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Accreditation of Building Surveyors in South Australia

Accreditation of Building Surveyors in South Australia

Applicants applying for or renewing registration as a Building Certifier in SA must first obtain a ‘Certificate of Accreditation’ from an approved Building Industry Accreditation Authority before applying to SA Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure for registration.

The Certificate of Accreditation is confirmation that you have the knowledge, competence, ethical standing and up to date skills needed to act as a building certifier. The Certificate is valid for 3 years after which it must be renewed. Renewal is the responsibility of the applicant.

Building Certification in South Australia

The SA Development Act 1993 Regulations 87 (6) and 91 (2) of the Development Regulations 2008 defines the role of building certifiers and the regulation of building certifying functions in South Australia.

Details of the application process can be found in the following documents all located below:

  • applicant's guide
  • CPD policy
  • list of recognised qualifications
  • appeals process
  • application fees.

Application templates

A selection of application templates have been put together to enable you to submit all the required information for a complete application.

Renewing an existing Certificate of Accreditation

Renewing your Certificate of Accreditation through RICS is simple, quick, cost effective and fair.

Those seeking to renew an existing certificate can do so by submitting the following:

  • Proposer's statutory declaration - signed by a Level 1 licensed building surveyor
  • Mark sheet for Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 complete the required details and attach a photograph (a digital photograph is satisfactory)
  • Current resume  view an example template
  • CPD record for the last three years – you will need to include associated evidence (RICS will accept CPD from other organisations) 
  • Copy of your existing/previous certificate of accreditation.

For enquiries, please contact Kate Dickson: