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Exam for Registration as a Grade B Electrical Worker

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Preface

With the enactment of the Electricity Ordinance (Cap. 406), all electrical workers engaged in electrical work on fixed electrical installation are required to be registered with the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. This is to ensure that such work is carried out only by qualified electrical workers to improve electrical safety.

To be qualified for registration as a Grade B electrical worker, applicants without formal academic qualification are required to pass an examination approved by the Director of EMS. The EMSD, the Vocational Training Council (VTC), the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) have jointly organised an "Examination for Registration as a Grade B Electrical Worker" for those who have sufficient years of practical experience in electrical work but without the required academic qualifications and wish to apply for registration as Grade B electrical workers.

 

 

Objectives

The examination serves to assess an electrical worker's abilities and knowledge in the design, installation and maintenance works on low voltage fixed electrical installation of current capacity not exceeding 2500A.

 

 

Recognition

Anyone who has passed the "Examination for Registration as a Grade B Electrical Worker" would be regarded as having met the requirement for passing an examination approved by the Director of EMS as stipulated in Regulation 5(2)(c)(ii) of the Electricity (Registration) Regulations, extracts from which can be downloaded here.

Note : Candidates who have passed the examination still have to fulfill the requirement of practical experience in electrical work as laid down in the regulations and this will be assessed by EMSD when they make an application for registration as a Grade B electrical worker.

 

 

Structure of Examination

The examination on technical knowledge will be in the form of multiple choice questions. The examination paper will be set in bilingual form (i.e. English and Chinese). A total of 100 questions will be set in 2 parts. Part A consists of 28 questions and Part B consists of 72 questions. The passing marks for Part A and Part B are 75% and 50% respectively. In order to pass the examination, candidates must pass both Part A & B of the examination at a single sitting. The examination will normally be held in the evening. The time allowed is 2 hours.

 

 

Syllabus and Sample Questions

Syllabus and Sample Questions can be downloaded here.

 

 

Entry Prerequisite

There is no entry prerequisite.

 

 

Examination and Registration Dates

The examination is normally held in April. Additional examination may be conducted when the Examination Committee considers it is required.

The examination timetable and registration dates for April 2016 are as follows:

Examination Date Registration Period (By Post) #Registration Period (In Person) On-line Registration Period
14 April 2016 1 - 13 February 2016 15 - 24 February 2016 1 February (8:30am) - 29 February (5:00pm) 2016 (Website : online.hkeaa.edu.hk)


#Registration Time : Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Registration location : International and Professional Examinations Division
Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street
San Po Kong, Kowloon
(Counter Number 1)

 

 

Application Form

Application form can be obtained from the following places during registration period or downloaded here:
  • April 2016 Application Form (Valid until 24 February 2016)

    Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
    International and Professional Examinations Division : 3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street
    San Po Kong, Kowloon
    Tel.: (852) 3628 8711 / (852) 3628 8787
    Wan Chai Office : 12/F, Southorn Centre
    130 Hennessy Road
    Wan Chai
    Hong Kong
    Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
    Registration and Permit Office
    G/F, 3 Kai Shing Street
    Kowloon Bay
    Kowloon
    Tel.: (852) 1823 (24-hour hotline)
    H.K. & Kowloon Electrical Engineering & Appliances Trade Workers Union
    Yu Chau Street Centre : 1/F, 5 Yu Chau Street
    Mong Kok
    Kowloon
    Tel.: (852) 2393 9955
    Mong Kok Centre : 3/F, Prosperity Centre
    982 Canton Road
    Mong Kok
    Kowloon
    Tel.: (852) 2626 1927
    Wan Chai Centre : Flat A, 3/F, Sun Hey Mansion
    68 Hennessy Road
    Wan Chai
    Hong Kong
    Tel.: (852) 2393 6285
    Hong Kong Electrical Contractors' Association Ltd.
    8/F, Kwong Ah Building, 195-197 Johnston Road
    Wan Chai, Hong Kong
    Tel.: (852) 2572 0843 / (852) 2572 4855

Arrangements can be made for application forms and information sheets sent by post upon receipt of a written request together with a stamped ($1.7) and self-addressed envelope addressing to:

International and Professional Examinations Division (Grade B REW Exam)
Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street
San Po Kong
Kowloon

 

 

Application Procedures

Applicants may register for the examination by post, in person or have their completed application forms submitted through a representative at the registration location on the dates and time as specified on the reverse side of the application form. A photocopy of the applicant’s Hong Kong Identity Card/Passport should be enclosed in the post or submitted by the representative for checking and verification purposes.

Online registration is also available at the website online.hkeaa.edu.hk during the registration period.  Applicants are required to provide an image file of their identification documents. The HKEAA cannot accept any responsibilities for unsuccessful registration because of technical/network failure. For hardware and software requirements, please contact hotline (852) 8107 0068 for details. 

 

 

Late Enrolment

Under special circumstances, the HKEAA may at its discretion accept late applications after the closing date for entry on payment of a supplementary fee in addition to the normal examination fee.

 

 

Examination Fee

The 2016 examination fee is HK$762 per candidate.

A demand note will be issued to applicants at the time of registration. Payment must be made by cash at any 7-Eleven or Circle K convenience store in Hong Kong.  Applicants should refer to the demand note for the "Payment Instructions".  For on-line registration, applicants will be asked to make payment on-line as part of the registration process.

Payment should not be sent by post to the HKEAA. Examination fees paid are not refundable or transferable in any circumstances. However, a candidate who withdraws from the examination will be refunded 50% of the examination fee provided that the application, together with the Admission Form and supporting documents (e.g. original medical certificate issued by a registered medical practitioner [Note: If the medical certificate is issued after the date of examination, it will not be accepted.]), is made in writing on grounds acceptable to the HKEAA (e.g. medical, emigration) before the examination date or within 14 days after the examination. Late applications or applications not complying with this requirement will NOT be considered. Any supplementary fee paid is not refundable.

