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BCA accreditation

This is a guidance tool for BCAs to help them meet the requirements of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006. It contains explanations and useful self checklists for each regulation.

Purpose of BCA accreditation

This section sets out the purpose and objectives of the building consent authority accreditation scheme. It includes background on the Government’s decision to introduce the scheme, its initial implementation and the 2015/16 review.

The accreditation and registration process

This section details how the building consent authority accreditation scheme works, including how to apply to become accredited and registered. It also details how non-compliance with accreditation requirements is defined and dealt with, and how disagreements about the accreditation requirements or process can be addressed.

Accreditation requirements and regulatory guidance

This section summarises the legislative and regulatory requirements of the building consent authority accreditation scheme. It also includes detailed regulatory guidance and checklists to support the accreditation body, accredited organisations and building consent authorities.

Key roles and responsibilities, and terms

This section sets out the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the building consent authority accreditation scheme. It includes a glossary of term and abbreviations.

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: