The NZPIA standards and procedures review has been completed, and the revised Documents, Standards and Procedures Manual was released at the end of July 2017. There are a few material changes so it’s important that everyone read the new manual. Instructors and Authorised Persons please note: revised manual also means revised exam questions/answers.


As of 01 January 2017, the NZPIA no longer issues plastic certificate cards. New certificates are issued in PDF, and are also downloadable to a PC or smart phone, as a PDF or Apple Wallet pass, from the certificate holder’s account page on this website. Certificates have a QR code so drop zone operators anywhere in the world can verify their authenticity.

A letter explaining the new certificates can be downloaded from the All Docs and Forms page.

The downloadable certificate is also available to all current affiliated certificate holders, however if you are returning to the NZPIA after a period of absence, there will be a short delay between the time you pay your affiliation fee and when your certificate becomes available. Check your account page to see if this is available to you, and contact the NZPIA if you need this urgently.

The option of a physical card is still available, but as we have to outsource the card production, there will be an extra charge.