Guidance: Register as a building inspector

Health Safety Executive

January 31
08:00 2024

You must register with BSR 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 one register of building inspectors for England, and one for Wales. You will be included on the registers for the countries you tell us you work in. The registers will include your name, your employer, and details of BSR-regulated activities you are registered to do. We will tell you in the application which details will be published.

Your registration will be valid for 4 years, unless varied, suspended or cancelled by BSR. If you register before 6 April 2024, the 4 years begin from 6 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

We will ask you to confirm that you will comply with the [code of conduct for the countries you are registered for.

We charge 336 for registration, whether you register for one country or both, plus 216 annual maintenance payable from the first anniversary of your registration.

Before you start

Read the guidance on registered building inspectors, it tells you how to:

  • decide which class you need to register for
  • use a BSR-authorised scheme to certify your competency, unless you are registering as a class 1 building inspector
  • register as a building inspector

Read the:

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If you need help using this service

Contact the Building Safety Regulator if you need help with your application.

Published 5 October 2023
Last updated 31 January 2024 +show all updates
  1. Information added for registering as a building inspector for Wales.Additional information around requesting a review of a registration decision for both England and Wales.

  2. First published.

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