ASTA courses are running as published in our IPC and ESA course calendars. We hope that the world will not return to lockdowns and travel restrictions in the autumn/winter of 2022/23. However, should there be issues around the UK entry requirements, related to the pandemic in the future, we should be able to help. For customers for whom maintaining the certification is critical from the production pipeline point of view, there was an exemption from the UK quarantine - please contact us to discuss and arrange supporting documentation.
Please contact us by email if you have any questions or concerns.
Extension of ESA Certification Status
Due to exceptional measures against the spread of COVID-19 that continue to hinder international travel, ESA has decided to extend the validity of the certificates ending until 31st August 2021 by a maximum of 6 months in order to allow us and our customers to re-schedule the training sessions. This includes also those certificates already under extension, but the overall cumulative extension period should not be more than 18 months. Please note that extensions are not automatic, there need to be valid reasons for asking for them, at the time of booking (or re-booking) re-certification courses.
The new successful re-certification will only be valid as follows:
a) For extensions of less than 12 months, the new certificate will be valid for a period of two (2) years starting from the original end date of the certificate.
b) For extensions of more than 12 months but less than 18 months, the new certificate will be valid for a period of two (2) years starting from the date of the re-certification.
c) For extensions that exceptionally are more than 18 months, the new certificate will be valid for one (1) year starting from the date of the re-certification.