SPA Passports have a 3 year expiry date*
After the successful completion of the 2 day Core and sector course a passport will be issued with a 3 year expiry date.
A one day refresher/renewal course can be completed by delegates only if the renewal course falls within a 9 month window (6 months prior to the passport expiry date and 3 months after the passport expiry date), with the exception of the Petrol Retail, Core Construction and the Quarry Passports which have to be done 6 months prior the expiry date.
This 9 month window allows plenty of time to arrange a suitable date for refresher training.
We would recommend a date is booked in advance to allow for unforeseen circumstances. A planned refresher course may have to be cancelled at the last minute and the next available course may run after the expiry window has ended. This will lead to a delegate having to attend the full two day course again.
There will be no time gained or lost when renewing a Passport as only the year of expiry will change, the date will continue to fall on the original date.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: SPA Petrol Retail Passport Expiry Dates
The current SPA Renewal guideline of 6 months before and 3 months after on expiry of passport was discussed at the recent sector management meeting. It was felt that 6 months is adequate forewarning to renew a passport and, that the 3 month after was not in the best interests of contractor safety or client liability.