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Worker Licence Application Requirements
 
Application for a Gas Service Worker Licence
A gas service worker licence entitles the holder to carry out the following gas service work where the operating pressure is not more than 30 mbars :-
(i) to construct, fix, alter, repair and renew gas pipes and fittings;
(ii) to install, maintain, repair and test gas appliances; and
(iii) to install or remove gas meters and to turn on gas supply on behalf of a gas licensee.

List of Documents required for application
A copy of the following documents are to be submitted with the online application form:
(i) Passport-sized photo in colour;
(ii) Certificates issued by the Building and Construction Authority/ Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a local polytechnic;
(iii) Testimonial(s) or a letter certifying that the applicant has at least 2 years of relevant practical experience on town gas or natural gas installations in consumer premises under the supervision of a licensed gas service worker. Please include the name and licence number of the licensed gas service worker;
(iv) Certificate of Fitness (medical report issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner) - for applicants 65 years old and above; and
(v) Foreign Identification Number (FIN) Card/ Work Permit (Front & Back) - for work permit holders only.

Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

Qualifications
An applicant who meets either one of the following requirements may apply for a gas service worker licence:
(a) Holds a Builder Certificate in Plumbing and Pipefitting issued by the BCA Academy and a Gas Service Workers Course certificate issued by the BCA Academy, and has at least 2 years of practical experience in Singapore relevant to the work to be performed by a gas service worker.
or
(b) Holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a local polytechnic and a Certificate in Gas Technology issued by the BCA Academy, and has at least 2 years of practical experience in Singapore relevant to the work to be performed by a gas service worker.
or
(c) Holds a Gas Service Workers Course certificate or Certificate in Gas Technology issued by the BCA Academy, and has not less than 10 years of practical experience in Singapore relevant to the work to be performed by a gas service worker.

Interview Assessment
Eligible candidates will be notified via email to attend an interview. Please see this list of sample questions to help you prepare for the interview.

Application Fees
The application fee for a gas service worker 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 Gas Service Worker licence fees
Payment for application and licence fees for a gas service worker 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 gas service worker licence?
A. Applicant must have either (a) a Builder Certificate in Plumbing and Pipefitting and a Gas Service Workers Course certificate issued by the BCA Academy, and at least 2 years of practical experience in Singapore relevant to the work to be performed by a gas service worker;
or
(b) a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a local polytechnic and a Certificate in Gas Technology issued by the BCA Academy, and at least 2 years of practical experience in Singapore relevant to the work to be performed by a gas service worker.
or
(c) a Gas Service Workers Course certificate or Certificate in Gas Technology issued by the BCA Academy, and has not less than 10 years of practical experience in Singapore relevant to the work to be performed by a gas service worker.
Q.Can a holder of Diploma in Mechanical Engineering submit the Gas Service Workers Course Certificate for application for gas service worker licence?
A. No, a holder of Diploma in Mechanical Engineering is required to have a Certificate in Gas Technology to obtain the extensive theoretical and practical training in gas technology, gas installation and gas equipment necessary to carry out gas service work. He will also be required to have at least 2 years of practical experience relevant to the work to be performed by a gas service worker.
Q.What is the application fee required for a gas service worker licence?
A. The application fee for a gas service worker 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.What is the difference between a gas service worker licence and a gas service worker licence (Restricted)?
A. The holder of a gas service worker licence is permitted to construct, fix, alter, repair and renew gas pipes and fittings, to install, maintain, repair and test gas appliances and to install or remove gas meters and to turn on gas supply on behalf of a gas licensee where the operating pressure is not more than 30 mbars.

A holder of gas service worker licence (Restricted) is only permitted to install, maintain, repair and test gas appliances and to install or remove gas meters and to turn on gas supply on behalf of a gas licensee where the operating pressure is not more than 30 mbars.

Q.What is the scope of submission for gas service work that a licensed gas service worker can make?
A. A licensed gas service worker may make submission for the gas service work for residential and commercial premises where the operating pressure is not more than 30 mbars and where such gas installations do not involve gas booster system, gas leakage detection, welded steel pipe joints or specialised equipment not used for cooking purposes.
Q.Can a licensed gas service worker design, endorse, and submit gas installation plans for Direct Access Customer?
A. No. A licensed gas service worker is not allowed to design, endorse and submit plans for Direct Access Customer.

A Professional Engineer in the mechanical engineering discipline shall be engaged for the design, installation and commissioning of such gas service work.

Q.Can a licensed gas service worker perform gas service work involving gas booster system, gas leakage detection system interlocking wth the safety cut-off valve, etc?
A. A licensed gas service worker is only allowed to perform the gas service work involving gas booster system, gas leakage detection system interlocking with the safety cut-off valve, etc, under the supervision of a Professional Engineer in the mechanical engineering discipline.
Q.Can a licensed gas service worker perform gas service work where the gas pressure is higher than 30 mbars?
A. A licensed gas service worker is only allowed to perform the gas service work where the gas pressure is higher than 30 mbars under the supervision of a Professional Engineer in mechanical engineering discipline.
Q.What are the regulations, codes, and handbooks that a licensed gas service worker shall comply with?
A. All gas service workers shall comply with the Gas Act (Cap. 116A), the Gas (Supply) Regulations and the Gas Supply Code.

All gas service work to be carried out by a licensed gas service worker shall comply with the Singapore Standard SS608:2015 Code of Practice for Gas Installation.

The licensed gas service worker shall also comply with the relevant gas retailer's Handbook on the procedures and requirements for gas supply.

In addition, gas appliances and equipment are to be installed and maintained according to manufacturer's recommendations.

Q.How do I make payment for the fees of a gas service worker 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 on-line application is accepted, you will be issued with an Application Reference No. With this application 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 required for the photograph?
A. The image file for the photograph shall be in .cmp, .gif, .jpg, .wpg, or .png format up to a maximum 50KB 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 your valid work permit or employment pass in this online submission.
Q. How can I find out whether my online application is accepted?
A. Once your online application is successfully submitted, an acknowledgement receipt will be displayed and an application reference No. will be assigned to you for enquiring 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.Where can I attend the Gas Service Worker course?
A. You may attend the Gas Service Worker course conducted by BCA Academy, the educational and research arm of the Building and Construction Authority. You can find out the details of the course at BCA Academy's website http://www.bcaa.edu.sg or call BCA Academy at Tel: 62489999 for enquiries.
Q.Where can I attend the Certificate in Gas Technology Course?
A. You may attend the Certificate in Gas Technology course conducted by BCA Academy, the educational and research arm of the Building and Construction Authority. You can find out the details of the course at BCA Academy's website http://www.bcaa.edu.sg or call BCA Academy at Tel: 62489999 for enquiries.
Q.How do I collect my gas service worker 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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