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Registered practitioners are required to revalidate their registration every three years* to retain RLIANZA status. Revalidation is required for library and information professionals to demonstrate that they are keeping their knowledge and skills up to date and applying these skills in their practice. It is a formal pathway to show that they committed to continuous professional development, by maintaining and developing their professional knowledge and expertise in a rapidly changing world.
Registered practitioners will be reminded 3 months prior to the date of renewal of their revalidation, and must forward the necessary documentation within 6 months of this date.
Read the Revalidation Criteria documentation carefully
Download the journal template. The journal is an excel file that can be saved to your computer and maintained as an excel file.
Update the journal frequently over the 3 year period. When adding a new activity, it should only be applied to the most relevant domain for the applicable Body of Knowledge (there is a separate worksheet for each of the 11 BOK elements). Do not spread the activity across domains. You may like to use the Activities template and Conference and Seminar Attendance template
When revalidation is due, complete and sign the Journal cover sheet, including your brief self assessment statement.
The journal and completed cover sheet should be forwarded to your employer (or another registered professional familiar with your work and practice).
The employer (or other registered professional as above) should sign the Letter of Verification if they are satisfied that to the best of their knowledge the information is true and correct.
Email your journal, cover sheet and signed letter of verification to firstname.lastname@example.org. This information should be received by the office within 3 months of revalidation being due (ie within 6 months of notification that revalidation is due).
The Registration Board will acknowledge receipt of your application when it has received all necessary documentation.
When your application has been approved you will be notified, and you may continue to use RLIANZA after your name when describing your library and information qualifications.
*The initial revalidation renewal date for LIANZA Associates is 4 years from the date of their initial registration, thereafter 3 years. The initial revalidation renewal date for LIANZA Fellows is 5 years from the date of initial registration, thereafter 3 years.
Revalidation Journal Template
Journal cover sheet
Letter of verification
Example of completed journal
Example of completed school library revalidation journal
Revalidation activities template
Conference and seminar attendance template
Bodies of Knowledge
Domains of Practice and Bodies of Knowledge (PDF)
Code of professional conduct
Bok-Bok-BOKing in the garden of re-registration
A presentation with tips on revalidation (PDF)
Now you are registered: a guide to revalidation
A slide show presentation on revalidation (pps)