Certification of design (building structures)

SER Scheme

Structural Engineers Registration Ltd (SER) is the appointed scheme provider for design of building structures in Scotland. This certification scheme allows Approved Certifiers to prove that a building meets the design requirements from foundations to the superstructure to ensure it is safe and compliant with building regulations.

There are many benefits to being part of the scheme including, Approved certifiers are able to provide an assured service, and ensure compliance of a design with building regulations.

Individuals who want to join the scheme

Applications to join the Scheme must be made on-line. There is no provision for paper applications although a signed copy of the application pdf needs to be submitted via email to SER at [email protected].

The application fee for individuals is £50 + VAT. The application fee for Firms is £200 + VAT. The same fees apply for annual renewal of membership. When renewal of registration is required, an email reminder will be sent out to pay the annual renewal fee one month before it becomes due.

If applying both as an individual and a company, please apply in the following order:

Please apply in the following order:

1. Make an application as an approved certifier (ACD).

2. Once you have received the application number for this individual, you can then make the application for your firm as an approved body (AB), making reference to this application number during the signup process.

The signed copies of both Certifier and Body application forms should be submitted together.

Sole Practitioners need to be both an Approved Certifier and an Approved Body and must submit both applications in the order stipulated above. The combined fee for both types of application is £125 + VAT. The same fee applies for annual renewal of membership.

Once payment is made, an invoice will be automatically generated to applicants for VAT purposes.

Once registered, ACD and AB registration is for a 5 year period initially. Each year, ACDs and ABs must renew their membership. Every 5 years, ACDs and ABs are expected to seek re-registration.

Contact SER

Registration Scheme Administrator
Structural Engineers Registration Limited
47-58 Bastwick Street

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7201 9116
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ser-ltd.com/ser-scotland
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