Changes to Electrical Worker and Licensed Building Practitioner fees
On: 4 December 2018
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) ran a consultation in June to review the fees and levies for the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme and Electrical Workers (EW) licensing and registration fees. From this process, new fees will be set in place from 21 January 2019.
Electrical Worker fee changes
Fees for electrical workers were last reviewed in 2013 when they were reduced to below cost to return the surplus to electrical workers. Following consultation earlier this year, a new fee structure will apply from 21 January 2019, bringing fees back to comparable levels paid by electrical workers before 2013.
The fee changes will ensure fees are set at cost-recovery levels and the scheme is adequately funded. It will provide for streamlining of administration and on-going support for increased professional development opportunities for electrical workers, while making the fee structure fairer.
Licensed Building Practitioner fee changes
The fees and levy for LBPs have not changed since the scheme was introduced in 2008. As it has continued to develop, running costs have increased.
Following consultation earlier this year, a new fee structure will apply from 21 January 2019 to ensure fees are set at cost-recovery levels, and to provide for streamlining of administration and resources to support LBPs to comply with licensing requirements. The fee changes relate to licence application and licence renewals. Assessment fees remain unchanged.