Regulations for Technician Skills Certification Administration and Test Site（2021.01.20）
Amended & promulgated Article 8、11、17、24、29、31、34、35、36、38、40～42、46～48、49-1、50、52～55、57、59 and Chapter VI title by MOL with Lao-Dong-Fa-Neng-Tzu No. 1100500049 on
January 20, 2021
Article 8 The Central Competent Authority shall appoint 6 to 12 persons that meet one of the following qualifications to establish the guidelines of skills certification for each job category:
1.Those who are or were working as assistant professors or above at universities and have had more than five years of teaching experience in related field.
2.Holding a university or higher degree and having at least 10 years of teaching experience in related fields.
3.Holding a college or higher degree and having held an executive position for at least 5 years or a non-executive position for 8 years in the technical or training department of government agencies (institutions)or a legally registered organization.
4.Holding a senior high or vocational school or higher diploma and the highest skills certificate for a related job category, and having at least 10 years of practical experience in a related occupation or having been a vocational trainer in a related field for at least 10 years.
5.Representing The Central Competent Authority or The Central Competent Authority of the industry in concern.
Establishment guidelines of skills certification for certain specified job categories shall not be subject to the restrictions set forth in the preceding paragraph.
Article 11 The certification administration agency of the written test might mark all written tests or non-multiple-choice written field tests at a designated site.
Where a written or a field test is computer-based, the responsible organization must adopt online scoring via the computer system.
Article 17 Skills certification registration shall be conducted in accordance with the corresponding registration brochure of the year. Once registered, applicants may not request for deregistration, refund of the registration fee, restitution of field test materials, or change of job category, class, stage, or test district.
Under any of the following circumstances, applications for a full refund of the Written and field test fees can be made to The Central Competent Authority, accompanied by documents as stipulated in each of the following paragraph:
1.Where the responsible organization fails to conduct a test due to natural disasters, incidents, or other major accidents, and the test is rescheduled for another time, test applicants may attach relevant documents such as admission tickets or field test notices if they are unable to participate in the rescheduled test.
2.Where a test applicant fails to take a test due to natural disasters, incidents, occupational accidents, military service conscription or roll-call mobilization, the test applicant may attach relevant documents such as proof of natural disasters or incidents, on-job injuries, payments from the labor insurance for occupational injuries and illnesses, military service conscription, roll-call mobilization, etc.
3.Where a test applicant dies before a test, the test applicant’s legal successor may attach relevant documents such as a death certificate, a post-mortem certificate, etc.
Where a test applicant fails to take a written or field test on the testing date due to giving birth, marriage, hospitalization for major injuries, or the funeral or burial of relatives within the third degree, the test applicant may apply to The Central Competent Authority for a half refund of the written and field test fees, along with relevant documents such as proof of childbirth, wedding invitation, hospitalization for major injuries and obituaries, etc.
Chapter VI Field invigilation for written and field tests and field marking
Article 24 Certification administration agencies conducting written and field tests shall appoint individuals who meet one of the following qualifications to be invigilators of any written or field test:
1.Those who are or who were government agency (institution) personnel of elementary rank status or equivalent level;
2.Those who are or who were teachers or administrative staff members of public and private schools.
3.Those who carry the qualification as a field marker for technician skills certification.
Invigilators for computer written and field tests shall meet one of the qualifications described in the preceding paragraph or hold a college or higher degree and are currently employed by certification administration agencies and trained and certified by The Central Competent Authority.
Article 29 When invigilators of written and field tests are found to be with one of the following situations, the concerned certification administration agency shall immediately relieve them of their duties and notify The Central Competent Authority and their employers:
1.Being 15 minutes late for or absent from a pre-test invigilation workshop without justification;
2.Unable to maintain order of examination sites effectively;
3.Losing tests or answer sheets (cards);
4.Having bad attitudes or arguing with examinees when invigilating;
5.Failing to recuse themselves in accordance with Article 27;
6.Having other negligent conduct that has had negative effects on examinees’ interests or test related matters.
When invigilators have any of the situations described in the preceding paragraph, certification administration agencies may assess the degree of severity of the circumstances and never appoint them for invigilation again.
