Licensing class categories
Licence classes in the licensed building practitioner (LBP) scheme are based on specific roles or occupations that are crucial to a building's performance. There are seven licence classes. You can apply to be licensed in more than the one licence but you must be able to demonstrate that you are competent in each class you apply for.
You can read information on what you have to show to become licensed here:
Brick and Blocklaying
What is an Area of Practice?
All licence classes except for Carpentry have ‘Area of Practices’ (AoP’s). Once licensed, as an LBP you are not restricted to working within your AoP, you are able to undertake all work covered by your licence class however LBPs must only undertake work they are competent to do.
As an LBP you are expected to recognise when supervision or other skills are required.
Which Design area of practice should I apply to be assessed in?
There are three areas of practice for the Design licence but you only need to be assessed in one. You should have sound knowledge of and practical experience in designing the building categories that relate to the area of practice you are applying to be assessed in.
The Design areas of practice relate to the three categories of buildings. You can read more about the building categories via this link:
Which Site area of practice should I apply to be assessed in?
You should apply for the area of practice that best reflects the category of building you coordinate or manage. You should have sound knowledge and practical experience in the building categories for your area of practice.
|If you...||...you should apply for this area of practice|
|Coordinate and oversee the construction or alteration of Category 1 buildings||Site AoP 1|
|Coordinate and oversee the construction or alteration of Category 1, 2 and 3 buildings||Site AoP 2|
|Manage some or all of the construction or alteration of Category 1, 2 and 3 buildings||Site AoP 3|
In the sub trade licence classes the AoP relates to specific building materials. You can read a list of these here:
|External Plastering|| |
|Brick and Blocklaying|| |