The Certification Register is the only authoritative source of information on all Approved Bodies and
Approved Certifiers in Scotland. It is updated weekly from information sent by Scheme providers.
The Register enables members of the public to find and contact an Approved Body offering certification
services in their local authority area including an optional search facility by postcode. The register
is also used by local authority verifiers to check for notice of intent to use certification and to
check the validity of certificates issued by Approved Certifiers.
It is based on the principle that suitably qualified and experienced building professionals and tradesmen can accept
responsibility for ensuring work complies with the building regulations without the need for detailed scrutiny of
designs or inspections by verifiers. The Building (Scotland) Act 2003
which introduced the option of certification for works requiring a building warrant.
A Certification Register User Guide is available.