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FESS Systems Operative Training 


Card information


The ECS Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) Systems Operative card is for people working in the FESS industry as a specialist installer or maintainer of FESS systems.


The requirements to obtain a Systems Operative ECS Card have changed and you are now required to complete an ECS Fire Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) multiple-choice assessment and ECS H&S assessment to achieve the card. To support this, SfS is offering a one-day online training course that aims to upskill engineers so they are ready to take the online multiple-choice FESS assessment.

Eligibility and requirements


To be eligible for this card, applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Successfully complete the ECS Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) assessment in the industry sector discipline you are applying for:

  • Fire

  • Fire & Emergency Lighting

  • Fire & Security

  • Security


2. Hold a current ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment.

For Scotland based users, full details of the FESS ECS card requirements can be found : 

Each assessment consists of 30 questions across a range of topics relevant to the chosen FESS occupation to be completed in 30 minutes. Each question will require the correct answer to be selected from a choice of four possible answers given. The pass mark is 24 (80%) correctly answered questions. 


A separate revision guide for each pathway is available on the SJIB website (same link as above) for free download. The guides contain sample questions and candidates are strongly encouraged to study these before undertaking the assessment. Purchasing the online training will also aid in preparation for those undertaking a pathway, with additional resources for preparations, such as sample questions, held in the "Learning Room" area of our LMS.

Cost Breakdown:

£140 - Online Training - available through Skills for Security

*Above costs are Inc. VAT

20% discount on access to online training is available for all stakeholders, BSIA Members, SJIB Members and SELECT Member companies - Membership validations may apply.


Please provide our bookings team 2 - 3 working days to process following the submission of your details.

For those requiring block bookings for training access, please contact our booking team directly at:

For Scotland based candidates, the booking of assessment is done on an individual basis and completed through the SJIB webpage: Only access to online training material can be accessed through Skills for Security.


Once your training has been completed, or if training is not required, use the above link to create your account, book and pay for the required assessments. If you are obtaining this as part of a company or organisation, they may already have an SJIB account

Having Issues?

For queries regarding access to online training, please contact

For queries regarding access to assessment, please contact 


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