Registered BER and DEC assessors must have a valid tax clearance certificate and insurance. Find out more about the requirements and renewal processes.

Insurance for assessors

As a registered assessor, you need to hold valid Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance policies. Employers are also required to hold valid Employers Liability Insurance.

When registering as an assessor, you must submit a completed BER Assessor Certificate of Insurance form. A registered insurance broker, agent or insurance company will need to complete this form. They must be licenced to issue cover in the Republic of Ireland, as approved by the Financial Regulator.
 
 
TypeAmountNotes
Public/Products Liability €6.5m  
Professional Indemnity €1.3m This must be maintained for at least 10 years after termination or cancellation of a BER/DEC assessor's registration.
Employers Liability €13m This applies to employer/employee registrations only

Updating your insurance details

Before your insurance expires, we will email you requesting your updated insurance details. You will need to do the following before the expiry date.

  1. Complete the BER Assessor Certificate of Insurance form
  2. Submit it to the BER helpdesk
  3. Do not amend the Certificate of Insurance. If amended, we would have to return it to you.

If you fail to update your details before the expiry date, you will;

  • be removed from the National Register of Assessors
  • not be able to publish BER/DEC assessments until you update your details

Tax Clearance

As a registered assessor, you must have a valid tax clearance certificate. When you register as an assessor, we need your:

  • tax clearance access number and PPSN/tax reference number
  • or tax clearance certificate

If you provide your tax clearance access number, your tax status will automatically update on our systems. If you provide your tax clearance certificate, you will receive a reminder to update your tax details 35 days before they are due to expire.

If you do not maintain your tax clearance certificate with Revenue, you will be removed from the National Register of Assessors. You will not be able to publish BER/DEC assessments until you have resolved the issue.

BER Helpdesk

Registered assessors: registered@ber.seai.ie

Quality Assurance queries: qa@ber.seai.ie

Call: 01 808 2029