Protecting the safety of all those who travel and work on railway systems worldwide


The IRSE operates this Licensing Scheme to provide assurance about the competence of individuals to carry out technical safety-critical or safety-related work on signalling and railway telecommunications equipment and systems. It provides a cross industry accepted benchmark of competence for personnel carrying out a range of activities from maintenance through design, installation, testing, project engineering and senior technical management. The Scheme has been designed to meet the requirements of the international standard for personnel certification, ISO17024, and is accredited to that standard within the UK.