A swimming pool certifier inspects safety barriers for pools and spas and issues certificates of compliance under the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (NSW).
To be eligible to register as a swimming pool certifier, you must:
- be a registered building inspector certifier (unconditional), or
- hold an endorsed contractor licence or supervisor certificate under the Home Building Act as a builder, swimming pool builder or structural landscaper, or
- have 2 years' experience inspecting at least 20 swimming pools for a council.
What you need
- your current NSW certifier registration number, or copies of your trade qualifications
- your Certificate of Completion from an approved Swimming Pool Inspector Training Course provider
- evidence that you've successfully completed a NSW Fair Trading exam within the last 6 months (if applicable)
- referee statements from at least 3 referees
- your resumé (resumé template, if required).
How to apply
- Check the eligibility requirements.
- Gather the required documents.
- Select the 'Apply online' button.
- Request access, or log into the Building certifiers portal.
- Follow the prompts to apply. You can find detailed instructions in the Building certifiers online portal user guide.
- If you're applying as a building inspector or as a person authorised under the Home Building Act, you'll need to have passed the Fair Trading exam. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to the online exam.
- From the second year of registration, swimming pool inspectors must complete 6 continuing professional development (CPD) points per year.
Last updated: 1 December 2022