Structural Repair Code of Practice - Collision Repair Association

This initiative was created as a result of the NZTA’s VSAG (Vehicle Safety Advisory Group) and their concerns over the safety of in-service repairs.

The Code of Practice has been a joint initiative of CRA, MTA, MIA, NZTA and RCA.

All CRA Licensed Collision Repairers are encouraged to participate.


A copy of the Structural Repair Code of Practice is available here

Please complete the Record of Repair Declaration for each structural repair job.

Lastly you are required to complete a checklist to ensure you have met all your obligations in regards to this Code of Practice. We have developed a Structural Repair Checklist you may like to use if you haven’t one.

To sign up

If you would like to sign up to the Structural Repair Code of Practice please read the following information and complete your details at the bottom of the document and hit ‘Submit’. If you own multiple shops please complete the form for each site. Once we have received your details we will issue your company with a Certificate to display in a prominent place.



The purpose of this Code of Practice as agreed by the stakeholders, is to ensure the performance of safe repairs and the ongoing compliance of structurally damaged in-service light vehicles.


This Code of Practice has been developed by mutual agreement by the following stakeholders:

  • NZ Transport Agency (NZTA)
  • New Zealand Collision Repair Association (CRA)
  • Motor Trade Association (MTA)
  • Motor Industry Association (MIA)
  • Repair Certifiers Association (RCA)

Monitoring and Review

It is intended that each of the stakeholders will monitor and audit their respective members/signatories where applicable to ensure ongoing compliance with the Code.
Review of the Code will be by mutual agreement between the stakeholders.

Signatories to the Code

Signatories to this Code agree to maintain ongoing compliance with the Code criteria relevant to the category in which they are represented.

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