Accredited certifiers are highly educated and skilled professionals. There is a rigorous application process for an individual wanting to become a certifier in order to prove he/she has the necessary qualifications and industry experience to carry out such an important function in the building process.
To become an accredited certifier, as an individual applicant you must:
Applying for Accreditation
When applying for accreditation, you will need to complete and submit
In addition to the complted application form, you will need to complete and attach these forms:
Form 2: Verification of academic qualifications and registrations
Form 3: Annotated performance criteria report
Form 4: Comparative analysis report
Form 5: Annotated resume
Form 6: Referee's statement
Form 7: Fit and proper person declaration
4 day Certification Short Course
The course is offered 4-5 times each year, depending on demand. The course is a four-day professional development program that provides essential skills in understanding and implementing building regulation in New South Wales.
The Certification Short Course is for building professionals wishing to become accredited certifiers. Successful completion of the course is a prerequisite for an application for accreditation with the BPB. This involves three written assignments in addition to attendance at all sessions.
When appyling for accreditation you must complete the evidence checklist for your category(s) of accreditation to identify which of the specialty performance criteria you are taken to automatically have because of your recognised qualification/registration.
If you are accredited as a certifier in another State/Territory, you can apply for accreditation in NSW under the Mutual Recognition Act 1992. To do this:
In NSW ‘building surveyor’ refers to a subset of the many different categories of certifiers.
Changing an existing category of accreditation
To change a category of accreditation, or change the conditions of your accreditation, you need: