The Council acknowledges the impact of flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle on practitioners and whānau in all affected areas. If you have been impacted by the cyclone and have any issues or concerns surrounding annual practising certificate renewal, please do not hesitate to contact the Council if you need to speak with us about your application.


Practising Certificate renewals are open from 14 February until 31 March. 

NZ-Trained How to Register

New Zealand graduates who have obtained their qualification from an accredited education programme in medical laboratory science or anaesthetic technology can apply for registration with the Medical Sciences Council.

Please note - you must provide a duly completed application form, along with fee payment, before the Medical Sciences Council will consider your application.

A completed New Zealand trained application may include any number of the following documents:

  • Certified copy of your qualification certificate(s)
  • Two certificates of standing and experience (personal and professional)
  • Evidence of name change
  • A criminal conviction notice that is no more than six months old issued by the Ministry of Justice.
  • A criminal conviction notice that is no more than six months old from each country you have lived and worked in for more than 12 months.
  • Official academic transcript
  • Academic syllabus (curriculum)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Thesis/Dissertation
  • Passport style photograph

These documents are a legal requirement and provision of them is non-negotiable.