Our role

The Board oversees the Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme.

Board functions

The Board’s functions are to: 

  • hear appeals against licensing decisions of the Registrar of Licensed Building Practitioners (LBPs)
  • investigate and hear complaints about LBPs
  • approve Rules for LBPs 
  • annually review and report on its operations to the Minister of Building and Construction.

The Board is independent of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (the Ministry), but is supported by the Ministry in the performance of its role and functions.

The Board is committed to supporting the capability of New Zealand’s building and construction industry and maintaining building practitioner standards.