New Zealand Certified Locator Program

Our vision is to reduce damage and have safer communities through training and Locator Certification.

beforeUdig offers certification for Locators working with asset owners and contractors. The Certification recognises Locators who have demonstrated a high level of understanding and practical expertise that meet industry requirements.

Click on the video above and find out more about the Certification.


The Certified Locator programme was put in place to raise standards across Aotearoa, and is fully supported by Nulca NZ.

We are working hard to build a professional skills development framework to support this initiative. Our goal is to ensure a highly skilled and resilient locating sector.

Nulca NZ’s framework will encompass Best Practice, H&S, Theory, Systems, Practical, and other related learnings necessary for Certification, to produce professional utility location contractors and surveyors.

Elle Archer, President, NULCA NZ

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