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News and announcement

2022/6/28
Information about Specified skills evaluation exam of Heat-retention & cool-retention in Japan (Tokyo) has been placed.
2022/6/18
Since the number of applicants has reached the capacity, we have finished accepting specified skills evaluation exam of Earthwork in Japan (Osaka).
2022/6/17
Information about Specified skills evaluation exam of Reinforcing bar joints in Japan (Shizuoka) 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 and 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

Exam range

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

(Japanese only)

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

3. Exam execution information

The exam currently planned to be executed are as follows.

Date Place Job category Information
July 7 & 8, 2022 Japan (Osaka) Earthwork Information
August 5, 2022 Japan (Shizuoka) Reinforcing bar joints Information
August 10, 2022 Japan (Tokyo) Heat-retention and cool-retention Information
August 31, 2022 Japan (Tokyo) Telecommunications Details not decided
September 8, 2022 Japan (Tokyo) Concrete pumping Details not decided
September 12 & 13, 2022 Japan (Miyagi) Earthwork Details not decided
September 22, 2022 Japan (Tokyo) Offshore civil engineering Details not decided
November 17 & 18, 2022 Japan (Chiba) Earthwork Details not decided
January 16 & 17, 2023 Japan (Aichi) Earthwork Details not decided
February 16 & 17, 2023 Japan (Chiba) Construction machinery and construction Details not decided
March 17 & 18, 2023 Japan (Fukuoka) Earthwork 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