Obtaining Master Mason status shows the public and the industry that you know what you are doing.

Applying to be a Master Mason.

There are currently two ways to Register as a Master Mason.

Recognition of prior Masonry Trades Registration Board (MTRB) - Open until 31 May 2019.  This process may be used if:

  • The individual was previously registered with the Masonry Trades Registration Board (MTRB) and;
  • The individual is the director or employee of a company that is a member of the New Zealand Masonry Trades Association (NZMTA).
  • The individual, by registering, agrees to abide by the Master Mason Ethical Framework and Code of Conduct

Undergoing Technical Assessments

This process is for brick and blocklayers who were not previously assessed under MTRB.  The applicant firstly needs to provide details of their work history, qualifications, supervision structures and continual learning development.  

This information is then used to identify the number of on site assessments the applicant would need to obtain.  You can download the application form here:

APPLICATION FORM FOR MASTER MASON TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT (Print version)

APPLICATION FORM FOR MASTER MASON TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT (Interactive version)

Once the onsite assessments are complete, the applicant will then need to apply to be registered.  Click here to download the Master Mason Registration form: 

MASTER MASON REGISTRATION FORM (Print)

MASTER MASON REGISTRATION FORM (Interactive)

Click here to read information on the: Master Mason Ethical Framework and Code of Conduct. 

What if I cannot find details of my MTRB registration?

Complete as much of the registration form as you are able - thankfully it is a very small industry and while it may mean your registration takes a little longer to process, we should be able to find access to your information.

If we are unable to confirm your previous MTRB registration and you have not retained information that confirms that you were registered then unfortunately you will not be able to use this process.  

Why does the company I work with need to be a member of NZMTA?

This is not about playing favourites.  We believe that a good practitioner is not only knowledgeable and skilled but also has good character.  BBFNZ views NZMTA members as 'the good guys' of the industry because they show a keen interest to continual development and they contribute to their industry.