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4. Attend a manager's certificate application interview

​Once we receive your application and check necessary information, we will contact you to arrange an interview with an alcohol licensing inspector​.​

What happens in the interview

Your interview:

  • can take up to an hour
  • is held as a group.

The inspector will assess your knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and if you are suitable to control a licensed business.

The inspector will take you through a number of scenarios covering:

  • Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
  • minors
  • intoxication
  • host responsibility
  • manager's duties.

You have to be knowledgeable in all these topics.

After the interview

We will forward your application to the New Zealand Police so they can report on your suitability to hold a manager's certificate.