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WoF checksheet specifications

| Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Certifiers, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

These are the specifications that warrant of fitness (WoF) checksheets must comply with before they can be approved by the NZ Transport Agency for use during WoF inspections.  

This form can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency’s vehicle inspection portal.

Applying to become a heavy vehicle specialist inspector

| Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Certifiers, Heavy vehicle operators, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

If you wish to become a heavy vehicle specialist certifier you will need to qualify and be appointed by the Transport Agency. The info pack outlines the different certification categories and the qualifications required for each one. It also explains about any further qualifications or courses that may be required, the examination process and the applicant interview process for some categories. The syllabus outlines required and recommended reading for each certification category. These documents can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency's vehicle inspection portal.

Guidance for vehicle inspectors when inspecting vehicles for clearly visible smoke

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Certifiers, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

This document provides visual guidance to help warrant of fitness (WoF) and certificate of fitness (CoF) inspectors correctly pass and fail vehicles with smoky exhausts. This guidance can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency’s vehicle inspection portal.

Certificate of fitness checksheet specifications

| Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Certifiers, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

These are the specifications that certificate of fitness (CoF) checksheets must comply with before they can be approved by the NZ Transport Agency for use during CoF inspections. This form can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency’s vehicle inspection portal.

Frontal impact compliance status of vehicles by vehicle make

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Certifiers, Importers, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations, Vehicle traders

These lists show the Class MA vehicles (passenger cars) by make and model that manufacturers have advised as meeting (or not meeting) New Zealand's frontal impact requirements. For completeness we have included some lists that were produced at the time frontal-impact legislation was being implemented in various countries, and some of these lists have not been updated since then. Please note that the information on these lists is supplied by vehicle manufacturers, and is not exhaustive. The NZ Transport Agency has taken every reasonable precaution to ensure the accuracy of this information. Contact an entry certifier if you are in doubt about any of the information in these lists.

Approved independently qualified person (IQP) list

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

An IQP is a person trained and appointed by the roller brake machine (RBM) manufacturer or their New Zealand agent, and approved by the Transport Agency, to calibrate approved RBMs. This document can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency's Vehicle inspection portal.

Singapore emission exemptions

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Certifiers, Importers, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

As of 1 January 2017, the Singapore emissions exemptions document, a Transport Agency list of exemption-eligible vehicles, ceased to be valid. To prove exhaust emissions rule compliance for used vehicles imported from Singapore, visit the Transport Agency’s VIRM: Entry certification: Technical bulletin 28 Exhaust emissions standard compliance. The exemption from land transport vehicle rules application form can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency's vehicle inspection portal.

Finding a specialist repair certifier

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Importers

This document contains a list of specialist repair certifiers for light vehicles in New Zealand and the list is updated regularly. If an entry certifier identifies that a vehicle you are importing has been damaged or repaired before it arrived in New Zealand, they may decide that one of these specialist repair certifiers needs to inspect the repairs. For more about this, see our page about repair certification

Motor Vehicle Register

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Certifiers, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations, Vehicle traders

The Motor Vehicle Register records information about vehicles used on New Zealand roads and the persons responsible for their use. The primary purposes of the Motor Vehicle Register are:

enforcement of the law

maintenance of the security of New Zealand

collection of charges imposed or authorised by an act

administration and development of transport law and policy. The Motor Vehicle Register is only for companies and individuals who have authorised access to the register. For more detailed information and how to apply access:
The Motor Vehicle Register

The following information is available for public viewing:

Motor Vehicle Register open data portal
The open data portal provides a point-in-time ‘snapshot’ of all vehicles currently registered in New Zealand. Vehicle fleet data files can also be downloaded individually by year, refer to 'New Zealand vehicle fleet open data sets'.

Finding a heavy vehicle specialist certifier

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Heavy vehicle operators, Importers

Are you having work completed on your vehicle?

The heavy vehicle specialist certifiers document below contains a list of heavy vehicle specialist certifiers in New Zealand and this list will be updated regularly. If you wish to make modifications to your bus, truck, trailer or other heavy vehicle that change part or all of its structure or layout, you need to use a heavy vehicle specialist certifier to oversee your work. For more about this, see our page about modifying heavy vehicles. If you're applying to become a HVS certifier, read our guide to becoming a heavy vehicle specialist certifier.  

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