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Who accredits the Certifiers?

The Building Professionals Board (The Board) is responsible for the accreditation of all building and subdivision certifiers in New South Wales, investigate complaints and audit certifiers and councils in their role as certifying authorities. The Board facilitates training for accredited certifiers, provides information to the public about how projects are certified and assists consumers in locating a certifier.

The Board accredits certifiers to issue construction, occupation, subdivision, strata, compliance and complying development certificates under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act), Strata Schemes (Freehold Development) Act 1973 and Strata Schemes (Leasehold Development) Act 1986. The Board will also investigate complaints against accredited certifiers and audit accredited certifiers and councils in their certification role.

The Board is appointed by the Minister for Planning. The Board advises the Minister on matters connected to the administration of the Act, and promotes and maintains standards of building and subdivision certification in NSW.

The Board has a list of specific professional and educational standards to which an accredited certifier must meet to be accredited. Accredited certifiers must continue to meet and adhere these criteria and must renew their certification annually to remain accredited. Visit the Board's website for more information about the Board or the accreditation process.