Register as a Modular Component Manufacturer Certification Body

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Accredited Modular Component Manufacturer Certification Bodies (MCMCB) need to register with MBIE before they can certify manufacturers under the BuiltReady scheme.

Once you have been accredited as a Modular Component Manufacturer Certification Body (MCMCB) by the appointed accreditation body, the next step is to apply to MBIE to be registered as a MCMCB.

You need to submit certain information and documents alongside your application for MBIE to assess your request for registering as a MCMCB.

You cannot certify manufacturers under the BuiltReady scheme until you have been registered.

Section 272N of the Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components, and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021 (the Amendment Act 2021) enables MBIE to register a Modular Component Manufacturer Certification Body under the BuiltReady scheme if relevant criteria are met.

The Building (Modular Component Manufacturer Scheme) Regulations 2022 (the regulations) set out the criteria that a MCMCB must meet to gain registration, which includes that the applicant must:

  • hold evidence of accreditation from the appointed modular component manufacturer scheme certification accreditation body
  • be a fit and proper person
  • pay the prescribed registration fee.

BuiltReady will be open for applications from certification bodies and then manufacturers in 2023.

Fit and proper person requirement

An applicant for registration as a MCMCB must be a fit and proper person. This means that they must:

  • be of a good character and have integrity
  • be able to maintain impartiality and independence in relation to their functions as a registered MCMCB
  • conduct themselves professionally
  • demonstrate an ability to conduct business in a responsible and ethical manner.

The determination of an applicant's 'fit and proper person' status will involve detailed consideration of information and enquiries about the organisation’s attributes. Information for this assessment will be required for the following persons:

  • the applicant (company or organisation)
  • the individual responsible for the application
  • every individual responsible for the day-to-day management or control of any of the applicant’s functions as a registered MCMCB (eg directors, operations managers).

More information on the specific information required as part of this assessment is noted on the application form for registration.

Completing the application form

The applicant must complete all parts of the application form and provide all relevant information to support their application. This includes providing a 'fit and proper person form' for each individual that will need to be considered as part of the fit and proper person assessment.

Registration form for MCMCB [PDF 375KB]

Fit and proper person form [PDF 400kb]

The declaration on the application form must be completed by a person who has legal authority to sign on behalf of the applicant. A significant penalty may be imposed for making a false declaration.

Completed application forms can be sent to:

By email

By post

BuiltReady Service
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment,
PO Box 1473, Wellington, New Zealand, 6140


The application fee for applying for registration as a MCMCB is an hourly rate that is specified in the regulations.

The current fee for this application is $90.15 per hour up of processing up to a maximum fee of $1,803.00.

MBIE will issue you with an invoice when we have finished processing your application. All application fees must be paid regardless of whether the application is successful or not. If your application is approved, you will not be registered until payment has been made.

The assessment process

Your application for registration will be assessed against the criteria set out in the Regulations. If approved, your registration as a Modular Component Manufacturer Certification Body will be recorded on the register of MCMCBs on the Building Performance website.

The time required to approve or decline applications will vary depending on the information provided, any further information required and the complexity of the assessment to confirm suitability of the applicant.

MBIE may need to contact you for further information or clarification about aspects of your application during the assessment process.

As part of the assessment process, MBIE may also make further enquiries to verify or seek information from third parties, in addition to the information provided by the applicant.

If MBIE becomes aware of information which will materially affect your application, you will be provided with an opportunity to comment on the information.

When the assessment of your application has been completed, MBIE will inform you of the decision in writing.

Approved applications

If your application is approved, you will be notified, and details of your registration will be recorded on the register of MCMCBs on the Building Performance website.

MBIE will monitor the performance of MCMCBs and will conduct an audit of a registered MCMCB at least once every three years to ensure the criteria for registration is still being met. MBIE will contact you prior to conducting an audit.

In addition, you will have ongoing responsibilities once certified and registered.

Declined applications

MBIE may decline your application for registration if:

  • you have not paid the required application fee
  • you do not meet one or more of the criteria for registration
  • you do not supply any further information that we may have asked for within the specified timeframes.

If your application is declined, you may be required to pay a fee for the time taken to process your application.

Withdrawing your application

You can withdraw your application at any time by providing MBIE written notice.

If your application is withdrawn, you may be required to pay a fee for the time taken to process your application.

Once registered as a MCMCB

Registered MCMCBs need to be aware of the potential enforcement action MBIE can take if registration criteria is no longer met.

The Amendment Act 2021 enables MBIE to suspend or revoke a MCMCBs registration if required.

A MCMCB's registration will automatically be suspended or revoked if its accreditation is suspended or revoked.

MBIE may consider suspending or revoking the registration of a MCMCB if a MCMCB:

  • no longer meets the criteria for registration
  • fails to comply with the scheme rules.

MBIE will notify a MCMCB in writing if it intends to suspend or revoke their registration.

An MCMCB can withdraw its registration. If you wish to withdraw your registration you must notify MBIE in writing.

If you intend to withdraw your registration you will need to also notify the appointed accreditation body and your customers.

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: