Overseas Qualified Tradesman (PGD)

Category A - Application Form

Before you complete the application form, you must make an online payment of NZD$862 (includes GST).

Once you have completed the payment process, you will be given an authorisation code. Please record this payment code, as you will need to enter the code on the application form.

here to pay.

Payment authorisation code*
First name*
Middle Name (mandatory if applicable)
Last name*
Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)*
Postal Address Line 1*
Postal Address Line 2
Postal Address Line 3
Mobile phone
Home number
Email address*
Registration class*
Authorisation number (if you have held an authorisation from the Board before)

Evidence checklist

Please upload the below evidence:

  1. A certified copy of your formal qualification in either plumbing/gasfitting/drainlaying
  2. A certified transcript that relates to your qualification (i.e. the topics covered in the qualification)
  3. Evidence that you have a minimum of four years working full time in the plumbing/gasfitting trade, or a minimum of two years working full time in the drainlaying trade, in the form of letters from current and/or past employer(s) or supervisor(s) which:
    • List details of the exact types of sanitary plumbing/gasfitting/drainlaying work that you carried out, and
    • Specify your exact dates of employment (dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy).
  4. Any additional relevant documentation e.g.
    • Certified copies of invoices, tax records, contracts, design plans, Council / Territorial Authority plans, quotes, consent/permits, testimonials from inspectors, etc.
    • BCA inspector site inspection paperwork.
    • Certified copies of other relevant training that can support the application, e.g. specialised training or courses, supplier training etc.
    • Photographic evidence of work undertaken.
  • Please upload 1 document per section
  • Preferred file type is pdf (and less than 10mb per document)
  • If you wish to upload more than 1 document per section, please pdf the documents into one file
Certified copy of your qualification*
A certified transcript*
A letter from current or past employer(s) or supervisor(s)*
Any additional relevant training
Any additional relevant documentation


By submitting this form, I confirm that:

  • I have understood the eligibility criteria and supplied all the required information.
  • The information contained in this application is true and correct,
  • Payment is non-refundable, and
  • I understand that if I obtained either my registration or licence wrongfully, the Board may, following due process, cancel them.
Privacy Act 1993: The information requested in this form is collected by Skills for the purpose of assessing your eligibility for pre-registration.