Become an Approved Chimney Sweep
A good chimney is essential to the continuing efficient and safe operation of all solid fuel burning heating and cooking appliances. HETAS recommends that chimney sweeping is best carried out by a HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep. HETAS offer the H003 training course or the H009 training course, and attending one these courses is a pre-requisite towards registration, but not the only criteria. If you wish to become a HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep you must apply to us as a registered member of one of our Recognised Associations, Organisations or through the Direct Entrant route.
Direct Entrant (DE) – available to any experienced sweep with HETAS training (either H003, H005DE or H009). You will need to be able to demonstrate your experience by way of a portfolio. This route costs £276 which covers the cost of the administration fee, desktop audit and inspection that is required.
Our new online form can be accessed at the link below.
You will be required to provide supporting documentation for this application.
Chimney Sweep Associations & Organisations
- Association of Professional and Independent Chimney Sweeps (APICS)
- Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps
- National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS)
- Sweep Safe
To register as a chimney sweep with HETAS, we would require a completed application form which can be found on this page. The benefits of registration with HETAS as an Approved Chimney Sweep include:
- A listing in the Find Chimney Sweep search on the website.
- A free copy of the annual HETAS Guide.
- Access to the HETAS Shop – a range of equipment, branded clothing, promotional material and advice leaflets.
- Use of the HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep logo.
- A monthly industry e-newsletter.
- An industry dedicated insurance.
- Regular in depth Technical Bulletins.
- Access to the HETAS Technical Helpline.
- Access to the online Techincal Area.
For additional information or to discuss becoming a HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep either:
Call: 01684 278170
Consumers can find their nearest HETAS Chimney Sweep by using the search facility at the top of the page or by clicking below.