How to request further advice or regulatory guidance
Last updated: 26 February 2019
This section details how the applicants, accredited organisations, building consent authorities and the accreditation body can contact the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for further advice or regulatory guidance on the minimum standards and criteria for accreditation.
Making a request
An applicant, accredited organisation, building consent authority (BCA) and the accreditation body can make a request for further advice or guidance on accreditation requirements to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
If there is a disagreement about an accreditation requirement, it should first be discussed between the applicant, accredited organisation or BCA, and the accreditation body lead assessor.
Disagreements about accreditation requirements and processes has further information on the approach to resolving disagreements during the assessment process.
Any request for advice or guidance should be addressed to:
Manager, Building System Assurance
Consumer Protection and Standards
PO Box 1473, Wellington
It can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
How the request process works
To register for MBIE BCA updates please contact email@example.com
What to include in a request for advice or guidance
Any request for advice or guidance should include:
- the contact name, role, email address and telephone number of the requestor
- detail of the matter requiring clarification
- any information, advice or guidance held by the requestor that might be helpful to MBIE.
All requests for further advice or guidance will be acknowledged by MBIE within three working days.
How MBIE responds to request for advice or guidance
MBIE will endeavour to respond to:
- simple requests within 14 working days
- requests that require legal or technical input within a timeframe advised to the requestor.
Where technical input is required, MBIE may consult with the BCA accreditation scheme’s Professional Advisory Committee (PAC).
How advice and guidance is shared
Once MBIE has responded to the requestor, any relevant advice or guidance on the minimum accreditation requirements will be incorporated into the guidance available on this website and shared with accredited organisations, BCAs and those people who have registered to receive notifications about the regulatory guidance.