Rules of the Board

The Electricity Amendment Act 2006 empowers the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) to make rules pertaining to electrical regulation. For example: teaching guidelines and examinations.

The Rules of the Board carry the same authority as Regulations and must be adhered to. This section of the EWRB website lists all “Rules of the Board” so far approved by the Board. Further Rules of the Board will follow as they are approved and published by the EWRB.

Classes of Registration and Requirements for Registration

First published in Electron in April 2010 (and including Limits of Work) these rules are available for view and downloading in PDF form here:

Rules of the Board: Classes of Registration and Requirements for Registration [PDF, 74 KB] 

Training and/or experience for registration [PDF, 50 KB]

Essential Capabilities for Electrical Registration [PDF, 618 KB]

Fit and Proper Persons [PDF, 547 KB]

Issuing Limited Certificates and Provisional Licences [PDF, 612 KB]

Debt Management Policy [PDF, 686 KB] 

Teaching Guidelines

New Teaching Guidelines are being published progressively. The first to be revised under the new Rules of the Board and incorporating the requirements of the new Classes of Registration are:

Teaching Guidelines for Electricians [PDF, 419 KB]

Teaching Guidelines for Electrical Appliance Serviceperson [PDF, 238 KB]

Teaching Guidelines for Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed to disconnect and connect) [PDF, 313 KB]

Teaching Guidelines for Electrical Engineers [PDF, 181 KB]

Teaching Guidelines for Electrical Installer [PDF, 331 KB]

Teaching Guidelines for Electrical Inspector [PDF, 340 KB]

Teaching Guidelines for Electrical Service Technician [PDF, 329 KB]

Line Mechanics Exam Matrix Guidelines and Unit Standards [PDF, 73 KB]

Line Mechanics Examination Prescription and Teaching Guidelines [PDF, 201 KB]

Teaching Guidelines for Associated Tradespersons [PDF, 319 KB]

Moderation and Marking Policy [PDF, 285 KB]

Rules of the Board: Examinations and Practical Assessments, August 2012 [PDF, 160 KB] 

General Items

Practising Licence and Competence Programme rules [PDF, 384 KB]

Rules of the Board: Official Information Act policy [PDF, 350 KB]

Rules of the Board: Board Competency Programme rules  [PDF, 555 KB]

Rules of the Board: Conducting examinations outside New Zealand [PDF, 751 KB]

Rules of the Board: Privacy Act policy [PDF, 385 KB]

Rules of the Board: Public information [PDF, 360 KB]

Rules of the Board: Revision of the register [PDF, 368 KB]

Rules of the Board: Third party use of the Board's branding [PDF, 402 KB]

Rules of the Board: Employer Licences July 2014 [PDF, 501 KB]

Rules of the Board: Complaints against Employer Licence Holders [PDF, 500 KB]

Rules of the Board: EWRB Committees [PDF, 464 KB]

Rules of the Board: Disciplinary Hearings [PDF, 661 KB]

Rules of the Board: Interim Suspensions and Disqualifications [PDF, 489 KB]