All holders of certificates of competence (CoCs) must comply with continuing professional development (CPD) requirements. This is required by Regulation 43 of Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Operations and Quarry Operations) Regulations 2015.

Regulation 43 makes continuing professional development (CPD) mandatory for all holders who wish to renew their certificates of competence (CoC). CPD requirements are prescribed by WorkSafe in a notice in the below Gazette, 10 December 2015. CoCs must be renewed every five years. The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners renews CoCs. Regulation 44 (b) (i) states that an application for the renewal of a CoC must “be accompanied by evidence of the applicant’s compliance with the requirements of regulation 43.”

Online continuing professional development system

WorkSafe has a new online system which lets certificate of competence (CoC) holders record their continuing professional development (CPD) activities electronically.

Certificate of competence holders’ online continuing professional development system

Continuing professional development statement 18 Dec 2015 (PDF 24 KB)
Continuing professional development guidelines for extractives (PDF 2.2 MB)
Continuing Professional Development Statement 10 Dec 2015 (PDF 27 KB)
New Zealand Gazette for professional development requirements for holders of Certificates of Competence (PDF 72 KB)
Continued professional development activity logbook (PDF 89 KB)

Contact us for more help

If you have any questions about Certificates of Competence, Continued Professional Development or anything else relating to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners, please contact our Board Secretariat Team who are happy to help:

Phone: +64 4 901 4980 or