The Building Professionals Board provides a range of checklists and templates to assist certifiers and councils.
For individual certifiers, council certifiers and accredited bodies corporate:
- the apply for accreditation page provides application forms and guidance to help you complete your application
- the renew/ change my accreditation page provides renewal forms.
If you’re accredited as a certifier in another State/Territory, you can apply for accreditation in NSW under the Mutual Recognition Act 1992. The applying for accreditation page provides an application form and more information.
For E1 (swimming pool certifier) accreditation, download application forms for category E1 accreditation.
The following zip files contain all the forms needed at each stage of the certification process (in Microsoft Word format).
- Notice of intention to give an order under the EP&A Act 1979
- Notice to the Board when a certifier starts/ ends employment with a council (or download Word version)
- Notice to council and consent authority of replacement PCA where agreement is reached between all parties (notice not needed if council and the consent authority have already agreed)
- Apply for a conflict of interest exemption
- Notice to voluntarily suspend accreditation for a period up to the date your accreditation is due for renewal
- Audit checklists for certifiers and councils
- Apply for unjustifiable hardship (Premises Standards)
- Certificate of compliance for a swimming pool or spa pool: available to users of the NSW Swimming Pool Register - contact the Office of Local Government for access.
The Department of Planning and Environment publishes resources to help certifiers assess complying development applications, including template letters for neighbour notification.
These don't replace the need for certifiers to refer to and understand State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008.
For more information contact the Department of Planning and Environment on 1300 305 695 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructions for CERTIFIERS:
- Give the following instructions to your insurance provider so that your certificate of currency has ALL the required details AND is issued on the insurance company letterhead.
- Send your certificate of currency to the Board. We must receive it at least seven days before your insurance is due to expire.
- Do not prepare the certificate yourself - it must be issued by your insurance provider.
Instructions for INSURANCE PROVIDERS:
Issue a certificate of currency on the insurance company letterhead. The certificate MUST have ALL the following details:
- Insurance company name
- Confirmation that the insurance is professional indemnity insurance and covers statutory liability for accredited certifiers (see note below)
- Policy number
- Name of the insured
- Whether the policy is for an individual, partnership, or company
- Policy start and end dates
- Retroactive date
- Limit of indemnity and whether it is inclusive/ exclusive of relevant expenses in respect of any one claim; AND in respect of all claims made in any one year (see note below)
- The professions that the policy covers
- Confirmation that the insurance has been issued
Note: the Building Professionals Regulation 2007 defines statutory liability for accredited certifiers in clause 9 and relevant expenses in clause 14(5)(c).
Also refer to the FAQ about written contracts.