Get Your Property Certified with an Electrical Certificate of Compliance

We issue electrical certificates of compliance (coc) for your property and your electric fence.

We issue an electrical certificate of compliance after we inspect, test, and certify your property. We pride ourselves on excellent service and competitive pricing. Our electricians are qualified and ensure that all electrical coc work is compliant with regulation. See our detailed electrical services page for more information.

why you need an electrical certificate of compliance

An Electrical Certificate of Compliance (ECOC or COC) is a crucial document in South Africa. It verifies that electrical work has been done safely and meets legal standards.

Whether you’re renovating, building, or selling property, you’ll need a valid COC. The COC is issued by registered electrical contractors who comply with regulations. It ensures that the electrical installation is safe, properly connected, and won’t pose risks to occupants or property.

To obtain a COC, the electrical installation must adhere to the Code of Practice.This includes proper wiring, correct connections, and compliance with safety guidelines.The COC certifies that your electrical system aligns with these standards.

The COC covers various aspects, including wiring, distribution boards, sockets, switches, and electric fences.It’s not just about new installations; even renovations or repairs require a valid COC. Without a valid COC, you may face legal issues or insurance problems.

If you have an electric fence, obtaining an ECOC is essential.It ensures that the fence is correctly installed, safe, and complies with regulations. Always verify the COC’s authenticity and keep it handy for property transactions or inspections.

Electrical certificates issued by qualified electricians.

When selling your property it's mandatory to supply a valid electrical certificate of compliance (COC) and electric fence coc (Electrical fence certificate of compliance) before any property transfer can be concluded. Our COC certificates are issued by qualified electricians giving you peace of mind that you will meet the required regulation. Don't delay the transfer of your property by using electricians that do not comply to the SANS wiring code. 

We Issue Electrical Compliance Certificates in the Following Locations







Certificate of compliance document

COC Electrical Certificate Of Compliance Sample

COC Electrical Certificate Of Compliance Sample

What is an electrical certificate of compliance?

An electrical certificate of compliance (ECOC) document verifies that the electrical work on a property is up to date with the regulations required by the South African National Standards. Read more

Does your electrical work comply with regulation?

All our repairs and upgrades are done according to the latest SANS 10142-1 wiring code, book of practice. Ensure your electrical installation is safe.

We use qualified staff. For security purposes, our employees have been screened. We do not use sub-contractors

We inspect, advise & quote for Domestic, Commercial and Industrial properties

What types of electricians are available?

We supply different types of electricians to cater for your needs such as residential electricians, commercial electricians and industrial electricians.

Click here for details about the electrician services we offer.

WHAT IS THE COST OF AN eLEctrical certificate of compliance?

The cost depends upon the work required to fix your electrical installation and the travel distance to your home or office. If the electrician finds no faults, the cost can range from R850 to R1,500. If faults are found, the cost could range from R1,000 to R6,000. If major issues are found, costs could range between R6000 to R15,000 or more. Click here for more detailed information about the costs.

We quote before work commencement. Book for your domestic, commercial or industrial property by using our contact form.


Domestic electrical inspection

Domestic Inspection


Includes an electrical inspection and compliance certificate. Excluding repairs & upgrades (if required)

Commercial electrical inspection

Commercial Inspection


Includes an electrical inspection and compliance certificate. Excluding repairs & upgrades (if required)

Industrial electrical inspection

Industrial Inspection


Includes an electrical inspection and compliance certificate. Excluding repairs & upgrades (if required)

Electrical Maintenance Services

Electrical maintenance services

Includes same day geyser repairs, fault detection and tripping earth leakage problems. We also assist if you have no power. Excludes plumbing problems for geysers.

Electrical Compliance Certificates

An electrical compliance certificate (c.o.c.) is required before a transfer can be concluded. Call us for advice, inspection and quotation.

Electrical Fence Certificates

In 2012 Electrical Fencing Compliance Certificates became mandatory.

General Electrical Work

General Electrical Work

Electrical construction, maintenance & repairs. Call for our rates.

Custom Electrical Work

Custom Electrical Work

Do you require custom electrical work? Contact us and let us assist you.

Public Liability Insurance

Our electricians are insured via a PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE policy

Power Backup Solutions for your home

We have custom power backup solutions for your home. Avoid load shedding and select one of our power backup packages.

types of eLECTRICAL compliance CERTIFICATEs


A Home Electrical Certificate is a crucial document that homeowners in South Africa must possess. It is a legal requirement under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which mandates that every residential property must have a valid Electrical Certificate of Compliance (CoC). This certificate proves that the home's electrical installations comply with the stipulated regulations and standards. It ensures that the home's electrical wiring, circuitry, and installations are safe and correctly installed.

The Home Electrical Certificate is not just a piece of paper but a guarantee of safety for the house's residents. It is issued by a registered electrician who inspects the electrical installations and verifies their compliance with the South African National Standards (SANS 10142-1). The certificate covers wiring, circuitry, earthing and bonding systems, safety switches, and overloading protection. It is important to note that any additional electrical work done in the home requires an amendment to the CoC. The responsibility of obtaining this certificate lies with the user of the electrical installation, not the property owner. Thus, a Home Electrical Certificate is a testament to the electrical safety of a home, providing peace of mind to homeowners and potential buyers alike.


The Commercial Electrical Certificate is important to commercial properties and businesses in South Africa. It’s a document and a legal obligation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which mandates that every commercial property has a valid Electrical Certificate of Compliance (CoC). This certificate is a testament to the fact that the electrical installations within the property align with the regulations and standards of the South African National Standards (SANS 10142-1).

