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IQP New Registration Application

IQP Registration Guidance

Please ensure that you have had a read through the IQP framework that lists the qualifications and experience you need for each specified system. You can view a copy here.

Application Requirements – what you need to know before you apply

Please take care when completing this application form, and remember the more relevant information the better, with supporting documentation being essential. Ensure that you only apply for the specified systems that you have specific work history, qualifications, and experience in. This will greatly speed up the application process. 

  • Qualifications – You will need to supply copies of your qualifications that are required for each specified system as outlined in the IQP Framework.
  • Work History – Your work history needs to be descriptive and complete – remember you are selling your skills and experience to the Panel.
  • Evidence of Experience – Evidence needs to be items such as detailed job sheets that show work you have completed onsite with a specified system. Providing photographic evidence to support your knowledge will clearly demonstrate that you can identify what complies and what does not. This information will greatly assist the reviewer, giving confidence in an applicant, thus making the approval decision an easy one, without delays.
  • Referees – During the application process you will send 2 referees a link to an online referee assessment. Referees should be someone who has worked with you and have knowledge of your skill and ability for the relevant specified systems being applied for. Referees should provide actual detail on what and how much they have supervised or worked with you.
  • Insurance Certificate – You will need to supply a copy of your current Public Liability Insurance Certificate. Please ensure that this is current and has at least 3mths remaining cover.
  • Uploaded Documents – Please ensure that documents that are uploaded are pdf and less than 5MB each. If you need to supply larger or have a lot of files please email them through to with ‘IQP Applicaiton and your name’ in the subject field.
Payment of $650 will be required at the end of the form by credit or debit card, and will incur a 2.9% merchant fee. Please have your card details at hand, as if no payment is made, the application will not be completed.

For more information on operating as an IQP within Waikato, Western / Bay of Plenty & Central North Island Region Territorial Authorities, please click here

What Happens Next?

  1. Your application will be reviewed and if any further information in required you will be contacted by our Business Support Coordinator.
  2. Once we have a complete application, including your referee assessments your application will be presented to the panel of experts who have 10 working days to consider.
  3. Once the panel have reached a decision you will then be notified of the outcome.
  4. If your application is approved a certificate will be emailed to you and your details will be added to the online register within 7 days of approval.
Important Privacy Information

The personal information that you provide in this form will be held and protected by Build Waikato in accordance with our Privacy Statement (available at and with the Privacy Act 1993. The Privacy Statement explains how we can use and share your personal information in relation to any interaction you have with Councils, and how you can access and correct that information. You should familiarise yourself with this Statement before submitting this form.

Registration Fee

Registration fee for Independently Qualified Person (one-off, fixed fee)