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SoRSA Certificate of Competency Application – revised


Applicants must complete the form as stipulated for a Certificate of Competency awarded by SoRSA using the Portfolio of Evidence Route as defined in the Highways Agency Interim Advice Note 152/11 and submit by e-mail to membership@ciht.org.uk 

You can download the application form here : COC Application Form 2019

To assist candidates in completing their CoC application, guidance notes have been prepared, these can be downloaded here CoC Application Guidance Notes 2019.

An applicant is required to provide a Portfolio of Evidence based on the requirements set out in Standard HD 19/03 (or latest equivalent) and IAN 152/11. The Portfolio should be sufficiently detailed to ensure that the SoRSA Membership Committee can determine the application and fully satisfy the requirements of both the Standard and IAN.

From December 2013 to be compliant, EC Directives require at least one member of a Road Safety Audit Team to hold a Certificate of Competency (CoC) when undertaking a Road Safety Audit on the Trans-European network which includes much of UK Motorway and Trunk Roads.

The assessment and certification processes developed by SoRSA have been formally approved by the Highways Agency. CIHT, through SoRSA, is consequently in a position to award CoCs via the Portfolio of Evidence Route to applicants who demonstrate the necessary understanding, experience and expertise. As with SoRSA membership, access to the CoC is open to CIHT members and non-members. 

Julian Bartlett, SoRSA Chair said: 

“For many years the UK has led the world in the safety review of its roads, the introduction of this certificate ensures consistency across Europe and will contribute to improved road safety.”
Notes to editors

Interim Advice Note 152/11 ‘Road Safety Audit – Compliance with EC Directive 2008/96/EC’ requires that by 19th December 2013 at least one member of a Road Safety Audit Team must hold a Certificate of Competency (CoC) when undertaking a Road Safety Audit on the UK Motorway and Trunk Road network. Certification does not require renewal.

Applicants are required to provide evidence that they satisfy the guidance and requirements set out in HD 19/03 (or its latest equivalent) and IAN 152/11.  Evidence will take a number of forms, including as examples the completion of a number of Road Safety Audits within a specified time period and the applicants understanding, experience and expertise against the 4 Core Modules detailed in IAN 152/11.  

Certification does not require renewal.

For more information please contact:

Libby Sands - Membership Secretary 
e: sandslibby5@gmail.com

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