Become an LBP

The LBP scheme is one of the changes in the Building Act 2004 to encourage better building design and construction.

The public can have confidence that licensed building practitioners (LBPs) working on their homes and buildings are competent, and that homes and buildings are designed and built right the first time.

Licensing promotes, recognises and supports professional skills and behaviour in the building industry. Over time, the emphasis on education and training, along with better career pathways, will increase.

The scheme is competency based. Competent builders and tradespeople with a good track record can have their skills and knowledge formally recognised, whether they are trade-qualified or not. A number of people without formal trade qualifications have already been assessed as competent and have their licences.

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