Exam and certificate fees will be changing on 01 September 2018. These were last reviewed in 2014 and most fees were reduced at that time. Tandem certification fees were further reduced in 2015. However if the NZPIA is to continue to meet the needs and expectations of the industry, it must keep pace with rising costs, which means periodic increases to certification fees are necessary.


The revised NZPIA Documents, Standards and Procedures Manual was released in July 2017. There were a number of material changes, so it’s important that all active participants read the new manual. Instructors and Authorised Persons please note: revised manual also means revised exam questions/answers.

As of January 2017, the NZPIA no longer issues plastic certificate cards. New certificates are issued in PDF, and are 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 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; contact the NZPIA if it’s not there and you need it urgently.

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