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  • Last Updated:2017-08-02

To enhance the skills of laborers and to promote economic development in our country,the government published the "Skills Examination and Certification For Technicians" in September, 1976, and set up the first skills examination regulations— "Freezer and Air Conditioner Installation and Repair Skills Examination Regulations"in July,1973. The government has  held skills examinations for more than 40 years since 1974 and has issued A,B, C, and single level technician's licenses for up to 7 million copiesaltogether.

Currently, skills examinations are held in more than 139 vocational categories, and in conjunction with industry developmental trends and job market demand, the government continues to develop and adjust the vocational categories of technicians’ skill examinations in order to enhance the masses’ employment opportunities and competitiveness, and to raise the employment rate and labor participation rate.

Currently, the types of skills examinations are as follows:

1. National Technicians’ Skills Examinations:

skills examinations handled for unspecific objects regularly every year. In principle, there are three echelons a year. Paper and pencil tests and subjects are set for each qualified sites.

2. Take the test and know the result on the same day and certification issuance Technicians’ Skills Examinations:

skills examinations handled for unspecific objects. Presently, the government has set up “the handling unit of Take-the test and- know the result of the test on the same day and certification issuance Technicians’ Skills Examinations”, which provides the rapid test service mechanism of single window full function of "test brochures sales,registration, testing, certification issuance".

3.Project Technicians’ Skills Examinations:

skills examinations handled for the specific objects and the specific purposes, including project examinations for school students, project examinations for public training institutions trainees, project examinations for the affiliated vocational training units of the correction agencies in the Ministry of Justice, project examinations for the staff who are at the post of institutional organization, and project examinations for the national army personnel of the Ministry of National Defense.

For detailed information, please link http://www.wdasec.gov.tw/wdasecch/home.jsp? pageno=201610200007