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Register as a building inspector

Use this service to apply to become a registered building inspector in England and Wales with the Building Safety Regulator (BSR).

You must register with BSR to carry out BSR-regulated activities (for example, assessing plans and inspecting). This includes for all buildings from domestic premises to complex, high-risk, multi-use structures.

We will publish one register of building inspectors (opens in new tab) for England, and one for Wales. You will be included on the registers for the countries you tell us you work in. The registers will include your name, your employer, and details of BSR-regulated activities you are registered to do. We will tell you in the application which details will be published.

Your registration will be valid for 4 years, unless varied or cancelled by BSR. If you register before 1 April 2024, the 4 years begins from 1 April 2024.

What you will need to register

To register, we will ask you to provide information about:

  • yourself, such as name, home address, email, and phone number
  • the class of building inspector you are applying to register as
  • details of your BSR-approved competency assessment

We will ask you to confirm that you will comply with the Code of Conduct for the countries you are registered for.

We charge £336 for registration, whether you register for one country or both, plus £216 annual maintenance payable from the first anniversary of your registration.

Before you start

Find out more about the of building inspectors under the Building Safety Act 2022. Read the guidance about what you must do you register as a building inspector. It tells you:

  • how to decide which class you will register for
  • to use a BSR-authorised scheme to certify your competency, unless you are registering as a class 1 building inspector
  • how to register as a building inspector

Read the code of conduct for registered building inspectors in:


If you need help using this service

Contact us (opens in new tab) if you need help with your application to register with BSR.