Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020
Get ready for 1 July: 5 ways to prepare for the DBP Act
From 1 July 2021, many practitioners working on class 2 buildings will have new obligations under the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020.
You may need to:
- Register online to declare and lodge designs and documents
- Complete two online learning modules before registering
With just one month to go until registrations open, find out how you can prepare now.
These changes apply to Professional Engineers, Design Practitioners and Building Practitioners working on class 2 buildings or buildings with a class 2 part. The NSW Fair Trading website has detailed eligibility criteria for individuals and organisations.
Got 5 minutes to spare?
Watch our videos explaining the changes, including information on eligibility, registration and your new obligations.
Before registering, Design and Building Practitioners must complete and pass two online learning modules:
- The value of Australian Standards module
- Navigating the Design and Building Practitioner (DBP) legislation module
The modules aren’t mandatory for Professional Engineers, but you can complete them to learn more about the changes.
Tip: Make sure to keep your module certificates as proof of completion – you’ll need these when you register.
To register online from 1 July, you’ll need to submit documents including:
- Proof of identity
- A police check
- A copy of your degree or other qualifications
You’ll also need to provide evidence of your recent and relevant work experience.
Once registered, Design and Building Practitioners will have new obligations for declaring and lodging designs on the NSW Planning Portal.
Visit our website to learn more about these new requirements.