OFTEC leads the way in the off-gas grid heating sector and aims to ensure that consumers have safe and efficient heating. We operate UKAS accredited registration schemes for heating technicians working in liquid fuels, heat pumps, solar thermal, biomass and solid fuel. Our trade association represents training providers and liquid fuel heating equipment manufacturers, promoting high standards and supporting the development of sustainable low carbon heating.


Exclusive technical information and other resources for OFTEC registered technicians.


Advice and information about energy efficiency and domestic heating.

Trade association

Representing the interests of oil heating manufacturers and OFTEC-approved training providers

OFTEC direct shop

Selected tools and equipment for heating professionals, plumbers and electricians.

Latest news from OFTEC and the heating industry
  • 2021 Budget comment from OFTEC CEO, Paul Rose

    Mar 4, 2021, 10:17 AM by OFTEC
    Responding to the 2021 Budget, OFTEC Chief Executive Paul Rose said: "The Chancellor didn’t hold back in outlining the financial toll the Covid-19 pandemic has taken on the UK economy, so it’s perhaps not surprising there were very few new green announcements, other than re-commitments to existing policies.
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  • OFTEC and MCS virtual events demystify route to renewables

    Mar 2, 2021, 10:22 AM by OFTEC
    OFTEC registered heating technicians looking to expand into the renewables market can find out how to make the most of this business opportunity thanks to a new series of free, interactive virtual briefings hosted by OFTEC in partnership with MCS.
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  • Top tips for Northern Ireland home buyers

    Feb 25, 2021, 11:09 AM by OFTEC Ireland
    From testing Carbon Monoxide alarms to knowing your EPC, here are top tips for making the move a smooth one.
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Find a technician

Search for local registered heating technicians who install, service or repair oil, solid fuel, biomass, heat pumps or solar thermal equipment.

Why use a registered technician?

We check they have appropriate training and meet our high standards of work through regular inspections.

Mislaid your OFTEC certificate?

If your heating equipment was installed by an OFTEC registered business, you can order a replacement compliance certificate.

About us

Find out how we have supported the off-grid heating industry since 1991, our approved training centres and our registration schemes.