ACCS – how to apply - SNIPEF

ACCS – how to apply

SNIPEF is the Scheme Provider for the Certification of Construction (Drainage, Heating and Plumbing) Scheme and is able to register both Approved Bodies and Approved Certifiers of Construction.

Approved Bodies

To become an Approved Body, a business must be a member of SNIPEF or meet the criteria of membership.

Approved Certifiers

To become an Approved Certifier an individual must:

  • be directly employed by an Approved Body
  • be qualified to at least Advanced or Technician Plumber
  • hold appropriate qualifications for the scope of work which they wish to self-certify
  • hold a Water Byelaws/Regulations qualification
  • attend and successfully pass a one-day Building Standards course.

For the specific requirements for the various areas of work, see the ACCS Scope of Scheme.

To apply, download the Approved Certifier application form.

More information

To discuss your eligibility or for assistance with your application, contact the SNIPEF Schemes department on 0131 556 0600 (option 4) or email

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