Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Do it Online...

Free Phone 0800 743 262

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing professional development (CPD) is the means by which registered people (i.e. Journeyman, Tradesman and Certifying) maintain their knowledge and skills related to their trade. The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board is committed to CPD as a valuable tool to assist in maintaining and improving the competence of registered tradespeople, and, as a consequence, to protect the health and safety of members of the public.


2017 CPD session relevant for licence renewals for

1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019 licensing year

To renew licences in the journeyman, tradesman and certifying classes for any of the trades on 1 April 2018, tradespeople would need to have attended the CPD training session part of the 2017 PGDB & Mico Training Roadshow or have completed this training online.

The face-to-face sessions have been completed. Enrolments for the online version of the course are now open. 

The following topics are covered within this training:

  • Reducing risks to health in the workplace: Raising awareness about asbestos, and commonly used solvents and chemicals. Raising awareness about biohazards and hearing protection. How to put together Health and Safety manuals and plans.
  • Building related topics: Building Code compliance overview. Building consent process. Work exempted from requiring a building consent. Producer statements. Common reasons for failed inspections.
  • Using AS/NZS standards and identifying the demarcation between plumbing and drainlaying: How to apply AS/NZS 3500 and AS/NZS 5601. Where plumbing ends and drainlaying begins.
  • Additional info: Registered plumbers and gasfitters, deemed roofers under the LBP scheme. LPG cylinder placement considerations. New Journeyman class of registration and where it fits within the supervision and regulatory framework.

The online version of this course is now available.

Other Information

Frequently Asked Questions

What is CPD?

Do I have to do CPD?

How can I complete my CPD requirements?

What will happen if I have not met my CPD requirement in time to relicense by 31 March?

I have excess points from the previous CPD system. Do they count under the new one?

Contact the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Phone: 0800 743 262, Email:, Post: PO Box 10655, The Terrace, Wellington 6143
View full contact details
© 2018 Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board - Sitemap - Admin Login - Pipeline Login - Website by Welman