Heavy vehicle specialist certification
Please choose from the options below
- 1 Vehicle Identification
- 2 External projections
- 3 Dimensions
- 4 Structure
- 5 Brakes
- 6 Occupant features
- 7 Vehicle dynamic performance
- 8 Equipment fitting
- 9 Towing connections
- 10 Load retention
- 11 Local manufacture and repair code of practice
- 12 Additional topics
- Technical bulletins
Latest news & updates
31 October 2014
The application forms are now live and can be completed online. Read more…
31 October 2014
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Vehicle certification administration fees - information now available (applies to all certification types)25 September 2014
Read on to find out more about the fees and how they will be applied.
22 September 2014
This issue has a focus on tow coupling and bolt in tow-eye security.
12 September 2014
We have developed an information pack for WoF inspecting organisations about how the CoF changes resulting from the Vehicle Licensing Reform will affect them.
1 July 2014
This amendment is available for preview now and covers the introduction of the three-year WoFs for new vehicles and variable CoF frequencies. There are also a number of minor technical changes affecting both WoF and CoF.
30 May 2014
As advised in a previous news item, we are now able to provide more detailed information about how to become a CoF inspecting organisation and/or CoF inspector. Some new requirements will also affect ‘WoF only’ inspecting organisations and inspectors in the future. Read on to find out more.
27 April 2014
Both the In-service and Entry certification VIRMs have amendments that are live as of Monday 28 April 2014. Read more to find out the details.
23 April 2014
New general amendment going live on Monday. View the details.
15 April 2014
This amendment is available for preview now and covers a small number of general technical changes affecting both WoF and CoF.
1 April 2014
From 1 April 2014 the In-service VIRM (WoF) will no longer be on the inspection portal and WoF inspectors will need to use the In-service VIRM (WoF & CoF). Read on to find out more.
18 February 2014
Read about removal of the ‘WoF only’ VIRM, WoF frequency update, getting into the CoF inspection market, headlamp light output, rusty boat trailers, 2013 WoF complaints stats, how to deal with odometer corrections, and more.
1 January 2014
This amendment covers the new WoF expiry for some light vehicles and removal of the scratchbuilt vehicle definition, and for CoF, clarification of 12-month CoF for new light rental vehicles and changes related to heavy vehicle braking.
11 November 2013
This amendment covers WoF frequency and related changes for agricultural vehicles, the new WoF label, and OEM wheel rim options for some heavy vehicles.
25 October 2013
Amendment to water damaged vehicle file review and LT351W issue.
14 October 2013
This VIRM amendment covers a range of general technical clarifications and changes.
10 October 2013
The new web-based PRS manuals are now online.
25 September 2013
General amendment and clarifications | Addition of Fire damage section | 1 January 2014 changes included
22 August 2013
Read about the WoF frequency changes, new WoF labels and the public information campaign.
1 August 2013
Tow coupling safety alert | 2 Axle-stop/retention devices – important warning | Information for heavy vehicle operators and drivers on the NZTA website | New resource for HPSV operators | Holland FW31 series fifth wheels – warning | ORS and entering TSL numbers