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Worker Licence Application Requirements
 
Application for a Cable Detection Work Licence
To minimise damages to electricity cables, it is a mandatory requirement to perform cable detection work prior to the commencement of any earth works. Cable detection work must be carried out by a licensed cable detection worker.

Qualifications
An applicant who meets the following requirements may apply for the Cable Detection Worker's licence -
(a) possesses a diploma majoring in engineering, architecture, building, land surveying or any other discipline relevant to the construction of structures, or such other qualification as may be acceptable to the Authority; and has not less than 2 years relevant experience; and has successfully completed a course of instruction specified on the approved courses webpage that is relevant to cable detection work; or
(b) possesses a National Institute of Technical Education Certificate majoring in engineering, architecture, building, land surveying or any other discipline relevant to the construction of structures, or such other qualification as may be acceptable to the Authority; and has not less than 5 years relevant experience; and has successfully completed a course of instruction specified on the approved courses webpage that is relevant to cable detection work; or
(c) possesses a Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (Level 5) Certificate under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications framework, or such other qualification as may be acceptable to the Authority; and has not less than 10 years relevant experience; and has successfully completed a course of instruction specified on the approved courses webpage that is relevant to cable detection work.
Any individual who wish to sign up for the WSQ Course may find out more from here.

Application fees
The application fee for a cable detection work licence is $50/- and is non-refundable. Upon approval of your licence application, login to EMA e-Services Website with your SingPass to pay the $30/- licence fee.

Mode of Payment for Cable Detection Work licence fees
Application and licence fees for a Cable Detection Work Licence may be made via one of the following methods:
eNETS Debit eNETS Credit Card  
Frequently Ask Questions
Q. What is the requirement for applying a cable detection work licence?
A.
(a) holds a Diploma majoring in engineering, architecture, building, land surveying or any other discipline relevant to the construction of structures issued by one of the Singapore's Polytechnics;
(b) has at least 2 years' relevant practical experience in the building construction or building services or civil engineering or structural engineering in Singapore; and
(c) has successfully completed a course in cable detection work approved by the Authority.
Q. What is the application fee required for a cable detection work licence?
A. The application fee for a cable detection work licence is $50/- and is non-refundable. Upon approval of your licence application, login to EMA e-Services Website with your SingPass to pay the $30/- licence fee.
Q. How do I make payment for a cable detection work licence?
A. You may pay the application fee online through eNETS Debit or eNETS Credit Card. Once your application is approved, you will be notified to pay the licence fee online.
Q. How do I keep track of my application status?
A. Once your submission of application is accepted online, you will be issued with an application reference no. With this application reference no., you can check your application status any time from the EMA web page or call Tel: 68358075 for enquiries.
Q. What is the type of image file requirement for the photograph?
A. The image file for the photograph shall be in .cmp, .gif, .jpg, .wpg, or .png format up to a maximum 150KB size.
Q. How do I send attachment for the scanned documents?
A. You can scan all the relevant documents and save it under one file name or zip them before you do the attachment. Each attachment file shall be in .zip, .pdf, .jpg, .tif, .tiff or .gif format up to a maximum 1MB size.
Q. What is the requirement for a self-employed person to apply for or renew a licence?
A. A self-employed person is required by law to pay Medisave contributions if his yearly net trade income exceeds $6,000/-. For application or renewal of a licence, the applicant must ensure that he has paid up his Medisave liabilities or has arranged with the Central Provident Fund Board to pay his Medisave liabilities by instalment. For more information on the Medisave for the self-employed scheme or to check the Medisave liabilities status, please log on to CPF website at www.cpf.gov.sg.
Q. What documents do I need to attach if I am not a Singapore Citizen?
A. You are required to attach a copy of the valid work permit or employment pass in this online submission.
Q. How can I find out whether my online application is successful?
A. Once your online application is successfully submitted, an acknowledgement of receipt will be displayed with an application reference number assigned to you for enquiry of your application status. You will be informed by e-mail to attend an interview.
Q. When can I expect to be scheduled for the interview/assessment?
A. Generally, after your application is successful, EMA will inform you via email within 10 working days to attend an assessment within the next 20 working days. Do look out for the e-mail at your mailbox.
Q. When will I know the result of my interview?
A. Generally, you would be informed within 14 working days after the interview/assessment. However, in some cases it may take a little longer. You can also check your worker licence application status above in our ELISE website. If your application is approved, you will be notified to make payment for the licence fee.
Q. How do I collect my cable detection work licence?
A. After your application is approved and you have made payment for the licence fee, a card licence will be sent to you by AR registered post within 7 working days.
 
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