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BCA Approved Training and Testing Centres

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:

  • CoreTrade Scheme

    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.

  • Multi-Skilling Scheme

    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. 

  • Direct R1 Pathway

    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. 

  • Continuing Education and Training (CET)

    CET aims to continuously upgrade the construction workforce to support improvements in productivity, quality and safety. 

  • Skills Evaluation Certificate (Knowledge) (SEC(K))

    This scheme aims to raise the skills, productivity and safety in the construction sector. 

  • Certificate of Successful Completion (CSC)
    A Certificate of Successful Completion (CSC) is recognised by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for crane operation licensing purposes. A CSC can be obtained for Tower Crane (Saddle Jib) Operation, Mobile Crane Operation, Crawler Crane Operation, and Mini Crane Operation.

ATTCs in Singapore

ATTC map v23 (updated as @ 01 Oct 2020)

There are 29 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.

Temporary Scheme to Recruit PRC workers without Enrolling in OTCs for Skills Certification
 
From 7 May 2021 to 06 Nov 2021, the BCA and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will introduce a temporary scheme for six months to allow new PRC Work Pass Holders (WPHs) to obtain their skills certification in Singapore.
 
If employers would like to bring in PRC workers without skills certification under the temporary scheme, please approach the local ATTCs for pre-registration. Returning PRC WPHs with a valid SEC(K) or equivalent are not required to register with ATTCs. Employers can submit the work pass application of such workers to MOM directly and thereafter apply again to MOM for entry approval with the planned entry details upon approval of their work permit.
 
For pre-registration of workers at the ATTCs, the following key information are to be submitted to the ATTCs at the point of application.
  • Employer’s Company Name/ Company’s UEN No.
  • PA Reference No./ MYE No.
  • Name of Worker-to-be in Han yu pin yin
  • ID No./Passport No. (if available)
  • Date of Birth
To facilitate the workers’ enrolment for early training and skills validation, additional information, aside from the above, will have to be submitted to the ATTCs to assess the workers’ training needs at the point of application. More details on the additional information can be found here.
 
Once the information of the workers submitted for pre-registration are in order,  the ATTC, which the employer have registered with, will notify the employer to proceed to apply to MOM for work permit in Work Permit Online (WPOL) and entry approval.
 
When the workers arrive, the employer should approach the same ATTC that the employer have pre-registered with to enrol for training and test enrolment. It is the employer’s responsibility to enrol the workers for skills certification early and ensure that the workers obtain the skills certification or attend the skills validation before the expiry of their work pass. These new workers need not apply to be verified at BCA Braddell campus prior to application to MOM to issue their work passes. All other conditions for MOM’s issuance of work pass are still applicable.
 
You can find the list of ATTCs accepting applications here.
 
Please refer to the FAQs for more info.


Loss of T
rade Test Certificates

If you have a new worker who have just reported to work in Singapore,  as an employer, please register him for Identity Verification at BCA. Upon successful verification, the worker’s copy of In- Principle Approval (IPA) will be endorsed and original skills certificate issued to him.

There is no replacement of certificates. E-statements will only be issued to verified candidates who had passed the test conducted by the BCA. The statement is only for trade test certificates issued by BCA.

Applicants for BCA’s Request of Statement can contact BCA ATTC here.

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.


Useful links

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

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CWRS

The Construction Workforce Registration System (CWRS) is an online portal for CoreTrade and Multi-skilling registration and the renewal of Direct R1 eligibility.

Online Registration for Verification System

ORV allows you to register the workers for Identity Verification and check your registration status online.

Online PTO System

Lift and escalator owners, contractors and Authorised Examiners (AEs) can apply for and view applications for Permit to Operate (PTO) here.