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Registering with overseas qualifications/experience

If you have recently arrived into New Zealand and have overseas experience working in an electrical trade, you need to get registered here in New Zealand to be able to work.

First, you need to contact the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB), as they are the only ones who can decide what you are required to do to become registered in New Zealand. They are the ones who register and issue you with a practicing license to be able to work.

You can contact Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) or call 0800 661 000.

You will need to submit to them:

  • Evidence of qualification completed
  • Evidence of courses completed.
  • Evidence of work experience including details of work done, hours served etc.

The EWRB will then send you a letter advising you on what you are required to do.

Here at E-tec we offer a wide range of courses that can assist you in achieving NZ Registration.  Take a look through our courses and enrol directly via the website, or contact us if you need any advice.

 

 

The Process is:

  • Book your course online or contact us on 09 573 1964
  • Attend and complete the course
  • Following the successful completion of your required course(s), E-tec will submit all relevant documentation to the EWRB to be processed.
  • Once the EWRB has processed and accepted your course completion you will be able to apply for your practicing license card. You can go to the EWRB website to download a form and get started.

Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS)/
Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed) (EASQ)

Safety Training*

EASQ Course

Complete 18 months of prescribed electrical work.

Letter from employer to confirm that you have done 18 months of electrical prescribed work.

Apply to EWRB to confirm your registration.

*Please note: you must first apply to and be accepted by the EWRB. Safety Training must be completed within 3 months of acceptance.

Electrical Service Technician

Safety Training*

EST Course

Complete 18 months of prescribed electrical work.

Letter from employer to confirm that you have done 18 months of electrical prescribed work of which 6 months must be on 3-phase “400 volts” work.

Apply to EWRB to confirm your registration

*Please note: you must first apply to and be accepted by the EWRB. Safety Training must be completed within 3 months of acceptance.

Electrical Installer

Safety Training*

Regulations

Installer Theory

Practical Stage 1, 2, 3

Electrical Competency Programme

1-day block course

Complete 2 years of prescribed electrical work including 1 year of installation of fix wiring.

Letter from employer to confirm that you have done 2 years of electrical prescribed work.

Apply to EWRB to confirm your registration.

*Please note: you must first apply to and be accepted by
the EWRB. Safety Training must be completed within
3 months of acceptance.

Electrician

Safety Training*

Regulations

Electrician Theory

Practical Stage 1, 2, 3 1

Electrical Competency Programme

1-day block course every 2 years
(1 in year 2 and 1 year 4)

Complete 8000 hours of prescribed electrical work including 2000 hours of installation of fix wiring

Letter from employer to confirm that you have done 8000 hours of electrical prescribed work

Apply to EWRB to confirm your registration

*Please note: you must first apply to and be accepted by the EWRB. Safety Training must be completed within 3 months of acceptance.

†Split stage 1,2,3 over 3 years

You will need to submit to them:

  • Evidence of qualification completed
  • Evidence of courses completed.
  • Evidence of work experience including details of work done, hours served etc.

Once the EWRB Sends you a letter advising you what you are required to do, you can contact us to get you enrolled in the right courses. E-tec runs courses to assist you in achieving NZ Registration.

To have a look at the courses we offer please go to our website and enrol in the required courses. 

The Process is:

  • Book your course online or contact us on 09 573 1964
  • Attend and complete the course
  • Following the successful completion of your required course(s), E-tec will submit all relevant documentation to the EWRB to be processed.
  • Once the EWRB has processed and accepted your course completion you will be able to apply for your practicising license card. You can go to the EWRB website to download a form and get started.