The Licensed Building Practitioner programme began in November 2009. Approval and registration of Licensed building Practitioners is maintained by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE).

Restricted Building Work must be carried out by an LBP. These are designers, builders, roofers, bricklayers, carpenters, external plasterers and foundations specialists who have been assessed as competent to carry out this very important work. You can check whether the people you are thinking about using are licensed by checking out the Public Register.