In the ACT, plumbing plan certifiers must be licensed under the Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004 and meet all the eligibility requirements.
To be a licensed plumbing plan certifier, you need to have one of the following sets of qualifications.
- Registration with the Institution of Engineers Australia on the National Professional Engineers Register in the area of practice of 'building services', and
- A statement of competency in hydraulic systems from the Institution of Engineers Australia.
2. Licences and experience
- sanitary plumber’s licence
- advanced sanitary drainer’s licence
- evidence of satisfactory completion of the Backflow Prevention Course offered by the Canberra Institute of Technology or an equivalent course, and
- three years’ experience as a sanitary plumber or advanced sanitary drainer after being granted those licences
Interstate licence holders
You may be able to apply for an ACT licence if you’re already licensed in another state or territory. Find out more about mutual recognition.
Start your application
To start your plumbing plan certifier licence application, collect your evidence and review the fees. Then complete and lodge:
- Application for construction occupation licence - individual plumbing plan certifier (also available in PDF)
Note, you can start an online application and save it to return to later. Your application won’t be submitted until the documents are lodged and fee paid.
The assessment of your application will take at least four weeks.
If your application is incomplete, or we need more information or verification, the assessment will take more time. Requests for more information will be sent to you via email.
Assessments of applications will not be fast tracked in any circumstances.
If granted a works assessor licence, you are responsible for the administration and requirements of that licence. This includes:
- complying with your obligations under the legislative framework
- undertaking work in a proper and skilful way
- rectifying issues that may arise with the quality of your work
- understanding the requirements for insurances, contracts and other obligations
If you have a corporation or partnership and intend to contract, sub-contract and/or advertise to carry out a construction service in the ACT, you will also need a corporation or partnership licence.
Find out how to:
- Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004
- Construction Occupations (Licensing) Regulation 2004
- Construction Occupations (Licensing) (Qualifications) Declaration 2019
- Water and Sewerage Act 2000
- Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (Cwlth)
- ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2008
Contact us for more information.