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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.

To become licensed, applicants need to complete specific training to qualification level, and comply with New Zealand's alcohol laws.

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

  • 4646 - Demonstrate knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
  • 16705 - Demonstrate knowledge of host responsibility requirements as a duty manager of licensed premises.

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


WA Consulting Training


Industry 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. If the certificate expires before it is renewed, you must apply for a new licence.

For a new managers 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 managers certificate interview.

Apply for Manager's Certificate Online



Licence Fees - Environmental Health Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).

Alcohol Application Fees Fee (incl GST)
Note: Fees are set by regulation under Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. Please discuss the applicable fees for On, Off and Club Licences with the Alcohol Licensing Officer.
Other Applications
Managers Certificate Applications$316.25 
Temporary Authority$296.70 

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