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CoF vehicle inspector application

Inspecting organisation endorsed

This form is used when applying to become an NZ Transport Agency vehicle inspector for the issuing of certificates of fitness (CoF).

This form can only be used if your application is endorsed by an inspecting organisation. If you would like to make an independent application please apply using the VI5B Vehicle inspector application form.

Before completing this form you should read the CoF vehicle inspector important information form on our website or you can request a copy by emailing or by calling us on 0800 699 000.

Note: applicants must have a current driver licence for the class(es) of vehicle(s) to be inspected.

Note: All fields marked with (*) are mandatory.

Applicant details

(eg 04 801 1234)

(eg 04 801 1234)

Inspection groups

What type(s) of vehicle are you applying to inspect?
(Please tick appropriate answers)

CoF A (light) vehicle types

CoF B (heavy) vehicle types

Criminal history

Currently held authorities

In order to apply for CoF A (light) authority, you must be a Transport Agency-appointed warrant of fitnes (WoF) inspector.

Required training

In order to apply to become a CoF vehicle inspector, you must have completed and passed the Motor Industry Training Organisation (MITO) NZ certificate in vehicle inspection endorsed by the Transport Agency. To apply to become a CoF B vehicle inspector, you must have also completed and passed roller brake machine (RBM) training provided by an approved Transport Agency training provider.

Inspecting organisation details

(if different from above)

(eg 04 801 1234)

(eg 04 123 4567)

Inspecting organisation declaration

To be completed by inspecting organisation

Payment details

The fee for this application is $494.50.

Payment options

Option 1

Enclose the application fee with a printed copy of the application submission email you will recieve and send it to:

Commercial Licensing Team - Inspectors
NZ Transport Agency
Private Bag 11777
Palmerston North 4442

Please make your cheque payable to the NZ Transport Agency and note on the back the following information:

  1. COFIN
  2. Code: 80000572
  3. Reference: the last six digits of your driver licence number

Option 2

Call us on 0800 699 000 with your credit card or debit card to pay over the phone.

Please note: the Transport Agency accepts Visa, MasterCard and Debit Visa/MasterCard.

Applicant declaration

I declare that the information supplied in this application is correct and that if appointed I will comply with the Rules and Regulations. I authorise the NZ Transport Agency to make all enquiries as to my character and suitability to be a vehicle inspector for the purposes of this application and for the term of my appointment as a vehicle inspector (under the Official Information Act 1982 and the Privacy Act 1993) *

I have read and understood the NZ Transport Agency vehicle inspector code of conduct.

Your information

Collection of this information is authorised by the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002. All information contained in your application form will be held by the NZ Transport Agency and treated as confidential subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and the Privacy Act 1993.

Under the Privacy Act 1993, you have the right to request access to and correction of any personal information you supply as a part of this application process from the Transport Agency. Should you wish to exercise these rights please contact the NZ Transport Agency, Private Bag 11777, Palmerston North 4442 or email