New Zealand Certified Locator Program

The Certification Process

 


 

Free Self-Assessment

Start with the free Self-Assessment. Here, you will be asked a series of questions about your expertise.

The Self-Assessment will help you understand what areas you will be assessed on during the Theory and Practical Assessments. If there are criteria within the Self-Assessment where you are not confident, it is in your interest not to enrol into the program until you have increased your expertise in those areas (or have all required equipment); otherwise you may find you do not pass the assessment.

Once the Self-Assessment has been successfully completed, you will be asked to formally enrol in the beforeUdig Certification process and make payment. After successful enrolment, you will receive an email with log-in details and can proceed to the Theory Assessment.

Self Assessment

 


 

Theory Assessment

Please allow at least 45 minutes to complete the Theory Assessment.

The online Theory Assessment asks you a number of multiple choice questions about locating. If you are successful, you will be contacted by beforeUdig to schedule your practical assessment. If you are unsuccessful, you may attempt the assessment again, up to a maximum of two times.

If you are unable to successfully complete the theory assessment after two attempts, you will receive a recommendation to undertake further training and experience.

Attention: The fail rate for beforeUdig certification is between 25% and 30%. Be sure you have the experience and knowledge to be part of this select group. If you are not feeling safe, click here and check all trainings provided in order to qualify you before the certified locator’s assessments.

Note: To undertake the Theory Assessment please ensure you have a functional WebCam and are not using Internet Explorer

 

 


 

Practical Assessment

The practical assessment will be conducted by an assessor at field location. Once the location date and time have been agreed, cancellation fees may apply (see terms and conditions on enrollment).

If you successfully complete your Practical Assessment, your beforeUdig Certification will be awarded to you. You will receive a wallet-sized card and Certificate.

If you do not successfully complete the Practical Assessment, the assessor will provide you with feedback indicating areas that require further training and experience. After further developing your skills you will have the opportunity of attempting the beforeUdig Certification process again (1 month waiting period). Please note that this will involve payment of a re-assessment fee. It is strongly recommended that you do not undertake the practical assessment until you are confident against all criteria in the Self-Assessment questionnaire.

Attention: The fail rate for beforeUdig certification is between 25% and 30%. Be sure you have the experience and knowledge to be part of this select group. If you are not feeling safe, click here and check all trainings provided in order to qualify you before the certified locator’s assessments.

Note: To undertake the skills assessment you must present with the required equipment.

Required Equipment List