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Recertification - 2013/14 practising year
It is recertification time again, meaning it is time to renew your practising certificate for the 2013/14 practising year.
If you wish to practise on 1 April 2013, you must submit your complete recertification application by 31 March 2013.
If you wish to receive your hard copy practising certificate on or before 1 April 2013, please submit your complete recertification application between 15 February and 15 March 2013.
Who can participate in recertification?
Practitioners who hold a current practising certificate and who wish to renew it for the 2013/14 year
Practitioners who do not hold a current practising certificate but who have practised as an occupational therapist in New Zealand during the last three years, and you wish to be issued with a practising certificate for 2013/14.
How do I recertify?
2. Make sure the Board has your current Personal Contact details including postal address and email address. For instructions click here. 3. Update your CCFR. For instructions click here.
4. Nominate your third party to make an attestation
· How do I nominate a third party? – click here. · How does a third party accept a nomination? – click here. · Who can be your third party? – click here. · Why is it important to make a third party attestation? – click here. · Make an online application for a practicing certificate – and pay the practising certificate fee of $558.00 online (the final page of the online practising certificate application prompts payment) –SysRay Practitioner Handbook.
Do not require a practicing certificate for the 2013/14 year?
Refer to the Non-practising page on the Board’s website for an explanation on the Register maintenance fee.
Registered practitioners who wish to remain on the Register but do not intend to practise occupational therapy in the 2013/14 practising year can elect to pay the $57 Register maintenance fee. – click here.
Wait! You can pay your Register maintenance fee for the 2013/14 from 1 April 2013.
You will need to log in, go to applications/payments, payments, click register maintenance fee.
If you have any queries, please contact us by phone on 0800 997 755 or email email@example.com for advice and information.
The Board’s secretariat is very busy processing applications at this time of the year so please expect delays when seeking a response to enquires.