It is now five years after the issuing of the first certificates of competences in the new regime consequentially The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (the Board) and Secretariat are currently experiencing a heavy workload of renewal applications which will continue into the first quarter of 2021. This is as well as a backlog of new applications due to COVID-19 complications.

We can assure you WorkSafe understand the situation and will show tolerance to CoC holders and potential CoC holders who have submitted a new or renewal application.

Receipt of your application will be acknowledged, however you will most likely not hear from us (unless there is an issue with your application) until you receive notification of your oral exam or receive your new or renewed certificate in the mail. This may take some time. Please don’t contact us to follow up unless it is urgent.

New applications received from now on will most likely not be scheduled for an oral exam till February 2021 and onwards. The Secretariat is attempting to schedule as many oral exams as is practicable in November to accommodate a backlog of new applications.

The Board and the Secretariat ask for your patience and support during this time. They recognise the importance of CoCs to the industry and are doing their best to facilitate the best outcome in challenging circumstances.

Ngā mihi
Charlie Strivens(Mrs)
Senior Advisor – Extractives
High Hazards, Energy and Public Safety

Level 6, 86 Customhouse Quay, PO Box 165, Wellington 6140

P     +64 4 901 0696

M     +64 21 802 471

E    [email protected]


2015 CoCs expire this year. Email BoE Secretariat to check it has the most up to date contact details so you can receive important information and renewal reminders.

CPD requirements for CoC holders changed on 1 Feb 2020 – find out more here

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