Common questions the Building Professionals Board receives from local councils about building certification and development.
Note: other FAQs on this website have information about:
- certification data reporting by councils
- Category E1 – Swimming Pool Certification
- insurance requirements
- written contracts for certification work
- fire sprinklers in residential aged care facilities
- conflicts of interest.
If the Board has decided to conduct a formal investigation in response to your complaint, this will be conducted by one of our senior investigators. Please contact the Board between 9:30am – 11:30am Monday to Friday to speak to an investigator.
Read information on legislation, policies and standards, and the appropriate body to contact for advice about each. You may also wish to ask a more experienced certifier, other council staff or solicitor for advice.
Our questions and answers (PDF | 190.5K) (September 2010) explains the reasons for the decision to expand the accreditation scheme to council officers.
Yes. ALL certifiers (and applicants), in any category of accreditation, must meet the core performance criteria set out in the accreditation scheme.
Our information sheet has more about signs on development sites (PDF | 47.2K).
No. Whether or not the council you work for will be amalgamated with other councils, your certifier accreditation will remain valid. Read more