How do Competent Person Schemes relate to Building Control?
The Competent Person Scheme (CPS) was
introduced by the Government to allow individuals and companies to
self-certify that their work complies with the Building Regulations
as an alternative to submitting a Building Control application to
the Local Authority.
The work of individuals or companies accepted
as members of a scheme is not subject to Local Authority Building
If an individual or company chooses to join a
, they are first
vetted by the scheme organisers to ensure they meet the conditions
of membership. If they meet these conditions they are classed as
Upon completion of the works, the Scheme
organisation will issue the applicant with a certificate indicating
that the works comply with the Building Regulations, as well as
notifying the Local Authority that the work has taken place.
A Competent Person must be registered with a
scheme organiser that has been approved by the Department for
Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Schemes authorised by the
listed on their web site at