Important changes to LBP skills maintenance
Changes to LBP skills maintenance took effect from 2 November 2015. When your current skills maintenance cycle ends, you will transition into the new scheme.
Each licence class has a series of competencies within the LBP rules that set a minimum standard for licensing. All licensed building practitioners are assessed against these standards to become and remain licensed.
For your initial licensing, this included completion of an application form, a meeting or discussion with an assessor, and then a final decision by the Registrar.
The LBP rules require that every second year the Registrar reassesses your competency. The Registrar must be satisfied that you have maintained your knowledge and skills against the minimum licensing standards – even if regulations or another aspect of your work has changed. This reassessment takes the form of participation in a skills maintenance programme.
Changes to the current Skills Maintenance Programme came into effect from 2 November 2015. Read more in the following guidance documents:
- About the new LBP Skills Maintenance scheme [526 KB PDF]
- Guidance for LBPs [1.9 MB PDF]
- Guidance for Training Providers and Publishers [1.7 MB PDF]
If your skills maintenance period ends before 2 November 2017 then you are in the current (or existing) skills maintenance programme, for information on your obligations, please visit Current Skills Maintenance programme.
If your skills maintenance period ends after 2 November 2017 then you are in the new skills maintenance programme, for information on your obligations, please visit New Skills Maintenance programme.
If you have any questions about which programme you are in, please email email@example.com or call us on 0800 60 60 50 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm on working days.
The current skills maintenance requirement as an LBP is that you must obtain a specific number of skills maintenance points, dependant on your licence class(es). If your skills maintenance period ends before 2 November 2017, read on for more information.
The LBP scheme was established to ensure building practitioners have the right skills and knowledge needed to carry out or supervise restricted building work (RBW). If your skills maintenance period ends before 2 November 2017, read on for more information.