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 Information on Cyprus vehicle repairing and maintenance permits

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Vehicle Repairing and Maintenance
    
Description

In order to repair and maintain vehicles in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain a biennial licence for Automotive Technicians from the local Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services, of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works.

The professions regulated by the Vehicles Τechnicians Laws are the following:

Automotive Electrician;

Automotive Mechanic;

Motorcycle Mechanic;

Panel Beater;

Diesel injection pump technician;

Instrument cluster technician;

Automotive Painter;

Tyre Technician;

Wheel Alignment Technician;

Exhaust System Technician;

Radiator Technician;

l. Automotive Air Conditioning Technician.

Eligibility Criteria

According to the National Laws (Vehicles Τechnicians Laws of 2006 up to 2014) a vehicles' technician licence for the above- mentioned professions is issued only to natural persons.

Any person may be licensed as an Automotive Technician if he/she is 18 years of age or older and fulfills any one of the following requirements:

For professions from a) to f) and l) the following requirements apply:

is the holder of an Apprenticeship scheme, or equivalent program, Certificate, has 5 years of experience and success in exams of the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services;

is the hoder of a Secondary Education Certificate, has 4 years of experience and success in exams of the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services;

is the holder of a Technical Education Certificate as an Automotive Mechanic (in the case of profession a) a Certificate as an Automotive Electrician is needed and in the case of profession f) either a Certificate as an Automotive Mechanic or as an Automotive Electrician), has 3 years of experience and succes in exams of the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services;

is the holder of Diploma in the field of Mechanical Engineering from an accredited Triennial post-secondary Institution, has 2 years of experience (in the case of profession l) a success in exams of the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services is needed as well);

is the holder of an Automotive Mechanic Diploma from College studies of at least two years duration in the field of automotive technology, has 1 year of experience (in the case of profession l) a success in exams of the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services is needed as well);

is the holder of a University Diploma in the field of Mechanical Engineering, has 1 year of experience (in the case of profession l) a success in exams of the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services is needed as well).

For professions from g) to k) the following requirements apply:

is the holder of an Apprenticeship scheme, or equivalent program, Certificate, has 3 years of experience and success in exams of the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services;

is the holder of a Secondary Education Certificate, has 2 years of experience and success in exams of the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services;

is the holder of a Technical Education Certificate as an Automotive Mechanic, has 1 year of experience and succes in exams of the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services (in the case of profession g) the Certificate does not have to be of an Automotive Technician);

is the holder of Diploma in the field of Mechanical Engineering from an accredited Triennial post-secondary Institution, has 1 year of experience;

is the holder of an Automotive Mechanic Diploma from College studies of at least two years duration in the field of automotive technology, has 1 year of experience;

is the holder of a University Diploma in the field of Mechanical Engineering, has 1 year of experience;

copy of personal identity card.

Application Procedure

The “Vehicles' Technicians Application form” can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or by contacting directly the competent authority:

Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services

Ayiou Ilarionos Avenue,

Kaimakli,

1426 Nicosia

P.O BOX 29669,

1722 Nicosia

Tel: .+357 22800351

Fax: +357 22348202

The "Vehicles Technicians Application form" must be accompanied by the following documents:

proof of academic qualifications such as, copy of the certificate, diploma or degree;

proof of experience in the related profession such as, certificate of earnings from the employer, social insurance affirmation, invoices for executed work etc.;

copy of Cyprus Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services Examination certificate, if needed in the eligibility criteria;

2 recent passport size photos;

registration fee of € 25,50 per specialisation (payable either by cash, cheque).

The applicant is informed regarding the authorisation decision within three months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted. The licence of Vehicle Technician is valid for two years from the date of issue. The renewal fee is 17 euro per profession.

Obligations and Supervision

Licensed Automotive Technicians are obliged to comply with the provisions of the National Vehicle Technicians Laws (Vehicles Τechnicians Laws of 2006 and 2014), as periodically amended, and specifically, among others, to:

repair vehicles in the best possible way as to reduce the danger from the use of the vehicle as well as minimize pollution to the lowest level permitted by the design;

constantly upgrade their knowledge on technology regarding active and passive safety as well as environmental pollution;

possess or have access to the necessary equipment for any repair or maintenance operation they are about to undertake.

Otherwise they must refuse to undertake the repair of the vehicle in question;

after the completion of each repair, they have to provide the owner/s of the vehicle with a signed and stamped repair/maintenance certification form, according to schedule III of the National Vehicle Technicians Laws (please see legislation in Related Documents);

place their licence in a clearly visible position;

archive data for every vehicle repaired according to table III of the National Vehicle Technicians Laws (please see legislation in Related Documents);

every natural person is allowed to repair his/her vehicle and he/she is subject to same obligations as the licensed technicians.

Assistant Technician and Apprentices

An automotive technician may have 2 apprentices or 2 assistant technicians or 1 apprentice and 1 assistant technician under his/her supervision. However there is no restriction in the number of apprentices, if they attend local technical schools. However, the licensed technician has the responsibility of the repair.

The Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services supervises the practice of the licensed Vehicle Technicians in order to ensure compliance with the provisions of the relevant Laws and Regulations and the terms of the licence.

Other Associations

Cyprus Association of Car Mechanical Engineers

8, Grivas Dhigenis Ave. & 3, Deligiorgis Str.,

P.O.Box 21455,

1509 Nicosia

Cyprus

Tel: +357 22889800

Fax: +357 22669048

Cyprus Automobile Electricians Association

8, Grivas Dhigenis Ave. & 3, Deligiorgis Str.,

P.O.Box 21455,

1509 Nicosia

Cyprus

Tel: +357 22889800

Fax: +357 22669048

Source PSC

Last Updated 03 March 2017

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