The following is a list of international qualifications or certification examinations that the CPRB has assessed, to date. Not all are equivalent in nature and content to New Zealand qualifications and training programs - those in bold are generally accepted as equivalent to NZ qualifications, but may not, on their own, be sufficient for unconditional registration. Applicants holding these qualifications may be awarded Registration with or without Conditions. Applicants with qualifications not on this list are considered on an individual basis, and are more likely to be awarded Registration with Conditions, e.g. passing a Practical Competency Assessment within 3 months of employment in New Zealand.
Certification: CPRB does not recognise any qualification unless the applicant submits a certified copy - this means a copy is made of the original document, and presented to a Justice of the Peace, Solicitor, Public Notary or similar with the original document. The certifier stamps the copy with their official stamp, and signs the copy, attesting that it is a true and unadulterated copy of the original document.
Certificate IV Cardiac Technology
ASAR Accreditation (cardiac ultrasound)
Registry Examination for Advanced Pulmonary Function Technologists (RPFT) - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) USA
ASE certification (cardiac ultrasound)
National Diploma in Clinical Technology (Cardiology)
B Tech (Cardiology) (Baccalaureus Technologiae)
Bachelor Tech Clinical Technology (Renal)
International qualifications for Clinical Exercise Physiologists are based on home country professional certification or registration, not educational qualifications.
Holders of certification/accreditation/registration with the following bodies are deemed to be eligible to apply for registration with CEPNZ:
Exercise & Sports Science Australia – Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP)
American College of Sports Medicine – Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP)
American College of Sports Medicine – Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist (CCES)
British Association for Sport and Exercise Science – Certified Exercise Practitioner (CEP), Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist
Biokinetic Association, South Africa – Certified Biokineticist (BK), Health Professions Council of South Africa.
CCI Credentialing is not considered equivalent of NZ certification examinations
Respiratory Therapist training and qualifications are not considered equivalent to the training and role description for Respiratory Physiologist in New Zealand. Respiratory Therapists can not automatically register as physiologists.
A respiratory therapist may however gain employment in a training respiratory physiologist role in New Zealand. If they are:
1) under the supervision of an suitable registered clinical supervisor (e.g. a registered senior respiratory physiologist with > 5 years post certification experience, a registered respiratory physician),
2) supported to enrol in the ANZSRS certification examination (CRFS)
3) accepted for membership of ANZSRS
then they are eligible to apply for registration. Registration is likely to be granted with supervisory conditions, until CRFS and competency assessments are passed.