Building surveying practitioner registration

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Building surveyor

New registration (first time)

Under the Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011 you can be registered as a building surveying practitioner (level 1 or level 2) or as a building surveying technician.

If you wish to be registered as a building surveying practitioner you must complete the appropriate registration form below and return it to Licensing Services.

For further information see the Board's policy regarding equivalent qualifications.

Time frame for application processing

Most building surveying practitioner applications are determined within six weeks. You can assist by submitting all of the information required in your application and allow sufficient time for it to be fully assessed.

Levels and application forms

Level 1

(no limit to type of work that may be carried out)

To apply for level 1, you need to have:

  • completed the Bachelor of Building Surveying and Certification granted by Central Queensland University, or an equivalent qualification; and
  • three years full-time experience in building surveying work.

Form 29 – Building surveying practitioner (level 1)

Level 2

(limited to certifying compliance of Class 1 or Class 10 buildings and Class 2 to 9 building with a maximum floor area of 2,000m2 and not more than three storeys)

To apply for level 2, you need to have:

  • completed the Advanced Diploma in Building Surveying, or an equivalent qualification; and
  • two years full-time experience in building surveying work.

Form 30 – Building surveying practitioner (level 2)

Technician

(limited to certifying compliance of Class 1 or Class 10 buildings with Class 2 to Class 9 buildings with a maximum floor area of 500m2 and not more than two storeys)

To apply for technician, you need to have:

Set 1

Form 31 – Building surveying technician (set 1)

Set 2

  • 12 months full-time experience in the period between 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008, in building surveying work for a local government in Western Australia.

Form 32 – Building surveying technician (set 2)

Mutual recognition

If you are registered or licensed as a building surveyor elsewhere in Australia or New Zealand, and want to be registered as a building surveying practitioner with the Building Services Board in Western Australia, you can find out more information about having your qualifications recognised in WA.

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