The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment said today CertMark International Pty Ltd had withdrawn from the New Zealand CodeMark scheme effective from midnight last night, 22 July.
CertMark is based on the Queensland Sunshine Coast and operated in Australia & New Zealand.
The Joint Accreditation System of Australia & NZ suspended the company’s accreditation as a CodeMark product certification body under the Building Act as of 10 July and gave the company until 1 October to resolve the issues.
CertMark initially expressed surprise at the suspension, saying the accreditation body regularly audited it, and that the suspension was temporary & related to 6 minor matters.
The ministry said today it was contacting all CertMark product certificate holders & other product certification bodies to notify them of the withdrawal & the next steps that need to be taken.
The ministry added: “All current CodeMark product certificates issued by CertMark remain valid, and can continue to be relied on by building consent authorities as long as they remain on the MBIE CodeMark NZ product certificate register. MBIE recommends building consent authorities check the register before issuing any new building consents involving certificates issued by CertMark.”
12 July 2019: CertMark expresses surprise at accreditation suspension