Login / Register/ Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06

The Trading Standards Qualifications Framework

The Trading Standards Qualifications Framework (TSQF) is delivered by CTSI and provides a modern qualification framework for all employees working both inside and outside of the trading standards profession.

The avenues to a trading standards career can be through becoming a trainee trading standards officer or an enforcement officer, both require completing the necessary qualifications.

There are five qualifications available within the TSQF. Modules within the framework consists of examinations and a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate competency in practical work.

The framework has been designed to be completed whilst a candidate is working and is therefore funded by the local authority.


All Exam Timetables November 2017

Both the practical and oral exams timetable and the written exam timetable are now available on the website.


Read more


Portfolio Submission Deadline

The Portfolio Submission deadline is now less than a month away. Click below for our guide to assist you.

Portfolio Submission Guide


Exam Venues for the November 2017 exams!

See below announced venues for the November 2017 exams


Exam Venues


Read more

Modules and subject areas

Learn more

You may also like

Follow us on twitter @ctsi_uk

© 2017 Chartered Trading Standards Institute. All rights reserved.

1 Sylvan Court Sylvan Way, Southfields Business Park, Basildon, Essex, SS15 6TH.
Company no. RC000879

Website by: