Guidance: Register as a building inspector

Health Safety Executive

October 5
08:00 2023

You must register with us to carry out BSR-regulated activities (for example, assessing plans and inspecting). This includes for all buildings from domestic premises to complex, high-risk, multi-use structures.

Well publish a register of building inspectors. The register will include your name, your employer, and details of BSR-regulated activities youre registered to do. Well tell you in the application which details will be published.

Your registration will be valid for 4 years, unless varied or cancelled by us. If you register before 1 April 2024, the 4 years begin from 1 April 2024.

What you will need to register

To register, well ask you to provide information about:

  • yourself, such as name, address, email, and phone number

  • the class of building inspector youre applying to register as

  • details of your BSR-approved competency assessment

  • membership of relevant professional bodies

  • your employment status

Well ask you to confirm that you will comply with our code of conduct for registered building inspectors (

We charge 336 for each registration, plus 216 annual maintenance payable from the first anniversary of your registration. Registration is for a maximum of 4 years.

Before you start

Find out more about the role of building inspectors under the Building Safety Act 2022.

Read the guidance about what you must do before you register as a building inspector. It tells you:

  • how to decide which class youll register for

  • to use a BSR-authorised scheme to certify your competency, unless youre registering as a class 1 building inspector

  • how to register as a building inspector

Read our code of conduct for registered building inspectors (

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If you need help using this service

Contact us if you need help with your application to register with BSR.

Published 5 October 2023

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