What happens after you apply

5. What happens after you apply

Once you apply for registration renewal in a category / class of building practitioner, we will check you have completed the application form correctly and submitted the required documents.

If we grant your application for registration renewal, you will receive confirmation in the mail, along with a new certificate of registration. Individual practitioners will also receive a new identification card.

If your application is incomplete or we need more information, we will contact you in writing to explain what we need.

What happens if I don't renew my registration?

If you fail to complete the five-year renewal on time, your registration will expire and you and/or your company will no longer be a registered building practitioner.

If your registration expires, you cannot lawfully carry out work that can only be performed by a registered building practitioner, and you must not use the title of a registered building practitioner or hold yourself out to be registered. If your company’s registration expires, you will not be able to enter into major domestic building contracts in your company’s name or name the company as a builder on a building permit worth more than (in most cases) $10,000.

If you wish to continue to practise as a registered building practitioner after your registration has expired, you will be required to complete a new registration application form.