Certifier licence information

Updating or changing certifier licence details

PI insurance

The previous professional indemnity exemption timeframe has now been extended. Until 30 June 2022, private certifiers do not require professional indemnity insurance coverage for performing private certifying functions directly related to external cladding, or the use of external cladding, that does not comply with any of the following:

  • an Act or other law of the Commonwealth or a State;
  • an Australian Standard;
  • the BCA.

External cladding means cladding or a cladding system:

  • forming part of, or attached or applied to, an external wall or other external part of a building other than a roof; and
  • made, in whole or in part, of composite material.

Where a certifier obtains an exempted licence and holds PI insurance with a cladding related exclusion prior to 30 June 2022, their exempted licence will still be valid and they will be able to continue to operate until their exempted licence expires.

Update your details

Use the Change of Particulars for Building Certifier form (PDF) to update your contact details, change the level of your licence, or apply for an endorsement.

Change of level

If you want to apply for a different level of licence, include your current AIBS or RICS accreditation certificate with the form.  You’ll have to pay an additional application fee if applying at any time other than renewal.

Add an endorsement

To apply for private certification endorsement, send in your proof of Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance cover with your completed form.

To apply for development approval endorsement you must  hold, or be applying for, private certification endorsement. Attach your Issuing Development Permits for Building Work course completion certificate with your completed form.

Fees for endorsements

An application fee is payable for each endorsement if you don’t apply at time of renewal. However, if both endorsements are applied at the same time, then only one application fee is payable.