Registering to Work in New Zealand

Below is a list of the registering bodies for each profession to work in New Zealand.

Registering Bodies
Occupation Registering body
Accountants Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand
Architects Architects Registration and Education Board
Barristers and Solicitors New Zealand Law Society
Dental and Clinical Dental Technicians Dental Technicians Board
Dental Surgeons Dental Council of New Zealand
Electricians, Electrical Service Technicians and Line Mechanics Electrical Workers' Registration Board
Engineers The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand Inc.
Enrolled Nurses, Nurses and Midwives Nursing Council of New Zealand
Medical Practitioners Medical Council of New Zealand
Medical Personnel [Chiropractors, Dieticians, Dispensing Opticians, Medical Laboratory Scientist/Technologist, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Medical Radiation Technologists, Occupational Therapists, Optometrists, Podiatrists and Psychologists] Registration Boards Secretariat
Pharmacists Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand
Physiotherapists Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand
Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board
Surveyors New Zealand Institute of Surveyors
Teachers New Zealand Teachers' Council
Veterinarians and Veterinary Surgeons Veterinary Council of New Zealand

In many cases the applicant's eligibility for migration will be determined in part by these registering bodies, as they are often the industry regulators for the above professions in New Zealand.

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