The Government, local authorities, housing association, broadcasters and industry bodies all want digital switch over to progress smoothly with minimal disruption to the general public and commercial interests. In an industry that has had to adapt rapidly to new technology and installation practices there is a genuine need for qualified and licensed engineers.

The RDI has been set up to assist in the up skilling and registration of the UK's best engineers and help promote them to the general public.

What do I need to be qualified?

The right qualifications

Every licensed registered digital installer must undertake and pass a minimum level 2 NVQ or SVQ in electrical and electronic servicing (signal reception pathway) within 12 months of registering in the scheme. The NVQ/SVQ is a vocational training platform which requires you to demonstrate your skills and fill any gaps in your knowledge. It varies with experience but you should be able to complete the course within a few months of starting and because much of the assessment is 'on the job' NVQ's have been chosen as a way of minimising down time.

Public liability insurance

We insist that all members of our scheme provide evidence (annually) that they have public liability insurance with a minimum £2m protection for their customers.

Working at Heights

The RDI takes health and safety for its members and the public very seriously. All installers must therefore have completed a working at heights course either as part of the NVQ process or separately.

To be who you say you are

All installers must submit a Criminal Records Disclosure to our agent Disclosures Scotland. We do not accept applicants into the scheme with criminal convictions.

The Registered Digital Installers Licensing Body (RDI-LB) is the UK's only official body to register licensed digital aerial and TV systems installers. Our scheme is backed by the Government and requires every member to become qualified and undergo important checks.

Get the best

You may not necessarily be affected by the changes brought about by the digital switch over programme. 

However, if you are, it is essential to choose an installer who knows exactly what they are doing and can deliver a high standard of workmanship. 

Registered installers are accredited with the widely recognised Digital Switchover Certification mark and have proven their ability to give good advice and work to the standards that we expect.

Working with professionals

Remember to be licensed with the 'digital tick' certification, installers must become qualified, be fully insured, have a clear criminal record disclosure and be certified to safely work at heights!

Only professionally trained installers can meet these demands!

Just like your latest TV, DVD tuner or set top box, accredited installers are uniquely identified by the 'Digital Tick' Mark.