Article 31 Certification administration agencies shall record the performance evaluation of each invigilator and marker at each field test.
Where the performance evaluation for the field marker in the preceding paragraph records any of the matters listed in the preceding two articles or Articles 39 and 39-1 of the Regulations on Technician Skills Certification and Issuance of Certificates, such evaluation records shall be forwarded to the central competent authority for handling.
Article 34 The written tests examinees shall enter the examination room by presenting their admission tickets along with photo ID such as national ID, passport, national insurance card, driver’s license, resident certificate or entry/exit permit qualified for application for certification.
After locating designated desks and taking a seat, the examinee shall place the test ticket and the identity documents specified in the preceding paragraph on the left front corner of the desktop or the place instructed by the invigilator for verification; the examinee shall verify the note sign of answer sheet or card, name, ticket number, job categories, level and test questions and other information and, in the event of any data inconsistency or seal angle not being sealed properly, the examinee shall report it to the invigilator immediately.
After entering the examination room, the written tests examinees shall be processed in accordance with the following regulations:
1.Prepare one’s own stationary for test, and shall not ask to borrow it from others during test.
2.All items shall be placed in accordance with the indications of invigilators, except for stationary to be used for test.
3.Bringing into the test venue devices such as mobile phones, wearable devices, or other apparatuses and equipment with information transmission, sensing, shooting, recording functions is not allowed, and these kinds of devices shall not be placed inside drawers, tables, or chairs, or beside seats; The same restrictions shall be applicable even if such materials are turned off.
Article 35 Before or during the written test, an examinee who commits any of the following shall have his/her test participating qualification cancelled and have his/her eligibility to participate in tests withheld.
1.Having a imposture examinee;
2.Holding forged or altered proof of identity
Before or during the written test, an examinee who commits any of the following shall have his/her test participating qualification cancelled and his/her eligibility to participate in tests withheld.
1.Exchanging seats or test sheets or answer cards with others;
2.Using mobile phones, wearable devices or other information transmission, or any sensing, shooting, recording equipment and facility.
3.Failure to abide by the rules of the test site, not accepting the invigilator’s advice, and disrupting the overall order of the test site.
Examinee who commits any of the preceding two specified offences shall only be allowed to leave the test site after the stipulated time.
The written test score of an examinee who commits any of the following during the test shall be zero:
1.Deliver documents, reference materials, or write related articles or signals.
2.Take books, references, texts of relevant writing, or related signals.
3.Refuse to submit test questions or answer sheet (card).
4.Use tools inconsistent with test questions requirement.
5.Peek into the answer sheet (card) of others, allow others to peek into one’s own answer intentionally, or talk with one another.
6.Writes (copies) relevant texts, symbols on table, chair, stationary, body parts, test ticket or other places.
7.Borrowing stationery from others.
If an examinee is found to have committed any offense specified in paragraph 1, 2 or any of the preceding paragraph, after the completion of the written test, his/her written test score shall be counted as zero.
Article 36 A 20-point deduction shall be imposed on written examinees found with one of the following situations:
1.Having used the seat and therefore the answer card of another examinee throughout the entire test;
2.Opening or damaging the sealed corner of the answer sheets (card) or cutting or smearing the answer sheets (card);
3.Tearing of the tag attached to the test sheets, or writing his or her name or putting down other texts or symbols on the answer sheets;
4.Leaving the test room within 45 minutes after the test begins;
5.Carrying mobile phones, wearable devices or other equipment and devices with information transmission, sensing, shooting and recording functions, or placing the above devices in the drawers, tables, chairs or seats during the test.
6.Self-preparing tools and other items which do not follow the instructions of the Invigilator.
Article 38 During field tests, examinees shall enter the examination room on time. Those failing to enter the examination room within 15 minutes after the test begins shall be disallowed entry into the examination room. For tests conducted in stages or at different sites, other than those of the first stage (at the first site), the other examinees are also required to enter the examination room on time or shall be disallowed entry.
But if there are different instructions on the field tests questions, those instructions shall be followed.
For examinees of field tests adopting written tests of non-choice questions or computer tests, the regulations of Article 33 to the preceding Article shall apply. However, for tests adopting manual grading, the regulations of Article 16 shall apply.
