Certificate of Compliance for Electrical Work
Electricians must submit a Certificate of Compliance for electrical work (CCEW) under the Gas and Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2017 and Gas and Electricity (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2018. A completed CCEW must be submitted within seven days of completing any safety and compliance test, on an electrical installation.
Download a CCEW PDF form (PDF, 284.21 KB).
Licensees can use the NSW Fair Trading's approved PDF form or an existing approved CCEW form, and provide a copy to:
- Fair Trading by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- The customer; and
- The distributor.
How to use the PDF form
Online you can choose to submit copies of this form in the one application to:
- the customer
- the electricity network provider
- NSW Fair Trading, and
- the energy provider (electricity distributor)
Create a template by downloading and saving this form with your electrical licence details. This will save time on all future submissions of the CCEW form.
Note: This form currently can't be used on a mobile device or tablet.
As the electrician, it’s your responsibility to apply a unique serial number to their CCEW. Use your electrical licence number followed by a sequential number (e.g. if your licence number is 444444C, your first CCEW will be 444444C001, your second will be 444444C002 and so on).
Who should receive a copy of the CCEW?
It’s the tester’s responsibility to make sure the following receive a copy of the CCEW:
- For any electrical work to the person (customer) for whom the work is carried out.
- For new electrical installations – customer, distributor and Fair Trading
- Any alterations or additions to an existing electrical installation that will require additional work to be done in relation to the network connection for the installation - customer, distributor and Fair Trading,
- Work on a switchboard or associated equipment - customer, distributor and Fair Trading
- Electrical installation work for an installation using a stand-alone power system – customer and Fair Trading
- Installation, alteration or replacement of an electricity meter – customer and Fair Trading
Substantial penalties apply, including on the spot fines of up to $1000, for each occasion when a Compliance Certificate is not supplied to the consumer (or network provider if relevant).
Under the legislation, substantial penalties also apply (up to $550,000) for failure to carry out electrical installation work in accordance with the technical standards set out in the Regulation.
These standards are the Australia/New Zealand wiring rules and the NSW Service and Installation Rules.
Electrical installation safety inspection prior to remote re-energisation of premises
If an electrical installation has been de-energised for 6 months or more, an electrical installation safety inspection is required by a qualified electrician to ensure, as far as practically possible, the electrical installation is safe to re-energise.
After the safety inspection has been conducted, an Electrical Installation Safety Inspection Certificate (remote re-energisation safety statement), on the approved form, is completed and provided to the customer.
The Remote Re-energisation Safety Statement includes details of the minimum checks and tests required prior to issuing the certificate.
The customer will need to provide a copy of the certificate to their electricity retailer when arranging for re-energisation to be undertaken.