Notice regarding new applications (updated 16 October 2023)
CICAIR Ltd (“CICAIR”) is presently the body designated by the Secretary of State in England and the Welsh Minister in Wales, to maintain and operate the Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register (“the Register”).
However, following royal assent of the Building Safety Act 2022, the Health and Safety Executive is in the process of setting up a new regulatory body, the Building Safety Regulator (“BSR”). A similar process is being undertaken by Welsh Ministers in Wales.
BSR and Welsh Ministers will have three main functions:
- Overseeing the safety and standards of all buildings;
- Regulation of the building control profession;
- Leading implementation of the new regulatory framework for ‘higher-risk’ buildings.
As part of the second function mentioned above, BSR will establish and maintain a register of building inspectors and a separate register of building control approvers (“the BSR Registers”) in England and discussions are also underway for the BSR to undertake this function on behalf of Welsh Ministers in Wales, as a means of regulating the standards of building control professionals and increasing accountability across the sector. This will subsume CICAIR’s current role in maintaining and operating the Approved Inspectors Register.
BSR is now accepting applications to join both Registers.
Links to Information on the registration processes can be found below
Registration for building inspectors
Registration for building control approvers
Registration with BSR will become mandatory in April 2024.
In light of the approaching end of CICAIR’s designation, CICAIR will be considering whether to accept any new applications to the Register on a case by case basis. Any prospective applicants must therefore contact CICAIR to discuss making any such application before completing the application form and paying the application fee.
Until any further notice is given, applicants should continue to contact CICAIR if they have any queries about joining the Register.