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For existing T&D schemes

You will need to renew your T&D Scheme approval every three years. You will be contacted by CIBSE at least six months before your accreditation is due to start the re-approval process.

Submission for approval

You will need to complete the T&D application form and submit the following documentations one month before your visit:

  1. Identification of the scheme
  2. Aims of the scheme
  3. The Trainee profile
  4. The scheme environment: personnel and resource
  5. Content of the scheme
  6. Collaboration with Further Education/Higher Education and further learning
  7. Mentoring and support
  8. Supervision and assessment of trainees
  9. Quality assurance and future plans

Approval fee

Approval of your T&D scheme costs £1,250 plus VAT. Click here for more information.

The visit

Approval visits usually last around four hours and will include a presentation from your company, meetings with key scheme staff, trainees and mentors, and feedback from the Visiting Panel members. 

After the visit

The Visiting Panel complete a report, which is presented to the CIBSE Training & Development Panel at their next meeting. The Panel review the report and consider the Visiting Panel's recommendation. You will be informed of the outcome following the Panel meeting. 

Once your scheme is re-approved

If your scheme is re-approved you will receive a certificate from CIBSE confirming the approval and any requirements that need to be met.

The approval is normally awarded for three years and you’ll be required to send an annual self-assessment (SAR) report to keep us informed of any changes to the scheme. Your scheme will be listed on CIBSE's website and you will be able to use the CIBSE Approved Scheme logo on promotional material.

Training & Development Company Manual

Information on how to setup a scheme can be found in our Training & Development Company Manual

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Ready to apply?

For more information and to arrange an re-approval visit, email CIBSE Membership at [email protected]

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