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Who can certify my corporate documents?

CERTIFYING YOUR DOCUMENTS
The certification on each document must be original. For the copies of client's documents to be considered certified, they could be signed by one of the following according to the Schedule 2 of the Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993:
 
Please note, the below lists are subject to change. Please refer to Schedule 2 of the Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993 for the most up to date lists. As well, members of the Trust itself (or members of a corporation acting as Trustee of a Trust) are not eligible certifying agents, even if they meet the criteria below. Please use an outside party for certification purposes.
 
PART 1 - OCCUPATIONS
A person who is currently licensed or registered under a law to practise in one of the following occupations:
  1. Chiropractor
  2. Dentist
  3. Legal practitioner
  4. Medical practitioner
  5. Nurse
  6. Optometrist
  7. Patent attorney
  8. Pharmacist
  9. Physiotherapist
  10. Psychologist
  11. Trade marks attorney
  12. Veterinary surgeon
PART 2 - OTHER PERSON WHO IS IN THE FOLLOWING LIST:

1.     Agent of the Australian Postal Corporation who is in charge of an office supplying postal services to the public

2.     Australian Consular Officer or Australian Diplomatic Officer (within the meaning of the Consular Fees Act 1955)

3.     Bailiff

4.     Bank officer with 5 or more continuous years of service

5.     Building society officer with 5 or more years of continuous service

6.     Chief executive officer of a Commonwealth court

7.     Clerk of a court

8.     Commissioner for Affidavits

9.     Commissioner for Declarations

10. Credit union officer with 5 or more years of continuous service

11. Employee of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission who is:

(a) in a country or place outside Australia; and

(b) authorised under paragraph 3 (d) of the Consular Fees Act 1955; and

(c) exercising his or her function in that place

12. Employee of the Commonwealth who is:

(a) in a country or place outside Australia; and

(b) authorised under paragraph 3 (c) of the Consular Fees Act 1955; and

(c) exercising his or her function in that place

13. Fellow of the National Tax Accountants’ Association

14. Finance company officer with 5 or more years of continuous service

15. Holder of a statutory office not specified in another item in this Part

16. Judge of a court

17. Justice of the Peace

18. Magistrate

19. Marriage celebrant registered under Subdivision C of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961

20. Master of a court

21. Member of Chartered Secretaries Australia

22. Member of Engineers Australia, other than at the grade of student

23. Member of the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants

24. Member of the Australian Defence Force who is:

(a) an officer; or

(b) a non‑commissioned officer within the meaning of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 with 5 or more years of continuous service; or

(c) a warrant officer within the meaning of that Act

25. Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants or the Institute of Public Accountants

26. Member of:

(a) the Parliament of the Commonwealth; or

(b) the Parliament of a State; or

(c) a Territory legislature; or

(d) a local government authority of a State or Territory

27. Minister of religion registered under Subdivision A of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961

28. Notary public

29. Permanent employee of the Australian Postal Corporation with 5 or more years of continuous service who is employed in an office supplying postal services to the public

30. Permanent employee of:

(a) the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority; or

(b) a State or Territory or a State or Territory authority; or

(c) a local government authority;

with 5 or more years of continuous service who is not specified in another  item in this Part

31. Person before whom a statutory declaration may be made under the law of the State or Territory in which the declaration is made

32. Police officer

33. Registrar, or Deputy Registrar, of a court

34. Senior Executive Service employee of:

(a) the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority; or

(b) a State or Territory or a State or Territory authority

35. Sheriff

36. Sheriff’s officer

37. Teacher employed on a full‑time basis at a school or tertiary education institution

38. Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy