To renew your certificate, you will need to provide a statutory declaration to verify that you have done a minimum number of 100 hours of locating in the past 12 months and confirm that you use the required equipment.
Download the statutory declaration template relevant to your State below.
Once you have completed your statutory declaration, follow these steps to renew your certificate:
Enter your details in the form below
Update your contact details where required
Upload your current photo for the Locator ID card
Upload your completed statutory declaration
Pay the renewal fee of 790 + GST for a 2 year term
*A discounted renewal fee of $540 + GST is available to NULCA members and associate members. Please contact NULCA for the current NULCA member discount code.
Please note that an additional late renewal administration fee of $100 + GST applies if your renewal is more than one (1) calendar month overdue. This fee will be invoiced separately.
Any Certified Locator who fails to renew within one (1) calendar month of their certificate expiry date will be considered decertified and removed from the list of Certified Locators.
Any decertified Certified Locator wishing to renew their certification, will be required to enrol as a new candidate.
Download the statutory declaration for your state below. Then click the green button Add Enrolment to proceed.
New Renewal Process
New renewal Process (as of 13 January 2020)
Renewed Certificates will now be valid for 2 years.
Certified Locators have 2 options to renew their 2-year certification:
Retake the practical assessment (Capital Cities only)
Accumulate at least 50 Continuing Education Units (CEU) over the 2-year period
For the period 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021, a transitional period will allow for a pro rata CEU for renewals due as follows:
prior to 1 July 2020 – nil CEU required. However, each person will still have to submit a Statutory Declaration as per the current process;
between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2020 – 15 CEU required
between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021 – 25 CEU required
between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2021 – 40 CEU required
How to earn CEU
Continuing Education Units (CEU) can be earned as follows:
10 CEU: Attendance at a NULCA general meeting
15 CEU: Current membership of NULCA
20 CEU: Attendance at a DCL recognised damage prevention conference
35 CEU: Provision of evidence of work in the locating industry for previous 24 months by way of submission of a logbook (download template here)
50 CEU: Pass a DCL recognised 1-day skills upgrade course
New Renewal fees for 2-year period:
Certified Locators: $790+ GST
NULCA Member: $540 + GST (contact NULCA for discount code)
If you choose to retake the practical assessment, the fee is: $1,195 + GST. (Capital Cities only)