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Information for gasfitters

Important changes to gasfitting certification from 1 July 2013

All gasfitting work that started on or after 1 July 2013 must be certified in accordance with the amended Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010 and not recorded on the Board’s database. Work that started before 1 July 2013 can still be certified using the PGDB certification system until 30 September 2012. After this date this service will no longer be available.

To find out more about these important changes visit Energy Safety.


To get an Energy Safety certificate template click here.

Energy Safety, the PGDB and Standards New Zealand have also developed a presentation to help practitioners understand and prepare for these changes. Click here to view this presentation.

Also see the below the link to the Standards New Zealand website to a series of online presentations to assist gasfitters and other practitioners with understanding New Zealand’s gas regulations, including amendments made to the regulations that have come into effect since 2013.

Gas standard update

The Gas Installations Standard AS/NZS 5601.1:2010 has superseded the previous Standard NZS 5261.2003 as of 1 January 2013. Standards New Zealand, Energy Safety and the Board have developed a short presentation to provide an overview of what this means for tradespeople.

Click here to view the presentation.

Entering a gasfitting certificate online

Since October 2010, gasfitting certificates have been filed by certified gasfitters electronically on the Board's online database. The Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2012 provides a transition where work that began before 1 July 2013 and completed before 30 September 2013 can be certified on the Boards certificate database. After 30 September 2013 the Boards certificate database will be switched off to create new certificates and will only be used to view existing certificates.

For assistance please follow the step by step guide to completing a gas certificate online. This guide is also available to gasfitters when they log in to the database and begin the process of entering a gasfitting certificate online.

If you have any questions about the guide or require assistance in entering your gasfitting certificate online please call us on 0800 743 262. If you have any questions regarding the new certification regime please contact Energy Safety on 0508 377 463

Test certifiers

A test certifier is an independent person approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue Location Test Certificates. A Location Test Certificate confirms that individuals, sites or containers are compliant with the regulations.

If 100kg (or more) of LPG is stored on any site, the site itself must be certified by an EPA test certifier. This may entail changes to the location of the bottles or further building development on the site. For further information please visit EPA.

Looking for a test certifier? - click here to search for a test certifier who is approved to issue the type of Location Test Certificate you want.

Other Information

Check list guide to gasfitting certification and the associated check list resource

NEW 'Gasfitting certification made easy' flow chart

Get a copy of a Gasfitting Certificate

You can search the Board's online database for a gasfitting certificate.

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