Procedure for overseas personnel to apply for skills certification in the Hainan Free Trade Port

What’s the procedure for overseas personnel to apply for skills certification in the Hainan Free Trade Port.

(1) Application.

For overseas personnel applying for skills certification, their employers should declare to the provincial one-stop window for talent services and submit the applicant’s employment agreement or labor contract and overseas professional qualification certificate (Chinese translation text issued by a translation service provider), professional services scope and employers’ letter of commitment of the authenticity and validity of their overseas professional qualifications and other materials.

(2) Acceptance.

The provincial one-stop window for talent services shall conduct a preliminary review on the application materials and accept those with complete materials; in the event of incomplete materials, the applicant shall be informed of the materials to be supplemented and corrected at one time; if not qualified and not accepted, the reasons shall be given. In addition to this, the acceptance materials will be handed over to the provincial-level industry authorities within two (2) working days of the date of acceptance.

(3) Certification.

The provincial-level industry authorities shall conduct skills certification on the applicant and decide whether or not the applicant passes the skills certification within 20 working days from the date of acceptance. For those who pass the skills recognition, the scope of professional services shall be determined according to their skill level, etc. for those who fail to pass the skills recognition, the reasons shall be given in writing. The application materials shall be returned.

(4) Issue Certificate.

The provincial-level industry authorities shall issue the Skill Certification Certificate of Overseas Personnel in the Hainan Free Trade Port to overseas personnel who have passed the skills certification and indicate the certificate’s scope and professional services and validity.

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