AM2 test guidance

While the AM2 test is challenging, candidates have access to some useful resources so they can measure their readiness before putting themselves forward to do the assessment. This guidance comes in the form of a Candidate Self-Assessment Checklist, which will allow candidates to check their competence against individual elements of the AM2.  When they feel comfortable with each component, they are then ready to undertake the assessment.

AM2 Checklist

The Checklist will show you everything you should have learned before going into the AM2 – read through it and make sure you have done it all! It’s your employer’s and trainer’s responsibility to make sure you’ve covered everything on the list, so they should go through this with you and help identify any areas of concern.

AM2 Common Errors

NET has also developed an AM2 Common Candidate Errors Guide. This will show you where the majority of mistakes happen – so make sure you don’t make them too!

There’s also an open book theory element of the AM2. You’ll need to be up to speed on four different guides.

  1. Building Regulations (not just Part P, but any of the regulations that might impact on electrical installation work!)
  2. Current edition of the Wiring Regulations (BS7671)
  3. On-Site Guide
  4. IET Guidance Note 3

Make sure you revise these carefully – you don’t want to spend three days in the AM2 test rig getting everything right, only to end up losing points on the theory aspect.

AM2 online exam

The Online Multiple Choice Exam will require you to spend time reading through the 18th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations, Installers Guide to the Regulations, Guidance Note 3 and the Onsite Guide Textbook so you can confidently answer questions on:

  • Hand tool use and care
  • Health and Safety
  • BS 7671: Requirements for Electrical Installations
  • Building Regulations
  • Installation Techniques
  • Single and Three-phase motors – control and overload protection
  • Control Systems – sustainable energy system
  • Overload and Short – Circuit protection
  • Inspection, testing and fault finding

On the day

Get a good night’s sleep the night before your first assessment day and during the three day assessment period – you need to be firing on all cylinders, so don’t make big plans for the evenings!

Make sure you know exactly where the test centre is and how to get here.  Leave enough time to travel as well, you don’t want to be late.

Don’t panic!


For more information on the AM2 check out the AM2 section on our website