Registration requirements

In New Zealand, health professionals are required under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCAA) to be registered with their professional board before they can begin to work.

This can be a long and complicated process.  We therefore recommend that you apply for registration at least 4 months before your intended arrival in New Zealand.  The application process for some professions can even take longer, so it is a good idea to check estimated processing times with the applicable board.
In order to help you get the process started, we have included information and flow charts which detail the registration process for the following professions:
Please click on the above links to find out more.
If you have any questions or require further information on these or other health professions, please contact us


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