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Applying to be an approved person

Before applying

Before applying to be an approved person, we recommend you familiarise yourself with the Approved Person Scheme and review:

Find out more about vehicle standards and modifications.

Making an application

Queensland residents

If you live in Queensland and you want to apply to become an approved person, you need to:

Interstate residents

If you live outside of Queensland (except WA and NT) you are not eligible to apply to become an approved person for heavy vehicle modification codes covered by the Vehicle Standards Bulletin 6 (VSB6): National Code of Practice for Heavy Vehicle Modifications. However, you can apply for the Queensland-specific heavy vehicle modification code S10—Concessional livestock loading—vehicle rating, which falls outside of VSB6.

If you live outside of Queensland and you want to apply to become an approved person, you need to:

Criminal history checks

After you apply to be an approved person and pay the application fee, we electronically request a criminal history check from the Queensland Police Service (QPS). This is to ensure only suitable persons are accredited as an approved person. The suitable persons policy has further information about suitability requirements.

Criminal history checks issued directly to applicants by the QPS (or any third party) will not be accepted with your application.

If you were born in New Zealand, we will also conduct a New Zealand criminal history check. There is no additional cost to you for this check.

If you do not hold a current Queensland driver licence or customer reference number, you will need to complete the new customer application (F3503)  and comply with evidence of identity requirements for individuals before making an application.

Application and decision-making process

  • You will be notified in writing of the outcome of your application.
  • If we require further information to support your application, we will contact you by email or telephone.
  • If your application is approved, we will provide you with an approved person accreditation document.
  • If your application is refused, we will provide you with an information notice providing reasons why your application has been refused and your appeal options.

In some cases, we may approve your approved person application for specific modification codes but refuse to approve other modification codes. If this occurs, we will issue you with an approved person accreditation document for the modification codes that have been approved, and an information notice for the modification codes that have been refused.

Last updated
09 November 2022