The minister is worried because, as he told parliament last week, Part P can only be implemented if the industry has a self-certification system in place.
However, the two bodies back different schemes. The ECA is backing the Electrotechnical Assessment Scheme (EAS), whereas the NICEIC has its own scheme.
Self-certification is part of the government’s drive to reduce red tape
A spokesperson for the NICEIC said: "We've got Part P tied up; anybody that is NICEIC-registered is competent to self-certify under Part P".