Manager's certificates & appointments

A certified manager must be on duty at all times when alcohol is being sold or supplied to the public. There are some exceptions, particularly in regard to small special licences and endorsed licences. If the certified manager is ill, absent, dismissed or has resigned a licensee can appoint a temporary or acting manager. The District Licensing Committee and police must be notified by submitting a notice of appointment form. Clubs must appoint at least one manager who holds a manager's certificate.

Notice of management change [PDF, 186 KB]

Download an application for a manager's certificate here [PDF, 262 KB]

Download an application for a manager's certificate renewal here [PDF, 172 KB]

Please note - renewal application forms are automatically sent two months before they are due for renewal

Applying for a Manager's Certificate

Before applying for a manager’s certificate you must:

  • have at least three to six month experience of working in licensed premises.