It’s important that applicants meet the necessary criteria for membership and understand the application procedure prior to applying for membership. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Membership & Communications team if you have any questions (0131 445 5577 or

Download ‘Your Gateway to SELECT Membership’ brochure  or  the ‘Quick guide to SELECT Membership application’ for an overview of SELECT Membership criteria or see below for detailed guidance. If after checking the criteria you find that you do not currently meet all of our requirements to be a full member you can apply to become a member of our Probationary Membership Scheme.

Part A: Basic requirements for membership

Enterprises engaged in the electrotechnical industries may be eligible for membership of SELECT if the applicant:

  • operates from a fixed business address (this may be a domestic residence)
  • has been in business for a minimum of six months and is financially viable
  • holds Public Liability Insurance (at least £2m) and Employer’s Liability insurance where  appropriate
  • undertakes to abide by SELECT’s Constitution, Rules and Codes
  • has equipment, tools and plant appropriate to the range and scale of work undertaken in the relevant technical category
  • has appropriate calibrated test equipment and demonstrates competence in its use and interpretation of results
  • has appropriate documentation for the technical category applied for
  • is able to demonstrate competence in the inspection and testing of any work undertaken, including the keeping of necessary records and test results
  • undertakes that all work will be carried out to standards by competent persons who are adequately and appropriately supervised
  • employs competent persons who have successfully undertaken technical training acceptable to the Central Board of SELECT. (A ‘competent person’ is defined as being a person possessing the necessary technical knowledge and skills as defined in the appropriate National Occupational Standards, and experience relevant to the nature of the work undertaken, who is able to prevent danger and where appropriate, injury).
  • has a written Health & Safety Policy and complies with the duties placed upon employers and employees by the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and other relevant codes and regulations
  • can demonstrate an awareness of the requirements of environmental best practice

Part B: Accreditation to Technical Criteria

Members may be classified as being accredited in one or more of the following ten technical categories:

You can download detailed criteria for every category by clicking on the links above. Click here to view the full SELECT Membership Assessment Criteria and here to view the SELECT Guide to Membership Assessments document.