The Building Professionals Board's accreditation scheme is a legal document made under the Building Professionals Act 2005.
The accreditation scheme establishes:
- requirements for accreditation in NSW by the Board, including required knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications
- categories of accreditation that cover a range of professions related to building, construction and development (such as building surveying, engineering, subdivision and strata certification)
- core performance criteria that all certifiers must meet, and specialty performance criteria tailored to each category of accreditation
- a code of conduct for certifiers
- an annual program of continuing professional development for certifiers.
Amendments to the accreditation scheme
Proposed amendments (except minor amendments) must be placed on public exhibition for a consultation period of at least 28 days. Submissions are then taken into consideration and the proposals updated as appropriate, before being adopted by the Minister.
- 8 July 2016: recognition of nationally-accredited qualifications
- 4 March 2016: additional qualification recognised for A3 accreditation, and minor housekeeping amendments.
- 4 December 2015: more qualifications recognised for A1-A3 accreditation.