Find a competence programme or training provider

You can get your electrical worker technical training, such as the electrician’s theory exam course, from Board approved training providers throughout New Zealand. You can also get safety training for your Limited Certificates and registration from these same training providers.

There are also Board approved Competence Programme providers throughout New Zealand. A competence programme is required for a practising licence.

Your training provider helps you take any exams and practical assessments required for registration; they will also run safety training courses for trainees and limited certificate holders. A Training Provider may also run Competence Programmes.

A Competence Programme provider will run refresher training for practising licence renewals, and some may also cover safety training for limited certificate holders.

The list below gives contact details of Board-approved providers and the courses they are approved to provide.

Note: Use your online portal to search and book at the same time for a Competence Programme in your area

  • Active Electrical Suppliers / Electrical Industry Training

    Christchurch, Manawatu, Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Blenheim, New Plymouth, Hawkes Bay, Nelson, Timaru

    Provider details:

    Contact person:

    Peter Rushworth
    027 550 1474

    Notes:

    Safety training:

    Limited Certificates only

    Courses offered:

    • Safety training
    • Competency programme
  • Adaptive Electrical

    Levin, Manawatu, Wellington, Kapiti, Wairarapa

    Contact person:

    Jesse Woollett
    027 683 7700

    Courses offered:

    • Competency programme
  • Alan Blee

    Christchurch, Ashburton, Gore, Central Otago, Timaru

    Provider details:

    0274 744 188

    Notes:

    Safety training:

    Limited Certificates only

    Courses offered:

    • Competency programme
  • Amptec Electrical Refresher Training

    Marlborough, Christchurch, Nelson

    Provider details:

    Contact person:

    Simon Holmes
    021 536 069

    Courses offered:

    • Competency programme
  • Ara Institute of Canterbury (ARA)

    Christchurch, Timaru

    Provider details:

    Sullivan Ave
    PO Box 540
    Christchurch
    03 940 6010

    Notes:

    Safety training:

    On demand subject to numbers

    Courses offered:

    • Safety training
    • Competency programme
    • Associated Tradespersons
    • Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS)
    • Electrical Service Technician (EST)
    • Electricians Theory
    • Electricians Regulations
    • Electricians Practical (including Stage 3 only)
    • Inspectors
  • Chandler Consulting Limited

    Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Hauraki, Coromandel, United Kingdom, Thames, Northland

    Provider details:

    09 832 2653
    09 832 2653 (fax)

    Contact person:

    Nick Chandler
    021 770 278

    Notes:

    Safety training:

    Limited Certificates only

    Courses offered:

    • Safety training
    • Competency programme
  • Chopping and Associates

    Auckland, Northland

    Provider details:

    09 524 2402 or 021 946 326

    Courses offered:

    • Competency programme
  • Coast Electric

    Greymouth, Hokitika

    Contact person:

    Peter de Breuk
    0274 418 673 or A/H 03 732 4133

    Courses offered:

    • Competency programme
  • Delta Utility Services Limited

    Dunedin

    Contact person:

    For all enquiries
    0800 433 582 (0800 4Delta)

    Courses offered:

    • Competency programme
  • Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)

    Napier, Gisborne

    Provider details:

    501 Gloucester Street
    Taradale
    Napier 4142
    0800 CALL EIT (22 55 348)

    Contact person:

    Mikaela Walker
    06 830 1864

    Courses offered:

    • Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS)
    • Electrical Service Technician (EST)
    • Electricians Theory
    • Electricians Regulations