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Chapter I General Provisions
Article 1
These Regulations are enacted in accordance with Paragraph 3, Article 33 of the Vocational Training Act (hereinafter referred to as the Act).
Article 2
The skills certification guideline stated in Paragraph 3, Article 33 of the Act refer to the directions regarding the scope and job category of skills certification, work items, skill categories and standards of skills, and related knowledge to set the basis for the formulation of written and field tests.
Chapter II Development of Job Categories
Article 3
The Central Competent Authority shall act in line with government economic policies, industrial tendencies, and occupation market demands to develop and adjust job categories.
The Central Competent Authority may entrust relevant agencies (institutions) or organizations to conduct the development and adjustment of job categories of skills certification referred to in the preceding paragraph.
Article 4
Development and adjustment of job categories shall be conducted as a priority for occupations that meet either of the following descriptions:
1. Those requiring employment of certified technicians according to law;
2. Those technically involving public safety issues.
Article 5
Development of job categories shall not be conducted for occupations that meet any of the following descriptions:
1. Those to be categorized as requiring professional occupations and technologies;
2. Those requiring tests conducted by the competent authority of the related business;
3. Those involving knowledge and skills for which objective evaluation standards are not yet to be established.
Article 6
Related professional organizations and agencies (institutions) may present proposals regarding development or adjustment of job categories of skills certification to The Central Competent Authority.
A proposal as described in the preceding paragraph shall include the name of the job category, reasons for development, expected results, supply and demand of the labor market, work scope of the job category,, and main work items in writing.
Chapter III Establishment guidelines of Skills Certification
Article 7
If necessary, The Central Competent Authority may commission agencies (institutions) or organizations to establish guidelines of skills certification.
Before establishing the guidelines stated in the preceding paragraph, The Central Competent Authority shall consult with the competent authority of the related business, schools, training agencies (institutions), enterprises or organizations.
Article 8
The Central Competent Authority shall appoint 6 to 10 persons that meet one of the following qualifications to establish the guidelines of skills certification for each job category:
1. Having been a teacher of the level of assistant professor or higher and at least 5 years of teaching experience in related fields;
2. Holding a university or higher degree and having at least 10 years of teaching experience in related fields;
3. Holding a college or higher degree and having held an executive position for at least 5 years or a non-executive position for 8 years in the technical or training department of government agencies (institutions)or a legally registered organization;
4. Holding a senior high or vocational school or higher diploma and the highest skills certificate for a related job category , and having at least 10 years of practical experience in a related occupation or having been a vocational trainer in a related field for at least 10 years;
5. Representing The Central Competent Authority or The Central Competent Authority of the industry in concern.
Establishment guidelines of skills certification for certain specified job categories shall not be subject to the restrictions set forth in the preceding paragraph.
Article 9
The Central Competent Authority may request the competent authority of the related business, schools, enterprises, vocational training agencies (institutions), and organizations to make recommendations when appointing the personnel stated in the preceding Article; those appointed shall be issued a certificate of appointment.
The validity of the certificate of appointment stated in the preceding paragraph shall last from the date of appointment till December 31 of the same year.
Chapter IV Test Questions formulation and Marking
Article 10
The Central Competent Authority shall randomly select written and field test questions of skills certification from the test question bank or with centralized composing.
Field test questions that are to be disclosed to the public shall follow the usage instruction of the test questions.
Article 11
The certification administration agency of written test shall mark all written tests or non-choice-question written field tests at a designated site,and mark online written tests with online computerized system.
Article 12
When marking with computerized grading system, written test answer cards shall be scanned at a high-sensitivity setting and a low-sensitivity setting once each and the score most advantageous to the examinee shall be the final result.
Article 13
Answer cards containing answers not given according to regulations but still identifiable when marking with computerized grading system, shall be processed in accordance with the following:
1. Answer cards containing texts or symbols other than those requested and thus making it impossible to identify, all the answers shall not be given any point.
2. Answer cards containing answers not provided with specified writing instruments and thus making it difficult to identify the answers shall be given points in accordance with the identifiable answers.
3. Answer cards containing messy erasures or answers marked too lightly or too heavily and thus making it difficult to identify the answers shall be given points in accordance with the identifiable answers.
4. Single-choice questions to which two or more answers are given shall not be given any point.
5. Answer cards that are smeared or damaged and thus difficult to read shall be given points in accordance with the identifiable answers.
Article 14
Answer cards that are damaged and not readable when marking with computerized grading system shall be processed in accordance with the followings:
1 .If the damage is confirmed as having been caused by the examinee and leading to the mutilation of the answer card by computerized grading system and the answer card thus becomes unreadable, no point shall be given.
