Applying and renewing accreditation

To become an accredited certifier in NSW, you must apply to the Building Professionals Board. Your application must include all the required information and documents to be processed as quickly as possible. Some documents must be notified by a Justice of the Peace.

Lodge application and pay fee

Email your application for accreditation or renewal to

Pay your application fee by electronic funds transfer (EFT).

Apply for individual application - categories A-D

Evidence checklists for category B, C and D applications

All B, C and D category applications must include the relevant evidence checklist:

Apply for corporate accreditation

Apply for mutual recognition

If you’re accredited as a certifier in another State/Territory, you can apply for accreditation in NSW under the Mutual Recognition Act 1992.

Renew your accreditation if it expired less than three months ago

If your accreditation expired more than three months ago, you will need to complete a new application to become reaccredited.

Add to or vary your existing accreditation

To add or change a category of accreditation, or change the conditions of your accreditation, you need:

Renew your accreditation

All accredited certifiers in NSW must renew their accreditation each year with the Building Professionals Board. Your renewal form must be complete and you must attach all required supporting documents. Some documents may need to be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.

If your form is received before your accreditation expires, your accreditation will continue even if your form is still being processed by the expiry date. Find the right form for you from the following sections.

Renew accreditation for individual certifiers

Accreditation renewal form (PDF, 253.52 KB) - This form is for any certifier who does not have the word 'council' in the heading of their certificate of accreditation, whether or not they work for a council.

Besides the completed form, your renewal must also include:

  • a certificate of currency for your professional indemnity insurance
  • proof that you have completed mandatory continuing professional development
  • a witnessed copy of your driver's licence (front and back) showing your current address
  • the renewal fee.

Renew accreditation for council certifiers

Accreditation renewal form for council accredited certifiers (PDF, 248.59 KB) - This form is for certifiers who have the word 'council' in the heading of their certificate of accreditation. Not every certifier who works for a council is a ‘council accredited certifier’. Councils can save $50 per certifier (20% of the accreditation fee) by renewing at least four months before a certifier's accreditation is due to expire.

Renew accreditation for swimming pool (E1) certifiers

Accreditation renewal form for E1 certifiers (PDF, 1743.86 KB)

Renew body corporate accreditation

Renewal form for corporate accreditation (PDF, 298.52 KB)

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