NZ qualifications / experience application

NZ qualifications / experience application

Use this form to submit an internet application for registration to the Board, or if you have questions about an application in progress.


  • This form cannot be saved. Assemble all required information before starting this internet application.
  • Attachments must be PDF or JPG format, maximum total size of all attachments 20MB.
  • Payment by credit card is required for internet applications.
Request type
1. Your details
2. Your application

Download and complete the registration application form 1.2.

For more information refer to the instructions on the application form or contact us on 0800 661 000 or +64 3 943 4254 from overseas. Please ensure:

3. Your photo

To ensure that every ID card is produced to a high standard, images submitted with your application must be:

  • a face, head and shoulders shot, looking directly at the camera and less than six months old
  • no sunglasses, or glasses with tinted lenses that obscure your eyes
  • 3:4 – width to height ratio, in full colour
  • between 50KB and 5MB in size (or printed image for paper applications).

The Board will also refuse photographs which are not of adequate quality or are composed in a way that is unsuitable for use on an ID card.

4. Proof of ID

The Board will require a certified copy of the personal identity page of your passport or your driver’s licence to confirm your identity. The witness must be a person authorised to witness a statutory declaration.

5. Qualifications (if required)

The Board holds information on Board examinations and practical assessment, however if your application is dependent on other qualifications (e.g. National Certificate), please upload a certified copy. The witness must be a person authorised to witness a statutory declaration.

6. Your employer references (if applying under the experience pathway)

The Board requires a written reference to establish that a person has sufficient experience in the registration class they are applying for. Please ensure that your referee includes details of the type of prescribed electrical work that you have done and indicates how long you worked doing that type of work. References should be written on company letterhead and if written by an unregistered employer be countersigned by and have the registration number of the person who was supervising you during your training.

NOTE: If you are using references from overseas you should be using form 1.4 – Overseas–trained applicants.

7. PGDB licence (if applicable)

Applies to applications for registration in Associated Tradesperson class only.