This new registration category for building inspectors is aimed at protecting the public from substandard building practices as well as boosting the professionalism of the sector. This registration will provide a standard scope of service to ensure that all stakeholders have clear indicators in terms of the requirements and expectations pertaining to building inspectors.  Furthermore, the registration will provide a foundation for the professionalisation of building inspectors within South Africa and help to further the legitimisation of this occupational practice.