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A swimming pool certifier inspects safety barriers for pools and spas and issues certificates of compliance under the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (NSW).

Working in NSW with an interstate licence

Under the Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR) scheme, holders of certain interstate licences can work automatically in NSW but must notify the licence regulator of their intention to work.


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

  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Gather the required documents.
  3. Select the 'Apply online' button.
  4. Request access, or log into the Building certifiers portal.
  5. Follow the prompts to apply. You can find detailed instructions in the Building certifiers online portal user guide.

More information

Last updated: 1 December 2022
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