Do I need to do a Prep Course?

NET and its licensed centres do not support, endorse or recommend any AM2, AM2S or AM2E prep courses. Providing you have been able to complete your Checklist with confidence that you have the skills and knowledge needed for each area of the assessment, the resources provided below will be sufficient for you to prepare.


What is an acceptable form of ID for the assessment?

On the day of the assessment candidates will need to bring with them a photographic form of identification, which is current or within expiry date. Without photographic ID, candidates will not be permitted to take the assessment.

Acceptable forms of identification:

  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • ECS Card
  • Employer photographic ID card

Can I use my own tools or equipment?

All materials and equipment will be supplied by the assessment centre.

PLEASE NOTE: if you require specialist tools due to a medical condition please view our Reasonable Adjustments policy on our Policies page.

I have completed the 17th Edition, will my exam cover the 18th Edition?

The AM2 is largely edition-neutral. From 1st January 2019 the Inspection and Testing section will use 18th Edition forms and we would advise that you familiarise yourself with these.

The changes from 17th Edition are very minor – covering dates and two boxes on the Inspection checklist. The practical tests and online knowledge exam  are not impacted at all by the edition change.

What guidance material or publications can I use?

The following publications will available on the day of your assessment and will be supplied by the assessment centre.

  • BS7671 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
  • Onsite Guide
  • Guidance Notes 3, Inspection & Testing
  • IET Electricians Guide to the Building Regs

Candidates are not permitted to bring their own materials to the Assessment Centre.