Issuing a Commercial Electrical Certificate is a step towards ensuring safety in commercial spaces. It is a reflection of the business's commitment to the protection of its employees and customers. After thoroughly inspecting the electrical installations, a registered electrician issues this certificate. The certificate encompasses wiring, circuitry, earthing and bonding systems, safety switches, and overloading protection. Notably, any subsequent electrical work necessitates an amendment to the CoC. A Commercial Electrical Certificate is not just a legal document but a shield that safeguards commercial property, instilling confidence in business owners, employees, and customers.


How do I get an electrical compliance certificate?

You can only get an electrical compliance certificate from a registered electrician who must inspect and test your electrical installation and ensure that it complies with the legal requirements as stipulated in the Electrical Installations Occupational Health and Safety Act of South Africa.

How long is an electrical compliance certificate valid for?

In South Africa, an electrical compliance certificate (COC) is valid for the lifetime of the electrical installation until such time as alterations to the installation are made. Therefore, a new electrical certificate must be obtained when alterations or additions are made to the electrical installation.

How long does it take to get an electrical certificate?

This depends on the size of the property, the number of electrical circuits and if issues are identified during the electrical inspection. An electrical installation with no faults can take 2-5 hours, while an installation with faults could take several days to complete.

Is an electrical coc a legal requirement?

An electrical certificate is a legal requirement drafted by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) that is placed upon the owner of a property who must ensure their electrical installation is safe and does not pose a threat to any human and animal or the property.

Do I need an electrical compliance certificate and an electric fence certificate when selling my property?

In South Africa, you cannot renovate, build or sell any property without an Electric Clearance Certificate (ECC), validated by the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa and the Electrical Conformance Board of South Africa (ECB). We provide an electrical compliance certificate to guarantee that our work has been done according to regulations.

Performing installations, maintenance, and electrical repairs to keep structures and processes in good working order can lead you to need a qualified, skilled, and licensed electrician validated by the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa and the Electrical Conformance Board of South Africa (ECB).

Before a transfer can occur, the seller must provide an Electric Clearance Certificate. To safeguard both the seller and the buyer, the ECOC proves that the property electrics and electrical circuits function correctly; the property is correctly earthed and bonded, and the property is free from defective electrical work that could cause electric shock risks and fire hazards.

When selling your property, it’s now also mandatory to supply a valid Electric Fence Certificate of Compliance (EFCOC) before your property transfer can be concluded.

We deliver safe solutions by diagnosing and advising you about your electrical installation issues or requirements. 

If you need advice on an electrical fault and help with appliances, switches or wall sockets, contact our electricians in your area to get expert assistance.

Who should perform the work for an electrical certificate of compliance inspection?

The inspection should be done by a qualified and accredited person, such as a registered electrician. The electrician will need to validate that the electrics conform to the South African wiring code (SANS 10142-1) – Requirements for Electrical Installations.

Transfer attorneys are required by law to insist that Electrical Certificates of Compliance have been signed off by a fully qualified and registered electrician. This certificate will also ensure you are covered by insurance in the event that someone is shocked by your electrical installation. Also if something should happen such as an electrical shock your insurance may not cover you without a valid electrical certificate.

What work is carried out for an electrical coc?

An electrician will carry out the following work when performing an inspection:

  • Check that the premises is adequately earthed and bonded.
  • Ensure that your electrical main switch is compliant with regulation.
  • Ensure that switches, sockets and light fittings are still functioning correctly. The electrician may identify that some items will need replacing such as older plug sockets, light switches and cables.
  • Check the type of wiring system and inspect its safety condition. E.g. Older cables were often covered in rubber, lead and fabric, and these cables would need to be replaced. Modern cables use longer-lasting pvc insulation.
  • Check your fusebox and ensure it is fitted with a suitable residual-current circuit breaker (Trip switch)
  • Check that your switch box is labelled adequately and has the correct warning signs.
  • Check for damage, wear and tear or any other deterioration to your electrical installation.
  • Ensure you are still using the electrical installation as intended and have not compromised the installation in any way.

WHAT IS THE cost of an electrician?

Electricians can charge between R350 to R900 per hour, depending on their experience and qualifications. Residential electricians generally charge anything between R350 to R750 per hour, while commercial and master electricians can range from R500 to R900 per hour. Electricians will also charge for their travel to your home or office. Click here for more information about the cost of an electrician.

make sure your electrician is registered to issue electrical certificates of compliance

In South Africa today, there are many electricians who are operating outside of the law and who are not registered with the Department of Labour and the public has no recourse should their work prove to be non compliant.

Always confirm the company & electricians registration number.

Confirm your certificate serial number, before commencement of work.

COC Electrical Certificate Of Compliance Sample

COC Electrical Certificate Of Compliance Sample

Electrical Contractors Association (E.C.A)

They act as the ombudsman for the electrical industry. If work is done by registered members, it’s guaranteed up to R20,000. You can’t renovate, build, or sell property without an electrical certificate of compliance, which is validated by both the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa and the Electrical Conformance Board of South Africa (ECB).

Department of Labour

All electrical contractors must be registered with them before issuing a COC electrical certificate.

Workmanship guarantee

The Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa backs the skills and qualifications of its members and their capacity to deliver compliant work. If a members work does not meet the statutory standard, clients can rely on a "Workmanship Guarantee". This guarantee funds any remedial work up to R20 000.

Benefits of using our electrical services

  • We deliver professional electrical services for residential and commercial spaces
  • Guaranteed work that is backed by the Electrical Contractors Association (T&C)
  •  We have highly qualified, friendly, and experienced staff
  • Licensed electricians in Johannesburg, Randburg, Sandton, Pretoria, Centurion, Cape Town and Durban.
  • General electrical construction, maintenance & repairs
  • References are available
  • Insured
  • Detailed quotations


Don't delay the electrical repair of your home, building or factory.