2. If the damage is confirmed as having been caused by negligence during the grading process or by the computerized grading system, The Central Competent Authority and the certification administration agency shall photocopy the answer card and reread it with computerized grading system or mark it manually and enter the result in the computer. The photocopy shall be remarked with the cause and co-signed by the competent authority and the certification administration agency before it is sealed with the original answer card and filed by the certification administration agency.
Article 15
Manual grading shall be divided into initial grading and final grading to be conducted by different personnel. The result of the final grading shall be the official score. When significant differences occur between the initial and final grading, the tests shall be re-graded by a third party and the result shall be final.
The grading and scoring procedures specified in the preceding paragraph shall not apply to tests questions that are subject to different regulations.
Article 16
When tests are graded manually, answer sheets containing answers not given according to regulations shall be processed in accordance with the following:
1. A 5-point deduction shall be imposed on examinees who have not applied requested symbols or used a pencil to answer the questions as specified.
2. No point shall be given for questions the answers to which are misplaced or single-choice questions to which two or more answers are given.
3. No point shall be given for questions the answers to which have been corrected repeatedly and become unidentifiable.
4. No point shall be given for the subject if the answer sheet contains unnecessary texts, symbols or marks.
Chapter V Test Operating Procedure
Article 17
Skills certification registration shall be conducted in accordance with the corresponding registration brochure of the year. Once registered, applicants may not request for deregistration, refund of the registration fee, restitution of field test materials, or change of job category, class, stage, or test district.
The certification administration agency shall determine another testing date if a natural disaster or serious incident happens and the originally scheduled date has to be cancelled. Under such circumstances, The Central Competent Authority shall refund applicants who choose not to take the test.
Applicants unable to take tests due to a natural disaster, serious incident or occupational accidents, may provide accident certificate or occupational injury (disease) payment certificate given by Labor Insurance Bureau and apply to the Central Competent Authority for the registration fee refund.
If an applicant is deceased before the certification, his or her legal heir may apply to The Central Competent Authority for refund of the registration fee.
Article 18
Repeated registrations for or taking of skills certification tests of the same stage, job category, class and item shall be disallowed.
Article 19
Skills certification shall be divided into written and field tests.
Written tests shall be taken in written or online, or through other means when necessary. The full score of written tests shall be 100 points and 60 points shall be the passing grade.
Field tests shall be assignment of practical tasks in principle. The following methods may be adopted if assignment of practical tasks is infeasible:
1.Computer tests.
2.Machine simulation tests.
3.System simulation tests.
4.Non-choice-question written tests.
5.Other methods for technology development, characteristics of the job category.
Evaluation of field test results of the previous paragraph shall be conducted with 100 points as the full score, or by determining examinees as passing or failing the test. When the full score is 100 points, 60 points shall be the passing grade.
If the relevant competent authority has different regulations with regard to the passing standards of written and field tests, the said regulations shall prevail.
Article 20
The certification administration agency conducting a field test shall provide the test applicants with related information 14 days in advance. Unless otherwise specified for the field test questions, the said regulations shall prevail.
Article 21
Once grades are given, the written and field test answer sheets (cards) or evaluation sheets shall be sealed and guarded for one year after the test results are mailed to examinees, but the ones over which contentions have been raised during the said period shall be guarded for five years.
The registration forms and proof of identity of applicants for Level C and Single-class Skills certification shall be guarded for one year after registration but those of applicants who have raised contentions about test results during the said period shall be guarded for five years.
The registration forms and proof of identity of applicants for Level B and Level A Skills certification shall be guarded for five year after registration
Certification administration agencies conducting the written and field tests shall guard the documents specified in the three preceding paragraphs for the said periods and establish lists of the said documents. If necessary, The Central Competent Authority may pull and read the said documents for review and request the said agencies to extend the guarding period.
Article 22
Those participating in or conducting Skills certification and aware of or in possession of any of the following informations shall keep such information confidential and may not use it for their advantage or disclose it or steal it for own use:
1. Written or field test questions;
2. Field test evaluation standards and evaluation sheet contents;
3. Referential answers to written or field test questions;
4. Written or field test answer sheets (including field test work pieces and evaluation sheet contents);
5. Information involving test results over which contentions have been raised; and
6. The names and related information of those personnel participating in test question formation, invigilation and marking.
The restrictions set forth in this article shall not apply to the information described in Subparagraphs 1 to 3 when it is to be disclosed to the public in advance.
