You must pass a Board approved competence programme (course) every 2 years to renew your practising licence.
All registered electrical workers must hold a practising licence to carry out prescribed electrical work. This is a requirement of section 98 of the Electricity Act 1992.
To renew your practising licence you must also have passed a Board-approved Competence Programme (course) which includes electrical safety and instruction in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic first aid.
A competence programme is not an acceptable alternative to safety training for trainees as it is aimed at refreshing prior knowledge.
Changes to classes of registration
Changes are being made to classes of registration and limits of work. Information on this will be updated as of 27 October 2017.
View the revised competence requirements with effect from 27 October 2017 on the New Zealand Gazette.
Complete your training
The course you attend must be relevant to the class of registration you hold, and be within the past two years of applying for a practising licence.
New competency programme
Competence programme prescriptions and checklists
Competence programme for Inspectors
Competence programme for Electricians, Installers and Engineers
Competence programme for EAS, EST, and Associated Tradespersons
Competence programme for Line Mechanics and Cable Joiners
Practising Licence and Competence Programme Rules