Qualifications and Criteria for issuing a Manager's Certificate
Manager’s Certificate Qualifications
The Licensing Committee can only issue or renew a Manager’s Certificate to the holder of a Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ). List of LCQ course providers
The LCQ certificate must be either:
- Issued under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012; or
- Issued under the old Sale of Liquor Act 1989, and you have successfully completed the LCQ Bridging Test.
The LCQ Bridging Test enables managers who obtained the LCQ under the old Sale of Liquor Act 1989 to show they understand and can comply with the new Act. The only recognised bridging test is the one offered by the hospitality industry training organisation Service IQ.
The LCQ bridging test is free of charge and can be completed online. A copy of the bridging test certificate must be provided with the application.
Criteria for Issuing a Manager’s Certificate
When deciding whether to issue a Manager’s Certificate, the Licensing Committee will consider:
- Your suitability to be a manager
- Any convictions you have
- What experience you have in controlling licensed premises (usually 6 months recent experience is required)
- Your qualifications; i.e. LCQ Certificate, LCQ Bridging Test
- Any reports from the Police or Licensing Inspector
- Your age – you must be over 20 years old