Accreditation Programme Fees

Application Fee: $2,500 excl. GST

Please note: To reduce cost the programme has assumed application forms will be of a high standard. The administrator reserves the right to charge an additional administration fee to cover any extra costs incurred through incorrect or incomplete applications.

Dairy NZ currently subsidises the FDES Design Accreditation programme for half of the total cost ($5000).

Interested in becoming irrigation design accredited too? We have a price structure that allows for a discounted rate if companies cross accredit.

The following are the pricing structure for the design accreditation if you have:

Certified Designer & FDE Accredited:  NZ$ 2000 +GST

No Certified Designer & FDE Accredited:  NZ$ 4250 +GST

If you have a certified designer on your staff you are able to submit their design reports with the application. As the reports have already been assessed this reduces the cost of processing the application and we are able to offer the discounted price structure. If a company is already accredited under our Farm Dairy Effluent programme this means you have submitted a Quality Assurance System which has been assessed and approved. We therefore do not have to re-assess this component of your application and so are able to remove this cost from the application fee.

Please note that ALL applications still need to submit ALL the documentation required for an application as we need all the evidence on file for our records.

Renewal Fees

Renewal fee for a further 2 year period: $2,700 excl. GST.

The cost includes the audit process and subsequent reporting. It also reflects the on-going running costs of the accreditation programme.


An electronic invoice will be issued upon receipt of your full documentation.

Farm Dairy Effluent System Design Accredited status is subject to full payment of this invoice.