What are the steps to becoming an approved tradesman?

21 May 2019

It's important to give your customers peace of mind when offering them a service. Becoming an approved tradesman can help, here's a few ways how to do it.

Reports about rogue traders ripping off hard-working consumers show up on news sites throughout the country too often. With consumers often questioning if rated tradesmen websites can be trusted, they are becoming increasingly aware to look out for an approved tradesman in their area before undergoing any building work.

How do I become an approved tradesman?

Independent organisations, such as the CPA, perform thorough checks before giving the tradesman their seal of approval, allowing them to join their network of highly-qualified and reliable professionals.

These organisations are trusted and renowned by consumers and authorities alike. The checks vary depending on the organisation and are key to protecting consumers from cowboy builders and untrustworthy traders.

How do I become a CPA member?

The CPA looks out for the interests of the tradesperson and the consumer equally. Every CPA member is vetted to ensure a reliable quality of work, providing the best possible trading standards and customer satisfaction on every job they complete.

Our in-depth screening process ensures traders can’t hide behind fake profiles and reviews, making us more dependable than many trusted trader sites. In our screening process we check the following:

  • business trading records
  • quality of work
  • technical skills
  • trading practices
  • litigation history
  • financial position
  • customer service

Fill out our quick online form and we’ll contact you to explain the complete list of requirements and steps to join the CPA.

Why should I join the CPA?

Grow your business and stand out from the crowd, joining a network of recognised and highly skilled tradespeople trusted by homeowners. Benefit from industry leading training and support to help your business thrive.

The CPA offers an Alternative Dispute Resolution service, should you receive a complaint about a product or installation that needs an independent third party to investigate the matter.

The CPA prides itself on offering peace of mind to consumers and tradespeople with products such as Deposit Protection and Insurance Backed Guarantees. Contact us online or call the helpline on 01462 850064 if you a general enquiry or for more information.