Working in New Zealand
Planning to work here
To work independently in New Zealand as an electrician or other electrical worker, you need to gain New Zealand registration and a practising licence. If you are registered or licensed overseas, this experience may be recognised towards gaining full registration in New Zealand.
Please refer to these government websites for further information if you are planning to work in New Zealand.
Process for registration as an overseas trained applicant
Register as an Electrical Worker here: Request a EW Portal account(external link) and login in to your EW Portal.
Apply for a registration – Overseas trained applicants. Select “Apply for practitioner class (Registration)(external link)”
Choose the “Registration Class Overseas Experience” pathway. Upload supporting documents, pay and submit your application.
Application is processed and assessed
Assessment is completed with outcome: Limited certificate is offered or application is declined
Limited certificate application applied for and processed
Complete requirements stated in outcome letter while holding Limited Certificate
Apply for a practicing licence to complete overseas registration