Independent Qualified Persons (IQPs)

An IQP is a person who is accepted by the Council as being appropriately qualified to undertake the inspection and maintenance of a specified system within a building. This person should not have a financial interest in the building.

Palmerston North City Council and Manawatū District Council have a joint independent qualified persons (IQP) register, which identifies appropriately qualified people who can carry out inspection and maintenance work on specified systems.

All IQP's are required to be registered with the Council. You can apply to either Palmerston North City Council or Manawatū District Council and pay one fee for registration with both Councils.

Independent Qualified Person (IQP) - Application for registration

Information for persons seeking acceptance as Independent Qualified Persons (IQP)

For further information or advice, please contact the Building Services Team on 06 323 0000 or email