Apply for a building warrant

Certification and discounts

Approved certification schemes

The certification system permits suitably qualified, experienced and approved building professionals and tradesmen to be responsible for ensuring that specified works comply with building regulations.

Two certification schemes are approved by the Scottish Government:

Certification of Design

Members (usually structural engineers and energy assessors) design and issue certification for the Structures and/or Energy components of your building work.

Certification of Construction

Members (usually electricians and plumbers) undertake work and issue certification for electrical installations and/or drainage/heating/plumbing.

Find an approved designer or installer

You can find an approved designer or installer from the Certification register on the Scottish Government's website.

More details of certification and the approved schemes are also available from the Scottish Government's website.


Discounts are applied to the building warrant application fee if you choose to submit Certificates of Design or Certificates of Construction.