OFTEC's website provides advice and information for heating technicians, homeowners and trade association members.



This section of the OFTEC website is for heating technicians. Click here to join our competent person scheme, find out about training courses and access technical information about oil and renewable heating systems.



This section of the OFTEC website contains information for consumers, including advice about energy efficiency and the use of oil and renewable heating systems.



OFTEC Association - providing membership services and representing the interests of OFTEC member companies.


Welcome to OFTEC

OFTEC plays a leading role in raising standards within the heating industries of the UK and Republic of Ireland. 

Our trade association represents the interests of oil storage, appliance and supply equipment manufacturers and we develop course and assessment material for training providers. We also operate a UKAS accredited competent person registration scheme for over 8,000 technicians involved in the installation and maintenance of oil, solid fuel, and renewable heating equipment and Part P electrical work. Our online shop, OFTEC Direct, supplies a range of technical books, equipment and clothing products for heating technicians.

 Find out more about what we do.

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Latest News

  • OFTEC warns heating businesses to beware of scams

    OFTEC is warning technicians to be extra vigilant after being alerted to a growing number of heating businesses that have been contacted by fraudsters.  Fake advertising opportunities are a … more

  • OFTEC welcomes fall in heating oil theft

    OFTEC has welcomed research which reveals that heating oil is no longer one of the top five most commonly stolen items in rural areas of the UK.

    The NFU Mutual Rural Crime Report 2016 shows that the … more


Latest Events

OFTEC trade event programme 2016


Our current event programme for 2016 has been completed. However, further OFTEC technician events wi... details