FITAS comes of age as FCS announces the first 21 members

The Federation of Communication Services is today celebrating the FCS Installer Training and Accreditation Scheme (FITAS) turning 21.

Michael Eagle, FCS General Manager, announced: “There are now 21 installer members of the FITAS programme who have completed the application process, met the scheme’s entry requirements and are now well on their way towards attainment of the FITAS accreditation. A number of further installers are currently progressing through the application process”.

“The FCS FITAS programme provides training, testing and accreditation of an individual installer’s knowledge and practical ability to provide a correct and safe installation of in-vehicle communications equipment”.

Launched earlier this year, FITAS has been designed to meet the requirements of the UK code of practice; FCS1362, which sets out best practice for the installation of communications equipment into vehicles. Installers joining FITAS undergo rigorous training, attain recognised qualifications and demonstrate their practical ability in order to be awarded the accreditation.

FITAS accreditation stands as a mark of an individual installer’s competency and a badge that customers can look for when trying to source installation services.

With support from major, industry ‘patrons’ including Motorola, FleetMatics, Parrot and Blackberry, FITAS is fast becoming the ‘must have’ accreditation for the in-vehicle install sector.