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Electrical Engineers

Electrical Engineers

From 27 October 2017 there will be two pathways for registration as an Electrical Engineer.

With the exception of not being able to perform prescribed electrical work in a mining operation, there is no material change to the limits of work for Electrical Engineers with a current registration.

For new registrations, the limits of work will vary depending on which pathway to registration was taken.

Electrical Engineer  flowchart

Guidance notes

Option 1

  • Prescribed Electrical Work (PEW) currently being carried out can be continued, however not in a mining operation
  • view limits of work

Option 2

  • practical experience requirement reduced to 12 months
  • competency to be satisfactorily  demonstrated to the Board
  • Registration may have a limitation depending on the area of prescribed electrical work approved for registration
  • Limitation will be indicated on the Register and on the registration confirmation letter.
  • Prescribed Electrical Work (PEW) currently being carried out can be continued, however not in a mining operation
  • view limits of work

Frequently asked questions

I am an Electrical Engineer and not yet registered but was assessed under option 2 and granted a Limited Certificate, what happens to my application?

If you have not completed the regulations exam and practical assessments to be fully registered by 27 October you will need to be re-assessed under the new rules. This means supplying references that show you have completed at least one year of prescribed electrical work suitable to the Board.

I am an Electrical Engineer and not yet registered but  assessed under option 3 and granted a Limited Certificate, what happens to my application?

These changes do not affect you, continue to work towards registration as advised earlier. You will be granted registration with no limitation once required practical assessments and exam are completed.

I am an Electrical Engineer and not yet registered but assessed under option 3, and granted a Limited Certificate with extra hours to be completed in New Zealand, what happens to my application?

No changes will directly affect you. You may wish to be re-assessed under the new requirements so that you do not need to complete New Zealand work experience. This will affect the type of work you may do after registration. Please contact us to discuss your individual circumstances.