

See this fact sheet for detailed information about changes to licence classes for emergency lighting + fire detection, alarm & warning systems (PDF).

Former licence classes that have transitioned: