Become a PATTA member

If you care about seeing improvements to our industry, feel it being represented is a good thing and want to be able to network with your peers, then sign up to be a member of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association.

PATTA was set up by a group of people just like you who felt there was a real need to raise standards in the industry – we saw companies cutting corners, slapping stickers on without tests, people working in the industry without qualifications or suitable training and so we saw situations that needed improvement and better guidance. That’s why, in 2012 we started doing what we’re doing.

PATTA played a major part in the writing of the latest IET Code of Practice, we have been involved in various meetings in Parliament, with British Standards and the Department for Trade and Industry amongst others, so our voice is being heard.

We do our bit with articles on this website, on YouTube with videos but most of the magic happens when you network with fellow PAT Testers in our private Facebook Group – a great place to share work, get help, etc.

So if you think, “I want a bit of that” then joining PATTA maybe the right thing to do.

Joining PATTA is easy and affordable; unlike most trade associations that charge you hundreds of pounds a year for a monthly magazine you never read we keep the cost down to just £55.00 by not sending out expensive mail.

You can join today for that exclusive small fee, then your membership simply continues with annual renewals. The renewal happens automatically as you pay by direct debit or recurring card payment, until you stop it. When you pay, your membership is valid for 12 months.

As a member you get listed on our online members list, an entry in the members directory, use of PATTA logos, discount codes for money off products, access to our private members Facebook Page, and invites to periodic meet ups.

Membership costs £55.00 and runs for 12 months from the date your application is received.

  • To join click on your preferred payment option below (click the image), you’ll be taken to a new page to fill in your payment details.
  • Submit that and the next page is your application form.
  • Complete that and you will be sent to the page to add your details to the Member Directory.
  • After a few days you will be sent a welcome email with your membership certificate, discount codes, and an invite to our Facebook group.
  • Anytime up to 60 days later you’ll get a receipt for your payment to us, from us.

Pay by Direct Debit

Set up a direct debit through Go Cardless

Click on the image below to set up your direct debit. The first payment is your joining fee, then every year thereafter a new payment will be taken to continue your membership. The fee remains the same as long as your payments continue.


Pay by Card Payment

Set up a recurring card payment with PayPal

Click on the image below to set up your card payment. The first payment is your joining fee, then every year thereafter a new payment will be taken to continue your membership. The fee remains the same as long as your payments continue.

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Please note – these are for if you have an issue or lose a page; if you don’t pay none of the above apply.

About PATTA Membership

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Members of PATTA make the most of the exclusive member benefits, and support the association’s work. Show your clients that you have high working standards, and that you are a member of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association.

Member Certificates: We issue a Full Members a certificate when they join; when your membership renews if you need an updated certificate please request it by email to – we don’t send them automatically.

When you become a Full PATTA member (if you run a business) you get a listing on our members directory (the map searcher on the home page), get access to money off vouchers exclusive to our members, access to our private members Facebook group, an invite to our member events and the opportunity to network with over 150 other PAT testers, some of whom are the most experienced testers in the country.

Joining PATTA will help you to meet excellent PAT testing standards, give you access to support and training, and help you to grow your business.

Our aim is to improve our industry, and together, we can achieve that.

When you apply to join PATTA you must agree to uphold the working standards of the association, and you also agree that PATTA can at any time choose to check that is the case, by requesting copies of work completed, and proof of insurance, training or qualifications.

As a member you get 25% off PAT Testing Labels from PAT Labels Online, Britannia Test & Calibration and Simply Pats Software.

When you join PATTA you are joining an association that is trying to improve our industry, you are showing your support for the work we do. You do get some discounts as benefits, and other benefits such as access to our Facebook group, but PATTA isn’t going to be supplying you with loads of regular information, there’ll be no junk mail and we’re not here to get you more work. The work we do is usually long term, slow and not very exciting really – we rarely have much we can say about it until its done, in fact even then a lot of our work can go unnoticed, not to say it isn’t important. The Code of Practice 5th edition work we did happened over 2 years, and most of it was confidential until the book was launched! But we do appreciate your support. Without your subs we would have to pay all the costs ourselves; not just some of them. 

As a thank you for joining we have created a number of ‘benefits’; which are added extras we have acquired to thank you for joining us. They include: 

  • Discounts off labels, calibration, software and equipment. 
  • Use of the PATTA logo on your company documents and clothing, etc.
  • Access to our members only Facebook group
  • An invite to our annual members meet up. 

By applying to join PATTA you are agreeing that your business/you works in accordance with the PATTA working standards, and that you will support PATTA, display the logo with pride and not bring the association into disrepute.