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You can apply for the exam from “Applicant’s page”. If you want to take the exam, please register on Applicant’s page at first. If you have already registered, please log in.
How to register "Applicant's Page"

And some exams require the exam application smartphone app "JACExamForm". If you have not installed it, please install it before applying.
About "JAC ExamForm"

News and announcement

Information

Since the categories of the Specified Skills (i) for construction industry was revised, the Specified Skills (i) Evaluation Exam was also integrated into three categories, Civil engineering, Building and Lifeline and equipment. For more details of the revised categories, please refer to [ Important ] Amendment of Job Categories in relation to Specified Skilled Workers in the Construction Industry

For those to become a specified skilled worker外国人向け・オンライン しけん・しごと説明会

"The Specified Skills System has been revised. On August 30th, the change to classify categories of the Specified Skills for Construction Industry at the cabinet meeting in Japan. And how to take exams and its content will also change soon. We will explain how they changed, how to take exams and so on in Shiken & Shigoto Setsumei-kai on December 14th. In Q&A session, please feel free to ask any questions.

2022/11/22
Information about specified skills evaluation exam of Earthwork in Japan (Aichi) in January has been placed.
2022/11/18
The results of Specified skills evaluation exam of Earthwork in Japan (Chiba) in November has been placed.
2022/11/15
Information about specified skills evaluation exam of 3 new categories in Japan (Tokyo & Osaka) in January has been placed.

1. About specified skills evaluation exam

A new status of residence "Specified Skilled Worker" has been created in April 2019. JAC are planning to hold examinations for 18 job categories of construction industry.

In order to obtain a status of residence "specified skilled worker", it is necessary to pass the Japanese language test in addition to passing this exam.
Please refer to the Ministry of Land , Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's web site (Japanese only) for details about the framework of specified skilled workers .

About specified skills evaluation exam

The Specified skills evaluation exam (i) for job categories of construction industry will consist of theoretical tests and practical skills tests in accordance withThe Implementation Guidelines for the Specified Skills Evaluation Exam (i) for Construction Industry (Japanese only) set by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

Theoretical test

Number of questions 30 questions
Test time 60 minutes
Question format True false questions or 2-4 choices questions
Implementation method CBT: Computer based testing CBT operation trial (Japanese only)
Criteria for passing 65 percent or more

Practical skills test

Number of questions To be specified for each of job categories
Test time To be specified for each of job categories
Implementation method To be specified for each of job categories. e.g. Hands-on testing, judgement testing etc.
Criteria for passing To be specified for each of job categories

For 3 new categories
Number of questions 20 questions
Test time 40 minutes
Question format True false questions or 2-4 choices questions
Implementation method CBT: Computer based testing CBT operation trial (Japanese only)
Criteria for passing 65 percent or more

Exam range

The range of each specified skills (i) evaluation exam for job categories of construction industry are as follows.

(Japanese only)

[New category]
Civil engineering
Tutorial 1 for theoretical test
Tutorial 2 for theoretical test
Tutorial 3 for theoretical test
Tutorial 4 for theoretical test
Sample questions for theoretical test
Sample questions for practical skills test
Tutorial 5 for practical skills test
Tutorial 6 for practical skills test
Tutorial 7 for practical skills test
[New category]
Building
Tutorial 1 for theoretical test
Tutorial 2 for theoretical test
Tutorial 3 for theoretical test
Tutorial 4 for theoretical test
Sample questions for theoretical test
Sample questions for practical skills test
Tutorial 5 for practical skills test
Tutorial 6 for practical skills test
Tutorial 7 for practical skills test
[New category]
Infrastructure & equipment
Tutorial 1 for theoretical test
Tutorial 2 for theoretical test
Tutorial 3 for theoretical test
Tutorial 4 for theoretical test
Sample questions for theoretical test
Sample questions for practical skills test
Tutorial 5 for practical skills test
Tutorial 6 for practical skills test
Tutorial 7 for practical skills test
Formwork construction Tutorial Sample questions for theoretical test Questions of practical skills test
Plastering Tutorial Sample questions for theoretical test Questions of practical skills test
Concrete pumping Tutorial_1
Tutorial_2
Tutorial_3
Tutorial_4
Tutorial_5
Sample questions for theoretical test Questions of practical skills test
Tunnel and micro-tunneling Tutorial Sample questions for theoretical test Questions of practical skills test
Construction machinery and construction Tutorial Sample questions for theoretical test Questions of practical skills test
Earthwork Tutorial Sample questions for theoretical test Questions of practical skills test
Roofing Tutorial Sample questions for theoretical test Questions of practical skills test
Telecommunications Tutorial Sample questions for theoretical test Questions of practical skills test
Reinforcement construction Tutorial Sample questions for theoretical test Questions of practical skills test
Reinforcing bar joints Tutorial_all
Tutorial_1
Tutorial_2
Tutorial_3
Sample questions for theoretical test Questions of practical skills test
Interior finishing /
material mounting
Tutorial (Wall decoration)
Tutorial (Building interior construction)
Sample questions for theoretical test (Wall decoration)
Sample questions for theoretical test (Building interior construction)
Questions of practical skills test (Wall decoration)
Questions of practical skills test (Building interior construction)
Scaffolding Tutorial Sample questions for theoretical test To be announced
Carpentry To be announced To be announced To be announced
Plumbing Tutorial Sample questions for theoretical test Questions of practical skills test
Building sheet metal work To be announced To be announced To be announced
Heat-retention and cool-retention Tutorial_1
Tutorial_2
Tutorial_3
Tutorial_4
Sample questions for theoretical test Questions of practical skills test
Spray urethane insulation Tutorial Sample questions for theoretical test Questions of practical skills test
Offshore civil engineering Tutorial_all
Tutorial_1
Tutorial_2
Tutorial_3
Sample questions for theoretical test Questions of practical skills test

