Caregiving skills evaluation test for "Specified Skilled (i)" test schedule ※ Updated
【 News 】
1. Outline of the system
The status of residence "Specified Skilled Workers" was enforced on April 1, 2019 as a system for accepting foreign human resources with certain specialties and skills to improve productivity and secure domestic human resources in order to respond to the growing labor shortage in industrial fields where it is still difficult to secure human resources even if efforts are made.
▶System explanation materials (leaflets by 12 languages) [Immigration Bureau of Japan materials]
▶"Application procedure" related to status of residence "Specified skilled workers" [External link (Immigration Bureau of Japan)]
▶"Specified skill operation guidelines, styles, etc." related to the status of residence "Specified skilled workers" [External link (Immigration Bureau of Japan)]
▶Comprehensive measures for accepting and coexisting with foreign human resources [External link (Immigration Bureau of Japan)]
▶Council of Ministers on Acceptance and Coexistence of Foreign Human Resources [External Link (Prime Minister's Office)]
｜Reference 1: List of laws and regulations related to the long-term care field, notifications, etc.
▶Basic policy regarding the operation of the system related to the status of residence of specified skilled workers
▶Policy on the operation of the system related to the status of residence of a specified skilled workers (operation policy by field)
▶Operation procedure related to the policy regarding the operation of the system related to the status of residence SSW
▶Specified industries in the field of long-term care based on the provisions of the ministerial ordinance that stipulates the standards of Article 7, Paragraph 1, Item 2 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, and the ministerial ordinance that stipulates the standards of the employment contract for specified skills and the support plan for foreigners with specified skills. Criteria set by the head of the relevant administrative agency having jurisdiction over the above field in view of the circumstances peculiar to the above field (additional standard notification)
▶Separate volume for specified fields (nursing care field)
Main text / attached tabl【PDF】
Field Reference Form No. 1-1 Pledge regarding acceptance of foreigners with specified skills in the field of long-term care【ＰＤＦ】
Field Reference Form No. 1-2 Summary of establishments that let you perform business in the long-term care field【ＰＤＦ】
▶"Specified fields of long-term care are specified based on the provisions of the Ministerial Ordinance that stipulates the standards of Article 7, Paragraph 1, Item 2 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, the employment contract for specified skills, and the standards of the Support Plan for Foreigners with Specified Skills No. 1. Regarding "standards set by the head of the relevant administrative agency having jurisdiction over the field in view of the circumstances peculiar to the industrial field"
▶Regarding the handling, etc. of specified skilled workers (i) in terms of placement standards
｜Reference 2: Bilateral cooperation memorandum on specified skills
▶Bilateral Cooperation Memorandum / Procedures in each country [External link (Immigration Bureau of Japan)]
｜Bilateral Cooperation Memorandum / Procedures in each country [External link (Immigration Bureau of Japan)]
▶Mechanism for accepting foreign long-term care personnel
▶Guidebook for long-term care providers regarding the employment of foreign care staff（Japanese version）【For browsing】
▶Guidebook for long-term care providers regarding the employment of foreign care staff（Japanese version）【For printing】
▶Guidebook for long-term care providers regarding the employment of foreign care staff（English edition）【For browsing】
▶Guidebook for long-term care providers regarding the employment of foreign care staff（English edition）【For printing】
▶Guidebook on accepting foreign care workers and supporting their activities
▶Guidebook for long-term care providers regarding the acceptance of foreigners with specified skills New!!
▶Acceptance of foreign care worker candidates based on economic partnership agreements
▶About the technical intern training system for long-term care occupations
▶About status of residence "long-term care"
▶外国人介護職員の雇用に関する介護事業者向けガイドブック（日本語版） 【閲覧用】 【印刷用】
▶外国人介護職員の雇用に関する介護事業者向けガイドブック（英語版） 【閲覧用】 【印刷用】
▶特定技能外国人の受入れに必要な支援に関するガイドブック 【閲覧用】 【印刷用】
About proficiency test and Japanese test
The status of residence "Specific Skilled workers (i)" in the field of long-term care is applicable to foreign human resources who fall under the following.
〇 Conducted overseas
・Skill test (➀ long-term care skill evaluation test) and
・ Japanese Language Test（➁Japan Foundation Japanese Language Basic Test or Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4 above and ➂Long-term Care Japanese Language Evaluation Test）
▶About the policy of the examination related to "Specified Skills" [Reiwa 2 January 30, Immigration Bureau of Japan]
▶"Long-term care skill evaluation test" test implementation procedure
▶"Long-term care Japanese evaluation test" test implementation procedure
｜ Exempt from the proficiency test and Japanese language test
►介護福祉士国家試験結果通知書再発行申請書【本人申請用】 （PDF） （Excel） ＞外部リンク
※ When an agent other than the applicant applies for reissuing the care worker national examination result notice, please check "Reissue of care worker national examination result notice (summary)" and contact the following address to apply for the application documents by mail (* Please enclose a reply envelope and stamp).
Mail: Social Welfare Promotion and Testing Center
150-0002 1-5-6 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo SEMPOS Building
|Care skill evaluation test||Caregiver Japanese Language Evaluation Test|
|Number of questions, Test time,
45 questions 60 minutes
(Department test: 40 questions)
・Basics of nursing care (10 questions)
・How the mind and body work (6 questions)
・Communication skills (4 questions)
・Life support technology (20 questions)
(Skill test: 5 questions)
All 15 questions 30 minutes
・Words of care (5 questions)
・Conversation for care (5 questions)
・Nursing care documents (5 questions)
|Implementation method||Computer-based testing (CBT) method|
|Exam fee||About 1,000 yen||About 1,000 yen|
|Notification of test results||
You can check the result notification from My Page of the reservation site within one month after the test.
※Acceptance criteria: 60% or more of the total score of the question
｜ About the textbooks for the caring skill evaluation test and nursing Japanese evaluation test
We have created learning textbooks for the long-term care skill evaluation test and the long-term care Japanese language evaluation test.
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Ⅰ Test schedule
▶ Click on a link here to see the test schedule (abroad)
※ Test schedule is update as necessary.
please update of a webpage after you open the link above.
▶ Click on a link here to see the test schedule (Japan)
※ The test schedule will be update as necessary.
please update of a webpage after you open the link above.
▶ Test venue list
Ⅱ Application Method
・Be 17 years or older. (If you have Indonesian nationality, you must be at least 18 years old.)
・However, in the case of examinations conducted in Japan, persons 17 years of age or older who have a status of residence can take the exam.
※According to the Immigration Bureau of Japan, even if you pass the examination, it does not guarantee that you will be granted a status of residence of "specified skills", and a certificate of residence status certification will be issued to those who passed the examination. Even if an application or application for change of status of residence is made, it is not always possible to obtain a certificate of eligibility for residence or permission to change the status of residence, and even if a certificate of eligibility for residence is issued, it is not always a visa application is applied.
Points to keep in mind when applying for the exam are as follows.
►Exams can be booked up to two months later (60 days later). After taking the test, you cannot take the next test for 45 days.
►Japanese nationals cannot take the test.
▶ Click here for how to apply for the domestic exam
▶ Click here to apply for the exam
◆ About Acceptance of Foreign Human Resources in Nursing Care field (Resident Status: Specified Skills) ＞External link (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare)