Industry Professions and Trades

The Waikato Building Consent Group maintains the Independent Qualified Persons, and Producer Statement Authors Registers for the Waikato Region. You can search the WBCG registers and apply to be a registered member of the registers below. 

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Industry Professions Guidance and Framework

Some building legislation requires the registration of professional and tradespeople.  Registration is dependent on the applicant being able to prove their competency and /or qualifications to the organisation in charge of the register.

It is the responsibility of the owner or their approved agent, commissioning a building project, to check the credentials of the people they employ to design or construct the building.  Check that the person is legally allowed to carry out the work proposed. Ask to see their registration card and check that their registration is current by looking them up on the appropriate register. It is also wise to check that there are no disciplinary actions being taken against them by the register.

Even though a person may be on a register, it is still the owners/agents responsibility to check that the person is working within the scope of their registration.  If the register does not define the scope of work they are allowed to do, contact the person in charge of the register and get confirmation that the person you plan to employ is in fact approved to do this type of work – Refer to:

  • Find the Right Engineer – Engineering New Zealand.
  • MBIE Guidance for engineers, designers, builders, BCAs and insurance companies on Certificates of Work, Producer Statements, and Design Features reports.

Note:  The Waikato Building Consent Group and its associated Councils are not responsible for the owner’s or agent’s choice of designers or tradespeople. Nor are they responsible for the accuracy of information provided by these public registers. If you have concerns or complaints about someone you have chosen from a register, contact the organization in charge of the register.

Information for Industry Professionals

Here you will find information about Independent Qualified Persons, including:

  • How to find a registered Independent Qualified Person
  • How to register as a Independent Qualified Person
  • How to renew your registration

Click here for IQP registration framework guidelines for Waikato, Western / Bay of Plenty & Central North Island Region Territorial Authorities 

Click here for guidelines on operating as an IQP within Waikato, Western / Bay of Plenty & Central North Island Region Territorial Authorities

Here you will find information about Producer Statement Authors, including:

  • How to find a registered WBCG Producer Statement Author
  • How to register as a Producer Statement Author
  • How to renew your registration
  • Chartered Professional Engineers – Engineering NZ registers
  • Electrical Workers Registration Board – EWRB register
  • Independent Qualified Persons – IQP register
  • Licensed Building Practitioners (builders and associated trades) – LBP Register.
    NOTE: Chartered professional engineers, registered architects, and certified plumbers are deemed to be also licensed under the LBP scheme.
  • New Zealand Registered Architects Board – NZRAB register
  • Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board – PGD register 
  • WBCG Producer Statement & Memoranda Author Register  (requirement of BCA Regulations)

Producer Statement Templates

See below the templates for producer statements. 

Industry Professionals Apply Here

Apply below to be added to the Waikato Building Consent Group Independent Qualified Persons or Producer Statement Author registers, or alternatively, apply to renew your current registration with us. Please allow four weeks processing time for new applications and two weeks for renewal applications to be processed.

You can contact us at buildwaikato@colabsolutions.govt.nz

Please Note: all credit/debit card payments incur a 2.9%+0.30c merchant fee which is not reflected in the prices displayed below

IQP - new registration

$650

IQP - Renewal Registration

$150

Producer Statement - New Registration

$450

Producer Statement - Renewal Registration

$100

Frequently asked questions