PBS Assessors and Certifiers

PBS Assessors and Certifiers are individuals appointed by the NHVR to carry out certain roles in the PBS vehicle approval process.

PBS Application Processing Update - Friday 30 July 2021

The PBS processing team has made significant improvements in the queue size and processing time for Vehicle Applications. 
In the last seven days the NHVR has processed 66 VAs and received 60. The application queue was 97 cases at close of business on Thursday 29 July 2021. The average age of open VAs is 6.52 business days with 5 cases over 20 business days (all cases over 20 days have required information requests). The NHVR VA turnaround performance over the last two weeks was an average of 10 business days overall and 8 days average turnaround for applications not requiring information requests. Over the last two weeks 15% of all processed cases required information requests.

Focus in the next week will be on older applications were we have long term pending information requests as we want to clear these from our processing queue.


PBS Certifiers

PBS Certifiers are responsible for a crucial step in the PBS approval process, inspecting vehicles to confirm the built vehicle meets the design requirements specified in the Design Approval issued by the NHVR.