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HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep

The HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep Scheme is open to all sweeps with experience who hold HETAS Training, and you can join either via an affiliate membership (NACS, Guild, APICS or Sweep Safe) or as a Direct Entrant.

The first step to HETAS registration is to complete some training. A condition of all of our schemes is that you hold in date HETAS training. The minimum course needed to join the HETAS Approved Sweep Scheme is the H009. Training is held at HETAS Approved Training Centres across the UK. You’ll need to discuss pre-requisites, course dates and costs with a centre directly.  

Please see below for more information on our Direct Entrant route and Recognised Association Routes:


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 able to save the form at each stage by clicking the “Save and Continue” buttons. Please Note: this does not save any files which have been uploaded.

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

HETAS takes data protection seriously. Please read our Data Processing Annexe document here , Conditions of Registration and Guidance and the HETAS Chimney Sweeping Code here.

If you need any assistance, or to receive a Word, pdf or printed form then please contact the HETAS team on 01684 278170 or email chimneysweeps@hetas.co.uk.


Recognised Association or Organisation Route

This 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. There is no further assessment required.

In addition to membership of one of our Recognised Associations/Organisations you will need to have completed the H003 training course or the H009 training course.

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

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

When you are fully HETAS Registered you will then appear on the HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep Search, be able to purchase HETAS Sweeping Certificates and make use of the HETAS brand. You will also have full access to the dedicated HETAS Technical Helpline and the Online Technical Area. A full breakdown of registration benefits can be found here.

To discuss your route to approval with HETAS please contact our Sales Team on 01684 215250 or email chimneysweeps@hetas.co.uk.

HETAS takes data protection seriously. Please read our Data Processing Annexe document here , Conditions of Registration and Guidance and the HETAS Chimney Sweeping Code here.


Contact Us

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