Compulsory activities

There are 2 types of compulsory activity that you must do during every 2-year skills maintenance period.

1. Read Codewords articles

You need to read the Codewords/LBP Knowledge link articles relevant to your licence class, and complete a short quiz for each one.

The articles cover changes to the regulatory environment that you need to be aware of. The quizzes help you remember what you've learned.

You can see any articles that are relevant to you in the LBP portal. You can log in to: 

  • read articles related to each licence class you hold
  • complete quizzes and submit your answers.

If you don’t log in to the portal to access Codewords, make sure you keep a note of any articles that you read elsewhere. You'll need to include them when you submit your skills maintenance record.

2. On-the-job learning

You need to show at least 2 examples of on-the-job learning for your licence class over the 2 year skills maintenance period. Each example should describe something new you've learned on the job.

Examples include:

  • design and/or installation of a new cladding
  • learning how to use a product or material that you haven’t used before
  • how you did a job that was complicated by something like a particular terrain, wind zone, or elevation.

You can record your activities as you go in the LBP portal, and create Records and Certificates of Work that can be used as evidence of your learning. These should include details of:

  • work completed on the job
  • problems or issues identified
  • lessons learned
  • new skills acquired.

If you can’t record your on-the-job learnings in the portal, you'll need to make sure you record them elsewhere instead. You can use our Record of Learning form to do this.

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Codewords articles list

If you don’t log in to the LBP portal to access Codewords, make sure you keep a note of any articles that you read elsewhere. You'll need to include them when you submit your skills maintenance record.

Carpentry

06/06/2018 - Saddle flashings to enclosed balustrade-to-wall junctions
Build 166, Codewords 84

06/06/2018 - Screw-type anchors for fixing bottom plates
Build 166, Codewords 84

29/03/2018 - Housing, alterations and small buildings contract now free
Build 165, Codewords 83

29/03/2018 - Timber-framing and foundation pointers
Build 165, Codewords 83

28/11/2017 - Always play by the rules with records of work (RoW)
Build 163, Codewords 81

28/11/2017 - Know your responsibilities as a builder
Build 163, Codewords 81

28/09/2017 - Know your stuff - Exempt Building Work Part 3
Build 162, Codewords 80

28/09/2017 - Finding building resources now easier with Building CodeHub
Build 162, Codewords 80

27/07/17 - Sound insulation and wall assemblies
Build 161, Codewords 79

27/07/17 - Exempt Building Work Part 2
Build 161, Codewords 79

31/05/17 - Outside Drains
Build 160, Codewords 78

31/05/17 - Exempt Building Work Part 1
Build 160, Codewords 78

23/03/17 - Can LBPs do prescribed electrical work?
Build 159, Codewords 77

23/03/17 - Skills Maintenance - on-the-job learning
Build 159, Codewords 77

31/01/17 - Supervision Revisited
Build 158, Codewords 76

09/12/16 - NZS 4246: Insulation installation
Build 157, Codewords 75

09/12/16 - Skills Maintenance - What does it mean for you
Build 157, Codewords 75

30/09/16 - Doing it right with jack and pack
Build 156, Codewords 74

30/09/16 - Know your stuff: RBW
Build 156, Codewords 74

29/07/16 - Consumer Protection
Build 155, Codewords 73

01/06/16 - Know your stuff: Supervision
Build 154, Codewords 72

01/06/16 - Resource Consent
Build 154, Codewords 72

23/03/16 - Records of work
Codewords 71

23/03/16 - Working with asbestos
Codewords 71

Site

29/03/2018 - Housing, alterations and small buildings contract now free
Build 165, Codewords 83

29/03/2018 - Timber-framing and foundation pointers
Build 165, Codewords 83

28/11/2017 - Know your responsibilities as a builder
Build 163, Codewords 81

28/09/2017 - Know your stuff - Exempt Building Work Part 3
Build 162, Codewords 80

28/09/2017 - Finding building resources now easier with Building CodeHub
Build 162, Codewords 80

