Chapter VI Skills Certification, Issuance of Certificate and Accreditation
The Central Competent Authority shall conduct skills certification for upgrading skill level and developing the certificate system.
The Central Competent Authority, if necessary, may entrust or commission relevant agencies (institutions) or organizations to conduct the skills certification referred to in the preceding paragraph.
The central competent authority of related business or nationally professional organizations legally established for non-profit purpose may apply to the Central Competent Authority for accreditation on the capability of job categories of skills test.
The Central Competent Authority may, if necessary, commission professional accreditation institutions for non-profit purpose to undertake accreditation business referred to in the preceding paragraph.
Regulations concerning qualifications of agencies, organizations and institutions, reviewing procedures, amount of reviewing fees, job categories of accreditation, level and effective period, termination of commissioning, and other matters of management referred to in the preceding two paragraphs shall be prescribed by the Central Competent Authority.
Agencies or organizations accredited (hereinafter referred to as accredited units) in accordance with the preceding article may undertake job categories of skills test, and issue job categories of skills diplomas to persons passing the test.
The effect of diplomas referred to in the preceding paragraph is equivalent to that of technician certificates, and the rank and class of diplomas can be referred to the provision of Article 32; regulations concerning issuance and management of diplomas shall be prescribed by the Central Competent Authority.
The rank for each job category of skills certification can be rated as Class A, Class B and Class C in accordance with its scope of skills and level of specialty; the Central Competent Authority shall determine the rank for job categories which are not easily rated as three classes.
The persons who pass the skills certification will be entitled as technician, and receive technician certificates issued by the Central Competent Authority.
Regulations concerning the matters of establishing and managing questions bank for skills certification, selection, training and evaluation of invigilator and marker, qualifications of certification application, commissioning of written and field tests, evaluation and subsidization of machines and equipments required for the sites of field test, issuance and administration of technician certificates, and the reward on the promotion of technician certificates institution shall be prescribed by the Central Competent Authority.
Regulations concerning the matters of developing job categories of skills certification, establishment of guidelines, formulation of test questions and grading, operational procedures for test, written test invigilation, field test invigilating and marking, and examination site directions shall be prescribed by the Central Competent Authority.
When hiring personnel of technical position, persons with Class B technician certificate may be employed as being equivalent to junior college graduates; persons with Class A technician certificate may be employed as being equivalent to university graduates or above.
Business entities that are technologically related to industries of public safety shall employ technicians of certain percentage; the industries and percentage shall be prescribed by the Executive Yuan.