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You must apply to the Construction Industry Council (CIC) for registration if you want to become an approved building inspector.

You can apply to be either an individual approved inspector or a corporate approved inspector (part of a company).


You must not have any professional or financial interest in the building work you supervise.


You must agree to follow the CIC Code of conduct for approved inspectors.

You should have knowledge of the Building Control Performance Standards, or ‘Green Book’.

You must also meet CIC insurance requirements.

How to apply

  1. You (or your company) must complete an application form giving full details of your qualifications and experience.

  2. If selected, you will be asked to attend a panel interview and do a 10-minute presentation.

  3. If you’re approved, you’ll get a certificate of registration, which is valid for 5 years.

  4. After 5 years you must apply for re-approval and follow the same process as before.

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) website has information on becoming an approved building inspector and application forms.

Construction Industry Council
Telephone: 020 7399 7400
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Licence fees

You will need to pay:

  • an application fee of £3,500 (plus VAT) the first time you apply and when you apply for re-approval
  • a yearly registration fee of £500 once you are approved