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Manager's Certificate

A manager with a current Manager's Certificate must be on duty at all times on a premises while alcohol is being sold and consumed. The manager's name must be clearly visible inside the premises.

Managers have to complete two New Zealand Qualifications Authority unit standards:

  • 4646 - Demonstrate knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (Version 8 or later)
  • 16705 - Demonstrate knowledge of host responsibility requirements as a duty manager of licensed premises. (Version 5 of later)

This qualification is called a License Controller Qualification (LCQ). Relevant providers in Hastings include:


WA Consulting Training


Industry Training Solutions

Hospitality and Training Solutions


Applying for a manager's certificate

You can apply for a new Manager's Certificate or renew an existing one using the link below. For a renewal, you will need your Manager’s Certificate number, found on your current certificate or on the top left hand side of your renewal letter. To renew your certificate it is a requirement that you are currently working in the industry. Please note, If the certificate expires before it is renewed, you must apply for a new licence.

For a new Manager's Certificate, please fill out the form using the link below first and once it has been submitted and paid for the licensing inspector will be in touch with you for a Manager's Certificate interview. It is a requirement to have at least six months experience selling alcohol to gain a new Manager's Certificate. You are required to have your LCQ certificate, ID and a reference from your employer to apply.

The online process provides a structured workflow which ensures all required information is received and the application can be processed quickly.  You will receive a thank you confirmation screen with payment link, online payment is required to complete the online process.

If you want to see the status of your application and see a copy of your file with us at any time, you can log in and you will see all the details about your application including a copy of your application and where in the process your application is.

Apply for Manager's Certificate Online




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