Limited Certificate for overseas-trained applicants

If you want to work in New Zealand while you are completing additional training or have outstanding registration requirements you need to have either a Limited Certificate or Provisional Licence.

Limited Certificates

You can apply for a Limited Certificate once your overseas qualifications and experience has been assessed.

The duration of your Limited Certificate is based on the requirements to complete registration from the assessment.

You will need a supervisor

Your application must be countersigned by suitably registered, licensed electrical worker who has declared (on the application form) that you will be supervised in accordance with the supervision procedures for trainees issued by the Board.

Apply for a Limited Certificate

Provisional Licences

Some applicants may also get the opportunity to have a Provisional Licence which enables a person to work without supervision but limits that work.

  • a holder of a Provisional Licence cannot certify their work, nor supervise others
  • a Provisional Licence is only issued for up to 6 months while the holder completes outstanding registration requirements.

The Board will advise you when applying for registration if an applicant is eligible to apply for a Provisional Licence.

Apply for a provisional licence

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