Chairman’s Report

Repair Certifiers Association Hi to all Certifiers, Firstly, I would like to welcome the new certifiers that NZTA have appointed over the last few months. There are a number of regions around the country where the certifiers are approaching retirement & have notified NZTA they are happy to work along side the new appointees in […]

VIRM Updates – 1st August, 2020

Hi all, The new Quarantine changes to our VIRM come into effect August 1st, 2020. Please read & understand the requirements. Read document in full here: Also, the Categories for shops have changed, tightening up on what shops can repair what. Particularly affected is Category A shops. Read & understand that Applications to CRA/MTA or RCA will […]

COVID-19 Update On What Level 3 Looks Like

You can view all of the details here on the official COVID-19 website: We will be in touch direct after we have specific discussions with the likes of NZTA around what this means for us as Certifiers.

NZTA COVID-19 Resources and Collision Repair University: OEM Procedures and Repair Standards for Estimating

Please see the below resources on the NZTA site around COVID-19. The frequently asked questions has been updated and is available here: and they will continue to update this section. The legislative changes can also be found here: Please feel free to share these links with your groups, organisations or industry members. Just a reminder to […]

Temporary extensions for WoFs, CoFs, endorsements and more

Kia ora koutou The expiry of licensing and vehicle documentation has been a hot topic from the general public and across industry since we entered Alert Level 4 on 26 March 2020. As many of you are aware, we have been working closely with Ministry of Transport to address this issue. I am pleased to […]

Health and Safety Plan – Moving Forward

Hi Everyone, We are trying to put together a Health & Safety plan for Certifiers when we move from Level 4 to Level 3 and beyond with Covid-19. Our main question is – How do we keep Certifiers safe from further infections? Our executives are looking at this and please see an initial plan which […]

Repair University: What Should Every Technician Know?

During this Level 4 period the RCA thought it might be helpful and informative to start sharing interesting content. This first video is What Should Every Technician Know? via Collision Hub. View the YouTube video in full here: Keep an eye out for more content to come – enjoy!

Ministry of Transport – Update advice on WoF/CoF

The Ministry of Transport has updated land transport advice on its website. It is contained in a .pdf file on this page: The pdf file is here: The advice is lengthy, and I’ve copied only the WoF/CoF advice below.  Please keep in mind that we remain in a dynamic situation and the advice on […]