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Q&A's : Understanding your licence class

What is the difference between Certifying and Tradesman?

Who are Limited Certificate Trainees?

What does Exemption Under Supervision mean?

What is a Journeyman?

Renewing your licence

1 April 2019-31 March 2020 licence

Renewing online

Log in to your Trade Log-in.  All you need is your licence number and password.

Follow the online relicensing guide below which will take you through the steps necessary to activate your licence.


Renewing by post

See fees 

Important information

Supervision requirements

Guidance when supervising registered Tradesmen, Provisional Licence holders, Limited Certificate Trainees and Exemption Under Supervision holders.

Public register details

The public register is a legal requirement under the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006.  You need to ensure you keep it updated.

Lost licence cards

It's important you notify the Board immediately if you have lost your NZ Practising Licence.

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

Your trade log-in

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