Duration – 1 or 2 days – Available from February 2013

HETAS Refresher Courses have been available since February 2013 throughout our Approved Training Centres in England and Wales. Installers will be required to attend refresher training every five years. This is a mandatory requirement for all Competent Person Schemes. HETAS has primarily developed Refresher Courses for Dry and Wet Installer courses H003 and H004.

For internal system chimney installation candidates will need to complete an H006 System Chimney Course.

Dry Installer (H003) – formerly known as the Solid Fuel Awareness Course

Option 1 – One Day – preliminary test with theory and practical assessment

  • Training material posted two weeks prior to preliminary test by registered post to candidate
  • Candidate attends training centre and sits a preliminary test
  • Candidate successfully completes test and is then allowed to continue with full one day assessment and exam
  • If candidates are unsuccessful with the preliminary test then continue to Option 2.

Option 2 – Two Days – one day training and one day theory and practical assessment

  • Candidate attends first day refresher training
  • Candidate attends second day theory and practical assessment
  • If successful, candidate claims certification
  • If unsuccessful, candidate has the option to attend a full H003 course

Wet Installer Training (H004) – formerly known as the Engineers Course

  • Candidate attends a two day training and assessment course
  • If successful, candidate claims certification

Course Content

The dry installer refresher training will include:

  • Changes to Building Regulations
  • Changes to Standards and Legislation
  • Health and Safety updates
  • Calculations concerning air and flue requirements
  • Commissioning and Handover
  • Theory and practical assessment

The wet installer refresher training will include:

  • Changes to Building Regulations regarding wet systems
  • Updates in technology and integration
  • Commissioning and Handover
  • Theory assessment


H003 refresher training is available to any person who has previously completed a H003 course (or older equivalent).


Please contact training centres directly for an up-to-date price list. All contact details can be found on the training centres page here.

Upcoming Courses

Refresher training will be available from February 2013, contact your local training centre for further information. Other refresher courses covering H002, H005 and H006 will also be available.



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