To be granted a manager’s certificate you must:
- Hold a prescribed qualification (a identified in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol, Act Regulations s23. There are currently two accepted forms of qualification:
- Attend and pass an alcohol licensing course under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (ie after December 2013). This is the Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ)(external link)under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012; or
- You held already held an LQC under the Sale of Liquor Act AND after December 2013 completed the Bridging Test. (Note the bridging test was only available until December 2016).
- If you hold an LQC under the Sale of Liquor but did not sit the Bridging test, then you will have to completed the qualification under 1. above.
- have a minimum of six months relevant experience in the hospitality industry working at a licenced premises.
- be currently employed at a licenced premises
- be 20 years of age or older
- Eligible to work in New Zealand. If you are not a NZ citizen or permanent resident you must already hold the appropriate visa.
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 does not provide for club manager’s certificates and these will be phased out. Please contact the Alcohol Licensing Team if you have any questions about club manager’s certificates.
If you completed your Licensed Controller Qualification (LCQ) certificate under the Sale of Liquor Act 1989, prior to January 2014, you will need to resit your Licensed Controller Qualification (LCQ) course and reapply for a new certificate that references the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.