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LBP skills maintenance: getting and keeping your LBP licence

As a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP), you’ll know it’s essential to stay up to date with industry changes, and any new rules, regulations and developments that affect your business. We’re committed to helping you meet your bi-yearly points requirements.


Trade Leader

Six months a year, we release Trade Leader, our free magazine – reading these issues can count towards your elective activities. Every hour of educational learning is equal to 1 LBP point towards your Skills Maintenance requirements.
Read it here


Trade Events

Attending CARTERS’ trade events will help you gain product and technical knowledge from key industry suppliers – check out our events calendar here.

If you’re considering becoming licenced, you’re still welcome to come along to the events but you must currently hold your licence to gain the LBP points from attending.


Recording your points 

To keep your license, you’ll need to complete and submit your records of learning every second year. We know it’s tough to keep up with paper work, so to make it easier you can use your CARTERS Trade Diary, or use MBIE’s skills maintenance form. 

Find out more about the Skills Maintenance schedule by viewing the Guidance for Licensed Building Practitioners document.


Consumer information

As a consumer, getting an LBP to do the work is a great first step.  Find out more and check the LBP register here: