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Are they licensed?

A licensed building practitioner (LBP) can be identified by producing their photo ID licence card and by checking their details against the public register.

If you are the homeowner it is your responsibility to make certain that the people you are using are licensed to do the work.

A building practitioner is considered ‘non-licensed’ if:

  • they have never been licensed 
  • they do not have an appropriate licence for the work they’re doing (for example, they have a Carpentry licence but are doing work they need a Design licence for)
  • they do not have a current licence
  • they have a suspended licence

By law, a non-licensed person:

  • can’t carry out RBW (unless they’re supervised by a LBP)
  • can’t supervise RBW.

What to look for

The LBP public register will help you find a licensed building practitioner (LBP) as well as provide details on their licence history.

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Last updated 14 June 2013