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Advantages of Membership

Approved Contractor Person Scheme

Corporate members enrolled on the Register of Plumbers can achieve government recognition by applying to become an Approved Contractor Person (ACP) who can self-certify under the Water Regulations (Bylaws in Scotland). CIPHE ACPs can also join the national WaterSafe for free which gives even more benefits. Click here to download the application form.

Directory Database

Every day CIPHE is inundated with calls from the public searching for professional plumbers or heating engineers. In fulfilling its role as a professional body, the CIPHE supplies contact details of members on the database via phone, fax and email.

For a small annual charge of £60.00 (including VAT), self-employed Fellows, Members and Associates have the opportunity to be included in the Directory Database which offers:

  • inclusion on the popular website;
  • the opportunity to be included in the CIPHE "corporate" advertising schemes in Yellow Pages and Thomson Directories at advantageous rates;
  • identification to the public via phone, fax and email.



CIPHE is made up of a network of Branches. Each Branch is run voluntarily by dedicated members of the CIPHE. Members are affiliated to a Branch in their area (or overseas division) most of which hold Continuing Professional Development events and Technical Evenings for its members. Branch activities offer a good way of meeting like-minded people, networking, expanding knowledge and personal development.
Technical literature and support.

The CIPHE is the technical body for the industry. We publish a wide range of technical information including  internationally recognised Plumbing Engineering Services Design Guide. We work in conjunction with other bodies to produce technical information and can be contacted by members for information on seminars, technical literature and technical queries.

Professional Journal

Our P&HE bi-monthly journal is packed with technical articles, the latest from the industry and changes in regulations. An informative read, P&HE journal includes professional development articles and pull-out technical literature for reference.

Further your career

Membership of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering can lead to further qualifications, such as registration with the ECuk as and Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer. You can also gain Licentiateship of the City & Guilds of London Institute, or you may be eligible to obtain the Master Plumber Certificate.

Online Learning

CIPHE members have free access to the newly launched CIPHEPD containing over 60 hours of Plumbing and Heating related e-learning and much more.

Any more membership services?

Membership of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering also gives access to a number of membership services.

So what are you waiting for? Go to the How to Join section and request a membership pack crammed full of reasons why, as a plumbing and heating professional, you should be a member of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering. Alternatively, download the application forms and return to us for a speedier response.