C&G 2394 Inspection and Test, Initial Verification Level 3


Initial Verification is now assessed as an individual module within the new City and Guilds testing qualification suite. The qualification is broken down into three separate sections, a multi-choice test, a written examination and a final practical assessment.

Multi Choice Exam Questions Breakdown

The multi-choice exam consists of 40 questions to be completed within 60 minutes.

Category Number of Questions
Safe isolation 7
Recording the condition of electrical installations 2
Safe testing of electrical installations which have been placed in service 9
Circuits in service that require isolation 7
Testing energised installations 13
Interpret test results 2
Total 40

Multi Choice Exam Simulator for the 2394

Click the image for an exam revision simulator for the 2395 Inspection and Test covering all aspects of the 2395 multiple choice exam element.

Written exam

Principles, practices and legislation for the initial verification of electrical installations.


Principles, practices and legislation for the initial verification of electrical installations.

Revision List

The following items should form the mainstay of your revision time:

  • Electricity at Work Regulations
  • BS7671 17th Edition Wiring Regulations
  • Electrical Safety
  • Regulations and Codes of Practise
  • Electrical terminology
  • Safe isolation procedures
  • Earthing and bonding
  • Relevant paperwork to the process
  • Inspection and Test sequence
  • Initial verification
  • Periodic inspections
  • Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)
  • Minor works
  • Inspection process
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Use of senses
  • Protective devices
  • IP ratings
  • Volt drop
  • Protective conductor continuity
  • Ring final conductors
  • Insulation resistance
  • Polarity
  • Earth Electrode Resistance
  • Earth Fault Loop Impedance
  • Prospective Fault Current
  • Correct completion of paperwork
  • Compliance and non-compliance
  • Observations and Classifications

Note: The above list is not exhaustive, we recommend working through the syllabus on the C&G website to ensure you cover all the areas.

Note: The multi-choice exam is identical to the C&G 2395 exam.

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