COVID 19 Update

Given the continued escalation of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) worldwide health pandemic, the CompEx Certification Body (CCB) recognises that CompEx Centres’ top priority is the welfare of staff and candidates.
Candidates or Employers who are subject to travel restrictions or self-isolation should contact their preferred CompEx Centre in the first instance to rearrange course bookings.
If it is not possible to attend a course before the expiry of Certification, the Employer or Candidate should apply for an extension via their preferred CompEx Centre. Any request for extension should include the Candidate(s) full name, contact details, CompEx number, reason for the extension and evidence of a course booking. The CompEx Centre will forward these requests to the CCB. Requests for extension shall be reviewed on a case by case basis, and each request will be formally acknowledged by the CCB and communicated via the CompEx Centre.


CompEx is an internationally recognised course and qualification in explosive atmospheres.  It provides competency based assessment for personnel working in hazardous locations. Our courses consist of training and formal, practical and/or theoretical assessment. CompEx competency validation is most relevant and essential to people who are involved in the design, selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of equipment.

The Academy is a licensed ExVeritas CompEx Training Centre (licence number 32b). Through this agreement, the Academy is provided with instructors with over 30 years’ practical experience in this field including 10 years teaching CompEx courses and participating in CompEx working groups.


The ATEX Directive

The New ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU describes the type of equipment, protective systems and work environment permitted in an explosive atmosphere. The Directive defines the essential health and safety requirements and conformity assessment procedures, to be applied before products are placed on the EU market. It is aligned with the New Legislative Framework policy, and it is applicable from 20 April 2016, replacing the previous Directive 94/9/EC.

A Guidance document on the ATEX Directive transition from 94/9/EC to 2014/34/EU is available, with a list of frequently asked questions and answers.