Accreditation of Building Certifiers - New South Wales


You will require this accreditation if you intend to act as a private certifier and issue compliance, construction, occupation or complying development 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
  • stormwater 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:

  • 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
  • submit the required forms
  • pay any prescribed fees.

You must satisfy the core performance criteria by either:

  • completing the certification short course
  • passing the Board's accreditation exam.

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Once you are accredited, you are required to comply with the Code of Conduct in Schedule 4 of the Building Professionals Board Accreditation Scheme.

You must also ensure that you undergo continuing professional development.


1 year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please read 'Schedule 2 - Fees' and / or Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Apply for Accreditation (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All Schedule 2 - Fees (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Building Professionals Act 2005 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Building Professionals Regulation 2007 New South Wales

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Building Certifiers

Building Professionals Board

Operating address: The Barrington
10 Smith Street
Parramatta, New South Wales 2150
Mailing address: PO BOX 972
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
Phone: 02 8522 7800
Website: Building Professionals Board (Opens in new window)