Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE)

Founded in 1906, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is the professional body for the UK plumbing and heating industry. Membership is made up of practitioners, consultants, specifiers, designers, public health engineers, lecturers, trainers and trainees.

The CIPHE has a membership of 7,500, including over 150 manufacturers and distributors. The majority of members live in the UK, although over 1,000 are resident in Hong Kong.


Under the Code of Professional Standards which all members of the CIPHE agree to abide by, members are also required to participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  In fact with effect from January 2019, all members who are also registered with the Engineering Council as EngTech, IEng or CEng must, when called upon by the CIPHE, submit their record of CPD for assessment.

The CIPHE recommends that members should obtain 30 CPD hours per year. The maximum number of hours that can be claimed for CPD purposes is 7 hours for a full day and 3.5 hours for a half day.

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