Become a member of the CIPHE

Key benefits

As a member of the CIPHE, there's a wide range of benefits and services available to ensure you are represented, to keep your skills and knowledge up to date and to help you to promote and support your services and your business.

Representation

The CIPHE works closely with Government and other agencies to ensure that your voice is heard and your skills are recognised. These include: The Engineering Council; The Construction Industry Council (CIC); The World Plumbing Council (WPC).

We have a number of Committees to support the aims and objectives of the Institute and assist us in providing comprehensive and meaningful support for our members" Technical Strategy Group; Election and Enrolment Committee; Membership ambassadors; Education and Training Committee.

Professional development

Maintaining professional skills and knowledge is essential in an industry that moves as quickly as ours. There are lots of ways for members to continue professional development; including reading

CIPHE journals and other technical publications on a regular basis: P&H Engineering; ETM; Guides; ciphepd.org.uk; Mycareerpath; Techtalk; Smarttalk

Support

The CIPHE Technical Support helpline technical advice and support for members on topics ranging from water regulations guidance to design requirements for underfloor heating, and from heat loss calculations to flexible hoses and the risk of Legionella.

Money-saving partnerships:

  • 50% discount on your first 6 months of being a Which? Trusted Trader
  • CIPHE has teamed up with M&L Healthcare Solutions and General & Medical Healthcare to provide you with access to private medical insurance at prices substantially below those available in the open market.
  • Exclusive CIPHE member discounts at vehicle-leasing specialists sgfleet.

Affiliate

Requirements:

Has attained either Level 2 Technical Certificate in Basic Plumbing Studies or full NVQ Level 2 but holds insufficient practical experience.

Associate (ACIPHE)

Requirements:

Holds full NVQ Level 2 plus relevant post-qualification experience or City & Guilds Craft Certificate (three years minimum experience required including one year post-NVQ). Or no formal qualifications but extensive practical experience supported by references, or where necessary an assessment through a Professional Standards Inspection.

Member (MCIPHE)

Requirements:

A minimum of full NVQ Level 3 or City & Guilds Advanced Craft Certificate with appropriate practical experience (five years minimum experience required). City & Guilds Craft Certificate plus extensive practical experience and sufficient professional development (i.e. Water Regulations/Oftec/ manufacturer’s training courses). Has at least five unbroken years as an Associate member of the CIPHE, with related professional experience and documented Continuing Professional Development.

Fellow (FCIPHE)

Requirements:

The highest category of individual membership. Applicants will be employed in a senior managerial position (i.e. consultant, specialist, technical manager) and will be registered with the Engineering Council as EngTech, IEng or CEng. A Fellow must provide evidence of advancing the cause of the CIPHE or the wider plumbing and heating industry.

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