As of 00.01hrs on 19 October 2020, certificate extensions will no longer be granted unless in exceptional circumstances, as outlined in the Policy below. All other delegates are required to undertake refresher training.

Please click here to view our policy.

Certification Extension Request in Exceptional Circumstances - If your delegate has been impacted by COVID-19, as outlined in the above Policy and their certification expires within 14 days before the expiry date, please complete the short form below to submit an extension request. Please note, evidence of the delegate meeting the exceptional circumstances is required for your request to be processed.

Please ensure you have also viewed the FAQs on our website before you submit this form, click here to view.

Contact details of requester 

Please complete all fields below to enable us to process your request promptly.

Delegate information required:

Please supply the below details for the individual(s) who requires the certificate extension. For multiple requests, please upload details via attachment box below.

For multiple requests, please upload details via attachment box below.

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Thank you for selecting the United Kingdom as the region of residence.


Before you complete the form for a certificate extension request, please note that 96% of training providers in the United Kingdom are now open and running courses with the appropriate physical distancing in place. Please ensure that the delegate/you on behalf of the delegate, have exhausted all efforts to complete refresher training prior to submitting an application.


If you feel that due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, as outlined in Section 2.0 of the Certificate Extension Policy, that the delegate is still unable to complete refresher training, please proceed and we will review the application.

Thank you for selecting Europe as the region of residence.


Before you complete the form for a certificate extension request, please note that there are number of training providers now open and running courses with the appropriate physical distancing in place.


Please ensure that the delegate/you on behalf of the delegate have exhausted all efforts to complete refresher training prior to submitting an application.


If you feel that due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, as outlined in Section 2.0 of the Certificate Extension Policy, that the delegate is still unable to complete refresher training, please proceed and we will review the application.


Thank you for your patience as we continue to support a safe and skilled workforce at this time. OPITO.

Thank you for selecting the Middle East as the region of residence.


Please ensure that the delegate/you on behalf of the delegate have exhausted all efforts to complete refresher training prior to submitting an application.


If you feel that due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, as outlined in Section 2.0 of the Certificate Extension Policy, that the delegate is still unable to complete refresher training, please proceed and we will review the application.


Thank you for your patience as we continue to support a safe and skilled workforce at this time. OPITO.

Thank you for selecting Africa as the region of residence.


Before you complete the form for a certificate extension request, please note that there are number of training providers now open and running courses with the appropriate physical distancing in place.


Please ensure that the delegate/you on behalf of the delegate have exhausted all efforts to complete refresher training prior to submitting an application.


If you feel that due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, as outlined in Section 2.0 of the Certificate Extension Policy, that the delegate is still unable to complete refresher training, please proceed and we will review the application.


Thank you for your patience as we continue to support a safe and skilled workforce at this time. OPITO.

Thank you for selecting Asia Pacific as the region of residence.


Before you complete the form for a certificate extension request, please note that there are number of training providers now open and running courses with the appropriate physical distancing in place.


Please ensure that the delegate/you on behalf of the delegate have exhausted all efforts to complete refresher training prior to submitting an application.


If you feel that due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, as outlined in Section 2.0 of the Certificate Extension Policy, that the delegate is still unable to complete refresher training, please proceed and we will review the application.


Thank you for your patience as we continue to support a safe and skilled workforce at this time. OPITO.

Thank you for selecting the Americas as the region of residence.


Before you complete the form for a certificate extension request, please note that most training providers are open and running courses with the appropriate physical distancing in place.


Please ensure that the delegate/you on behalf of the delegate, have exhausted all efforts to complete refresher training prior to submitting an application.


If you feel that due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, as outlined in Section 2.0 of the Certificate Extension Policy, that the delegate is still unable to complete refresher training, please proceed and we will review the application.


Thank you for your patience as we continue to support a safe and skilled workforce at this time. OPITO.

If you are unsure of Vantage numbers, please contact the certification issuing Training Provider
Standard Title of Existing Certificate
Standard Code of Existing Certificate (e.g. 5700)
We require additional information in order to process the request. Maximum of 280 characters.

Evidence Required

To ensure that your extension request is processed as quickly as possible, please upload sufficient evidence to support your request (please ensure files do not exceed 2MB in size, please note you will receive a server error message if the uploaded document is more than 2MB).


If sufficient evidence is not uploaded, this may result in your request being delayed or rejected.


Requests will only be considered for certificates that have an expiry date within 14 days from application for extension.

Please provide the same information for each delegate: Vantage number, Certificate number, Date of Birth, Standard Title, Standard Code and any Additional Comments. We can receive this information in any format including Excel, Word, PDF. Maximum of 10 files. Please note each file may not exceed 2MB in size - please note you will receive a server error message if the uploaded document is more than 2MB.

Please note, requests will only be considered for certificates that have an expiry date within 14 days from application and only considered where supporting evidence and further information is provided to verify an exceptional circumstance.