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  Chapter II Qualifications of Skills Certification Application

Article 5
The rank for job categories of skills certification may be divided into Class A, Class B, and Class C; job categories unsuitable to be divided into three classes may have single class.
Article 6
Persons with 15 years of age or educational attainment of junior high school may apply for skills certification of Class C or single-class certified technician.
The age referred to in the preceding paragraph is calculated on the basis of the first day of the same stage for written test provided by units of skills certification.
Article 7
Persons with one of the following qualifications may apply for skills certification of Class B certified technician:
1. Obtaining a Class C technician certificate for the job category of skills certification applied and also receiving vocational training of related job category for no less than 800 hours in accumulation, or engaging in work related to the job category of skills certification applied for no less than two years;
2. Obtaining a Class C technician certificate for the job category of skills certification applied and also holding a diploma of senior high school or a certificate equal to that of foresaid school level, or a senior student currently in the senior high school;
3. Obtaining a Class C technician certificate for the job category of skills certification applied and a student currently in the third grade of a five-year junior college, two-year or three-year junior college, technology college, or university.
4. Receiving vocational training of related job category for 400 hours in accumulation and also engaging in work related to the job category of skills certification applied for no less than three years;
5. Receiving vocational training of related job category for 800 hours in accumulation and also engaging in work related to the job category of skills certification applied for no less than two years;
6. Receiving vocational training of related job category for no less than 1,600 hours in accumulation;
7. Receiving vocational training of related job category for no less than 800 hours in accumulation and also holding a diploma of senior high school or a certificate equal to that of foresaid school level;
8. Receiving vocational training of related job category for 400 hours in accumulation, engaging in work related to the job category of skills certification applied for no less than one year and also holding a diploma of senior high school or a certificate equal to that of foresaid school level;
9. Receiving apprentice training of related job category for two years and also engaging in work related to the job category of skills certification applied for no less than two years;
10. Holding a diploma of senior high school or a certificate equal to that of foresaid school level and also engaging in work related to the job category of skills certification applied for no less than two years;
11. Holding a university or higher degree or a certificate equal to that of foresaid school level, or a senior student currently in university;
12.Engaging in work related to the job category of skills certification applied for no less than six years.
The vocational training and apprentice training of related job categories referred to in the preceding paragraph shall be reviewed and determined by the Central Competent Authority, and only the participants of foresaid training provided by vocational training agencies (institutions) or government-commissioned units can be accepted.
The hours of the international team training for an international skills competition or a vocational skills competition of International Abilympic may be included in the hours required in the Paragraph 1 for vocational training of related job category after such hours have been reviewed and determined by the Central Competent Authority.
Article 8
Persons with one of the following qualifications may apply for skills certification of Class A certified technician:
1. Obtaining a Class B technician certificate for the job category of skills certification applied and also engaging in work related to the job category of skills certification applied for no less than two years;
2. Obtaining a Class B technician certificate for the job category of skills certification applied and also receiving vocational training of related job category for no less than 800 hours in accumulation;
3. Obtaining a Class B technician certificate for the job category of skills certification applied, receiving vocational training of related job category for no less than 800 hours in accumulation and also engaging in work related to the job category of skills certification applied for no less than one year;
4. Obtaining a Class B technician certificate for the job category of skills certification applied, holding a university or technology college degree or a certificate equal to that of foresaid school level and also engaging in work related to the job category of skills certification applied for no less than one year;
5. Holding a junior college degree or a certificate equal to that of foresaid school level and also engaging in work related to the job category of skills certification applied for no less than four years;
6. Holding a technology college or university degree or a certificate equal to that of foresaid school level and also engaging in work related to the job category of skills certification applied for no less than three years.
The vocational training of related job categories referred to in the preceding paragraph shall be reviewed and determined by the Central Competent Authority, and only the participants of foresaid training provided by vocational training agencies (institutions) or government-commissioned units can be accepted.
The hours of the international team training for an international skills competition or a vocational skills competition of International Abilympic may be included in the hours required in the Paragraph 1 for vocational training of related job category after such hours have been reviewed and determined by the Central Competent Authority.
Article 9
The qualifications for application of certification referred to in the preceding three articles shall apply, unless there are other statutes and regulations prescribed by the relevant central competent authority.
The qualifications for application of certification for special job categories shall be publicly announced by the Central Competent Authority, and if necessary, the announcement can be made after discussions are held with the relevant central competent authority.
Article 9-1
Calculation of proof of education, training hours or years of work for recognition according to the preceding four articles shall be accepted until the day application for certification.
Article 10
When applicants for skills certification passing both the written test and the field test of the same class of job category of skills certification shall be deemed as passing the certification.
When an applicant passes only the written test or the field test, the result of the test may be retained for 3 years from the second year of the year that the test in taken.
The Central Competent Authority shall publicly announce the way of passing certification for job categories of skills certification not applicable to the two preceding paragraphs.
The years of retention referred to in Paragraph 2 shall not include the number of years that skills certification is suspended, or shall be reduced if the skills certification for job category applied is terminated.
Provisions of Paragraph 2 and the preceding paragraph shall become invalid since January 1, 2015, but for applicants passing only the written test or the field test, their results of the test may be retained for 3 years since the second year of the year in which the test is taken..
Article 10-1
The result of the test for applicants who pass the field test referred to in the Paragraph 1 of the preceding article will be retained for three years from the second year of the year that the test in taken since January 1, 2015.
The years of retention referred to in the preceding paragraph shall not include the number of years that skills certification is suspended, or shall be reduced if the skills certification for job category applied is terminated.
Article 11
The following persons of participating in skills competition can apply to the Central Competent Authority for waiving the field test:
1. Those ranking in the top three places or awarded a prize in an WorldSkills competition held by WorldSkills International or vocational skills competition of International Abilympic held by International Abilympic Federation have attended for any class of skills certification for related job categories within five years since the date of winning the foresaid competition.
2. Those passing the National Skills Competition or National Skills Competition for the Physically and Mentally Challenged held by the Central Competent Authority have attended for Class B, Class C, or single class skills certification for related job categories within three years since the date of passing the foresaid competition.
3. Those ranking in the top three places in Regional Skills competitions held by the Central Competent Authority, or skills and crafts competition held by government-approved agencies (institutions), schools, or organizations of juristic person have attended for Class C or single class skills certification for related job categories within three years since the date of winning the foresaid competition.
Persons excused from the field test referred to in the preceding paragraph shall apply for the job categories applicable since the date of awarding or winning. The years of waiving the field test are calculated in accordance with Paragraph 4 Article 10.
The Central Competent Authority shall publicly announce the related job categories, classes and items waived of field test referred to in the preceding paragraph.
The Central Competent Authority shall publicly announce the qualifications and documents required to submit for units applying for government approval referred to in Subparagraph 3 of Paragraph 1.