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Certification Authorities

About Certification Authorities 


Self-containment certification authorities (Certification Authorities) have important responsibilities in the self-contained vehicles regulatory system. Certification Authorities must carry out 'core functions', including appointing motor vehicle inspectors (Vehicle Inspectors), issuing certificates of self-containment (Certificates) for vehicles, and making entries in the register of self-contained vehicles (the Register). These core functions must be carried out in a way that meets the requirements in the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006 (Act) and the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers (Self-Contained Vehicles) Regulations 2023 (Regulations).


Organisations and individuals can apply to be appointed as a Certification Authority from 7 December 2023. Appointments run for a five-year period, after which you can apply to be reappointed.  


If you’re a Certifying Plumber, there’s a different process for you to enrol with us as a Certification Authority during the transitional period.