Article 40 To take field tests, examinees shall take position in the designated spot in accordance with their test position numbers and place their test admission, field test notification and proof of identity in the designated location for verification.
Examinees having questions about the machines, equipment, tools or materials that the certification administration agency provides shall raise their questions immediately. No questions may be raised after the test begins.
When questions are raised as stated in the preceding paragraph, invigilators or markers shall solve the problems immediately.
Article 41 Field examinees shall abide by the regulations invigilators or markers have explained.
When discovering any examinees’ intention to cause trouble, hinder the peace of the test field, disrupt the test order or commit any irregularities, invigilators or markers shall instantaneously advise and prevent as well as process in accordance with regulations provided in Article 48.
Invigilators or markers shall report and request the certification administration agency conducting a field test to dispose of any examinee who commits events specified in the preceding paragraph refuses to obey advice; the agency shall report and request the district police station to handle particularly serious violations.
Article 42 Certification administration agency of invigilation, invigilators or markers shall determine the beginning and end of field tests according to each test questions. Examinees may not make their own decisions to start early or extend the test time.
Article 46 During breaks from the test, field examinees shall place their own tools and work pieces according to the instructions of invigilators or markers.
Article 47 Field examinees shall turn in the finished assignment, workpieces and remaining materials to invigilators or markers when the test is over; same for those who leave in the middle of the test. Those who have turned in the said objects and left disallowed reentry.
Article 48 Before or during the field test, an examinee who commits any of the following offences shall have his/her test participating qualification cancelled and his/her eligibility to participate in tests withheld.
1.Having a imposture examinee;
2.Holding forged or altered proof of identity
Before or during the field test, examinee who commits any of the following shall have his/her test participating qualification cancelled and shall have his/her eligibility to participate in tests withheld.
1.Passing information or signals;
2.Assisting or asking others to do the test;
3.Exchanging workpieces or diagrams with others;
4.Carrying any tools, equipment, accessories, pictograms, mobile phones, wearable devices or other equipment and devices with information transmission, sensing, photographing and recording functions or other items which not comply with the requirements of the test.
5.Damaging the machines or equipment intentionally;
6.Failing to abide by these Regulations and disobeying the instructions of invigilators or markers and causing disturbances in and outside the test site;
The field test scores of examinee who commits any of following shall be regarded as disqualified:
1.Failing to turn in the work pieces, diagrams or test sheets that are to be turned in;
2. The disposal of self-owned tools, artifacts and related articles without desktop or following the instructions of the invigilator or marker.
3.Violating Article 23;
4.Knowing that an invigilator or marker has failed to recuse himself or herself as set forth in Article 27 but continuing to take the test.
An examinee found after the test to have been with one of the situations described in the subparagraphs of the preceding paragraph shall be considered failing the test.
For tests conducted in stages or at different stations, any person who has had his/her eligibility withheld shall not be able to further participate in tests conducted in stages or at different stations and his/her written test result shall be regarded as disqualified.
Article 49-1 Where a written test adopts an online test on the computer, or a field test adopts a test on the computer, a test on a simulation machine, or a simulation test, the test questions and answers shall not be publicly disclosed after the test.
The answers to non-choice-question written field test questions shall not be publicly disclosed.
Article 50 The Central Competent Authority and certification administration agencies shall handle the doubts described in Article 49 according to the following procedure:
1.If the doubt involves the actual content of a question, The Central Competent Authority shall turn the information presented by the examinee, the question and the answer over to the original persons of composing test questions bank and request for a reply within 7 days. If necessary, The Central Competent Authority may invite other specialists to examine the reply, review the answer sheet in concern, and inform the examinee of the result.
2.When the doubt raised does not involve the actual content of test questions, The Central Competent Authority or the responsible certification administration agency shall address the problem.
If the persons of composing test questions bank stated in Subparagraph 1 of the preceding paragraph is unable to handle the matter, other persons of composing test questions bank may be invited to handle the matter.
Article 52 When non-choice- question written field test questions are confirmed as erroneous or flawed, the following measures shall be taken:
1.When a question or its sub-question is erroneous and thus making it impossible for examinees to answer, the said question or sub-question shall be discarded and the points it accounts for shall be transferred to other questions or other sub-questions of the question in concern.
