Proposing changes to LBP licensing classes

Since the Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) scheme was established in 2007, a number of trade groups and individuals have proposed changes to the LBP licensing classes and areas of practice. You can read more about the LBP licensing classes and areas of practice here.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (the Ministry) has published a set of assessment criteria to provide building practitioners with more clarity about how the Ministry assesses these proposals. If you think that the LBP licensing classes might need to be changed, we encourage you to review the criteria and consider whether your proposal might meet them.

Included in the below document is a template outlining the types of supporting information that help us assess whether a proposal meets the criteria. If you have reviewed the criteria and consider that a change to the LBP licensing classes is necessary, you can complete this template and send it to the Ministry for consideration.