Entry to the examination will be invalidated if payment of examination fee is not made on or before the date stipulated on the demand note. If under special circumstances a late payment is accepted, a supplementary fee will be charged in addition to the examination fee.

 

 

Admission Form

Admission Forms will be sent to all candidates by post about two weeks before the examination day by the HKEAA. Candidates should check their personal particulars carefully. If any discrepancies are found, please inform the International and Professional Examinations Division in writing for correction. If the discrepancies are related to candidate’s Chinese and English name or identification document number, a copy of the identification document must be submitted (Fax No.: (852) 3628 8790; Email: ie1@hkeaa.edu.hk; Address: 3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong). All candidates must take their examinations on the date, time and centre specified on their Admission Forms.

Candidates who have not received their Admission Forms one week before the examination or in case of loss, they should immediately contact the International and Professional Examinations Division (Tel. No.: (852) 3628 8711 / (852) 3628 8787) for a replacement.

 

 

Examination Regulations and Instructions to Candidates

The examination regulations and instructions to candidates for the examination can be downloaded here. Candidates should ensure that they are conversant with these regulations and instructions prior to attending the examination to avoid being punished.

Candidates have the sole responsibility to ensure that the requirements and regulations of the examinations are complied with. The HKEAA will not accept any claims from candidates for being misinformed by others (including invigilation personnel) as an excuse for exemption from penalty for any breach of the regulations.

Please read carefully the examination regulations and the penalties for breaching such regulations.

 

 

Question Booklet and Answer Sheet

All question booklets will be destroyed right after the examination. Candidates cannot request to get back the question booklets and answer sheets they used during the examination unless otherwise specified.

 

 

Notification of Examination Result

Examination Result Notices will normally be sent by post to all candidates six weeks after the examination by the HKEAA. Candidates should contact the International and Professional Examinations Division at (852) 3628 8711 / (852) 3628 8787 if they do not receive it after the specified period. Application for re-issue of Examination Result Notice must be submitted no later than 3 months after the examination. Late application will not be accepted.

 

 

Rechecking of Examination Result

All answer sheets are marked by an Optical Mark Reader. In case a candidate has doubt about his/her examination result and wishes his/her answer sheet remarked, he/she may, within 14 days of the issue of the Examination Result Notice, come in person to the International and Professional Examinations Division at 3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street, San Po Kong to submit an application for re-checking of examination result for which a checking fee is payable and pay an administration supplementary fee. The candidate will be informed of the result of re-checking in writing. The checking supplementary fee paid will be returned to the candidate only if there is an upgrading of examination result after re-checking.

 

 

Notes on Examination

The Notes on Examination can be downloaded here.

 

 

Complaints

Complaints in connection with the conduct of examinations may be lodged in writing to:

Manager - Examinations Administration
International and Professional Examinations Division
Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority

3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street
San Po Kong
Kowloon

 

 

Data Privacy

Personal data of candidates are used by the HKEAA and the Examination Board for delivery of examination and assessment services. Whether you provide the requested personal data is voluntary. However, if you fail to provide all the data, or if any of the data are inaccurate or incomplete, the HKEAA may not be able to accept your entry or provide all or part of the examination and assessment services. The personal data submitted may also be used for:

  1. assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organizations in their admission processes;
  2. assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organizations in respect of their requests for information in granting scholarships;
  3. assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organizations to confirm the candidates’ eligibility for financial assistance or other forms of subsidization, in which case, the necessary personal data of the candidates may have to be disclosed to the concerned organizations for verification;
  4. certifying and informing candidates' examination results in accordance with reg. 5 (2) (c) (ii) of the Electricity (Registration) Regulations;
  5. assisting in the investigation of examination irregularities;
  6. processing any refund or payment in relation to the examination;
  7. conducting educational research and analysis in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable; and
  8. marketing the services and products of the Examination Board (including examination services, courses, events, publications, and other examination materials or resources) subject to the consent of the candidates.*

The HKEAA may also transfer the personal data of candidates to third parties for use for the above purposes or other directly related purposes, including government/public organizations, schools and educational institutions, banks (for processing refund or payment), and service providers providing various administrative or technical services to facilitate the delivery of the examination and assessment services including but not limited to data punching, registration process, dispatch of examination documents, and the capture, disposal or other processing of data.

In compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, access to all personal data will be made available, on payment of a fee, to anyone who can establish his/her right to be informed of such data as are retained by the HKEAA. Please also note that candidates’ personal data/correspondence/other information received by the HKEAA may be transferred to the Examination Board concerned for delivery of examination and assessment services and for any of the abovementioned purposes or other directly related purposes. In general, upon completion of an examination or examination series and all the connecting examination services, the HKEAA will transfer all such data to the Examination Board who will then assume full control of such data. By then, candidates should approach the Examination Board direct for their personal data/information handling policies if necessary.

*If you have given consent but wish to withdraw your consent for your personal data to be used for this purpose, please send a letter of request to the HKEAA.

 

 

    Contacts

    For information, you may contact the following:

     

    Registration and Permit Office
    Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
    Address: G/F., 3 Kai Shing Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
    Tel: (852) 1823 (24-hour hotline)
    Fax: (852) 2895 4929
    Website: www.emsd.gov.hk

     

     

    International and Professional Examinations Division
    Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
    Address: 3/F., 17 Tseuk Luk Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon
    Tel: (852) 3628 8711 / (852) 3628 8787
    Fax: (852) 3628 8790
    E-mail: ie1@hkeaa.edu.hk

     

     

     

     

     

     

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