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Accredited Person - Refresher eLearning

The focus of this Refresher eLearning course is on sea container sites with an overview for a Transitional Facility that may also get air containers.​​

About This Course



Course Fee
(Excl. GST)


The Accredited Person Refresher eLearning consists of self-directed learning activities via NZBA's eLearning portal. Candidates must have access to:


  • a good quality, stable internet connection

  • a laptop or desktop computer

  • and meet the following pre-requisites:


  • You must be a current MPI Accredited Person to complete this Refresher eLearning Course.

  • No prior preparation is required for the completion of the Accredited Person Refresher eLearning Course.

  • You must send a colour copy of your photo ID to prior to starting course.

  • You must send a copy of your certificate of approval as an Accredited Person, or a copy of your training certificate and MPI AP number.

  • You will receive the Accredited Person resource book via email which you can print out.

  • You will receive a username and login for the NZBA eLearning website - you are required to log into this website to access your course.


The Accredited Person Refresher eLearning is concluded by a short assessment, completed online. Candidates are required to pass the assessment to be approved by MPI.

Please note, a good level of English comprehension is needed, as is a basic level of written English in order to complete the MPI assessment requirements.

Duration of Online Course

The Accredited Person Refresher eLearning is fully self-directed learning and must be completed within 2 weeks from enrolment.

  • After successful completion of this eLearning course and the assessment, NZBA will issue participants with an Accredited Person training certificate along with a set of instructions that need to be followed to become an MPI Accredited Person.

MPI Accredited Person (AP) is at the front line of biosecurity, playing a key role in maintaining New Zealand free from unwanted pests and diseases associated with imported sea containers.
MPI has developed two versions of the Accredited Person Training - if you are dealing with air containers (air cans, flat racks, etc.), our Accredited Person - Air and Sea course is aimed at businesses that predominately handle air containers.

MPI Accredited Persons (APs) are responsible for effectively checking and managing contamination risks associated with imported air and sea containers.

All Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI - formerly MAF) Approved Transitional Facilities (ATF) for air and sea containers must have access to one or more Accredited Person (AP). Having a member of your own team approved by MPI as an Accredited Person (AP) helps you to avoid delays and potentially additional charges when clearing goods.

By the end of the Accredited Person - Sea and Air Training, you will be able to:

  • explain MPI's role and responsibility in relation to biosecurity

  • identify and describe some unwanted pests and diseases

  • explain the role and responsibilities of an Accredited Person

  • check a container

  • describe the actions to take when you find pests or contamination.


This is an MPI-approved training course.

It is not NZQA approved or related to NZBA's registration status as a Private Training Establishment.

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