2. Flow from application for the exam to receipt of the certificate of specified skills evaluation

Refer to the following web page.

Flow from application for the exam to receipt of
the certificate of specified skills evaluation

For some exams, it is necessary to apply for the exam using the "JAC ExamForm" for the exam application. For details on how to install and to use the application, please refer to [Important] How to apply for the exam using the smartphone app "JAC ExamForm" (iPhone/Android).

QA code for iPhone
Install on iPhoneQR code for iPhone Download onto iPhone
Install on AndroidQR code for AndroidDownload onto Android

For how to register "Applicant's Page", please refer to【保存版】 マイページ登録のしかた.

When you cannot open the pdf file of your exam ticket or pass certificate:

If you cannot open the PDF files of the exam voucher or acceptance certificate downloaded on your smartphone, please refer to 【保存版】マイページのPDF(受験票など)の開き方(iPhone/Android).

3. Exam execution information

The exam currently planned to be executed are as follows.

Date Place Job category Information
December 12 & 19, 2022 Japan (Tokyo) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Information
December 21, 2022 Japan (Tokyo) Plastering Information
January 12 & 13, 2023 Japan (Osaka) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Information
January 16 & 17, 2023 Japan (Aichi) Earthwork Information
January 23 & 30, 2023 Japan (Tokyo) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Information
February 1 & 2, 2023 Japan (Hokkaido) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
February 6 & 13 & 22 & 27, 2023 Japan (Tokyo) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
February 16 & 17, 2023 Japan (Chiba) Construction machinery and construction Details not decided
March 6 & 13 & 27, 2023 Japan (Tokyo) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
March 17 & 18, 2023 Japan (Fukuoka) Earthwork Details not decided
March 29 & 30, 2023 Japan (Hiroshima) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
April 3&10&17&24, 2023 Japan (Tokyo) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
April 13&14, 2023 Japan (Aichi) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
April 20&21, 2023 Japan (Osaka) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
May 15 & 22 & 29, 2023 Japan (Tokyo) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
May 17 & 18, 2023 Japan (Fukuoka) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
May 24 & 25, 2023 Japan (Osaka) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided

* Job categories for which the test date has not been decided will be posted as soon as the schedule is confirmed.

Native Language Consultation Hotline FITS

FITS accepts consultations from non-Japanese in their native language. Please contact us if you have any concerns about applying for the exam.

4. Examination results

The results of the examinations executed so far are as follows.
Select "Results" to viewPDF file of the "examination results for Specific Skills in Construction (i)".

Date Japan Philippines Vietnam
August, 2020 Results
September, 2020 Results
December, 2020 Results
March, 2021 Results Results
June, 2021 Results
September, 2021 Results
October, 2021 Results
November, 2021 Results
December, 2021 Results
February, 2022 Results
March, 2022 Results
April, 2022 Results
May, 2022 Results
June, 2022 Results
July, 2022 Results
August, 2022 Results
September, 2022 Results
October, 2022 Results
November, 2022 Results

5. Access

Japan Association for Construction Human Resources, Exams office

*Please note that this is not the same as the head office.

  • 8F Landic Toranomon Bldg., 3-7-10 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0001
  • 4 minute walk from Toranomon Hills Station, 2 minute walk from Kamiyacho Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
  • 9 minute walk from Toranomon Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line