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Department of Transport and Main Roads

Responsibilities of an approved person

As an approved person you have legal responsibilities, as set out in:

The following information is a summary of this legislation to help you better understand your legislative responsibilities.

General requirements

  • You may only have 1 accreditation of the same type, at any one time. This does not stop you from working at more than 1 modification business.
  • You cannot work as an approved person if your accreditation has expired, been suspended or cancelled. It is your responsibility to know your accreditation is current before inspecting or certifying any vehicle modifications. We send a renewal notice approximately 2 months before your accreditation expiry date.
  • You must produce your accreditation document for inspection if you are asked for it by:
    • your employer
    • the person for whom you are inspecting or certifying a vehicle modification
    • an authorised officer (such as Department of Transport and Main Roads transport inspector or Queensland police officer).
  • You can surrender your accreditation to us at any time, but you must do so in writing. The surrender will take effect from the date of the written notice or the date specified in the written notice.
  • If the Department of Transport and Main Roads cancels your accreditation, you must return your accreditation documents and any unused modification plates and certificates to us, within the time specified in the notice of cancellation.
  • If you believe your accreditation document has been lost, stolen or damaged, you must notify us in writing as soon as you become aware.
  • You must not give your accreditation document to another person if you know, or should reasonably know, that the person intends to use the document to deceive. Similarly, you must not have another approved person's accreditation document without a reasonable justification.

Conditions of accreditation

Vehicle standards and safety requirements

  • You must not inspect and certify a modification unless the modification meets 1 of these requirements:
  • You must give a certificate of modification to the owner of a vehicle whose vehicle modification you have inspected and certified.
  • You must ensure that a modification plate is attached to a conspicuous part of the vehicle and is either stamped or engraved with the details of the modification.
Last updated 06 June 2022