Becoming a recognised surveyor
The recognition framework
To survey ships under the Maritime Operators Safety System (MOSS), a surveyor must hold a Certificate of Surveyor Recognition.
The recognition framework outlines:
- the surveyor recognition categories defined by Maritime New Zealand
- the qualifications and experience required for surveyors seeking recognition to perform surveys of a particular category.
Before you apply for recognition, we recommend that you gain an understanding of the recognition framework and MOSS survey requirements first (see Before applying below).
Apply to become a surveyor
Apply for recognition by using this step by step application process.
1. Before applying
Read the relevant guidelines about MOSS surveyor categories and how competency will be assessed.Surveyor recognition framework [PDF: 323kB, 20 pages] Surveying under MOSS guideline [PDF: 201kB, 11 pages] Applying for recognition as a surveyor [PDF: 193kB, 9 pages]
2. Application forms and documentation
Complete the three forms, gather your supporting documents and identification photographs and send them to MNZ.Apply for recognition as a surveyor form [PDF: 282kB, 10 pages] Fit and proper person form [PDF: 50kB, 6 pages] NZ Police vetting service request and consent form [www.police.govt.nz]
3. Pay the application fee
Indicate your preferred payment method on the Application for recognition as a surveyor form. See Recognition fees below.
4. Confirmation your application is received
MNZ will send you an email or letter to confirm that we have received your application.
5. Application assessment
MNZ will assess your application.
You may be asked to provide further information, or to participate in an exam or practical assessment.
6. Issue of certificate
If you are successful, MNZ will issue the applicable certificate of recognition.
- These rates are effective from 1 July 2019.
- All charges are in New Zealand currency and include goods and services tax (GST).
Surveyor recognition (under MOSS)
|Service provided||Fixed fee||Hourly rate $245|
|Applying for recognition|
|Certificate of surveyor recognition all DA, IC & P categories||$968|
|Other recognition services|
|Extension of scope of surveyor recognition|
|Renewal of certificate of surveyor recognition||$710|
|Replacement certificates and licences||$368|
Surveyor recognition (other specialist roles)
|Service provided||Hourly rate $245|
|Applying for recognition|
|Authorised person certificate|
|Appointment of overseas surveyor|
Contact us for more help
If you have any questions about surveyor recognition or applying to be a MOSS surveyor, please phone our Domestic Operations team or email email@example.com.