Find or register as an IQP

To meet the requirements of your compliance schedule, you'll need an independently qualified person (IQP) to inspect and maintain your building's specified systems.

Find an IQP

A building's specified systems must be inspected and maintained by an independent qualified person (IQP). An IQP must be qualified to inspect the specified systems they are verifying.

To check an IQP is registered as being qualified to maintain a specified system, go to bwof.wellington.govt.nz

Building warrant of fitness (BWoF)

At the end of each year, each IQP you've engaged submits a certificate of compliance to show you've met the requirements of your compliance schedule. This forms part of your BWoF.

Building warrant of fitness (BWoF)

Keeping IQP records

You must keep reports from your IQPs with your compliance schedule for at least 2 years.

This includes records of:

  • inspections and tests
  • preventative maintenance
  • faults found
  • repair work.

Register as an IQP

Use this form if you want to register as an IQP, or if you're already registered and want to change your listing. We can only accept applications from individuals. Registration is valid for 12 months from 30 November. Applications may be considered for a specific part or a restricted part of a specified system.

Fees

  • $163.50 – application fee
  • $77 – per specified system

You'll receive an invoice once your application has been accepted. Your application fee may be prorated if your registration will cover fewer than 9 months.

Independent Qualified Person (IQP) application for registration (192KB PDF)

Need help?

The Building Compliance and Consents team are available Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Building Compliance and Consents
Phone: 04 801 4311
Email: bwof@wcc.govt.nz