Scottish Building Standards legislation, allows for the appointment of Approved Certifiers of Design and Approved Certifiers of Construction. Properly qualified electricians can become Certifiers and have the authority to certify work for building warrant purposes.
Only a Scheme Provider appointed by BSD can assess and appoint Certifiers. SELECT was the first Scheme Provider for the Certification of Construction (Electrical Installations to BS 7671) Scheme and is able to register both Approved Bodies and Approved Certifiers of Construction. NICEIC is the only other Scheme Provider in Scotland.
Individuals who wish to register as an Approved Certifier of Construction must meet the criteria of the Scheme Guide and apply for registration annually. A registration fee of £50 plus VAT is payable. For information about SELECT Training courses for certifiers click here.
Organisations that wish to register as an Approved Body must employ at least one Approved Certifier of Construction and meet the criteria of the Scheme Guide. The annual registration fee is £350 plus VAT but this is waived for SELECT members.
Only Approved Bodies are able to purchase, issue and manage certificates through the certification area of the website. Certificates are priced at £5 plus VAT and can only be purchased in blocks of five. Certificates are ordered, printed and managed from within the secure area of the website. A certification Checklist, to support completed certificates, can also be completed and printed from the website.
Sole practitioners must apply as both an individual and a body using two application forms. The fees are the same as for bodies and individuals at £350 plus VAT per annum for bodies (waived for SELECT members) and £50 plus VAT per annum for individuals.
To maintain registration, both Approved Bodies and Approved Certifiers of Construction must pay the annual registration fees and continue to meet the detailed criteria of the Scheme Guide.
Approved Bodies will be audited by SELECT on a risk assessment based frequency and at least once every three years. The auditing is to confirm the continued suitability for registration, the standard of the electrical installation work satisfies the requirements of BS7671 and the Building Standards and that certification is being undertaken to an adequate standard. Certification practice will be a key determining feature in setting the frequency of audits.
The management of the scheme and auditing processes undertaken by SELECT are themselves subject to annual audit by the SBSA on behalf of The Scottish Ministers.
If you would like additional information about this scheme please refer to our frequently asked questions or email
Alternatively you can begin the registration process here.