Research and analysis

Review of competent person self-certification schemes

A report reviewing the central administration arrangements for competent person schemes.


Review of competent person self-certification schemes: final report

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The Department for Communities and Local Government is responsible for authorising bodies to operate competent person schemes, under which installers can be registered as competent to self-certify that their building work complies with the Building Regulations for England.

The arrangements for central administration of competent person schemes have developed over the last 10 years, which has seen an increase in numbers of scheme operators and the types of work notified under a competent person scheme.

The aims of this study were to identify:

  • strengths and weaknesses of the central administration of competent person schemes
  • options for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the central administration
  • costs and benefits

Cutland Consulting Limited was appointed to carry out this review on behalf of the department.

Published 3 November 2014