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.

In order to work under a Specified Skilled Worker (ii) status of residence, you need to pass a Specified Skilled Worker (ii) skills proficiency test. Work experience might be required in order to take tests. For more details, check the test information.

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.

Exam schedule

Specified Skilled Worker (i) exam schedule

For All Fields

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan January 5–7, 9–18, 2024
February 1–10, 13–22, 24–29, 2024
March 1–10, 2024
Philippines January 5–7, 9–18, 2024
February 1–9, 13–17, 19–22, 25–29, 2024
March 1–10, 2024
Cambodia January 5–6, 15–17, 2024
February 4, 8–9, 15–16, 18, 24–25, 2024
March 2–3, 6–7, 2024
Myanmar January 5–7, 9–18, 2024
February 4–10, 13–22, 24–29, 2024
March 4–10, 2024
Mongolia January 10, 14, 2024
February 14, 21, 28, 2024
March 3, 2024
Nepal January 5, 7, 9–11, 14–16, 18, 2024
February 1, 4–9, 13–22, 25–28, 2024
March 1, 3–7, 10, 2024
Indonesia January 5–7, 9–18, 2024
February 1–10, 13, 15–22, 24–29, 2024
March 1–10, 2024
Thailand January 10, 12, 16, 18, 2024
February 27, 29, 2024
March 4–6, 8–10, 2024
India January 7, 9, 16–18, 2024
February 8, 10, 18–19, 2024
March 2, 5, 10, 2024
Sri Lanka January 5–6, 9–13, 16–18, 2024
February 1–3, 5–10, 13–22, 24–29, 2024
March 1–7, 9–10, 2024
Uzbekistan January 13, 16–18, 2024
February 8, 10, 14–15, 27–28, 2024
March 3, 5, 7, 2024
Bangladesh January 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 2024
February 4–8, 13–14, 2024
March 10, 2024

Nursing Care Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan January 5–6, 9–13, 15–20, 22–27, 29–31, 2024
Philippines January 5–7, 9–18, 2024
Cambodia January 5–6, 15, 2024
Myanmar January 5–7, 11–14, 18–31, 2024
Mongolia January 10, 14, 2024
Nepal January 5, 7, 9–10, 21–23, 25, 28–31, 2024
Indonesia January 5–7, 9–18, 2024
Thailand January 10, 12, 16, 2024
India January 7, 9, 16–18, 2024
Sri Lanka January 19–20, 22–24, 26–27, 29–31, 2024
Uzbekistan January 13, 16–18, 2024
Bangladesh January 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 2024

Building Cleaning Management Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan January 25–27, 2024
Indonesia January 28–31, 2024
February 1, 2024

Machine parts and tooling/Industrial machinery/Electric, electronics and information fields

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan January 24, 26, 29, 31, 2024
February 1, 5, 2024

Construction Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan January 15, 22, 24–25, 29, 31, 2024
February 5, 15–16, 19, 26, 29, 2024
Philippines January 5–7, 9–18, 2024
Cambodia January 5–6, 15, 2024
Mongolia January 10, 14, 2024
Indonesia January 5–7, 9–18, 2024
Thailand January 10, 12, 16, 2024
Uzbekistan January 13, 16–18, 2024
Sri Lanka January 19–20, 22–24, 26–27, 29–31, 2024
India January 7, 16, 18, 2024
Bangladesh January 19–20, 22–24, 26–27, 29–31, 2024

Automobile Repair and Maintenance Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan January 5–6, 9–13, 15–20, 22–27, 29–31, 2024
Philippines January 5–7, 9–18, 2024

Aviation Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan February 13–14, 22, 2024

Accommodation Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Philippines February 23–24, 26–27, 2024
Nepal February 1–4, 2024
Indonesia March 2–3, 5–6, 2024
India February 26–29, 2024

Agriculture Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan January 5–7, 9–31, 2024
February 1–10, 13–17, 19–24, 26–29, 2024
March 1–2, 4–9, 2024
Philippines January 5–7, 9–18, 2024
February 1–9, 13–17, 19–22, 25–29, 2024
March 1–10, 2024
Cambodia January 5–6, 15, 2024
February 4, 8–9, 15–16, 18, 24–25, 2024
March 2–3, 6–7, 2024
Myanmar January 5–7, 9–31, 2024
February 5–9, 14–22, 24–29, 2024
March 7–10, 2024
Mongolia January 10, 14, 2024
February 14, 21, 28, 2024
March 3, 2024
Nepal January 5, 7, 9–10, 21–23, 25, 28–31, 2024
February 1, 4–9, 13–22, 25–28, 2024
March 1, 3, 2024
Indonesia January 5–7, 9–31, 2024
February 1–10, 13, 15–22, 24–29, 2024
March 1–10, 2024
Thailand January 10, 12, 16, 2024
February 27, 29, 2024
March 4–6, 8–10, 2024
Uzbekistan January 13, 16–18, 2024
February 8, 10, 14–15, 27–28, 2024
March 3, 5, 7, 2024
Sri Lanka January 19–20, 22–24, 26–27, 29–31, 2024
February 1–3, 5–10, 13–22, 24–29, 2024
March 1–2, 2024
India January 7, 9, 16–18, 2024
February 8, 10, 17–19, 2024
March 2, 5, 10, 2024
Bangladesh January 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 2024
February 4–8, 13–14, 2024
March 10, 2024

Food and Beverage Manufacturing Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan January 5–19, 2024
Philippines January 5–7, 9–18, 2024
March 1–10, 2024
Indonesia January 5–7, 9–31, 2024
March 1–10, 2024

Food Service Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan January 5–19, 2024
Philippines January 5–7, 9–18, 2024
February 1–9, 13–22, 25–28, 2024
March 1–10, 2024
Cambodia January 5–6, 15, 2024
February 4, 8–9, 15–16, 18, 24–25, 2024
March 2–3, 6–7, 2024
Myanmar January 5–7, 9–31, 2024
February 4–10, 13–22, 24–29, 2024
March 7–10, 2024
Nepal January 5, 7, 9–10, 21–23, 25, 28–31, 2024
February 1, 4–9, 13–22, 25–28, 2024
March 1, 3, 2024
Indonesia January 5–7, 9–31, 2024
February 1–9, 13, 15–22, 24–29, 2024
March 1–10, 2024
Thailand January 10, 12, 16, 2024
February 27, 29, 2024
March 4–6, 8–10, 2024
Sri Lanka January 19–20, 22–24, 26–27, 29–31, 2024
February 1–3, 5–10, 13–22, 24–29, 2024
March 1–2, 2024

Specified Skilled Worker (ii) exam schedule

Machine parts and tooling/Industrial machinery/Electric, electronics and information fields

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan January 24, 26, 29, 31, 2024
February 1, 5, 2024

Construction Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan January 15, 22, 24–25, 29. 31, 2024
February 5, 15-16, 19, 26, 29, 2024

Agriculture Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan February 19–21, 2024