NZIPIM runs the Dairy Farm Systems Certification Scheme, and the People Management Certification Scheme.

NZIPIM's two certification schemes assesses the knowledge base and competency of individuals in dairy farm systems and people management respectively. The schemes provide farming community and industry assurance and confidence in the skills and knowledge of certified individuals.

All applicants and certified individuals must be members of NZIPIM and have completed our Ethics Module. There is also a requirement for certified consultants to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of 20 hours of structured learning per year.

NZIPIM also provides professional development opportunities aligned to the certification schemes to further build individual's knowledge base.

The development of NZIPIM's certification schemes was supported under Transforming the Dairy Value Chain Primary Growth Partnership funded by New Zealand dairy farmers through DairyNZ and the Ministry of Primary Industries. Other related schemes include:

  • Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme (link)
  • Farm Dairy Effluent System Design Accreditation Programme (link)
  • Body Condition Score Certification Assessor Programme (Dairy) (link)
  • Irrigation Design Accreditation Programme (link)
  • Dairy Effluent Warrant of Fitness Certified Assessor (link)