Application processing timeframes

The processing timeframe starts once your application has been reviewed and is deemed complete.

Please do not contact us unless the processing time for your application has passed. We will contact you if we need more information from you or once we have completed the assessment of your application.

NZ trained applicants


  • NZ Registration Qualified pathway (National Certificate): 20 working days
  • NZ Registration Experience pathway: 30 working days


  • Practising Licence: (Including registered electrical workers applying for a PL manually): 20 working days
  • Trainee Limited Certificates: 20 working days

Overseas trained applicants


  • Registration application for applicants trained overseas:
    9 weeks once all required paperwork is submitted. The 9 week assessment period begins from the time an application is deemed complete and assessment ready.​


  • Limited Certificates Overseas: 20 working days
  • Provisional Licence: Overseas: 20 working days
  • Practising Licence: Overseas applicants applying for a PL to complete registration: 35 working days

Replacement licence pack

  • Replacement ID card or Registration Certificate: 10 working days

TTMRA applicants

Registration and licence

  • TTMRA applications: 1 month