Capacity to practise

The VBA may enquire into a practitioner's ability to practise when the practitioner has a physical or mental infirmity that potentially compromises their ability to carry out building work in a safe and competent manner.

A decision to suspend or cancel a practitioner's registration on grounds of physical or mental infirmity can only be made following a show cause process, where the VBA may decide to take action to suspend or cancel a practitioner's registration.

A practitioner has a right to seek internal review of a decision by the VBA to suspend or cancel their registration. A practitioner may also apply to the VBA to have their suspension revoked if they believe their capacity to practise is no longer compromised due to physical or mental infirmity.


Capacity to practise frequently asked questions
Show cause frequently asked questions
Internal review process frequently asked questions
Practitioner revocation of suspension request form
Surrender of registration application form