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Worker Licence Application Requirements
 
Application for an Electrical Technician's Licence
An electrical technician's licence entitles the holder to carry out the following electrical work -
(a) install, repair, maintain, operate, inspect and test an electrical installation where the operating voltage of such installation does not exceed 1000 volts and the approved load of such installation does not exceed 500 kVA;
(b) design and submit plans and drawings of an electrical installation where the operating voltage of such installation does not exceed 1000 volts and the approved load of such installation does not exceed 150 kVA, except that the limitation of 1000 volts shall not apply in the case of an Electric Discharge Lighting Circuit; and
(c) carry out any work or switching operation as instructed by or under the supervision of an authorised high voltage switching engineer.
Qualifications
An applicant who meets the following requirements may apply for the electrical technician's licence -
(a) technician diploma majoring in electrical power engineering from Singapore Polytechnic or Ngee Ann Polytechnic, or other qualifications accepted by the Authority. Please note that qualifications from certain institutions such as the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from private education institutions have not been accepted for the purpose of granting the electrical technician's licence. Applicants can check with EMA at ema_rd_elise@ema.gov.sg if they have any questions and clarifications; and
(b) has not less than 2 years' practical experience in Singapore relevant to the electrical work which an electrical technician is authorised to perform.
Application fees
The application fee for an electrical technician's licence is $50/-. This application fee is non-refundable. When your application is approved, you will be assigned a user id and a password to enable you to make payment of $60/- for the licence fee.
Mode of Payment for Electrical Technician's licence fees
Application and licence fees for an Electrical Technician's 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 an electrical technician's licence?
A.
(a) The applicant should possess a technician diploma majoring in electrical power engineering from Singapore / Ngee Ann Polytechnic or such other qualifications may be acceptable to the Authority; and
(b) has not less than 2 years' practical experience in Singapore relevant to the electrical work which an electrical technician is authorised to perform.
Q. What is the application fee required for an electrical technician's licence?
A. The application fee for an electrical technician's licence is $50/-. This application fee is non-refundable. When your application is approved, you will be assigned with a user id and a password to enable you to make payment of $60/- for the licence fee.
Q. How do I make payment for an electrical technician'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 at https://www.ema.gov.sg 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 and 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. If your application is approved, you will be notified to make payment for the licence fee.
Q. How do I collect my electrical technician'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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