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Certifier of Construction Scheme - Scotland

The Certifier of Construction (Electrical Installations to BS 7671) Scheme is open to NICEIC Approved Contractors* operating in Scotland.

Certification is an optional route to demonstrate knowledge of the Building Regulations in Scotland and is relevant to work that requires a Building Warrant. 

Property owners or developers commissioning electrical installation work that requires a Building Warrant have the option of engaging the expertise of an Approved Body under the Scheme which employs an Approved Certifier of Construction (QS). Approved Certifiers of Construction are individuals who have demonstrated competence through their qualifications, knowledge and experience of the Building Regulations and the supervision of electrical installation to BS 7671.  

 

Benefits of Registration: 

Registered Certifier of Construction Scheme Businesses can offer benefits to their customers which are not available through the non-registered route. 

  • A reduced Warrant fee  

  • The local authority Building Standards departments, who function as Verifiers under this scheme, must accept a valid certificate of construction relating to the building work performed as a record of compliance with the Building Regulations. This means that the certificated installation does not require additional checks by the local authority Verifiers. This can result in more efficient processes of construction and certification overall, benefiting all parties involved.  

  • NICEIC have created a single Certificate of Construction exclusively for businesses registered on the Certifier of Construction (Electrical Installations to BS 7671) scheme. It can be issued to both your customers and the local authority which is available via the NICEIC online certification and reporting system. At a cost of £1+VAT each, the single certificate is accepted by local authorities (Verifiers) across Scotland as a valid record of compliance with BS 7671 and Scottish Building Regulations (2004).  

 

The Scottish Government Building Standards Division manages The Certification Register - the only authoritative source to find Approved Bodies and Approved Certifiers of Construction. Used by clients, homeowners and local authorities, successful applicants to this scheme will appear on this register. 

 

*To learn about our Approved Contractor scheme and the application process, click here.


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Approved Contractors can apply for an extension to their scope of certification to cover Certifier of Construction:
 
- by calling Us on 0333 015 66256 or enquire here. An application form will be sent to you to complete and return
or
- at the business' Approved Contractor Scheme Applicant or Surveillance assessment. (For businesses located in Scotland only)
 
There is no extra cost for the Certifier of Construction certification where the business is located in Scotland.  
 
For more information about the scheme, please refer to our Scheme Rules and Guides which you can find in Key Documents. 
 


- The business must operate in Scotland. (Where the business is not located in Scotland a chargeable half day site assessment will be required in Scotland to assess compliance with the Certifier of Construction Scheme Rules and understanding of Building (Scotland) Regulations)

- The business must be a NICEIC Approved Contractor  

- The business must have been successfully assessed within the last year on the Approved Contractor Scheme (applicant or surveillance) 

- The business must be able to comply with the NICEIC Certifier of Construction Scheme Rules  

- The proposed Certifier of Construction must be the Business' Approved Contractor Scheme Qualified Supervisor 

Accepted Businesses will: 

 - be issued with an Approved Body Registration Number and Approved Certifier Number 

- be issued with a Certificate of Certification  

- have their business details uploaded to the Building Standards Division Register 

This register provides a one stop shop for specifiers and the public looking for Approved Bodies and Certifiers: www.certificationregister.co.uk

- have access to the NICEIC Certifier of Construction scheme single certificate on NICEIC Online to issue to both your customers and the local authority. At a cost of £1+VAT each, the single certificate is accepted by local authorities (Verifiers) across Scotland as a valid record of compliance with BS 7671 and Scottish Building Regulations (2004). 

- be assessed at Approved Contractor scheme assessments for both the Approved Contractor and Certifier of Construction scheme requirements where the business is located in Scotland. *

 
*Where the business is not located in Scotland an additional chargeable annual site assessment will be required in Scotland to assess compliance with the Certifier of Construction Scheme Rules and understanding of Building (Scotland) Regulations.
 
For more information about the scheme, please refer to our Scheme Rules and Guides which you can find in Key Documents. 
 

The assessment's purpose is for the Approved Body to demonstrate the Business meets the scheme requirements and that their work meets the Building Regulations' requirements. 

It is also a fantastic opportunity for you to meet one of our Assessors and ask any questions you might have.  


The key documents relating to this scheme are as follows:

  1. Certifier of Construction Scheme Guide
  2. Certifier of Construction Scheme Rules - an important document which outlines the terms and conditions of the scheme
  3. Application for Registration
  4. Electrical Installers' Guide - Building (Scotland) Regulations
  5. Certifier of Construction Checklist
  6. Local authority form to nominate which Scottish local authorities you wish to be registered to

For information about the process we follow when we receive complaints from customers about contractors, please click here.