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In-service certification

CoF VI & IO

Vehicle inspector forms

VI5A CoF Vehicle inspector application: Inspecting organisation endorsed (Online)

VI5A CoF Vehicle inspector application: Inspecting organisation endorsed (PDF)

This form is used when applying to become an NZ Transport Agency vehicle inspector for the issuing of certificates of fitness (CoF).

VI5B CoF Vehicle inspector application:Independent application (PDF)

This form is used when applying to become an NZ Transport Agency vehicle inspector for the issuing of certificates of fitness (CoF).

CoF VI important information form

This document provides a summary of what is required when applying to become one of our appointed vehicle inspectors (VI) for certificate of fitness (CoF) service delivery.

Inspecting organisation forms

COFIO CoF Inspecting organisation application form (PDF)

This form is used when applying for an NZ Transport Agency certificate of fitness (CoF) issuing authority.

COFAD CoF Additional site application form (PDF)

This form is used by a certificate of fitness (CoF) inspecting organisation (IO) applying for an additional site to be approved for CoF inspections.

COFCH Application to add or remove inspection groups (PDF)

This form is used to add or remove certificate of fitness inspection groups for an inspecting organisation.

Relocation application: CoF inspecting organisation (PDF)

This form is used when applying to relocate an NZ Transport Agency certificate of fitness (CoF) issuing authority.

CoF IO important information form

This document provides a summary of what is required when applying to become one of our appointed inspecting organisations (IOs) for certificate of fitness (CoF) service delivery.

Other documents

Notification of vehicle inspector transfer form (PDF)

Version: March 2015 Reference: DVCUCF 03

This form is used when advising the NZ Transport Agency that an inspecting organisation will be employing a new vehicle inspector, or that a vehicle inspector will be leaving the employment of the inspecting organisation

NZ Transport Agency Vehicle Inspector Code of Conduct (PDF)

Published: November 2014

The Code of Conduct provides the minimum ethical and behavioural standards that are expected of all vehicle inspectors appointed by the Transport Agency to deliver vehicle inspection and certification services.

Sample Notice of Appointment (PDF)

First published: November 2014 Version: April 2016

A Notice of Appointment provides details of the roles and responsibilities when appointed as an Inspecting Organisation.

Fit and proper person guidelines

A person or organisation who is responsible for vehicle inspection and certification outcomes is appointed by the NZ Transport Agency. Clause 2.5 (2) (a) of the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002 includes the requirement for a person to be fit and proper. This document details those requirements.

Vehicle certification administration fees
Revised vehicle certification administration fees came into effect on 1 November 2014.