Apply for licensing

Before applying to become licensed, you should read the licensing competencies within the LBP Rules. These will identify the type of residential building work you will need to show to become licensed.

The easiest way to apply to become an LBP is to apply online(external link)

For most classes of licensing, there are three pathways to apply to become an LBP:

  1. Streamlined application (Qualified)
  2. Standard application
  3. Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement (TTMRA)

Certified Documents

Please click on the link below for the information on Certified Documents.

Certified Documents

Making an application

There are 6 steps to the licence application process:

  1. Work out what type of application you need to make – the types of application are described in full below.
  2. If you are applying online, set up your access to the LBP portal (if you do not already have access). To set up your access, you will need either a RealMe®, Microsoft® or Google® account.
  3. Provide Information – tell us about yourself and your qualifications (and experience if it is a Standard application).
  4. Pre-assessment – check to see if you’re ready.
  5. Certify and pay – submit your application.
  6. Assessment – an assessor will contact you to discuss your application.

For more information on how to apply for licensing online (including setting up access to the LBP portal), please see our LBP portal user guide.

Applying for a licence in the portal

The Registrar needs detailed information about you and your qualifications / experience before considering your licence application, so don’t feel like you have to complete your application in one sitting. We encourage you to commence your application when you feel you’re nearly ready to become licensed and to continue your application over time. Your information will be saved until you are ready to complete and submit your application.

Getting started on your application will assist you to identify any gaps you need to address in preparation for assessment.

Types of application

Withdraw an application

If you wish to withdraw an application you have submitted you will need to complete the below form.