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Worker Licence Application Requirements
 
Application for an Electrical Engineer's Licence
An electrical engineer's licence entitles the holder to carry out the following electrical work;
(a) design, install, repair, maintain, operate, inspect, test and take full charge and responsibility for any electrical installation up to his/her licence’s limit.
(b) An electrical engineer's licence has a range of operation voltage restrictions. They are as follows:-
 
(i) in operation : "up to 1000 volts"
(ii) in operation : "up to 22000 volts"
(iii) in operation : "up to 66000 volts"
(iv) in operation : "up to 230000 volts"
(v) restricted to particular installations.

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 electrical engineer'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 the safe operation of any electrical/supply installation up to the operating voltage applied for under the licence.
(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] up to the operating voltage applied for under the licence. 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 any electrical/supply installation up to the operating voltage applied for under the licence in accordance to the requirement and procedures set out in the CPs, including periodic inspection and testing required for a safe and operational installation.

Applicants applying for authorisation beyond low voltage are required to be familiar with high voltage [up to the voltage level applied for] apparatus, safety rules and procedures on operation and maintenance of high voltage equipment.

Qualifications
An applicant who meets the following requirements may apply for an electrical engineer's licence.
(a) is a registered professional engineer in electrical engineering under the Professional Engineers Act (Cap. 253); and
(b) has not less than 2 years' post-graduate experience in Singapore in electrical power engineering relevant to the electrical work which an electrical engineer is authorised to perform.

Application fees
The application fee for an electrical engineer's is $50/- and is non-refundable. Upon approval of your licence application, login to EMA e-Services Website with your SingPass to pay the $80/- licence fee.

Mode of Payment for Electrical Engineer's licence fees
Application and licence fees for an Electrical Engineer's may be made via one of the following methods:
eNETS Debit eNETS Credit Card  

Frequently Ask Questions
Q. What is the requirement for applying an electrical engineer's licence?
A.
The applicant should :
(a) be a registered professional engineer in electrical engineering under the Professional Engineers Act (Cap. 253); and
(b) have not less than 2 years' post-graduate experience in Singapore in electrical power engineering relevant to the electrical work which an electrical engineer is authorised to perform.
Q. What is the application fee required for an electrical engineer's licence?
A. The application fee for an electrical engineer'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 $80/- licence fee.
Q. How do I make payment for an electrical engineer'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 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 electrical engineer'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.
 
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