E1 accredited certifiers - swimming pool certification

The Building Professionals Board accredits certifiers in category E1 – Swimming Pool Certification to inspect swimming pools and spa pools and issue certificates of compliance or non-compliance with the Swimming Pools Act 1992.

Some swimming pool certifiers can also carry out minor repairs costing up to $1,000 to make a swimming pool comply. To carry out minor repairs, they must be authorised under the Home Building Act to carry out swimming pool building or structural landscaping.

'Quick Start' – priority enrolment in mandatory E1 training course

There are two pathways to E1 accreditation. Both pathways require you to complete a training course approved by the Building Professionals Board before you can apply for accreditation. If you meet the requirements for either pathway (below), you may be eligible for priority enrolment in the E1 course so you can be accredited more quickly.

Important note about approved E1 training course

To become an E1 certifier you must hold a certificate of satisfactory completion of a course that is notified on this website.

If you enrol in a course that is NOT notified on the Board's website you will not be able to become accredited on the basis of completion of that course.

Pathway 1 – qualification and completion of E1 course

Applicants under pathway 1 must hold one of the following:

  • a certificate of accreditation – category A4 unconditional – issued by the Building Professionals Board
  • an endorsed contractor's licence or a qualified supervisor's certificate, issued under the Home Building Act 1989, as a:
    • builder or swimming pool builder, which authorises, or includes the authority, for the holder to construct a swimming pool
    • structural landscaper that authorises or includes the authority for the holder to construct structural landscaping.

Note: The builder or swimming pool builder's licence should not have conditions preventing the holder from constructing swimming pools or swimming pool fencing. The structural landscaper's licence should not have conditions preventing the holder from constructing swimming pool fencing.

Pathway 2 – experience and completion of E1 course

Pathway 2 is for those who do not have the accreditation, licence or certificate required under pathway 1, but have two years' recent experience working for a local council carrying out the inspection and certification of at least 20 swimming pools and associated barriers for compliance with the Swimming Pools Act 1992.

E1 accreditation renewal

Approved E1 training courses

To become an E1 certifier you must hold a certificate of satisfactory completion of a course that is notified on this website.

The Board has approved the E1 training courses offered by the following course providers:

Currently these are the ONLY courses that are approved and notified.

If you enrol in a course that is NOT notified on this website you will not be able to become accredited on the basis of completion of that course.

It is possible that the Board may notify other courses on this website as being approved for the purpose of applying for E1 accreditation. Persons who are interested in becoming accredited as E1 certifiers should only enrol in a course that is currently notified on this website.

Accreditation scheme

The Building Professionals Board accreditation scheme sets out the requirements for E1 accreditation, authorities conferred on E1 certifiers, the code of conduct for certifiers and continuing professional development.

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