LPA Certification Scheme

All about gaining LPA Certification

1. Formal Requirement

 Any person wishing to gain an initial RPA 2000 Certificate of Competence to act as a Laser Protection Adviser (LPA) must create a Portfolio of Evidence that satisfies RPA 2000’s technical criteria. The Certificate of Core Competence remains valid for a period of 5 years, before the end of which it must be renewed.

2. Relevant RPA 2000 Documents

The documents that are relevant to any person wishing to apply for or renew an RPA 2000 Certificate of Competence to act as an LPA are listed below.

The following Documents provide general information that is applicable to all the Certification Schemes provided by RPA 2000, click on the one that you wish to view:

Doc. Ref Document Title
 G1  RPA 2000 Operating Procedures
 G2  Information for Applicants seeking Certification or Renewal of Certification under any RPA 2000 Competence Certification Scheme
 G3  Protocol for the introduction and maintenance of Specialist Certificates of Competence
 GD2  Consequences of the failure of applicants to meet timescales for the renewal of certification
 GD3  Consequences of the failure of applicants to meet timescales for the provision of further information required by assessors

The following documents contain information that is specific to the competency scheme for a Laser Protection Adviser, please click on the one that you wish to view:

Doc. Ref Document Title
 LPA1  Application Form for Initial Certification of Competence to be an LPA
 LPA2  Instructions for the creation of the Portfolio of Evidence for LPA certification
 LPA3 Instructions for the Renewal of LPA Certification (LRS)

3. Applications for initial certification to act as an LPA

The means for satisfying RPA 2000’s technical criteria are detailed in the RPA 2000 Document LPA2 ‘Instructions for the creation of the portfolio of evidence for LPA certification’.

Applicants for initial certification will:

  • Require Documents LPA1 and LPA2
  • Are advised to consult Document G2
  • May wish to refer to Documents G1, GD2 and GD3

4. Applications for renewal of certification to act as an LPA

Persons wishing to apply to RPA 2000 to renew their LPA certification must use the Renewal of Certification Scheme which can be found in RPA 2000 Document LPA3 ‘Instructions for the Renewal of LPA Certification (LRS)’.

Applicants for renewal of certification will;

  • Require Documents LPA3
  • Are advised to consult Document G2
  • May wish to refer to Documents G1, GD2 and GD3