The cost-of-living crisis is affecting everyone. As your County Council we are here to support businesses as well as protect residents, especially at a time when residents are more vulnerable than ever to criminals and scammers trying to cash in on people’s vulnerability.
The membership fee of £279 +VAT (£55.80) includes our vetting fee of £99 and is non-refundable, regardless of whether the application is successful or not.
You can save your online application at any time and log back into your trader account to complete at any time
Before you apply
Remember the form of ID must be a different document to that for proof of address for all owners / directors on the application form. You cannot use one form of identification for both name and address.Accepted proof of ID
Complete the online form
If you need any assistance with this step, please contact us on 03000 421870.
You should hear very soon if you have been successful but please allow up to 10 days. If you haven’t heard from us by then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 03000 421870
For a business to be eligible to apply for Trading Standards Checked, you must fulfil the following criteria:
Be based in Kent
Provide home improvement or maintenance services
Be committed to providing a safe and trustworthy service to the residents of Kent
There isn't one. All membership benefits are included. There are no hidden fees, no lead payments or any other charges. You pay for your membership and that's it. By signing up for the Trading Standards Checked Scheme you are paying to be checked by Trading Standards and to be able to promote this accreditation to your customers.