Ex 004, 007 and 008 Inspection and maintenance - Preparatory course

This is a preparatory course for the exam in IECEx Units Ex 004, Ex 007 and Ex 008.

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CERTIFICATION ASSESSMENTS IECEx CoPC (Certificate of Personnel Competence)

If you want to do the IECEx CoPC assessment after the preparatory course, you MUST fill in and submit the application form to Exert Certification soonest possible, so that you can be registered with Exert, who will conduct a work experience review of your qualifications.

Online application form and more information about the different IECEx CoPC units under the following link:



IECEx CoPC assessments and certification are conducted and organized by Exert Certification at Trainor's location in T√łnsberg. Assessment will regularly be set up in connection with preparatory training conducted by Trainor. Please contact Exert if the given dates for assessments are not suitable for you.

Exert reserves the right to cancel assessments conducted at physical location if there are less than 5 participants.

Helping aids

As IECEx CoPC is an "open book" all paper-based aids are allowed on the assessments. Digital aids like mobile phone, tablet or pc are NOT allowed. According to IECEx rules and in compliance with ISO 17024, Exert are not allowed to give out assessment examples for training purposes.

Do you require more information about the IECEx system for personnel certification? Please contact Exert at phone number +47 91 00 97 66 or email copc@exertcertification.com. Website: www.exertcertification.com


This course is designed to brush-up participants' knowledge and skills in order to give them the best possible preparation for the examination Ex 004, 007 and 008 Inspection and maintenance.

Target group

Personnel working in electrical, automation and related fields who wish to prepare for the examination Ex 004, 007 and 008 Inspection and maintenance.

Subjects covered in the course

The course is based on the competence requirements described in OD 504 with particular emphasis on the IEC 60079-17 norm. It is intended as a preparatory course covering topics in IECEx certification for:

Unit 004 Maintenance of Ex equipment

  • General information on maintenance of Ex installations
  • Maintenance principles and systems
  • Maintenance requirements and responsibility
  • Identifying equipment and protection methods

Unit 007 Visual and close inspection

  • Inspection levels
  • Checklists and procedures
  • Typical faults and defects

Unit 008 Detailed inspection

  • Inspection level
  • Checklists and procedures
  • Work methods and test equipment

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Course manual

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