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CIOB conservation scheme welcomes retrofit roles


15th February 2021

The Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) Building Conservation Certification scheme’  has expanded entry requirements to certify individuals working within the retrofit sector. The scheme applies the same criteria as other similar certifications, but with energy efficiency and sustainability in recognition that climate change must play a part in everybody's role.

The CIOB Building Conservation Certification Scheme is suitable for individuals working on traditional or listed buildings. It was launched in June 2017 in response to a growing demand for ‘certified’ conservation specialists, providing individuals working on these buildings with a route to becoming a ‘certified’ conservation specialist. The Building Conservation Certification Scheme accepts a far greater number of roles within industry than any other scheme.

Candidates must have some knowledge and experience of working on traditional buildings, although this does not need to be on buildings in conservation areas or listed buildings. If they do not hold specific conservation qualifications, they are required to undertake the CIOB two-day Understanding Building Conservation course. Regardless of what role an individual has in retrofit, membership of a building conservation certification scheme will help to demonstrate competence.

More information can be found here:

To find out if you are eligible or for more information, please contact Laura Stirling –



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