Certificate in Certifying Plumbing and Gasfitting Registration (Level 5)

Qualification code OP5251

If you’re a licensed plumber or gasfitter, we have just the programme to help you get started in business. This programme will prepare you for the New Zealand Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (NZPGDB) certifying exams, which are held in June and November each year. Passing the exam will enable you to become registered as a certifying plumber and/or gasfitter. The certifying licence is the highest class of licence for plumbers and gasfitters and allows you to take responsibility for your own work and the work of others, without the need to be supervised on the job. 

  • Level 5  
    Credits 54 
  • Workload

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

  • Study type Open  
  • Cost $446 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.

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.

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Assessment and exam

Each course includes assessments which you need to complete and return to your tutor for marking. The results from these assessments will not count towards your examination result, but they will give you good practice at answering exam questions.

Once you have completed 9196 (495C), you will be awarded 16 credits towards the annual gasfitting relicensing requirements.

Exams are held in June and November each year. It is your responsibility to enrol for the examinations. You can get enrolment forms from the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlaying Board (PGDB).

PGDB website

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