New Zealand Applicants
The Valuers Act 1948 at section 19 sets out the eligibility criteria that the Board is required to have regard to when considering any application for registration. Prospective applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be at least 23 years of age
- Be of good character and reputation
- Have attained a reasonable standard of professional competence, which the Board recognises as having been obtained under the direct supervision of a registered valuer
- Hold a recognised certificate, or have passed an examination approved by the Board
The Board has determined that all applicants must have had not less than the equivalent of 3 years full time practical experience in the valuing of land, during the 10 years immediately prior to making an application.
Applicants must satisfy the Board that they have sufficient practical experience in a broad range of valuation competencies to justify the Board adding their name to the Register.
For more detailed information please refer to the Registration Requirements Manual.
Extract from Valuers Act 1948
- Qualifications for registration
(1) Every person who is not less than 23 years of age shall be entitled to be registered under this Act if they satisfy the Board they are of good character and reputation and have attained a reasonable standard of professional competence and that they -
(a) Hold a recognised certificate (as defined in subsection (2) of this section), and have had not less than 3 years' practical experience in New Zealand in the valuing of land within the 10 years immediately preceding the making of their application; or
(b) Have passed an examination or examinations approved by the Board and have had not less than 3 years' practical experience in New Zealand in the valuing of land within the 10 years immediately preceding the making of their application; or
(c) Hold a recognised certificate (as so defined) granted out of New Zealand, and have had not less than 3 years' practical experience in the valuing of land within the 10 years immediately preceding the making of their application, of which at least 1 year shall be experience acquired in New Zealand within the previous 3 years, and have passed an examination approved by the Board in the valuation law of New Zealand and are at the date of their application, or were within the previous 12 months, members in good standing of an overseas institute or association of valuers with whom a reciprocity agreement has been entered into by the Board and that agreement is in full force and effect.
(2) For the purposes of this section the term 'recognised certificate' means a certificate, diploma, degree, or licence granted by a university, college, Board, or other authority (whether in New Zealand or elsewhere) and recognised by the Board as furnishing sufficient evidence of the possession by the holder thereof of the requisite knowledge and skill for the efficient practice of the profession of land valuing.