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Update person on contractor licence

Your electrical contractor licence may be cancelled if you do not have a current qualified business or technical person listed on the licence

Update of qualified business person

A qualified business person:

  • is qualified in the business side of doing electrical work
  • knows the legislation surrounding electrical work
  • has five years experience (or more) in business.

Section 7 of the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 (the ES Regulation) sets out what is needed of the qualified business person.

You have 30 days to change the qualified business person. Your electrical contractors licence may be cancelled if you do not have a current qualified business person.

This means that your licence number will no longer be valid and you will be operating illegally. You will then need to reapply for a licence.

Complete the Form 20 - Application for additional/change of qualified person for a contractor licence (PDF, 819.72 KB) to update the qualified business person on your electrical contractor licence

Update of qualified technical person

A qualified technical person on an electrical contractor licence:

  • must be licensed and competent to perform electrical work unless work type does not need a licence
  • has completed required study.

Section 7 of the ES Regulation sets out what is needed. Only a qualified technical person can sign documents about the performance of electrical work.

If your qualified technical person changes and the new person has different licensing endorsements it could affect your electrical contractor licence.

Your electrical contractor licence may be cancelled if you do not have a technical person attached to the licence for 30 days.

Make sure your qualified technical person's electrical work licence is current.

You cannot perform electrical work if the qualified technical person's licence expires and you have no other nominated qualified technical person on your licence.

Complete the Form 20 - Application for additional/change of qualified person for a contractor licence (PDF, 819.72 KB) to update the qualified technical person on your electrical contractor licence.

Last updated
29 April 2016

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