As an LBP, you need to keep up to date with changing industry practices and regulatory changes. This is done by completing and recording skills maintenance activities — learning activities that help make sure you continue to meet the minimum standard required to keep your licence or licences.
All LBPs must complete a set of skills maintenance activities every two years. You need to show that you’ve done these before you can renew your licence(s).
Skills maintenance combines both compulsory and elective activities. You get the important regulatory and technical information you need through completing compulsory activities. You also need to complete elective activities that are relevant to the work you do.
Activities by licence class
|Licence class(es) held||Elective activities||On the job learning||Mandatory articles & quizzes|
|Carpentry, Foundations, Roofing, External Plastering, Bricklaying and Blocklaying||12 hours||2 activities in total||All the specified articles and quizzes for the licence class(es) you hold|
|Site or Design in Area of Practice 1||15 hours||2 activities in total||All the specified articles and quizzes for the licence class(es) you hold|
|Site or Design in Area of Practice 2 or 3||18 hours||2 activities in total||All the specified articles and quizzes for the licence class(es) you hold|
If you hold more than one LBP licence and the number of hours required is different for each, you have to complete the higher number of hours.
For example, you might hold a carpentry licence and a site area of practice 2 licence. You need to do 12 hours for the carpentry licence, and 18 hours for the site area licence. This means that you have to do a total of 18 hours of activities to meet your skills maintenance requirement.
In this section
You need to read the Codewords/LBP Knowledge link articles relevant to your licence class, and complete a short quiz for each one.
This allows you to credit learning you have done on-the-job towards your skills maintenance requirements.
As part of meeting your skills maintenance requirements, you also need to complete some elective activities.
Record and submit your activities
You need to keep a record of any skills maintenance activities.
Skills maintenance audits
Each year some LBPs will have their skills maintenance records checked as part of an audit, so it’s important you keep a record of the activities that you’ve completed.