Identification Policy

Many of our courses and exams are accredited by PeopleCert or APMG


Both examination boards take reasonable steps to ensure the correct and accurate identification of relevant personnel involved with their certifications.

Acceptable Forms of ID

Any official documentation which includes photographic ID, the person’s name and is valid (current) may be used such as:

  • Passport
  • Driving Licence Government issued ID (if it includes the person’s photo or signature)
  • Military ID (if it includes the person’s photo or signature)
  • Staff ID (if it includes the person’s photo or signature)
  • National ID card (if it includes the person’s photo or signature)
  • EEA (European Economic Area) member state ID card
  • UK/EU photo card

The documentation must either be:

  • The original
  • A certified photocopy (see Section 4 below for more information)

If a candidate does not have one of the photographic ID’s stated above then the following is an acceptable alternative:

Evidencing two different types of identification from the following list:

  • Financial Institution Statements e.g. Bank or Building Society Statement, Saving Account, Loan Documents (Dated within the last 3 months)
  • Vehicle Registration or Title
  • Utility Bill (Dated within the last 3 months)
  • Valid Union Membership Card
  • Valid Social Security Card
  • Valid Health Security Card
  • P45, P60 or payslip (Dated within the last 3 months)
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Name Change from a Court Decree
  • TV licence in your name and current address (Dated within the last 12 months)
  • Mortgage statement (Dated within the last 3 months)
  • Council Tax Statement Dated within the last 12 months)

Who Can Sign a Photocopy of the Original Document?

This is the person who can counter sign the document to confirm the person in the photograph.

The countersignatory should:

  • Have known the applicant for at least two years

The countersignatory should not:

  • Be related to the applicant by birth or marriage
  • Be in a personal relationship with the applicant
  • Live at the same address as the applicant

Once this has been done then the photocopy will be certified.

Validity of the Document

In order for the identification to be considered valid it must:

  • Be current (not expired)
  • Contain the applicant’s name, signature and/or photograph
  • Be the original document or be a photocopy which has been certified according to the guidelines in Section 4.

If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact us on +44 (0) 1494 876502



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