Last edited 08 Jul 2021

Certificates in the construction industry

Certificates are documents that attest or confirm a particular fact. The certify that the fact is correct. They can be issued by a recognised third party such as a university, institute or testing organisation, or they can be issued by an individual or organisation that has been given a contractual right or obligation to do so. Under some circumstances self-certification may be permitted such as under competent persons schemes.

Certificates are used in the construction industry for a very wide range of purposes, including; confirming individuals have particular qualifications, confirming that payments are due, confirming that works are complete and so on.

Certificates commonly used in the construction industry include:

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