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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 joining as a HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep, but not the only criteria.

If you wish to become a HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep there are a number of routes to becoming approved, outlined below.

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Recognised Association or Organisation Route

The first route is as a registered member of one of our Recognised Association or Organisation. The induction, training and assessment procedures of the trade associations represent to HETAS that you are a competent practical sweep with the appropriate equipment and insurance.

Chimney Sweep Associations/Organisations

Chimney Sweep Recognised Association Application Route
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Chimney Sweep Recognised Association Application Route
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Please complete this application form if you wish to become a HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep through one of the Recognised Associations/Organisations above.

You will be required to provide supporting documentation for this application.

Contact the HETAS team to discuss your application on 01684 278170 or email chimneysweeps@hetas.co.uk.


Direct Entrant Route

This new route to joining HETAS as an Approved Chimney Sweep is now available for those who are not with a Recognised Association or Organisation. Within this there are a number of routes for experienced chimney sweeps to follow. These include:

  • Dual Registration – for those sweeps who already hold an installer or servicing registration with HETAS
  • NVQ2 Direct – for chimney sweeps who hold the NVQ2 in chimney sweeping (must be completed within the last 12 months)
  • Scheme Transfer Route – must be an existing HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep with a Recognised Association/Organisation
  • Standard Direct Entrant Route – for chimney sweeps who do not meet any of the above criteria but can demonstrate appropriate experience with a balance of experience, training courses and training on site by an experienced sweep
Chimney Sweep Recognised Association Application Route
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Chimney Sweep Recognised Association Application Route
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For detailed information on the available routes, please refer to the Direct Entrant Application Form. Click on the image to download the application form. You will be required to provide supporting documentation for this application.

Contact the HETAS team to discuss your application on 01684 278170 or email chimneysweeps@hetas.co.uk.


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To discuss your route to approval with HETAS please contact the team on 01684 278170 or email chimneysweeps@hetas.co.uk.