Approved Certifiers of Construction are suitably qualified and experienced professionals who operate under, and are registered by, scheme providers such as SNIPEF.
The scheme allows individuals to self-certify work that is subject to a Building Warrant, providing an alternative to using local authority building standards inspectors.
On completion of the work, an Approved Certifier will provide a certificate confirming the work covered by the certificate complies with the building regulations.
SNIPEF was approved, as a scheme provider, to run the Approved Certifier of Construction Scheme (ACCS) by Scottish Ministers in December 2009. The scheme allows individuals (Approved Certifiers of Construction) to “self’ certify” drainage, plumbing and heating work which is subject to a Building Warrant. The Approved Certifier must be directly employed by a business (Approved Body).
Areas of work covered by the scheme include:
For further information, please contact the schemes department on 0131 357 2440. To download the Scheme Guide, please click here.
To register your interest, click here.
To join the scheme, individuals (Approved Certifiers) must be employed by a business (Approved Body) which is a member of the Plumbing Industry Licensing Scheme or which meets the criteria of the Licensing Scheme.
Individuals must be qualified at either Advanced or Technician level and hold appropriate qualifications for the scope of work they wish to verify. In addition, they must complete a short Approved Certifier of Construction Course.
If an Approved Certifier leaves the Approved Body, they retain their status as an Approved Certifier but cannot issue any certificates until they are employed by an Approved Body.
Sole traders must be registered as both an Approved Body and an Approved Certifier.
There is an annual fee for Approved Bodies and Approved Certifiers.
You don’t need to be a member of SNIPEF to join the scheme but the annual Approved Body fee is waived for SNIPEF members.
|Approved Body – Annual||Free||£544 plus VAT|
|Approved Certifier – Annual||£122 plus VAT||£185 plus VAT|
|ACCS Course||£195 plus VAT||£293 plus VAT|
*Prices in the table above do not include VAT.