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Tradesman exams

The essential information

All you need to know about sitting your Tradesman exam​
  • Eligibility information
  • Booking your exam
  • Sitting an exam overseas
  • Exam scope documents
  • Past papers


If you need more help or have an exam question let us know. Call on 0800 743 262 (+64 4 494 2970 from overseas) or email comms@pgdb.co.nz.  

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Certifying exams

The essential information

Nov 2021 Update:

The Board is really thrilled to announce that on Saturday 6 November the certifying plumbing exam is going ahead. 

And the following Saturday 13 November our drainlayers and gasfitters will also be able to sit their certifying exams.

We have worked hard with our service providers to ensure that everyone across New Zealand is able to sit these exams taking into account the restrictions for those at different alert levels.

It is really important that our tradespeople are able to sit these exams to ensure we have enough qualified tradespeople coming through the pipeline.

We wish them all the best!

All you need to know about sitting your Certifying exam

  • Eligibility information
  • Booking your exam
  • Venues and timetables
  • Sitting an exam overseas
  • Special assessment conditions
  • Exam scope documents
  • Past papers

If you need more help or have an exam question let us know. Call on 0800 743 262 (+64 4 494 2970 from overseas) or email comms@pgdb.co.nz.  

Trade log-in

To log in all you need is your licence number and password.

Enter your username (the 5 digit number on your licence card) and password. Click ‘Go’. If you can’t remember your password, click ‘Forgot My Password’ and follow those steps.  If you need further help let us know on 0800 743 262 or email licensing@pgdb.co.nz

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