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Since the categories of the Specified Skills for construction industry was revised, the Specified Skills 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

Working in the Construction Industry in Japan![Free] Working in the Construction Industry in Japan

We will study together the textbooks for the new categories on the JAC web site. The textbooks have a lot of professional words and difficult contents of the construction job. We will explain in easy-to-understand Japanese. Please attend the “[Free] Working in the Construction Industry in Japan”. We have a question corner in it, so please ask anything you don’t understand.

2024/6/19
The results of Specified skills evaluation exam on June 19 in Japan (Fukuoka) has been placed.
2024/6/17
The results of Specified skills evaluation exam on June 17 in Japan (Tokyo) has been placed.
2024/6/13
The results of Specified skills evaluation exam on June 12 & 13 in Japan (Osaka) 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 3 categories of construction industry.

In order to obtain a status of residence Specified Skilled Worker (i), it is necessary to pass the Japanese language test in addition to passing this Specified Skills Evaluation Exam (i). And in order to obtain Specified Skilled Worker (ii). In addition to passing this Specified Skills Evaluation Exam (ii), you will also need to have practical experience as a group leader for a period of time (0.5 to 3 years) specified by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
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. And The Specified skills evaluation exam (ii) 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 (ii) for Construction Industry (Japanese only) set by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

Specified Skills Evaluation Exam (i)

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 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 and Sample questions

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

(Japanese only)

Theoretical test

Practical skills test

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 (i)
Tutorial 5 for practical skills test
Tutorial 6 for practical skills test
Tutorial 7 for practical skills test
Sample questions for practical skills test (i)
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 (i)
Tutorial 5 for practical skills test
Tutorial 6 for practical skills test
Tutorial 7 for practical skills test
Sample questions for practical skills test (i)
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 (i)
Tutorial 5 for practical skills test
Tutorial 6 for practical skills test
Tutorial 7 for practical skills test
Sample questions for practical skills test (i)


Reference material

The exam will be conducted in Japanese only. In order to help you study, we have prepared translations into various languages.
Please use it as a reference material. We will post the ones that are ready.

Civil engineering

Building

Infrastructure & equipment

English

Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test

Indonesian

Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test

Vietnamese

Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test

Tagalog

Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test

Uzbek

Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test

Central Khmer

Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test

Sinhala

Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test

Tamil

Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test

Nepali

Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test

Bengali

Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test

Mongolian

Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test

Thai

Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test

Chinese (Simplified Chinese)

Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test
Tutorial for theoretical test
Tutorial for practical skills test



Specified Skills Evaluation Exam (ii)

Theoretical test

Number of questions 40 questions
Test time 60 minutes
Question format 4 choices questions
Implementation method CBT: Computer based testing CBT operation trial (Japanese only)
Criteria for passing 75 percent or more

Practical skills test

Number of questions 25 questions
Test time 40 minutes
Question format 4 choices questions
Implementation method CBT: Computer based testing CBT operation trial (Japanese only)
Criteria for passing 75 percent or more

Exam range and Sample questions

The range of each specified skills evaluation exam (ii) for job categories of construction industry are as follows. Tutorial 1 to 4 for theoretical test and tutorial 5 to 7 for practical skills test are the same as the range of the exam (i). Additionally, the tutorial for a group leader is common to all three categories.

(Japanese only)

Theoretical test

Practical skills test

Civil engineering Tutorial for a group leader
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 (ii)
Tutorial 5 for practical skills test
Tutorial 6 for practical skills test
Tutorial 7 for practical skills test
Sample questions for practical skills test (ii)
Building Tutorial for a group leader
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 (ii)
Tutorial 5 for practical skills test
Tutorial 6 for practical skills test
Tutorial 7 for practical skills test
Sample questions for practical skills test (ii)
Infrastructure & equipment Tutorial for a group leader
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 (ii)
Tutorial 5 for practical skills test
Tutorial 6 for practical skills test
Tutorial 7 for practical skills test
Sample questions for practical skills test (ii)

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
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For how to register "Applicant's Page", please refer to[Saved version] How to register for Applicant's page.

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 [Saved Version] How to open the PDF of Applicant's page (examination ticket, etc.) (iPhone/Android).

3. Exam execution information

The exam currently planned to be executed are as follows.

Date Place Job category Information
June 3 & 10 & 17 & 24, 2024 Japan (Tokyo) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Information
July 1 & 8 & 22 & 29, 2024 Japan (Tokyo) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Information
July 4, 2024 Japan (Hokkaido) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Information
July 17 & 18, 2024 Japan (Osaka) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Information
August 5 & 19 & 26, 2024 Japan (Tokyo) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
August 23, 2024 Japan (Miyagi) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
August 28 & 29, 2024 Japan (Osaka) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
September 2 & 9 & 30, 2024 Japan (Tokyo) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
September 11, 2024 Japan (Niigata) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
September 25 & 26, 2024 Japan (Osaka) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
October 3, 2024 Japan (Hokkaido) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
October 7 & 21 & 28, 2024 Japan (Tokyo) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
October 30 & 31, 2024 Japan (Osaka) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
November 11 & 18 & 25, 2024 Japan (Tokyo) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
November 13, 2024 Japan (Kagawa) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
November 27 & 28, 2024 Japan (Osaka) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
December 2 & 9 & 16, 2024 Japan (Tokyo) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
December 4 & 5, 2024 Japan (Hiroshima) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
December 18 & 19, 2024 Japan (Osaka) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
January 20 & 27, 2025 Japan (Tokyo) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
January 22 & 23, 2025 Japan (Osaka) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
January 29 & 30, 2025 Japan (Aichi) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
February 3 & 17, 2025 Japan (Tokyo) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
February 19 & 20, 2025 Japan (Osaka) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
February 26 & 27, 2025 Japan (Fukuoka) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
March 3 & 10 & 17 & 24, 2025 Japan (Tokyo) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
March 13, 2025 Japan (Okayama) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided
March 26 & 27, 2025 Japan (Osaka) Civil engineering / Building / Infrastructure & equipment Details not decided

* The test schedule will be posted on the website as soon as it 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".

Date Japan Philippines Vietnam Indonesia Mongolia Sri Lanka Bangladesh Cambodia Thailand Uzbekistan Nepal Myanmar India
June, 2024 Results
May, 2024 Results Results Results Results Results Results Results Results Results Results Results
April, 2024 Results Results Results Results Results Results Results
March, 2024 Results Results Results Results Results Results Results Results Results
February, 2024 Results Results Results Results Results Results Results Results Results
January, 2024 Results Results Results Results Results Results
December, 2023 Results Results Results Results Results Results
November, 2023 Results Results Results
October, 2023 Results Results Results
September, 2023 Results Results Results
August, 2023 Results Results Results
July, 2023 Results Results Results
June, 2023 Results
May, 2023 Results
April, 2023 Results
March, 2023 Results
February, 2023 Results
January, 2023 Results
December, 2022 Results
November, 2022 Results
October, 2022 Results
September, 2022 Results
August, 2022 Results
July, 2022 Results
June, 2022 Results
May, 2022 Results
April, 2022 Results
March, 2022 Results
February, 2022 Results
December, 2021 Results
November, 2021 Results
October, 2021 Results
September, 2021 Results
June, 2021 Results
March, 2021 Results Results
December, 2020 Results
September, 2020 Results
August, 2020 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