2.When a question may be flawed but it is still possible for examinees to give an answer, regarding shall be conducted according to the corrected criterion.
Article 53 During a written or a field test, examinees having questions about the task assigned or the examination room of the assignment for the written test adopting an online test on a computer or the field test adopting a practical task, computer test, machine simulating test, system simulation test or other methods for technology development, characteristics of job category, shall raise the questions on the spot and shall be recorded by the invigilators or markers. Questions that have not been raised on the spot, and has been recorded shall not be processed afterwards.
The questions described in the preceding paragraph shall be processed in accordance with Article 50.
Article 54 Examinees having objections to their written or field test scores may apply in writing to The Central Competent Authority or the responsible certification administration agency for score review within 10 days after receiving the grade report.
Applications filed after the said period shall not be accepted.
Examinees may not request regarding or to view or duplicate the answer sheets (card) or test evaluation sheet, or to be told the points scored on individual items or the referential answers to field test questions. Neither can they request to be given the name nor related information of the invigilators or markers or persons composing the test questions bank.
Each written and field test, examinee shall be allowed to apply for score review once only.
Article 55 The Central Competent Authority or certification administration agencies shall conduct score review in accordance with the following:
1.For written tests, the applicant’s answer card shall be random inspected to verify the applicant’s test admission number. The answer card shall be examined for consistency with answering regulations and rescanned with computerized grading system at a high-sensitivity setting and a low-sensitivity setting once each to confirm whether the score calculation is consistent with the result registered.
2.For written and field tests conducted online, the applicant’s online test sheets (including the answers) shall be random inspected to verify the applicant’s written and field test number and the score shall be calculated to confirm whether it is consistent with the result registered.
3.For field tests, the applicant’s answer sheets or evaluation sheet shall be random inspected to verify the test admission number. The score shall be reviewed to confirm whether the total of the points scored in various items is consistent with the result registered.
The Central Competent Authority or the responsible certification administration agency shall inform the applicant in writing of the review result as well as the grading standards for the concerned job category. The original, photocopies of the answer sheets (card) shall not be provided to the applicant. If the score has been affected by the applicant’s answering approach or use of instruments not compliant with the regulations, it shall be made known to the applicant.
Article 57 Under one of the following circumstances, the person in charge of the certification administration agency conducting the test of invigilation or invigilators or markers shall extend the test time to make up for delays:
1.The test is delayed due to negligence in test administration.
2.Errors in test room assignment or related matters make examinees unable to arrive on time.
3.The test have to be interrupted and continued elsewhere due to inappropriateness of the test site or equipment.
4.Incidental events occur during field tests and temporary suspension is decided.
When any of the circumstances described in the preceding paragraph can be attributed to examinees’ personal conduct, the test shall not be extended to make up for delays.
Article 59 When written or field tests cannot be conducted due to power outages, typhoons, earthquakes, air raids, floods, fires, test sheet shipment mistakes at the test composition site, loss of test sheets, or other critical incidents, the following measure shall be taken:
1.When an incident as stated in the preceding paragraph takes place before a test is held, the responsible certification administration agency shall request The Central Competent Authority to make the decision. If the test is to be held on another date, the said certification administration agency shall publicly announce the postponement and notify the examinees.
2.When an incident as stated in the preceding paragraph takes place during a test and the person in charge of the responsible certification administration agency deems it necessary to suspend the test, all invigilators or markers shall be notified to collect all the answer sheets (cards) or work pieces immediately. Written tests and non-choice-question written field tests that have been in progress for less than half of the due amount of time shall be held anew on another date in accordance with the preceding subparagraph. Those having been in progress for over half of the due amount of time shall not be held anew and the scores shall be calculated in accordance with the preceding article.
3.If the situation described in the preceding subparagraph takes place during a field test in which examinees are assigned, the responsible certification administration agency shall make the corresponding decisions.
4.When the dates of field tests need to be changed. the appointing invigilators and markers for field tests shall not be restricted by subparagraph 1 to subparagraph 4 of Article 26 paragraph 1.