Certificate of Achievement

Certificate of Achievement in Theory for Registration of Electricians (Level 4)

Qualification code OP4401

This programme will give you the skills that you need to be able to sit the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) Electrician Theory exam. 

You may enrol in this program when you have received a letter from the EWRB (Electrical Workers Registration Board ) directing you to undertake in a course of study to undertake the Board's Electrician Theory exam.

Once you’ve passed the exam and have met the EWRB requirements, you’ll be able to register as an electrician and gain your practising license. 


If you require the courses for the (EWRB) Electrician Regulations exam you can find it here:

  • Level 4  
  • Workload

    For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher near assessment due dates.

  • Study type Open  
  • Cost $91 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

Electrical Workers Registration Board exam fee

There is a fee payable to the EWRB for the examination, which is not covered by Open Polytechnic fees.

Key dates

Our open courses are open for enrolment every month. Each open course starts on the first Monday of the month you choose for enrolment. You must complete your study within the given start and end dates.

See key enrolment dates

Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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