The scheme was developed by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), in consultation with the New Zealand Department of Building and Housing (DBH), Australian State and Territory governments, industry groups and CABs which certify building products and systems. The scheme is based on The Codemark Scheme Rules – Australia and New Zealand, and managed by ABCB and DBH.

The scheme supports the use of new and innovative building products by providing a nationally and internationally accepted process for products to be assessed for compliance with the requirements of the building code of New Zealand. The scheme provides confidence and certainty to regulatory authorities and the market through the issue of a Certificate of Conformity.

Applicant CABs will need to comply with relevant requirements in The CodeMark Scheme Rules – Australia and New Zealand.

As this is a product scheme, applicants also need to comply with ISO/IEC 17065:2012 – Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.


The CodeMark mark of conformity (available through the scheme) provides mandatory acceptance of products by building control authorities.

Scheme owners

New Zealand Department of Building and Housing and Australian Building Codes Board.

More information

An application pack, application form and other relevant material is not available on this site. These documents are available through our SharePoint portal. If you are a body that we currently accredit, you can access this information through the Shared CAB Portal. If you are a new applicant, please complete an application enquiry form. Once this form is submitted, the Secretariat will contact you to advise the next steps.  For other stakeholders, please submit your inquiry through the online feedback form.