The IQP register identifies people who are qualified to inspect and carry out maintenance work on specified systems.
You can search our online register for an IQP. The register also identifies which specified systems the IQP is qualified to inspect.
Find an IQP
All IQPs must be registered with Council. Palmerston North City Council maintains the register on behalf of the Central IQP Registration Panel, which currently consists of the following territorial authorities:
Information for people seeking registration as an IQP(PDF, 2MB)
IQP application form(PDF, 281KB)
IQP registration renewal form(PDF, 60KB)
Why building owners need to engage IQPs
An independent qualified person (IQP) is someone approved by Council as qualified to inspect certain compliance schedule items and ensure that the necessary maintenance occurs. ‘Independent’ means they don't have any financial interest in the building.
The IQP is responsible for:
You need an independent qualified person to inspect your building’s specified systems and ensure necessary maintenance occurs. For detailed information about engaging IQPs, carrying out inspections and maintenance, and keeping IQP records, see the government guidance on the Building Performance website.