ANC launches sound testing CPD

ANC launches sound testing CPD

7th September 2022

National trade body the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) has launched a CPD programme setting out the key issues around sound testing in buildings.


‘Approved Document E Sound Testing Registration Scheme,’ has been produced by a cross-industry group of acousticians, to provide insight into the key factors surrounding this specialist area of property development.


Produced for building inspectors and other construction professionals with an interest in noise in buildings, the CPD can, depending on the situation, be delivered by ANC members in their local area if requested.


To arrange a CPD presentation please contact  or approach your local ANC member.


The ANC provides independent verification of pre-completion sound compliance testing in the housebuilding sector, through its ADE (Approved Document E) ADvANCE Registration Scheme.


Providing pre-completion sound insulation tests in accordance with Approved Document E ‘Resistance to the Passage of Sound’ of the Building Regulations and its equivalent in Scotland, the ANC service meets these requirements to test new and converted dwellings for sound insulation.


More than 500,000 tests have been recorded under the scheme.


Russell Richardson, Vice Chair of the ANC, is Senior Examiner for the ADvANCE scheme. He said: “Acousticians are regularly asked for more information on sound testing and with this in mind, we’ve drawn together experts from our membership to produce a CPD, which addresses the key issues.


“The ANC Registration Scheme for pre-completion testing was established in 2004 by members of the association, who wanted to make the process as streamlined, cost effective and straightforward as possible.


“Since then it has gone from strength-to-strength in the industry.


“There are now more than 300 ANC-registered testers, all qualified in acoustics, able to deliver programme across the UK.


“Benefits include the ability, if required, for the ANC’s registered testers to provide advice on overcoming problems which may be identified during the test.


“The mechanics of recording the test through the online ADvANCE system are also well-regarded.


“Clients are provided with a unique task number and password for every test undertaken using ADvANCE.


“This, with an ANC sound insulation test report, allows the Building Control Officer to verify the test has been undertaken by a qualified tester and confirm the results.


“The information is then included in all ANC sound insulation test reports and access can be gained of all the results for a site.”


To search for ANC members registered to carry out pre-completion testing please visit