Competent persons schemes

If you join a competent person scheme you can self-certify certain types of building work if you work in the building trade as an installer. This is instead of getting building regulations approval.

This means:

  • you don't have to get a local council or private approved building inspector to check your work
  • your customers benefit from lower prices as there are no building control fees

Membership is voluntary - you can still use local council or private inspectors if you prefer.

Find out more about competent person schemes on the Gov.uk website.

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