Information on Tests Related to the Specified Skilled Worker Program

Proficiency Tests

In order to work under a Specified Skilled Worker (i) status of residence, you need to pass a Japanese language test and a skills proficiency test. (You do not need to pass these tests if you have satisfactorily completed Technical Intern Training (ii). However, to work in a different field, you need to pass a skills proficiency test in the field in which you wish to work.) Taking these tests costs money.

Important Notes

  • The test schedules on this page are based on information from the websites of the government agencies and organizations offering the tests.
  • The information on the websites of the government agencies and organizations offering the tests might be more recent than the information shown on this page. Please be sure to check the website of the government agency or organization offering the test you are interested in.
  • You can access the websites of the government agencies and organizations offering these tests via the “Test Information” page on the website of the Ministry of Justice. (Japanese only) (http://www.moj.go.jp/isa/policies/ssw/nyuukokukanri01_00135.html)
  • If you wish to take a test, you should check the website of the government agency or organization offering the test and carry out the required procedure.

For All Fields

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Philippines October 2, 4–9, 11–18, 2021
Cambodia October 11–14, 16–18, 2021
Nepal October 2–5, 8, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2021
November 4, 7–12, 14–19, 21, 22, 24–27, 29, 30, 2021
December 1–3, 5–9, 12–17, 2021
Mongolia October 3, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 2021
Indonesia October 2–18, 2021
Thailand October 2, 7, 2021
Within Japan October 2–18, 2021

Nursing Care Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Philippines October 2, 4–9, 11–18, 2021
Cambodia October 11–14, 16–18, 2021
Nepal October 2–5, 8, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2021
Mongolia October 3, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 2021
Indonesia October 2–17, 2021
Thailand October 2, 7, 2021
Within Japan October 2–31, 2021
November 1, 2, 4–22, 24–30, 2021
December 1–28, 2021

Building Cleaning Management Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan November 1, 2, 4, 8, 15–19, 2021

Three Manufacturing Fields (for the Machine Parts and Tooling Field, Industrial Machinery Field, and Electric, Electronics and Information Field)

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Indonesia October 26–28, 2021
Within Japan November 2, 2021

Construction Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan October 11, 13, 2021
November 11, 12, 25, 2021

Shipbuilding and Ship Machinery Field

Automobile Repair and Maintenance Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Philippines October 2, 4–9, 11–18, 2021
November 4–19, 21, 22, 24–26, 29, 30, 2021
Within Japan October 2–31, 2021
November 1, 2, 4–22, 24–30, 2021

Accommodation Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan November 4, 5, 7–9, 11, 13, 2021

Agriculture Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Philippines October 2, 4–9, 11–18, 2021
Cambodia October 11–14, 16–18, 2021
Nepal October 2–5, 8, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2021
Mongolia October 3, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 2021
Indonesia October 2–16, 18, 2021
Thailand October 2, 7, 2021
Within Japan October 2–31, 2021
November 1, 2, 4–22, 24–30, 2021

Food and Beverage Manufacturing Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Philippines October 2, 4, 2021
Indonesia October 2–4, 2021
Within Japan October 14, 15, 18, 19, 21–23, 26–28, 2021

Food Service Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Philippines October 2, 4–9, 11–18, 2021
Cambodia October 11–14, 16–18, 2021
Nepal October 2–5, 8, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2021
Indonesia October 2–16, 18, 2021
Thailand October 2, 7, 2021
Within Japan October 14–16, 18–24, 26–28, 2021