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Proposals for transition pathways for Certifying Plumbers to become Certifying Drainlayers

The Board wants to simplify the process for a Certifying Plumber to become registered as a Certifying Drainlayer without compromising the health and safety of the public.

The Board is proposing:

  1. The creation of a new transition pathway for a Certifying Plumber to register as Certifying Drainlayer.
  2. The removal of some existing transition pathways.

The Board would like your views on what it is proposing. Once this feedback has been considered, the Board will decide whether or not to proceed with the proposals. If the Board decides to proceed it will consult with the industry on the wording of Gazette notices giving effect to the proposals.


  • Consultation period opens: 20 October 2018
  • Consultation period closes: 20 November 2018
  • Consideration and decision: By the Board on 4 December 2018

If the proposal proceeds, the new pathway would likely be available to the industry from mid-2019.

Options for making your submission:

  • Online (see to the left). This is the most popular and easiest way to make your submission.
  • Handwritten. Print and fill in the form contained in the consultation document. Scan and send to the email address provided, or post to the PGDB address stated.

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Phone: 0800 743 262, Email:, Post: PO Box 10655, The Terrace, Wellington 6143
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