Code of ethics resources

Code of ethics poster

A summary of the code of ethics in a printable format. The poster is available in English, Te Reo Māori, Chinese (Simplified), Hindi and Samoan.

Summary code of ethics poster [PDF, 282 KB]

Ngā Tikanga Matatika poster [PDF, 585 KB] – Te Reo Māori

道德守则 poster [PDF, 602 KB] – Chinese (Simplified)

आचार संहिता poster [PDF, 588 KB] – Hindi

Tulafono Laiti o Amioga Taualoa poster [PDF, 578 KB] – Samoan

Online learning module

This learning module is an interactive course to help LBPs understand the requirements of the code of ethics and what their obligations are under the code of ethics.

LBPs will receive 1 skills maintenance point for completing this module. LBPs must log into the module for it to count towards skills maintenance.

Learning module(external link) — Building Performance



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Duration: 30 seconds


Scene 1

A woman who is a homeowner is speaking to the camera as she walks along the driveway to her house. In the background, a licensed builder practitioner walks to his van to put some tools in the open boot.

As the woman is walking along her driveway she says: “We’ve recently worked with a licensed building practitioner to build our family home and we’re so happy with how it all went.”

Scene 2

The woman is sitting on the couch in her living room reading a book. She looks up from her book and says: “A code of ethics is now in place for licensed building practitioners.”

Scene 3

On a black background, the four principles of the code of ethics are listed. These are: Work safely, Follow the law, Take responsibility and Behave professionally.

As the four principles appear on the page, the woman says: “This will make sure they work safely, follow the law, take responsibility for their actions and behave in a professional way.”

Scene 4

The woman picks up two coffee cups from the kitchen bench and turns towards the kitchen door. As she picks up the coffee cups and turns, she says: “Our licensed building practitioner was trustworthy and professional.”

Scene 5

The woman and the licensed building practitioner are standing at the beginning of the driveway by the gate, each holding a cup of coffee. The woman says: “To learn more about the code of ethics, visit the licensed building practitioners’ website.”

Scene 6

The licensed building practitioners’ website ( is displayed on a black background with the licensed building practitioners’ logo at the top of the page.


On 1 September 2022, MBIE’s Building Performance team hosted a webinar about the new code of ethics for LBPs.

Access the recording(external link) — MBIE zoom

Detailed guidance document

This guidance document helps to navigate the code of ethics by providing more detailed explanations and practical examples of how an LBP’s behaviour aligns with their obligations.

The document is available in English, Te Reo Māori, Chinese (Simplified), Hindi and Samoan.

Code of ethics guidance document [PDF, 773 KB]

Ngā Tikanga Matatika - Ngā Aratohu Mā Ngā Kaihanga Whare Whai Raihana [PDF, 925 KB] – Te Reo Māori

道德守则 - 持照建筑从业者指南 [PDF, 1 MB] – Chinese (Simplified)

आचार संहिता - लाइसेेंस प्राप््त बिल््डििंग प्रैक््टटिशनर (भवन व्यवसाइयोों) के लिए दिशानिर् देश [PDF, 1000 KB] – Hindi

Tulafono Laiti o Amioga Taualoa – Taiala mo Tufuga Fau Fale Faamauina [PDF, 928 KB] – Samoan

Resource pack for industry groups

Links to articles and images for industry groups to use on their website and social media platforms.

Resource pack for industry groups