It is your responsibility to make sure you apply to renew your Manager's Certificate before it expires. If your certificate expires you will need to apply for a new Manager's Certificate.

Download and complete a Manager's Certificate (Renewal) application form [PDF 63KB]

Renewal application questionnaire

Along with your application form, you will also need to complete and attach a renewal questionnaire [PDF, 4.9 KB].

If your records are on file within the Christchurch District you will be sent a renewal application form, questionnaire, and invoice before your certificate expires. This will be sent to the last postal address the Council’s Alcohol Licensing Team has for you.

It is your responsibility to make sure your renewal application (which must also include the completed questionnaire and fee payment) is received on time.

Renewal period and expiry of manager's certificates

Your Manager's Certificate cannot be renewed after it has expired. If your certificate expires, you will need to apply for a new one and your application will be dealt with as a new application. Note: All application fees are non refundable.

If you have received a conviction since your Manager's Certificate was last renewed or issued, the Alcohol Licensing Inspector and Police may require a shortened renewal period and/or a suspension of your licence.

LCQ certificates issued before January 2014 - Bridging Test no longer available

If you are currently renewing of your Manager's Certificate for the first time under the 2012 Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, or are currently on a Limited Interim Renewal Certificate, you need to have already completed the Bridging Test by 1 February 2017. 

The Service IQ Bridging Test was only offered as an option until the end of January 2017 and is no longer available. If you have failed to complete the Bridging Test you will have to complete the new LCQ course in full.

They will still be offering the new LQC under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol  Act 2012.

Any questions about the Bridging Test or LCQ should be made directly to Service IQ (external link)at 0800 863 693.