IMPORTANT Notice from the EWRB

IMPORTANT Notice from the EWRB

If you intend to continue carrying out prescribed electrical work do not ignore this notice. You must act now before your practising licence expires on 30 June 2015.

Go to the Board’s website located at and click the Renew Licence Now button. It is $70 cheaper to renew online, but paper forms are also available from the forms section on our website.

We are aware that some Electrical Workers are finding it difficult to attend and complete competency training by 30 June 2015. Submit your practising licence application now anyway. When you get to the page of the form about competency, tick the box to say your Competency Programme is not up to date, but you are booked in for an update within the next 3 months and complete the rest of the application including photo upload and payment. Then we will hold your application in processing pending your confirmation that you are up to date. If you do that, you will still be able to undertake prescribed electrical work under your 2013/15 licence whilst you update your Competency Programme and the Register will display a message to that effect.

If you do not make an application by 30 June 2015 your current licence will expire and you will be unable to lawfully undertake prescribed electrical work until you have updated your Competency Programme and applied for a new practising licence.

In order to renew your practising licence:

·         You need a passport standard photograph in JPEG or JPG format (or a printed image for paper applications). Photo ID requirements are set out on the Board’s website located at and click the link to For The Trade / Relicencing.

  • You need to be familiar with the new Fit and Proper Person Rules of the Board as you are asked to certify that you meet them. A document detailing the new requirements can be found here.

·         You need to be familiar with recent changes to competence programme requirements. To find out more go to the Board’s website located at and click the link to Competence programmes.

If you need assistance obtaining a quality photo for your licence ID card, MBIE has negotiated a 25% discount for electrical workers when they purchase a photo (either printed or electronic) at one of the 150 PostShop stores nationwide that provide the service.  To receive your discount simply quote the discount code, BUILD or show the PostShop staff a copy of Electron issue 78.

Don’t worry if you cannot remember your RealMe / iGovt details. Click the Renew Licence Now link on the Home Page, then click the I forgot my username and /or I forgot my password links to recover them.


John Sickels
Registrar of Electrical Workers

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