Statistical data set

Competent person self-certification schemes statistics

Data, updated every 6 months, on membership numbers of competent person schemes and the number of building jobs they have carried out.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (previously DCLG) has authorised a number of competent person schemes in schedule 3 of the Building Regulations 2010 (as amended).

Every 6 months we ask the schemes to provide us with information on their total registered membership at the end of the 6-month period and the number of jobs the registered members have undertaken in the period.

The latest published document sets out data for 1 October 2006 to 31 March 2018.

Competent person self-certification schemes statistics: October 2006 to March 2018

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  1. Registered membership is by business, not by individual. Many businesses will consist of more than one competent individual so the total number of competent individuals will be higher than the registered membership figures.

  2. Schemes are authorised by the type of work that their registered members carry out. However, in many schemes, particularly those dealing with the installation of heating, hot water service, air-conditioning, mechanical ventilation and plumbing systems, registered members do more than one type of work. To prevent as far as possible double counting of registered members or notifications to local authorities (which often encompass more than one type of work) the statistics combine all types of work (except electrical installations) for each of the scheme operators.

  3. Schemes have changed since the data first started being collected, so it is not always possible to make meaningful comparisons between past and current data.

Published 12 December 2012
Last updated 6 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Published latest Competent Person Schemes statistics covering the October 2017 to March 2018 period
  2. Published latest Competent Person Self- Certification Schemes statistics covering the October 2016 to September 2017 period
  3. Publication of latest competent person schemes statistics covering the period October 2016 to March 2017.
  4. Addition of table covering competent person schemes statistics for the period 1 April 2016 to 30 September 2016.
  5. Published latest 6 month Competent Person Schemes statistics covering the October 2015 to March 2016 period.
  6. The latest published document contains data for 1 April 2015 to 30 September 2015.
  7. Published latest Competent Person Schemes statistics covering the October 2014 to March 2015 period.
  8. Replaced download Excel spread sheet with a PDF document. Added statistics that cover the period from 1 April 2014 to 30 September 2014 and updated a number of previous tables with revised figures...
  9. Added statistics for 1 Oct 2013 to 31 March 2014
  10. Added data for 1 April 2013 to 30 September 2013
  11. Added October 2012 to March 2013 statistics.
  12. First published.