Accreditation of Accredited Certifiers - New South Wales


You will require this accreditation if you intend to act as a public building or subdivision certifier and issue compliance, construction, subdivision, occupation or subdivision certificates. The type of work this accreditation will allow you to carry out includes:

  • building surveying and inspection
  • subdivision and strata certification
  • acoustic compliance certification
  • hydraulic compliance certification
  • engineering compliance certification
  • storm-water management facilities compliance certification
  • private road and drainage compliance certification
  • swimming pool certification.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this accreditation, you must:

  • comply with the industry's code of conduct, including its complaints handling mechanism and meet core performance criteria
  • keep records of all applications for certification, written determinations and certifications, projects for which complying development certificates have been issued, and plans and documents associated with all certifications
  • be covered by appropriate insurance
  • have approval from your local council if you intend to carry out certification work on its behalf
  • have no conflict of interest with a project for which you intend to undertake certification work
  • undergo continuing professional development
  • submit the required forms
  • pay any prescribed fees.

You must also have completed the relevant qualification, which is either:

  • a university short course in certification
  • the Board accreditation exam.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


1 year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $750.00 Mutual recognition.
Apply Application All $1500.00 Body corporate accreditation.
Apply Application All $750.00

Category E1 - Swimming Pool Certification.

Apply Application All $1500.00 Individual accreditation (A1-A4 and B1).
Apply Application All $750.00

Individual accreditation (C1-C16 and D1).

Renew Renewal All $1500.00

Private certifiers (A1-A4 and B1).

Renew Renewal All $750.00

Private certifiers (C1-C16 and D1).

Renew Renewal All $200.00

Council certifiers (if paid 4 months in advance).

Renew Renewal All $250.00 Council certifiers.

Act(s) name

Building Professionals Act 2005 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Building Professionals Regulation 2007 NSW

Application process


You must make your application in a form approved by the Board, supply any required documents and the relevant fee.

Administering agency

Building Professionals Board

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Building Certifiers

Building Professionals Board

Operating address: The Barrington
10 Smith Street
New South Wales 2150
Mailing address: PO BOX 3720
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
Phone: 02 8522 7800