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Electrical & Gas Services Worker Licences
Electrical Worker Licence
What are the qualifications needed to apply for an electrical worker licence?
There are three classes of electrical worker licences, namely: Electrician Licence, Electrical Technician Licence and Electrical Engineer Licence.
Applicants of the electrician's licence must:
Hold a National Institute of Technical Education Certificate. Its course of study must be relevant to the electrical work which an electrician is authorised to perform or such other qualifications as may be acceptable to the Authority, and has at least two years' of practical experience in Singapore relevant to the electrical work which an electrician is authorised to perform; or
Have at least 10 years' of practical experience in Singapore relevant to the electrical work which an electrician is authorised to perform.
Electrical Technician Licence
Applicants of the electrical technician's licence must:
hold a diploma majoring in electrical power engineering relevant to the electrical work which an electrical technician is authorised to perform or such other qualifications as may be acceptable to the Authority; and
Have at least two years' of practical experience in Singapore relevant to the electrical work which an electrical technician is authorised to perform.
Electrical Engineer Licence
Applicants of the electrical engineer's licence must:
Be a registered professional engineer in electrical engineering under the Professional Engineers Act (Cap. 253); and
Have at least two years' of post-graduate experience in Singapore in electrical power engineering relevant to the electrical work which an electrical engineer is authorised to perform.
How can I check whether my academic qualifications are eligible for the application of an electrical worker licence?
You can check with the institute you attended on your eligibility to apply for the worker's licence. You may also email us stating your qualifications and attaching copies of your academic certificates. We will assess and respond to you as soon as we can.
How do I apply for a new electrical worker licence?
You have to submit your application online through
. You may wish to read the 'Step-by-Step' guide before submitting your application.
What is the application process after I have submitted an online application for the electrical worker licence?
Applicants of the Electrical Worker's Licence will be informed by email to attend the required assessment.
If you are found suitable to hold an Electrical Worker's Licence, EMA will inform you to make a payment for the licence fee via
After you have paid the licence fee, the licence will be issued to you within 7 working days.
Applicants for the Electrical Engineer's Licence will be required to attend an interview.
Applicants for the Electrical Technician's Licence or Electrician's Licence will be required to take an assessment test and attend an interview.
How do I check of the status of my licence application?
Once your application is accepted online, you will be issued with an application reference number. With this application reference number, you can check the application status via
What are the fees payable for an electrical worker licence?
The application fee is $50 and non-refundable.
The fee for an Electrician's Licence, an Electrical Technician's Licence and an Electrical Engineer's Licence is $30, $60 and $80 respectively and exclusive of GST.
My electrical worker licence has to be renewed soon, but I have not received any notification or renewal form. What should I do?
The licence renewal notice will be sent to you two months before the expiry of your electrical worker licence. You can renew your licence online through
If you did not receive the renewal notice, you may still renew your licence online two months before the date of expiry.
Please note that the user ID is your NRIC / FIN No. If you have forgotten your password, you may request for a new password online and the new password will be sent to you by post within 7 working days. You can also login to ELISE using your SingPass ID and password.
I forgot to renew my Electrical Worker Licence and it has expired. What should I do?
If your Electrical Worker Licence has expired for less than a year, you can login to
to renew your licence with an explanation letter.
If your licence has expired for more than a year, you have to notify us via email and then attend an assessment interview to determine your suitability before your licence can be renewed.
I lost my Electrical Worker Licence, how do I obtain a replacement?
You may submit your request for a
online. A copy of your police report should be attached with the request.
The fee for a replacement licence is $20 (exclusive of GST).
I have changed my employment/residential address. How should I update this change?
You can update your particulars through the
After you have logged into ELISE, click on:
My Profile > Update Particulars/Replacement of Worker's Licence > Submit
What is the requirement for a self-employed person to apply for or renew an electrical worker licence?
A self-employed person is required by law to pay Medisave contributions if his/her yearly net trade income exceeds $6,000.
For application or renewal of a licence, the applicant must ensure that he has paid his Medisave liabilities or has arranged with the CPF Board to pay his Medisave liabilities by instalments.
For more information on Medisave for the self-employed scheme or to check your Medisave liabilities status, please log on to the
Where can I get a list of Licensed Electrical Workers (LEWs)?
A list of LEWs is available on the
If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your
to let us know how we can help you.