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The Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme is a licensing scheme to help ensure that people in the building industry are competent and accountable, so that homes and buildings are designed and built right the first time. This scheme was developed by the Department of Building and Housing, with extensive input from the Building Industry.
Under the Building Act 2004; the Department of Building and Housing established in November 2007, the Licenced Building Practitioner Scheme.
This scheme sets out a regulated process where skilled and/or Qualified Building Practitioners are required to demonstrate their ability to meet industry consulted competencies in order to obtain the status of being a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP).
To become licensed, applicants have to show that they meet the competencies for the licensing class/es they apply for.
Licensed Building Practitioners are listed on an online register that members of the public can access to find out whether Building Professionals are licensed.
Pro-Structure are registered, Licensed Building Practitioners in 3 of the License Classes.
2. Site ( Supervisors/Managers)
The licensed Building Practitioner Logo confirms for consumers/customers that the building practitioners they are engaging, have been assessed as technically competent in their licensed field. An LBP can be identified either by producing their photo ID license card, or by checking their details against the online public register.
From 1 March 2012, certain types of building work must be carried out or supervised by Licensed Building Practitioners.
From March 2012 it is an offence for an unlicensed person to carry out or supervise any restricted building work, it is an offence to knowingly engage an unlicensed person to carry out or supervise restricted building work.