Building certifier's licence - Queensland


You will need this licence to:

  • assess building development applications
  • undertake inspections of approved building work
  • issue compliance certificates, final inspection certificates and certificates of classifications.

Three are three grades of licence for building certifiers:

  • Level 1 - performs building certifying functions on all classes of buildings and structures.
  • Level 2 - performs building certifying functions on buildings and structures of no more than three storeys and a floor area of 2000 metres squared or performs functions on all classes of building provided they are supervised by a Level 1 certifier.
  • Level 3 - performs building certifying functions on class 1 building and class 10 building structures.

All licensed building certifiers must comply with the Code of Conduct for Building Certifiers.

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 licence, you must:

  • hold a current and relevant Certificate of Accreditation issued by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) or Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • hold professional indemnity insurance
  • satisfy the QBCC that you are a suitable person to hold a licence.

Please note that you may be eligible to be licensed under mutual recognition laws if you hold a comparable registration within another Australian State or Territory or within New Zealand.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

A licensed building certifier must accumulate four continuing professional development points (CDP) annually.


One year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $1064.26

Including application fee. Fees for 2022-23

General Duplicate Certificate All $31.83 Replacement. Fees for 2022-23
Renew Renewal All $895.90

Fees for 2022-23

Vary Variation All $168.36

Change the level. Fees for 2022-23

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Application process


To obtain this licence you must submit a completed building certifier licence application form to the agency. You must also submit the following with the approved application form:

  • the application fee and licence fee
  • evidence of your identity
  • a copy of your certificate of accreditation
  • evidence of professional indemnity insurance.

Administering agency

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Contact details

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