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General Questions

1.       What is the purpose of adjustment in application requirements in construction trade testing?

2.       How to re-schedule my test to a later date?

About the Adjustment of Application Requirements

3.       What types of documentary proofs for work experience would be accepted in applications?

4.       Are there any limitations on the bridging programmes/courses for trade test applications?

About Re-sit Application of Trade Test

5.       What is the arrangement for re-sit application if I failed in both written and practical tests?

6.       If I passed the written test but failed in practical test, may I apply for re-sit for practical test only?

7.       If I passed the practical test but failed in written test, may I apply for re-sit for written test only?

 


Answers


General Questions

1.       What is the purpose of adjustment in application requirements in construction trade testing?

The purposes of the adjustment are:

  • to ensure candidates possessing the required skills level and practical experience by adjusting the application requirements (including work experience and proof) and introducing written tests for intermediate trade tests; as well as
  • to encourage candidates having good understanding of their needs in taking the test and craftsmanship levels prior to application, which could allow Hong Kong Construction Industry Trade Testing Centre (HKCITTC) to deliver more efficient trade testing services for workers with genuine needs.

 

2.       How to re-schedule my test to a later date?

Candidates who notify the HKCITTC in writing at least 3 calendar days in advance of the scheduled test day may receive a one-time free re-scheduling for the trade test to a later date.

 

About the Adjustment of Application Requirements

3.       What types of documentary proofs for work experience would be accepted in applications?

 

For application of intermediate trade test (ITT), the following types of documentary proofs would be accepted:

i. documentary proof(s) from employer(s); and/or

ii. a declaration or oath/affirmation made by the applicant at one of the Home Affairs Enquiry Centres; and/or

iii. specified form(s) signed by the Chairman/Vice-chairman of one of the recognised trade unions under the CIC Ordinance. These include Construction Site Workers General Union, Resident Site Staff Association, The Federation of Hong Kong Electrical and Mechanical Industries Trade Unions, Hong Kong Construction Industry Employees General Union,  Hong Kong Electrical Engineering Professional Employees Association, and Hong Kong General Union of Lift and Escalator Employees.

 

For application of trade test (TT), the following types of documentary proofs would be accepted:

i. documentary proof(s) from employer(s); and/or

ii. a declaration or oath/affirmation made by the applicant at one of the Home Affairs Enquiry Centres

However, documentary proof issued by trade unions will not be accepted in trade test(TT) applications

(Reference forms in English will be available in the CIC website soon.)

4.       Are there any limitations on the bridging programmes/courses for trade test applications?

 Only recognised bridging programmes/courses will be accepted, which refer to programmes/ courses organised by the Construction Industry Council (CIC), Hong Kong Institute of Construction (HKIC), Vocational Training Council (VTC), Hong Kong Correctional Services Department and The Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers.

 

About Re-sit Application of Trade Test

5.       What is the arrangement for re-sit application if I failed in both written and practical tests?

You may apply for a re-test, which includes both written test and practical test.

But for candidates who fail the test with skill levels far from the passing requirements, they are advised to continue practicing their skills in the field before applying for a re-test. In this connection, such Intermediate Trade Test (or Trade Test) candidates applying for a re-test within 6 months (or 1 year), they are required to pay an extra fee of HK$400 (or HK$800) on top of the test fee. The extra fee will be refunded upon passing the test.

 

6.       If I passed the written test but failed in practical test, may I apply for re-sit for practical test only?

Candidates may apply for re-sit for practical test only. The re-sit application fee for practical test would be identical to the application fee of that test. The written test result is valid for 3 years and there is no limitation on the number(s) of re-sits and intervals between any attempts of the practical test(s). 

But for candidates who fail the test with skill levels far from the passing requirements, they are advised to continue practicing their skills in the field before applying for a re-test. In this connection, such Intermediate Trade Test (or Trade Test) candidates applying for a re-test within 6 months (or 1 year), they are required to pay an extra fee of HK$400 (or HK$800) on top of the test fee. The extra fee will be refunded upon passing the test.

 

7.       If I passed the practical test but failed in written test, may I apply for re-sit for written test only?

Candidates may apply for re-sit for practical test only. The re-sit application fee for written test is HK$100. The practical test result is valid for 3 years and there is no limitation on the number(s) of re-sits and intervals between any attempts of the written test(s).

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Last Updated: 2019-08-20 17:59:07