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List of Accepted Academic Qualifications

4 May 2022

Further to the issue of the list of accepted academic qualification in December 2021, a search function is introduced to enhance public access to information.

For details, please refer to https://www.bd.gov.hk/en/resources/online-tools/accepted-academic-qualifications/index.html


List of Accepted Academic Qualifications

20 January 2022

The academic qualifications accepted by the Buildings Department (BD) for Authorized Signatories, Technical Directors and Other Officers’s registration under the Buildings Ordinance is contained in BD’s homepage for reference. For details, please refer to https://www.bd.gov.hk/en/resources/online-tools/accepted-academic-qualifications/index.html


Implementation of E-payment for Registration Application

22 December 2020

E-payment for registration application will be implemented on 28 December 2020. The fee for registration applications including inclusion, renewal/retention and restoration for Building Professionals, General Building Contractors, Specialist Contractors and Minor Works Contractors can be paid online via Electronic Forms Submission System. Please download the specified forms from the link below and submit the fee online.

https://www.bd.gov.hk/en/resources/forms/index.html

For enquiry, please contact us at telephone no. 2626 1616 (Handled by "1823") or by emailenquiry@bd.gov.hk.


Registration Matters related to Building (Minor Works)(Amendment) Regulation 2020

12 August 2020

The Building (Minor Works)(Amendment) Regulation 2020 ("B(MW)(A)R 2020") will come into effect on 1 September 2020. The number of designated minor works ("MW") items will be increased to 187, included new/amended/repealed MW items1 and new Type H MW has been added.

To simplify the procedures, B(MW)(A)R 2020 stipulates that existing Registered Minor Works Contractors (Individual) and Registered Minor Works Contractors (Company) can carry out the new or amended MW items without applications for registration under the Amendment Regulation. The details are as below:

Registered Minor Works Contractors (Individual) ("RMWC(Ind)")

The existing RMWC(Ind) who have the requisite qualifications and experience of designated trade division in their registration are considered competent to carry out the new / amended Class III MW items of relevant designated trade division2. After the amendment, existing RMWC(Ind) will be deemed to be registered for the new / amended Class III MW items. The Registers will be updated on the commencement date of the B(MW)(A)R 2020 to show all of the new / amended Class III MW items that the RMWC(Ind) are eligible to carry out. Replacement of Certificate for existing RMWC(Ind) is required to include the new / amended Class III MW items of relevant designated trade division. Letter will be sent to the affected RMWC(Ind) for replacement of Certificate.

Registered Minor Works Contractors (Company) ("RMWC(Co)")

The existing RMWC(Co) who have registered according to the Classes (that said Class I, II and/or III) and the Types (that said Type A to G) of MW are considered competent to carry out all the new / amended MW items that have been categorized to the respective Classes and Types of minor works. Updating of Registers or replacement of Certificate are not required.

Pre-application for registration of Type H MW will be accepted starting from today to facilitate the current practitioners and existing RMWC(Co) to register the new Type H MW. The applicants with prescribed qualifications and experience below can submit Form BA25 to register as a new RMWC(Co) with Type H MW in any Class or Form BA25C to register Type H MW in any Class as additional Type of MW for existing RMWC(Co) (applicants shall submit Form BA25D concurrently if nomination of additional Authorized Signatories / Technical Directors to carry out Type H MW is required). The required Forms for registration are provided below.

Minimum requirements for qualifications and experience of AS for Type H MW are as follows:

Minimum requirements for qualifications and experience of AS for Type H MW
Qualifications Minimum Experience in
Building Industry Relevant number of minor works items involved in HK
Certificate, diploma or equivalent in a relevant field (such as architecture, building studies, building surveying, civil engineering and structural engineering) 3 years including 1 year in HK 7 including 1 completed in past 3 years
A recognized top-up course certificate3 5 years including 1 year in HK 10 including 2 completed in past 3 years
AS of an Registered General Building Contractor N/A N/A
Relevant certificate in the field of building services engineering with building technology 3 years including 1 year in HK 7 including 1 completed in past 3 years
AS of a Registered Specialist Contractor (Ventilation) N/A N/A

(If the applicant is a corporation) Minimum requirements for qualifications and experience of TD for Type H MW are as follows:

(If the applicant is a corporation) Minimum requirements for qualifications and experience of TD for Type H MW
Qualifications Minimum Experience in
Building Industry Managing a building contractor company in HK
Certificate, diploma or equivalent in a relevant field (such as architecture, building studies, building surveying, civil engineering and structural engineering) 3 years including 1 year in HK N/A
N/A N/A 5 years
N/A 5 years 3 years
TD or AS of an Registered General Building Contractor N/A
Relevant certificate in the field of building services engineering with building technology 3 years including 1 year in HK N/A
TD or AS of a Registered Specialist Contractor (Ventilation) N/A

(For application included registration of Type H MW only and Online Submission is not accepted)

(For application included registration of Type H MW only and Online Submission is not accepted)
Form No. Description
BA25 Application for Registration as a Registered Minor Works Contractor (Company)
CL-BA25 Checklist for Submission of Form BA25
BA25C Application for Registration of Additional Class and/or Type of Minor Works for Registered Minor Works Contractor (Company)
CL-BA25C Checklist for Submission of Form BA25C
BA25D Application for Approval of Nomination of Additional Authorized Signatory / Technical Director of Registered Minor Works Contractor (Company)
CL-BA25D Checklist for Submission of Form BA25D
RR10
(Chinese only)
Declaration of Conviction / Disciplinary / Suspension Records by the Authorized Signatory (AS) / Technical Director (TD)
RR12
(Chinese only)
Certification of Experience of the Proposed Authorized Signatory (AS) / Technical Director (TD)
RR13
(Chinese only)
Certification of Experience of the Proposed Authorized Signatory (AS) / Technical Director (TD) (Self-certification)

Note:

  1. Please visit the webpage below for details description of new/amended/repealed MW items
    (https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202419/es22020241960.pdf)
  2. List of Class III Minor Works Items of relevant designated trade division
    Class III Minor Works Items of relevant designated trade division
    (Only Chinese version is available in the meantime)
  3. Authorized Signatory (Registered Minor Works Contractors (Company)) Top-up Course for Type H Minor Works
    1. Contractor companies, which intend to carry out minor works, have to be registered as Registered Minor Works Contractor (RMWC) under the Buildings Ordinance. To apply for registration as RMWC (Company), the company has to nominate at least one individual as the Authorized Signatory (AS) acting on its behalf for the purpose of the Buildings Ordinance.
    2. For current practitioners who do not acquire the prescribed academic qualifications but possess adequate working experience, he may apply for registration as RMWC(Company) when the AS has completed the course.
    3. Contents of the top-up course will focus on introduction to legislation relating to minor works, statutory requirements on health and safety, works management on type H minor works. For more details, please refer to Course Details.
    4. The course duration is 27 hours.
    5. This is a temporary course. The course is scheduled to be held within 2 years from the commencement of Building (Minor Works) (Amendment) Regulation 2020.
    6. Enquiries of enrolment can be made direct to the following recognised training institutes on the course dates, venue and fees:
      1. Hong Kong Institute of Construction
        enquiry no: 2100 9000
        webpage: https://www.hkic.edu.hk/chi/home
      2. Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi)
        enquiry no: 2435 9423
        webpage: https://edit.vtc.edu.hk
      3. HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education
        enquiry no: 2508 8823
        webpage: https://www.hkuspace.hku.hk
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