27/07/17 - Sound insulation and wall assemblies
Build 161, Codewords 79

27/07/17 - Exempt Building Work Part 2
Build 161, Codewords 79

31/05/17 - Outside Drains
Build 160, Codewords 78

31/05/17 - Exempt Building Work Part 1
Build 160, Codewords 78

23/03/17 - Can LBPs do prescribed electrical work?
Build 159, Codewords 77

23/03/17 - Skills Maintenance - on-the-job learning
Build 159, Codewords 77

31/01/17 - Supervision Revisited
Build 158, Codewords 76

09/12/16 - NZS 4246: Insulation installation
Build 157, Codewords 75

09/12/16 - Skills Maintenance - What does it mean for you
Build 157, Codewords 75

30/09/16 - Know your stuff: RBW
Build 156, Codewords 74

29/07/16 - Consumer Protection
Build 155, Codewords 73

01/06/16 - Know your stuff: Supervision
Build 154, Codewords 72

23/03/16 - Working with asbestos
Codewords 71

Design

06/06/2018 - Saddle flashings to enclosed balustrade-to-wall junctions
Build 166, Codewords 84

29/03/2018 - Housing, alterations and small buildings contract now free
Build 165, Codewords 83

29/03/2018 - Timber-framing and foundation pointers
Build 165, Codewords 83

01/02/2018 - Designers – know your responsibilities
Build 164, Codewords 82

28/09/2017 - Know your stuff - Exempt Building Work Part 3
Build 162, Codewords 80

28/09/2017 - Finding building resources now easier with Building CodeHub
Build 162, Codewords 80

27/07/17 - Sound insulation and wall assemblies
Build 161, Codewords 79

27/07/17 - Exempt Building Work Part 2
Build 161, Codewords 79

31/05/17 - Exempt Building Work Part 1
Build 160, Codewords 78

23/03/17 - Skills Maintenance - on-the-job learning
Build 159, Codewords 77

31/01/17 - Supervision Revisited
Build 158, Codewords 76

31/01/17 - LBP Competency changes Nov 2016
Build 158 & Codewords 76

09/12/16 - NZS 4246: Insulation installation
Build 157, Codewords 75

09/12/16 - Skills Maintenance - What does it mean for you
Build 157, Codewords 75

30/09/16 - Know your stuff: RBW
Build 156, Codewords 74

29/07/16 - Consumer Protection
Build 155, Codewords 73

29/07/16 - NZS4223: Balustrade Changes
Build 155, Codewords 73

01/06/16 - Know your stuff: Supervision
Build 154, Codewords 72

23/03/16 - Working with asbestos
Codewords 71

Roofing

29/03/2018 - Housing, alterations and small buildings contract now free
Build 165, Codewords 83

28/11/2017 - Always play by the rules with records of work (RoW)
Build 163, Codewords 81

28/11/2017 - Know your responsibilities as a builder
Build 163, Codewords 81

28/09/2017 - Know your stuff - Exempt Building Work Part 3
Build 162, Codewords 80

28/09/2017 - Finding building resources now easier with Building CodeHub
Build 162, Codewords 80

23/03/17 - Skills Maintenance - on-the-job learning
Build 159, Codewords 77

31/01/17 - Supervision Revisited
Build 158, Codewords 76

09/12/16 - Skills Maintenance - What does it mean for you
Build 157, Codewords 75

30/09/16 - Know your stuff: RBW
Build 156, Codewords 74

29/07/16 - Consumer Protection
Build 155, Codewords 73

01/06/16 - Know your stuff: Supervision
Build 154, Codewords 72

01/06/16 - Resource Consent
Build 154, Codewords 72

23/03/16 - Records of work
Codewords 71

23/03/16 - Working with asbestos
Codewords 71

Brick and Block

29/03/2018 - Housing, alterations and small buildings contract now free
Build 165, Codewords 83

28/11/2017 - Always play by the rules with records of work (RoW)
Build 163, Codewords 81

28/11/2017 - Know your responsibilities as a builder
Build 163, Codewords 81

28/09/2017 - Know your stuff - Exempt Building Work Part 3
Build 162, Codewords 80

28/09/2017 - Finding building resources now easier with Building CodeHub
Build 162, Codewords 80

