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New electrical contractor licence eligibility requirements

New eligibility requirements for qualified technical persons (QTP) and qualified business persons (QBP) are now in full effect and apply to all new electrical contractor licence applications.

This includes applications resulting from changes to business structures, such as changing from trading as an individual to operating as a company. To ensure a smooth transition you need to ensure your nominated QTP and QBP are still eligible before changing your business structure.

If your QTP/QBP are employees and they leave the business you must advise the Electrical Safety Office within one month and nominate new qualified persons who meet the new eligibility requirements.

To avoid licence suspension, you should consider having other employees trained who can be nominated without delay. This additional training provides you with a more competent workforce while preventing unnecessary business interruptions.

Further information

For more information on the new electrical contractor licence eligibility requirements, visit