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Worker Licence Application Requirements
 
Application for an Electrician's Licence
An electrician's licence entitles the holder to carry out the following electrical work ;
(a) design, install, repair, maintain, operate, inspect and test an electrical / supply installation where the operating voltage of such installation does not exceed 1000 volts and the approved load of such installation does not exceed 45 kVA;
(b) install, repair, maintain and operate, under the supervision of an electrical technician, an electrical / supply installation where the operating voltage of such installation does not exceed 1000 volts and the approved load of such installation is more than 45 kVA but does not exceed 500 kVA; and
(c) carry out any work as instructed by or under the supervision of an authorised high voltage switching engineer.

Applicants are required to be familiar with
(a) Electricity Act (Chapter 89A);
(b) Subsidiary Regulations governing electrical safety in Singapore [ie Electricity (Electrical Workers) Regulations and Electricity (Electrical Installations) Regulations]; and
(c) The Code of Practices stipulated under the Electricity (Electrical Installations) Regulations [ie CP 5, CP 88 - Part1, CP 88 - Part2].

For further information, applicant for an electrician's licence must have adequate knowledge in electrical principle and familiar with the Code of Practices to ;
(a) Design, which includes selection and erection of equipment, and specification of protection devices for safe operation of any electrical/supply installation not exceeding 45 kVA.
(b) Carry out installation work, which includes erection and modification on any electrical/supply installation [including any special installations or locations stipulated in the CPs] not exceeding 45 kVA. Inspect, test and commission, including the setting of protective devices to disconnect part or whole of the installation to prevent danger to people or livestock when an electrical fault is developed.
(c) Operate and maintain, which includes troubleshooting and repair of any electrical/supply installation not exceeding 45 kVA in accordance to the requirement and procedures set out in the CPs, including periodic inspection and testing required for a safe and operational installation.

Qualifications
An applicant who meets the following requirements may apply for the electrician's licence -
(a) possesses a National Institute of Technical Education Certificate which curriculum is relevant to the electrical work which an electrician is authorised to perform or such other qualification as may be acceptable to the Authority; and has not less than 2 years practical experience in Singapore relevant to the electrical work which an electrician is authorised to perform; or
(b) has not less than 10 years practical experience in Singapore relevant to the electrical work which an electrician is authorised to perform; or
(c) has not less than 5 years practical experience in Singapore relevant to the electrical work which an electrician is authorised to perform; and has successfully completed a course of instruction specified on the approved courses webpage that is relevant to the electrical work which an electrician is authorised to perform.
Any individual who wish to sign up for the Preparatory Course may find out more from here.

Application fees
The application fee for an electrician's 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 Electrician's licence fees
Application and licence fees for an Electrician's Licence may be made via one of the following methods:
eNETS Debit eNETS Credit Card  

Assessment Test for Applicants for an Electrician's Test
Applicants for an electrician's licence are required to attend a 2 hours 30 minutes written assessment with 60 multiple choice questions on domestic installations, industrial installation and Act & Regulation, and four (4) structured questions will be on electrical drawing and design. Applicants who pass the written assessment will be scheduled to take a 1 hour practical test and a 1 hour technical assessment interview. The list of typical technical questions that the applicants will be assessed on is provided below for reference. The list of technical questions is non-exhaustive. The applicants will have to acquire the knowledge and experience relevant to the electrical work which an electrician is authorised to perform.


Typical Technical Questions


Short Quiz for self-assessment
You can attempt the short quiz below to gauge if you have adequate experience/knowledge to carry out your responsibilities ensuring safety as a Licensed Electrician.


Attempt Quiz

Test Date Schedule
For applicants who were unsuccessful in his/her previous assessment, he/she may only re-apply for the next licencing assessment after gaining not less than 6 months of additional relevant practical experience from the date of his/her last assessment.
Test Date Application Period
26/09/2019 26/06/2019 to 26/08/2019
Frequently Ask Questions
Q. What is the requirement for applying an electrician's licence?
A.
The applicant should possess :
(a) a National Institute of Technical Education Certificate which curriculum is relevant to the electrical work which an electrician is authorised to perform or such other qualifications as may be acceptable to the Authority, and has not less than 2 years' practical experience in Singapore relevant to the electrical work which an electrician is authorised to perform; or
(b) not less than 10 years' practical experience in Singapore relevant to the electrical work which an electrician is authorised to perform.
Q. What is the application fee required for an electrician's licence?
A. The application fee for an electrician's 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 an electrician's 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 with 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 a written assessment test and 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 electrician's 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.
Due to the overwhelming response, seats for your selected assessment date has been filled up. You may apply for subsequent assessment dates when the application is open. Please refer to the application page for more information on the next assessment date.
 
 
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