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Continuing Competence Test

The test you will be required to take will depend on what competence you wish to achieve and/or maintain. Guidance can be obtained from your local Environment Agency officer or from the WAMITAB web site. However, it is essential that you know which test/options to take before travelling to the test centre.

To book your test at our facilities you will need to use the online booking system which can be found at You will need a valid credit or debit card and will select the location, date and time of your test through the system.

When do I need to do the Continuing Competence Test?

If this is the first time you are taking the Continuing Competency test it will need to be taken 2 years to the date you achieved your CIWM (WAMITAB) Level 4 certificate i.e. the date as shown on your certificate (e.g. if your certificate is dated 06th March 2020 you will need to take your first test by 06th March 2022)


If you are maintaining competency an expiry date will be shown on the Continuing Competency Certificate issued by CIWM (WAMITAB). You are responsible for keeping your certificate up to date in line with your certificate expiry date.


All individuals will have to register with the CIWM (WAMITAB) Waste Operator Competence Scheme and will have access to the syllabus for the assessments or can attend a Continuing Competence Refresher workshop. Successful candidates will receive a ‘Continuing Competence' certificate from CIWM.

Where can I take my test for Continuing Competence and what is the cost?

The test will be on-line and carried out at an approved Pearson Vue Testing Centre such as QSP Training. The test will be booked and paid for on-line via Pearson Vue site as shown above or booked via QSP.


As of 1st January 2024 the test fee will be £184 this will cover the generic element and up to 3 technical certificates held.


UPDATE: December 2020

England: All candidates whose Continuing Competence expired after 16 March 2020 must schedule their test as soon as possible: the Environment Agency has given a deadline of Thursday 1st April 2021, by which date they expect all candidates in England to have passed the Continuing Competence test.

For more information click the link below-

Continuing Competence Test

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