Certifier licence information

Types of licence for certifiers

There are 3 grades of licence for building certifiers, each with a different set of responsibilities:

  • Building Certifier Level 1 – performs building certifying functions on all classes of buildings and structures.
  • Building Certifier Level 2 – performs building certifying functions on buildings and structures having a rise of no more than 3 storeys and a total floor area of no more than 2000m², or, under the supervision of a Building Certifier Level 1, helps assess and inspect all classes of buildings and structures.
  • Building Certifier Level 3 – performs building certifying functions on class 1 buildings and class 10 buildings and structures.*

*If you were licensed as a building surveying technician immediately before 1 January 2010 and work for a local government authority, you may be entitled to carry out building certifying functions for a building or structures of any class having a rise of no more than 2 storeys, and a total floor area of not more than 500m².

To find out more about qualifications needed for each level, contact the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), or the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS).