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How do I apply for my Manager's Certificate at the council?


Complete your LCQ course and wait for your LCQ certificate to arrive from ServiceIQ.

STEP 2: 

Once you have completed and received your LCQ Certificate you need to go to your local District Licensing Committee within your local council to apply for your Manager's certificate.

You will need the following:
  • Original application form plus one photocopy obtainable from local councils - most have them downloadable on their wesites.
  • A copy of photo identification.
  • A copy of proof of eligibility to work in New Zealand (if applicable.)
  • A copy of your Licence Controller Qualification certificate 
  • A letter from the employer of the licensed premises where you are working or a letter from the Club you are working at, showing your involvement.
  • A written character reference.

Failure to supply all the required documents may result in the application being returned

STEP 3: 

The Licencing Inspector will invite your to a formal Interview with questions about the LCQ course and specific questions about your licenced premises. Some councils will send out written questions instead of inviting you to an interview, this varies from council to council. 

Make sure to brush up on your LCQ knowledge before this interview, and be well aware of the conditions of your licence. See the document below for frequently asked questions at managers certificate interviews.

Frequently Asked Questions at ... anagers Certificate Interviews


Once you have sucessfully completed the interview or written test, you will receive your Manager's Certificate in the post. It is valid for 1 year initially and can then be renewed up to 3 years. 


It is your responsibility to renew your Manager's Certificate before it expires. If you miss your expiry date, you might have to redo the LCQ course and apply for a new Manager's Certificate at your local council. Some councils will send out reminders, some councils will not. 


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