In 2013, as part of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Regulations 2013, the Ministry of Justice asked ServiceIQ to launch the LCQ Bridging Test to provide an interim measure to retrain people who completed their Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) under the Sale of Liquor Act (1989).

The Bridging Test was eligible to be taken by people who already held a Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) in accordance with the Sale of Liquor Act (1989), or who held an LCQ with NZQA Unit Standards referred to the Sale of Liquor Act (1989).

However, as all training providers and assessors now teach according to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (2012), there is no longer a requirement to offer the LCQ Bridging Test.

ServiceIQ will therefore close the LCQ Bridging Test on September 2nd 2016.

If you have staff who still have Sale Of Liquor Act LCQs they have until 2 September 2016 to get their bridging test otherwise they will need to pass the SSAA LCQ if they want to renew.

ServiceIQ will continue to offer the LCQ and this does not affect the completion of LCQ training under the current legislation.  Those who have completed the bridging test will also still be able to download a copy of their certificate as and when required from

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