Competent Person Scheme

Save time on notifying work with the NICEIC Competent Person Scheme.

We support contractors working across the building services sectors in meeting their duty to notify work under the Building Regulations.

We can cover for Building Regulations notification in gas, heating and hot water, ventilation, plumbing, and microgeneration. (For contractors only doing electrical work we recommend NICEIC’s Domestic Installer Scheme)

When you’re registered under the NICEIC Competent Persons Scheme, you can:

  • Save time. You don’t have to notify the local authority in advance of the work. Simply notify your work online with us, and we issue a building compliance certificate to the customer – and advise the relevant local authority that work has taken place

  • Improve the service you offer your customers. When you’re registered under the Competent Person Scheme, consumers benefit, as building control charges will not be payable. You can offer a complete service to your customer

Existing NICEIC registered contractors can take advantage of reduced prices by combining their scheme assessments.

New applicants can also combine this scheme with other NICEIC schemes, such as our MCS Contractor Scheme.

Scheme requirements

Experience and Qualifications

  • Qualifications of the Competent Person - where formal qualifications do not exist, equivalent qualifications together with relevant experience may be considered.
  •  All scheme applicants will be expected to have knowledge of the relevant Building Regulations applicable to their area of work.

Insurance and Warranty

  •  Insurance - for those carrying out work in domestic dwellings this must be at least £2 million of Public Liability insurance.
  •  Warranty - registered contractors must offer clients a warranty for completed work in accordance with being a member of the Competent Persons Scheme. By being registered with us you will be able to do this automatically via the job notification portal.