LBP – Licensed Building Practitioners

The Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme was established to assess practitioners as having the right skills and knowledge for the design and/or building work they do.

Your licence brings many business and marketing advantages. But it also means staying on top of your game by keeping your skills and knowledge up-to-date. This is called skills maintenance. LBP’s must earn Skills Maintenance points and submit a record to the Register at least every 2 years. And if you submit your report yearly you get a bonus point.

The current Skills Maintenance framework is based on the system of '1 hour = 1 point'. LBPs can claim points for any training or learning activity they undertake, provided it relates to their licence.

You can earn Skills Maintenance points by reading our Free Bi-monthly Trade Magazine –
Building Business. 1 hour of reading = 1 LBP point, so make sure Building Business is a part of your LBP Skills Maintenance Programme. This Magazine is stacked with articles covering key issues. We look at new products, legislation changes and of course keep you up to date with what’s going on with the ITM Fishing Show and the ITM Auckland Supersprint.

To sign up to our free bi-monthly magazine or to download a copy please click here.

The ITM App for Builders… We know that managing your LBP points can be stressful and time consuming. That’s why ITM have created the ITM App for Builders. It’s the easiest and simplest tool available to help you keep up with your LBP licence requirements.

In the ‘MY LBP’ section of the App you can:
Add Activity - things like dates, hours spent on activities, upload pictures as evidence and more.
View Activity Log – review any activity you have logged and see how many LBP points you have earned.
Read Codewords – compulsory reading for all LBP’s. Just read and add to your log with the click of a button!
Learn how LBP Works – find out what you have to do to keep your LBP Licence active.
Generate your Log – with the click of a button have your log emailed to you as a PDF to satisfy MBIE that you’ve completed your LBP Licence requirements.

If your skills maintenance period ends before 2 November 2017 then you are in the current (or existing) skills maintenance programme, for information on your obligations, please visit Current Skills Maintenance Programme.

If your skills maintenance period ends after 2 November 2017 then you are in the new skills maintenance programme, for information on your obligations, please visit New Skills Maintenance Programme.

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Product Warranty and Maintenance Information for LBP's

As a builder you are required to provide homeowners with Maintenance, Guarantee and Warranty Information as part of the new Building Act Requirements which have been effective since 1 January 2016. For more information please click here.

LBP Training Clinics

Please visit our Latest News section for details on any Auckland LBP Clinics. For any further advice or information regarding our LBP Clinics or to obtain your points balance with us please contact


Useful links:

LBP Home Page

Latest Issue of Codewords