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
Within Japan October 7–9, 11–31, 2022
November 1–21, 2022
Philippines October 8, 13–15, 17, 24–29, 2022
November 5, 7–11, 13–19, 21, 2022
Cambodia October 23, 25–27, 2022
November 10–13, 2022
Myanmar October 22, 24–29, 31, 2022
November 1–2, 4–5, 8–12, 14–15, 2022
Mongolia October 12, 18–19, 23, 26, 31, 2022
November 2, 9, 13, 16, 2022
Nepal October 11–14, 16–19, 2022
November 6–9, 11, 13–15, 2022
Indonesia October 7–9, 11–15, 17–22, 24–28, 31, 2022
November 1–2, 4–19, 2022
Thailand October 7, 19, 30–31, 2022
November 5, 10, 2022
India October 7, 9, 16, 18, 30, 2022
November 6, 9, 13, 18, 20, 2022
Sri Lanka October 11–13, 16, 18–20, 23, 2022
November 8–10, 13, 15–16, 2022
Uzbekistan October 7–8, 11–14, 16–18, 20–21, 23–28, 31, 2022
November 1, 4, 6–11, 13–15, 17–18, 21, 2022

Nursing Care Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan October 1–9, 11–31, 2022
November 1–2, 4–22, 24–30, 2022
December 1–28, 2022
Philippines October 8, 13–15, 17, 24–29, 2022
November 5, 7–11, 13–19, 21, 2022
December 5, 9, 11–17, 20–23, 2022
Cambodia October 23, 25–27, 2022
November 10, 2022
December 15–16, 18, 24–25, 2022
Myanmar October 25–29, 31, 2022
November 1–2, 4–5, 8–12, 14–15, 2022
Mongolia October 12, 18–19, 23, 26, 2022
November 2, 9, 13, 16, 2022
December 13–14, 21, 27–28, 2022
Nepal October 11–14, 16–19, 2022
November 6–9, 11, 13–15, 2022
December 4–7, 9, 12–14, 16, 19–23, 26–28, 2022
Indonesia October 7–9, 11–15, 17–22, 24–28, 31, 2022
November 1–2, 4–17, 19, 2022
December 2–3, 5–23, 27–28, 2022
Thailand October 7, 19, 30, 2022
November 5, 2022
December 18, 21, 28, 2022
India October 7, 9, 16, 18, 30, 2022
November 6, 9, 13, 18, 20, 2022
December 4, 10, 18, 22, 2022
Sri Lanka October 11–13, 16, 18–20, 23, 2022
November 8–10, 13, 15–16, 2022
December 4–6, 9, 12–16, 19, 2022
Uzbekistan October 7–8, 11–14, 16–18, 20–21, 23–28, 31, 2022
November 1, 4, 6–11, 13–15, 17–18, 21, 2022
December 1–2, 5–6, 9, 12–16, 19–20, 22–24, 26–28, 2022

Building Cleaning Management Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan October 28, 31, 2022
November 1–2, 10–11, 14–18, 20–22, 2022

Machine parts and tooling/Industrial machinery/Electric, electronics and information fields (the former Machine Parts and Tooling Field, the Former Industrial Machinery Field, and the former Electric, Electronics, and Information Field)

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan October 14, 20–21, 27–28, 31, 2022
November 2, 11, 14, 18, 2022

Construction Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan November 10, 17, 2022
December 21, 2022

Shipbuilding and Ship Machinery Field

Automobile Repair and Maintenance Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan October 1–9, 11–31, 2022
November 1–2, 4–22, 24–30, 2022
Philippines October 8, 13–15, 17, 24–29, 2022
November 5, 7–11, 13–19, 21, 2022

Aviation Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan October 17, 2022
November 22, 2022

Agriculture Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan October 1–9, 11–31, 2022
November 1–30, 2022
December 1–28, 2022
Philippines October 8, 13–15, 17, 24–29, 2022
November 5, 7–11, 13–19, 21, 2022
December 5, 9, 11–17, 20–23, 2022
January 4–8, 10–15, 2023
Cambodia October 23, 25–27, 2022
November 10, 2022
December 15–16, 18, 24–25, 2022
January 8, 15, 2023
Myanmar October 25–29, 31, 2022
November 1–2, 4–5, 8–12, 14–15, 2022
Mongolia October 12, 18–19, 23, 26, 2022
November 2, 9, 13, 16, 2022
December 13–14, 21, 27–28, 2022
January 8, 10–11, 2023
Nepal October 11–14, 16–19, 2022
November 6–9, 11, 13–15, 2022
December 4–7, 9, 12–14, 16, 19–23, 26–28, 2022
January 6, 8, 10–11, 13, 15, 2023
Indonesia October 7–9, 11–15, 17–22, 24–28, 31, 2022
November 1–2, 4–17, 19, 2022
December 2–3, 5–23, 27–28, 2022
January 5–6, 8, 10–15, 2023
Thailand October 7, 19, 30, 2022
November 5, 2022
December 18, 21, 28, 2022
Uzbekistan October 7–8, 11–14, 16–18, 20–21, 23–28, 31, 2022
November 1, 4, 6–11, 13–15, 17–18, 21, 2022
December 1–2, 5–6, 9, 12–16, 19–20, 22–24, 26–28, 2022
January 5–6, 8, 10–13, 15, 2023
Sri Lanka October 11–13, 16, 18–20, 23, 2022
November 8–10, 13, 15–16, 2022
December 4–6, 9, 12–16, 19, 2022
January 8, 10–11, 13, 2023
India October 7, 9, 16, 18, 30, 2022
November 6, 9, 13, 18, 20, 2022
December 4, 10, 18, 22, 2022
January 8, 11, 2023

Fishery and Aquaculture Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan October 1–31, 2022
November 1–30, 2022

Food and Beverage Manufacturing Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan October 3–7, 10–22, 24–30, 2022
Philippines October 17, 24–29, 2022
December 5, 9, 11–17, 20–23, 2022
Indonesia October 17–22, 24–28, 31, 2022
December 2–3, 5–23, 27–28, 2022

Food Service Field

Exam schedule

CountrySchedule
Within Japan October 3–5, 10–14, 16–22, 24–29, 2022
Philippines October 8, 13–15, 17, 24–29, 2022
November 5, 7–11, 13–19, 21, 2022
December 5, 9, 11–17, 20–23, 2022
January 4–8, 10–15, 2023
Cambodia October 23, 25–27, 2022
November 10, 2022
December 15–16, 18, 24–25, 2022
January 8, 15, 2023
Myanmar October 25–29, 31, 2022
November 1–2, 4–5, 8–12, 14–15, 2022
Nepal October 11–14, 16–19, 2022
November 6–9, 11, 13–15, 2022
December 4–7, 9, 12–14, 16, 19–23, 26–28, 2022
January 6, 8, 10–11, 13, 15, 2023
Indonesia October 7–9, 11–15, 17–22, 24–28, 31, 2022
November 1–2, 4–17, 19, 2022
December 2–3, 5–23, 27–28, 2022
January 5–6, 8, 10–15, 2023
Thailand October 7, 19, 30, 2022
November 5, 2022
December 18, 21, 28, 2022
Sri Lanka October 11–13, 16, 18–20, 23, 2022
November 8–10, 13, 15–16, 2022
December 4–6, 9, 12–16, 19, 2022
January 8, 10–11, 13, 2023