Manager's Certificate

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Manager's Certificate Application Requirements

What is the cost of my application
The fee regime set out in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act Regulations 2013, for Manager's Certificates is now $316.25 for all renewal and new certificate applications. This fee is required to be paid at the time of application. Online applications can only be paid by credit card and attract an additional 1.22% convenience fee charged by the bank.

New Manager's Certificate

What you need to apply for a NEW Manager's Certificate
  • be 20 years or older, and
  • have a Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) certificate and
  • be working in a licensed premises, and
  • have at least 6 months experience in controlling a licensed premises in New Zealand.
What you will need to include with this application
  • a copy of your photo ID. (Photo drivers licence or Passport or HANZ 18+ card)
  • a copy of any visas to validate your right to work in New Zealand (if applicable)
  • a copy of your LCQ certificate
  • a letter from your employer or club, confirming that you are employed there.
  • evidence of 6 months experience, e.g. wage slips.

Renewal of Manager's Certificate

When to apply
To RENEW a Manager's Certificate you must apply before the expiry of your current certificate. If you do not apply before your current certificate expires you will have to apply for a new certificate.
What you need to apply for a renewal of a Manager's Certificate
  • have a Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) certificate and
  • be working or intend to be working in a licensed premises, and
  • already have a Manager's Certificate
What you will need to include with this application
  • a copy of your photo ID. (Photo drivers licence or Passport or HANZ 18+ card)
  • a copy of any visas to validate your right to work in New Zealand (if applicable)
  • a copy of your LCQ certificate (2012 Act or 1989 Act with Bridging Certificate)
  • evidence of 6 months experience, e.g. wage slips.

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