Inspection Checklists

Independent Qualified Person (IQP)

What is an Independent Qualified Person (IQP)?

An IQP is a building specialist that we have identified as qualified and competent to:

  • inspect and report on specified building systems, e.g. fire sprinklers, automatic doors, lifts, smoke detectors, escalators, air conditioning systems
  • follow the requirements set out in your building’s compliance schedule
  • supply any other supporting documentation confirming compliance, such as certificates of compliance
  • maintain the systems to perform and operate effectively

Find a registered IQP

Here you will find a register containing all the Independent Qualified persons within Waikato, Western / Bay of Plenty & Central North Island Region Territorial Authorities.

Register as an IQP

If you are a building professional, you can register as an Independent Qualified Person (IQP).

Our register covers the following councils:

  • Hamilton City Council   
  • Hauraki District Council
  • Kawerau District Council
  • Matamata / Piako District Council
  • Opotiki District Council
  • Otorohanga District Council
  • Rotorua District Council
  • Ruapehu District Council
  • South Waikato District Council
  • Taupo District Council
  • Tauranga City Council
  • Thames Coromandel District Council
  • Waikato District Council
  • Waipa District Council
  • Waitomo District Council
  • Western Bay of Plenty District Council
  • Whakatane District Council

IQP Registration Fees

Annual renewal fee $150 (per year)

Registration fee – $650 (one-off, fixed fee) 

Renew your IQP registration

Renew your current registration within Waikato, Western / Bay of Plenty & Central North Island Region Territorial Authorities


Below you will find Frequently Asked Questions relating to IQP’s

Frequently Asked Questions for IQPs (Independent Qualified Persons)