To become a class 1 load pilot, you need to be a class 2 (lower grade) pilot and meet the experience criteria. 

To meet the criteria, this includes the class 2 pilot working behind (second pilot position) on at least 25 occasions, as well as holding the class 2 load pilot licence for at least 12 months. 

These 25 loads must be documented and signed off by the class 1 pilot using this form: 

Evidence Sheet 

The Class 1 applicant must then complete this form and submit to NZTA: 

Class 1 Application Form