Tuition courses and practical assessments

Courses and practical assessments are carried out by approved training providers throughout New Zealand. Practical assessments are managed by your training provider, not by the Board. Your training provider submits your practical assessment record to the Board.

If you are following the time-based pathway for Electricians (Stages 1, 2, and 3). These are provided on-demand throughout the year. Contact your training provider for details.

Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS), Electrical Service Technician (EST), and Electrical Inspector practical assessments are included as part of the training course for these classes. You do not have to sit these separately.

If you are doing a competence based pathway, ie a New Zealand certificate that we recognise for registration, practical assessments are not required.

Please make sure that your New Zealand certificate is one that we recognise.

Tuition courses and practical assessments

Courses and practical assessments are carried out by approved training providers throughout New Zealand. Practical assessments are managed by your training provider, not by the Board. Your training provider submits your practical assessment record to the Board.

You need to sit separate practical assessments for Electricians (Stages 1, 2, and 3). These are provided on-demand throughout the year. Contact your training provider for details.

Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS), Electrical Service Technician (EST), and Electrical Inspector practical assessments are included as part of the training course for these classes. You do not have to sit these separately.

Training providers and courses has a list of Board approved training providers throughout New Zealand and overseas.

Examinations

Examinations are carried out by Aspeq Limited. You can register within the Aspeq system(external link) and book an examination online. The online booking process will advise you of the appropriate reference material for your examination.

You must have an EW number to apply online.

Online examinations are run throughout the year at Aspeq facilities and results are released within 24 hours.

Examination and the results process — Aspeq Limited(external link).

The fee for Aspeq examinations is $155.25 and may be charged by the training provider as part of a course fee. If you are re-sitting an exam, the fee will be requested at the time of application.

After three attempts at sitting an exam the Board requires a 3 month stand-down period in which you are expected to do further study (or training if required) before you can attempt another exam.

When you enrol, you must identify your training provider as they are required to confirm your eligibility to sit an examination.