Professional development

Be the best you can be

The Master Plumbers 2018

Professional development and career advancement is the cornerstone of CIPHE membership. The Institute encourages all members to be the best they can be in their chosen area of work. Members can access a number of programmes including:

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • The Master Plumber Certificate
  • The Journeyman Certificate
  • The Apprentice Certificate
  • The CIPHE's Approved Contractor Person (ACP) Scheme.

Explore the areas below to see where membership can take you.

Begin your knowledge journey:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All members of the CIPHE are required to participate in 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development a year.

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Approved Contractor Person (ACP)

Approved Contractor Persons (ACPs) are able to self-certify under the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 and the Water Bylaws 2000 (Scotland).

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Certificates and awards

Master Plumber, Journeyman and Apprentice Certificates formally recognise professionals in a celebration of career development and excellence in achievement.

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Low temperature heating and hot water qualification

The new qualification will teach professionals to both design and install low temperature heating and hot water systems. 

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