Practical Assessment Application

Use this booking form to register for TMO, STMS-A, STMS-B and STMS-C practical assessments. ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ ‏‏‎ ‎

Anyone wishing to take charge of a Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) worksite or operation must hold a practising warrant for the road category they are operating on.

For further information on the warrants please refer to the Waka Kotahi website Warrants | Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (


  • Traffic management operative (TMO)

- Maintain a Stop/Go operation

  • STMS Category A

- Direct the installation, maintenance, and removal of a 60km/h or less Stop/Go operation

  • STMS Category B

- Direct the installation, maintenance, and removal of a 70km/h or more Stop/Go operation

  • STMS Category C

- Direct the installation, maintenance, and removal of a 70km/h or more lane closure

How it works:

  • Decide what assessment you need and double-check the prerequisites to make sure you are eligible.
  • Do you need to hire on-road TTM vehicles, equipment, and crew or will you provide your own?
  • Register through the link on this page, ensuring you complete all information accurately.
  • You will be emailed a link to log into our eLearning portal where you have been enrolled in the assessment you have requested.
  • Our training team checks that you meet the requirements and confirm all details.
  • We will send you a formal estimate for you to confirm.
  • Once confirmed we will contact you to verify your pre-assessment date and assessment dates and organise any on-road hire if you need it.
  • At the pre-assessment meeting, you will meet your assessor and be provided the TMP, learning materials for you to study, and a full briefing of what you need to do and what to expect.
  • On the assessment day, the assessor will meet you on-site (or at your yard) and begin the assessment.

Pricing Update 20/05/2022:

  • Effective for all Practical Assessments booked on or after Friday the 20th of May 2022, the base fee will be $870.00 + GST.  

  • Going forward you will be charged administration fees per trainee, only for the tasks that apply to their application. As we have worked through the training and competency model of practical assessments, we have found that several trainees have required additional pre-assessment mentoring at a cost of $175.00 + GST per hour, which we have been absorbing. This will be charged separately going forward. 


Additional to this base fee will be the following: 

Additional/Special Requests 


Pre-Assessment Meeting if required 

*To be confirmed with Client & Assessor following application submission and review 

Time charged at $175.00 + GST per hour 

*This includes travel if required for onsite. Online pre-assessments are preferred. 

Weekend/Night Assessment 

x1.25 - $1087.00 +GST 

Public Holiday Assessment 

x2.5 - $2175.00 + GST 

Changes to scheduled assessments 

Changes include but are not limited to: 

  • Postpone to a different date 

  • Change of location and/or time 

  • TTM requirements changes after initial booking, TTM internal request and Calendar scheduling 

  • Replacing of scheduled trainee with a new trainee 

  • Assessments cancelled/postponed due to trainee ineligibility (For example: incomplete verification evidence or not meeting pre-requisites)  

$65.00 + GST per change 

On-Road TTM if required 



Please also note our cancellation notice for Practical Assessments. 

Cancellation notice: 

Please note when you book a pre-assessment and assessment/s you are holding space/s on our calendar that is no longer available to our other clients. If you need to cancel your assessment, we respectfully request that you provide no less than 3 working days’ notice of cancellation. 

Any cancellation or reschedule made in less than 3 working days will result in a cancellation fee. The amount of the fee will be equal to 50% of the reserved services unless agreed otherwise. 

Our new prices will allow us to better serve all our customers. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team is more than happy to help in any way. 
Thanks again for your business, we do appreciate it.


Please see the Waka Kotahi prerequisite guidance table here.

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