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Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register

As the body designated by the Secretary of State, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) maintains and operates the Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register (CICAIR). CICAIR provides applicants with a route to registration as an Approved Inspector. Approved Inspectors registered with CIC are qualified to undertake building control work in accordance with section 49 of the Building Act 1984 and Regulation 4 of the Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2010.

The CICAIR application and assessment procedures were developed over the course of several years and involved the collaboration of experts drawn from across the membership of CIC and the then Department of the Environment. The procedures were rigorously tested in a seven month pilot study which ran from June to December 1996. The operations of CICAIR are overseen and managed by a Management Board which has delegated powers from CIC. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is now responsible for the Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations.

View the full list of approved inspectors

For more information on the Building Regulations, visit the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

Independent Review of CIC Approved Inspectors Register

The Construction Industry Council has published the findings of the independent review of the CIC Approved Inspectors Register (CICAIR). The report and a circular letter from the CIC Chief Executive, Graham Watts OBE, announcing the report’s publication are available via the links below.

CICAIR Review – Chief Executive’s Prelude PDF

CICAIR Review – Final Report PDF

Form of contract for Approved Inspectors

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors (ACAI) have produced a bespoke contract for use by Approved Inspectors and they are encouraged to make use of it. This is the standard form of agreement for the Appointment of an Approved Inspector under the Building Act 1984.

Contract for the Appointment of an Approved Inspector PDF



Contact for the Approved Inspectors Register.


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