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Renewing your practising certificate for 2015/16

From 16 February you will be able to apply for your 2015-16 practising certificate.

Updating your contact details

Please ensure the following details are correctly recorded in your online account:

  •  Employment details;
  •  Residential and postal addresses;
  •  Phone numbers; and
  •  Email addresses.

Making your application

You will now be aware that the competencies are transitioning from the current seven to the updated five.  The CCFR on-line tool also remains unavailable.  For these reasons, like last year, you will not need to update your CCFR online before applying for a practising certificate.

Your practising certificate application consists of the following and should be completed in that order and must be completed on or before 31.03.15:

  • Your Third Party’s attestation;
  •  Your Self-declaration; and
  •  Payment.

Similarly to last year, both the Third Party attestation and your Self-declaration have been amended to take the CCFR exemption into account.

Recording your competence

Although you are not required to update you CCFR when renewing your practising certificate for 2015/16, the OTBNZ still expects that you take active steps to maintain your competence.  You may download a template of the OTBNZ 'My Continuing Competence Form'  to guide you in this found on our forms page.

The new e-Portfolio tool with the updated five competencies will be released later in the year, replacing the CCFR. 

The new competencies will come into force on 1 April 2015.

Enhancements to myOTBNZ

We have made two enhancements to myOTBNZ (known earlier as SysRAy). 

You are now able to view or download your current ePC through your account at any time. Simply login to your account and select the button called 'View Practising Certificate'. You will still receive an email from us to let you know when we have approved your ePC.

We have also now added an option to reset your password automatically. Simply click the link on the login page.

A my OTBNZ User Guide in now available with instructions for submitting your application.

For more information on recertifcation read our Recertification Policy.

We have compiled a list of answers to some  frequently asked questions on applying for your practising certificate in 2015/2016.

Feel free to contact us.



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