Do you need to be an electrician to Test and Tag?

No - you don’t need to be an electrician or have an electrical background to test and tag in New Zealand.

According to New Zealand and Australian Standards AS/NZS 3760, you must be deemed a ‘Competent Person’. This can achieved by undertaking a Test & Tag Course, which usually takes 1 day to complete.

This effectively means that even if you’re not an electrician, you can still learn to use a portable appliance tester and test electrical equipment. In fact, the majority of our students have no electrical background or knowledge at all.

A test and tag course will ensure you gain all the required skills and knowledge to test and tag according to the New Zealand standards. Upon completion of a course, you will deemed 'Competent' and be able to freely PAT test across New Zealand.

If you have any questions regarding this, please call us on 0800 111 779.