Theory and Regulations

Anyone wishing to register as an electrician in New Zealand must meet certain criteria as identified by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB).

A prerequisite for registration normally includes completion of one or more of the following courses:

  • Electrical Theory Examination
  • Electrical Regulations Examination

The first step in gaining your registration requires you to submit the following information to the EWRB:

  • Evidence of all related qualifications completed overseas or in New Zealand
  • Evidence of all related courses completed overseas or in New Zealand
  • Evidence of work experience including details of work done, hours served etc.
  • A covering letter confirming your request for Registered Electrician status in New Zealand and requesting confirmation of what additional criteria must be met based on the support information you are providing. 

The EWRB will acknowledge receipt of your application and confirm which course(s) you must complete for registration. At that time you can enrol with Etco, as an approved course provider, to provide the training you require.

AS/NZS Standards are included in our Regulations course fee 

The AS/NZS Standards purchased and provided by Etco for all attendees are as follows: The Electricity Act, Electricity Safety Regulations, AS/NZS 3000, AS/NZS/ 3001, AS/NZS 3760 and ECP 34.

Registration Enquiries 

Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) Phone: 0800-661 000

Course Enrolment 

To enrol click 'apply now' to complete an application. Alternatively, if you require more information, contact our training course administrators on 0800 275-3826.