The objects of the new Plumbing UK Registration Scheme are to:

  • Standardise the criteria for the issue of Plumbing JIB/CSCS Registrations Cards in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • Have a common design and criteria for Registration Cards issued by the two Plumbing JIBs with mutual recognition.

Both Joint Industry Boards are committed to improving the levels of competence and professionalism of plumbing operatives and apprentices working in the plumbing, heating and mechanical engineering services Industries.

Operatives who wish to attain a UK Plumbing, Heating & Mechanical Engineering Services Registration Scheme Card must also complete a CSCS approved health & safety test which means they can undertake their duties in a competent and safe manner.

The introduction of the new scheme has meant a rationalisation of the grading definitions throughout the UK. As a consequence there will be three recognised grades of plumbers:

  • Plumber

  • Advanced Plumber

  • Technician Plumber

The scheme will also mean the issue of new styled registration cards. Those who wish to get a new card may apply to the relevant JIB. Those who hold the old style card will remain valid until the date of expiry or they may renew their cards earlier with the new design.

  JIB England & Wales

JIB Scotland & Northern Ireland

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