Water Industry Professional Registration Process

All applications for Water Industry Professionals registration must be made to the Water Industry Professionals Administrator using the form HERE



Applicants are eligible when they hold an approved qualification and have been working in the industry for a minimum of ­four years.


Water Industry Professionals Registration Application Process

When applying for Registration the Applicant must submit the following documentation:

  1. Correctly filled out and complete on-line Application Form HERE

  2. A copy of the approved NZQA Water Qualification held by the Applicant;

  3. Evidence of the required experience (e.g. Practical Experience Portfolio), demonstration a minimum of four years in the industry;

  4. A letter of recommendation from the Applicant’s employer verifying the Applicant’s role and capability (e.g. operator, supervisor, foreman, treatment processes of treatment plant applicant works on (if applicable)), and length of service; download the form HERE

  5. A letter of recommendation, attesting to the Applicant’s character and suitability, from a senior person outside the Applicant’s organisation (e.g. manager from client organisation, local government, community organisation) -  download the form HERE and;

  6. Application Fee.



WIPA Application Fee $200+GST

Re-registration Fee (Registration period 2 years) $150+GST



With changes in technology and greater emphasis on the protection of public health and the environment, the Committee aims to promote high standards of technical expertise and professional conduct.


The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of operators working in the water industry plays a crucial part in achieving the following goals:

  • Healthier communities

  • More productive and safer workforce

  • Improved public confidence in the water industry


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Undertaking CPD is a condition of re-registration.

WIPA registrants are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours CPD over a two year period.

For Examples, please see the CPD Page


Reregistration Criteria



Task based CPD hours

Personal Development



20 Max

10 Min


Multi-stage process plant operators,

Leading hand/Supervisor/Managers

10 Max

20 Min










Registration Form

Application process

Eligibility Criteria

Approved qualifications

Attestation template employer

Attestation template third party