Competent person scheme

The scheme allows builders and tradesmen to self-certify that their work complies with building regulations as an alternative to submitting a building notice or using an approved inspector.

A competent person must be registered with a scheme that has been approved by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG).

Find or check a builder or tradesperson on the competent person register

You can find a builder or tradesperson who can self-certify or check one is registered using the Competent Person Register.

Once work has been completed you will be given a certificate of compliance within 30 days confirming the work carried out conforms to building regulations. Building control will also be notified.

You should keep this important document safe as it can be used by solicitors when you come to sell your home.

How to register to self-certify your work

Registering with the competent person scheme means that as a builder or tradesperson you do not need to apply for building regulations approval and can self-certify your work.

Find out what types of work are included in the scheme and how to register:

Register with the competent person scheme online

Search for work registered under the competent person scheme

You can check if we hold a building regulations certificate for works previously carried out by a competent person using our online portal.

If work has not been notified to building control or has not been carried out by a competent person scheme registered installer we will have no record that the work complies with building regulations.

Search by address or postcode:

Results will display the certificate reference number and the date of issue.

Please note: if you see the message ‘no row returned’ it means there is no information available or we hold the address in a different format.

Disclaimer: The information displayed on our database is for reference only, while we make every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information held on this database we cannot guarantee it or be held responsible for any errors.