31/05/17 - Outside Drains
Build 160, Codewords 78

23/03/17 - Can LBPs do prescribed electrical work?
Build 159, Codewords 77

23/03/17 - Skills Maintenance - on-the-job learning
Build 159, Codewords 77

31/01/17 - Supervision Revisited
Build 158, Codewords 76

31/01/17 - LBP Competency changes Nov 2016
Build 158 & Codewords 76

09/12/16 - Skills Maintenance - What does it mean for you
Build 157, Codewords 75

30/09/16 - Know your stuff: RBW
Build 156, Codewords 74

29/07/16 - Consumer Protection
Build 155, Codewords 73

01/06/16 - Know your stuff: Supervision
Build 154, Codewords 72

01/06/16 - Resource Consent
Build 154, Codewords 72

23/03/16 - Records of work
Codewords 71

23/03/16 - Working with asbestos
Codewords 71

External Plastering

29/03/2018 - Housing, alterations and small buildings contract now free
Build 165, Codewords 83

01/02/2018 - Movement control joints in plastered finishes
Build 164, Codewords 82

28/11/2017 - Always play by the rules with records of work (RoW)
Build 163, Codewords 81

28/11/2017 - Know your responsibilities as a builder
Build 163, Codewords 81

28/09/2017 - Know your stuff - Exempt Building Work Part 3
Build 162, Codewords 80

28/09/2017 - Finding building resources now easier with Building CodeHub
Build 162, Codewords 80

31/05/17 - Outside Drains
Build 160, Codewords 78

23/03/17 - Can LBPs do prescribed electrical work?
Build 159, Codewords 77

23/03/17 - Skills Maintenance - on-the-job learning
Build 159, Codewords 77

31/01/17 - Supervision Revisited
Build 158, Codewords 76

31/01/17 - LBP Competency changes Nov 2016
Build 158 & Codewords 76

09/12/16 - Skills Maintenance - What does it mean for you
Build 157, Codewords 75

30/09/16 - Know your stuff: RBW
Build 156, Codewords 74

29/07/16 - Consumer Protection
Build 155, Codewords 73

01/06/16 - Know your stuff: Supervision
Build 154, Codewords 72

01/06/16 - Resource Consent
Build 154, Codewords 72

23/03/16 - Records of work
Codewords 71

23/03/16 - Working with asbestos
Codewords 71

Foundations

06/06/2018 - Screw-type anchors for fixing bottom plates
Build 166 - Codewords 84

29/03/2018 - Housing, alterations and small buildings contract now free
Build 165, Codewords 83

29/03/2018 - Timber-framing and foundation pointers
Build 165, Codewords 83

28/11/2017 - Always play by the rules with records of work (RoW)
Build 163, Codewords 81

28/11/2017 - Know your responsibilities as a builder
Build 163, Codewords 81

28/09/2017 - Know your stuff - Exempt Building Work Part 3
Build 162, Codewords 80

28/09/2017 - Finding building resources now easier with Building CodeHub
Build 162, Codewords 80

27/07/17 - Exempt Building Work Part 2
Build 161, Codewords 79

31/05/17 - Outside Drains
Build 160, Codewords 78

31/05/17 - Exempt Building Work Part 1
Build 160, Codewords 78

23/03/17 - Skills Maintenance - on-the-job learning
Build 159, Codewords 77

31/01/17 - Supervision Revisited
Build 158, Codewords 76

09/12/16 - NZS 4246: Insulation installation
Build 157, Codewords 75

09/12/16 - Skills Maintenance - What does it mean for you
Build 157, Codewords 75

30/09/16 - Doing it right with jack and pack
Build 156, Codewords 74

30/09/16 - Know your stuff: RBW
Build 156, Codewords 74

29/07/16 - Consumer Protection
Build 155, Codewords 73

01/06/16 - Know your stuff: Supervision
Build 154, Codewords 72

01/06/16 - Resource Consent
Build 154, Codewords 72

23/03/16 - Records of work
Codewords 71

23/03/16 - Working with asbestos
Codewords 71