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

Registration

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

Licence

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

Overseas trained applicants

Registration

  • Registration application for overseas trained applicants: Up to 9 weeks if all required paperwork is submitted. The 9 week assessment period commences at the time when a complete application is received.

Licence

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

Replacement licence pack

  • Replacement ID card or Registration Certificate > 10 working days

TTMRA applicants

Registration and licence

  • TTMRA applications: 1 month