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Employment Qualification Examination To Begin In July

Employment Qualification Examination To Begin In July
The employment qualifying examination in Saudi Arabia will start in July. The Professional Verification Program is implemented by the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Technical Vocational Training Corporation.Under the scheme, the expat skilled workers will have to prove their skills to continue working in Kingdom. Expats currently working in the Kingdom will have to prove through theoretical and practical tests that they are qualified to do the work listed in their Iqama.

The people who want to work in Saudi Arabia are required to apply for a work visa only after passing the Vocational Skills Examination conducted at selected international examination centers in their home country. They will not have to appear for the exam again. The objective is to improve the quality of the labor market and control the number of unskilled workers.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development instructed the institutions to prepare workers currently working in Saudi Arabia for the exam. The institute can be selected by the employer through which the workers intend to appear for the examination through the website SVP.QIWA.SA. The institutions that are interested in appearing for the examination can also register on the same website.

There are indications that those with more than a thousand professions in 23 fields will have to pass the exam.

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