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Vehicle Recovery Endorsement US 17580 ONLY

This course is for US17580 Vehicle Recovery Course Book ONLY.

You must have completed LOGBOOK US24089 already if not then extra $575 Inc GST is payable.

After completing Both US24089 and US17580 Coures then an Endorsement Certificate will be issued.

NZTA INFOR: Who needs a vehicle recovery endorsement?

Tow truck and car transporter drivers are the most common drivers who need an endorsement for vehicle recovery. If you operate a vehicle recovery service of any kind, you’ll also need a V endorsement.

If you're not sure whether you need a V endorsement, please call us on 0800 822 422.

What is a vehicle recovery service?

A vehicle recovery service is the towing or carrying, on any road, of a motor vehicle.

The size or design of the towing or carrying vehicle doesn't matter, nor whether the towing or carrying of the vehicle is carried out by a person intending to repair the vehicle.

It doesn’t include the following activities:

  • towing or carrying your own vehicle

  • towing or carrying a motorcycle or moped

  • the towing or carrying of one motor vehicle by another when not directly or indirectly for reward, and when the towing or carrying vehicle is not designed or adapted for towing or carrying motor vehicles

  • towing of disabled vehicles using a rope or flat tow by:

    • a person employed or contracted by a motoring association or an insurance company where the towing or carrying is limited to the removal of a vehicle to a place of safety, or

    • the owner or employee of a garage or workshop who intends to repair the vehicle

  • when the NZ Transport agency has notified the operator of the service that the vehicles carried can be considered goods

  • the removal of vehicles by the NZ Defence Force tow trucks at the request of an enforcement officer

  • routine towing services operated by NZ Defence Force personnel in areas where there is no suitable and available commercial towing service nearby

  • any service specified as an exempt vehicle recovery service.

What do I need to apply?

  • You must have held a full New Zealand car licence (class 1) for at least two years

  • You'll need to complete an approved course
  • You’ll need a medical certificate (unless you’ve provided one to the Transport Agency in the last five years)

  • If you’re not a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you’ll need a work permit or visa approving work in New Zealand in the appropriate field

  • You’ll need a current passport or New Zealand driver licence, or another form of acceptable evidence of identity.

How do I apply?

  1. Complete an Application for new V, I or O endorsement application form (DL20B) [PDF, 531 KB].
  2. Take the completed form and the above documents to a driver licensing agent.
  3. Pay the application fee.
  4. The agent will take your photo and signature. 

Expires 30 days after purchase

This course is for US17580 Vehicle Recovery Course Book ONLY.

You must have completed LOGBOOK US24089 already if not then extra $575 Inc GST is payable.

After completing Both US24089 and US17580 Coures then an Endorsement Certificate will be issued.

NZTA INFOR: Who needs a vehicle recovery endorsement?

Tow truck and car transporter drivers are the most common drivers who need an endorsement for vehicle recovery. If you operate a vehicle recovery service of any kind, you’ll also need a V endorsement.

If you're not sure whether you need a V endorsement, please call us on 0800 822 422.

What is a vehicle recovery service?

A vehicle recovery service is the towing or carrying, on any road, of a motor vehicle.

The size or design of the towing or carrying vehicle doesn't matter, nor whether the towing or carrying of the vehicle is carried out by a person intending to repair the vehicle.

It doesn’t include the following activities:

  • towing or carrying your own vehicle

  • towing or carrying a motorcycle or moped

  • the towing or carrying of one motor vehicle by another when not directly or indirectly for reward, and when the towing or carrying vehicle is not designed or adapted for towing or carrying motor vehicles

  • towing of disabled vehicles using a rope or flat tow by:

    • a person employed or contracted by a motoring association or an insurance company where the towing or carrying is limited to the removal of a vehicle to a place of safety, or

    • the owner or employee of a garage or workshop who intends to repair the vehicle

  • when the NZ Transport agency has notified the operator of the service that the vehicles carried can be considered goods

  • the removal of vehicles by the NZ Defence Force tow trucks at the request of an enforcement officer

  • routine towing services operated by NZ Defence Force personnel in areas where there is no suitable and available commercial towing service nearby

  • any service specified as an exempt vehicle recovery service.

What do I need to apply?

  • You must have held a full New Zealand car licence (class 1) for at least two years

  • You'll need to complete an approved course
  • You’ll need a medical certificate (unless you’ve provided one to the Transport Agency in the last five years)

  • If you’re not a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you’ll need a work permit or visa approving work in New Zealand in the appropriate field

  • You’ll need a current passport or New Zealand driver licence, or another form of acceptable evidence of identity.

How do I apply?

  1. Complete an Application for new V, I or O endorsement application form (DL20B) [PDF, 531 KB].
  2. Take the completed form and the above documents to a driver licensing agent.
  3. Pay the application fee.
  4. The agent will take your photo and signature. 

Expires 30 days after purchase
Region Auckland