BuildSG is a national movement that encapsulates the spirit of collaboration in the transformation of the built environment sector. It underscores the collaboration among the government, unions, trade associations and chambers, industry and institutes of higher learning, all working collectively to realise an advanced and integrated built environment sector with progressive and collaborative firms well-poised for both local and global business opportunities, and providing good jobs for Singaporeans.
Find out more about the regulations pertaining to Singapore’s built environment.
Find out more about the procurement frameworks and conditions of contract for public sector construction-related works.
Find out more about the different aspects of the built environment and how you can play a part in our mission to shape a safe, high quality, sustainable and friendly built environment for everyone.
BCA Approved Training and Testing Centres (ATTCs) provide training and skills assessments for construction workers, who would like to be upgraded through the following pathways:
The Construction Registration of Tradesmen (CoreTrade) Scheme was introduced to help the built environment sector build up a core group of competent and experienced workers in key construction trades and supervisory roles. These workers will, in turn, anchor and lead the construction workforce in raising quality and productivity levels.
The aim of the Multi-Skilling Scheme is to build up a pool of experienced workers that are competent to carry out more than one type of work task on-site. This gives employers the flexibility to deploy multi-skilled workers on-site, thus improving productivity.
The Direct R1 Pathway allows workers with higher skills, who may not have acquired the necessary years of local construction experience, to upgrade to become “Higher Skilled” R1 construction workers.
CET aims to continuously upgrade the construction workforce to support improvements in productivity, quality and safety.
This scheme aims to raise the skills, productivity and safety in the construction sector.
There are 33 ATTCs located across Singapore. Contact details and the list of trade tests, skills assessments and CET courses offered by each centre can be found below:
Information on ATTCs
List of ATTCs
Contact details of ATTCs that are approved by BCA to conduct training courses and offer test enrolment services to the industry.
List of training course and test fees
Fees payable for the training courses and tests/assessments applicable to the various trades.
List of CET courses
Scheduled course dates, fees and providers for Continuing Education and Training (CET) courses.
One-Stop Skill Upgrading System (One-Stop)
One-Stop integrates the processes involved to upgrade workers through skills certification such as CoreTrade’s Skills Assessment and Skills Evaluation Certification (Knowledge) [SEC(K)] for Multi-skilling registration.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions relating to upgrading pathways, registration of CoreTrade Personnel, deployment requirements of CoreTrade Personnel, and registration of Multi-Skilling Personnel.
Feedback / Enquiry
The Construction Workforce Registration System (CWRS) is an online portal for CoreTrade and Multi-skilling registration and the renewal of Direct R1 eligibility.
ORV allows you to register the workers for Identity Verification and check your registration status online.
Lift and escalator owners, contractors and Authorised Examiners (AEs) can apply for and view applications for Permit to Operate (PTO) here.
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is an agency under the Ministry of National Development, whose mission is to shape a safe, high quality, sustainable and friendly built environment. As the lead public agency, we champion transforming Singapore into a future-ready built environment.