Article 23
Certification administration agency employees who are involved in field test administration may not take field tests conducted by his or her employer. If there is only one certification administration agency for the field test, the agency conducting the field test shall obtain the consent of The Central Competent Authority in advance and appoint test invigilation and marking personnel from other certification administration agencies.Chapter VI Written Test Invigilating and Field Test Invigilating and Marking
Chapter VI Written Test Invigilating and Field Test Invigilating and Marking
Article 24
Certification administration agencies conducting written and field tests shall appoint individuals who meet one of the following qualifications to be invigilators for written tests and non-choice-question written field tests:
1. Those who are or who were government agency (institution) personnel of elementary rank status or equivalent level;
2. Those who are or who were teachers or administrative staff members of public and private schools.
Invigilators for online written tests shall meet one of the qualifications described in the preceding paragraph or hold a college or higher degree and are currently employed by certification administration agencies and trained and certified by The Central Competent Authority.
Article 25
Certification administration agencies which have been commissioned or authorized by The Central Competent Authority for conducting field tests shall appoint certified personnel to invigilate and mark field tests.
Article 26
Certification administration agencies shall abide by the following regulations when appointing invigilators and markers for field tests:
1.When less than 5 invigilators and markers are required for a field test, no more than one person shall be appointed from each unit.
2.When 6 or more invigilators and markers are required for a field test, no more than one third of the total required or 4 persons at the maximum shall be appointed from the same unit.
3.For field tests lasting less than 5 days, the same certification administration agency shall not appoint the same person to be an invigilator or marker for the same field test, stage, job category or class for more than 2 days. For those tests lasting more than 5 days, the same person shall not be an invigilator or marker for more than half of the duration of testing.
4.The same person shall not serve as an invigilator or marker in field test for the same job category for more than 15 days in the same month.
5.Do not appoint full-time or part-time instructors of the certification administration agency and teaching assistant industrial experts to be field test invigilators, markers for the students or trainees of the agencies.
The restrictions set forth in the preceding paragraph shall not be applicable in situations where the number of invigilators and markers are not enough due to an incident on the field testing day, or a certain specified job category without enough qualified invigilators and markers.
Article 27
Invigilators and markers shall recuse invigilation and marking jobs under any of the following circumstances:
1.Their spouses, ex-spouses, blood relatives within the top four degrees of kinship, or marital relatives within the top three degrees of kinship are taking the field test.
2.Any persons who currently undertake or undertook inspection duties of the examinee within 2 years of the first date of registration.
3.Any current head superintendent of institutes (organizations), group, school or enterprises of the examinee.
4.Any current full-time or part-time instructors of the certification administration agency and teaching assistant industrial experts for examinees or students taking the field test.
5.There is concrete evidence showing that they are likely to be partial when executing their duties.
Invigilators under the circumstances specified in subparagraph 1 of the preceding paragraph shall recuse themselves from test field invigilation jobs.
Invigilators or makers covered under the circumstances specified in the preceding two paragraphs who fail to recuse themselves, shall be ordered to recuse themselves by certification administration agencies conducting written and field tests.
Article 27-1
When it is discovered at the test site and in vicinity any examinee attempts to cause trouble, hinder the peace of a test field, disrupt the test order or commit any irregularities, the invigilator shall instantaneously advise and prevent as well as process in accordance with regulations provided in Articles 35 through 36-1.
The invigilator shall report and request the certification administration agency to process any examinee who commits events specified in the preceding paragraph and refuses to listen to advice; and the agency shall report and request the district police station to handle if a particularly serious violation is involved.
Article 28
When examinees point out errors or incompleteness that renders test questions incomprehensible during a test, invigilators and markers shall immediately contact the concerned certification administration agency to verify and address the problem; they may not make any correction on their own.
Article 29
When invigilators of written tests and non-choice-question written field tests are found to be involved in one of the following situations, the concerned certification administration agency shall immediately remove them from their duties and notify The Central Competent Authority and their service units:
1.Being 15 minutes late for or absent from a pre-test invigilation workshop without justification.
2.Unable to maintain the order of examination sites effectively.
3.Losing the documents such as the examination papers or answer sheets (cards).
4.Having a negative attitude or arguing with examinees when invigilating.
5.Failing to recuse themselves in accordance with Article 27.
6.Engaging in other negligent conduct that has had negative effects on examinees interests or test related matters.
When invigilators are covered any of the matters described in the preceding paragraph, certification administration agencies may assess the degree of severity of the circumstances and never appoint them for invigilation again.
Article 30
Field test invigilators and markers who are confirmed to be with one of the following situations shall be suspended from invigilation and marking work from 2 years.
1. Being absent for marking work without asking the certification administration agency for leave in advance;
2. Failing to maintain order of examination sites effectively and causing it impossible for the field test to proceed;
3. Being unfamiliar with field test questions and marking standards and therefore unfit for invigilating and marking work;
4. Refusing to be appointed to invigilate at the field test site without justified reason.
5. Losing all or part of test sheets, answer sheets(cards), workpieces or review sheets.
6. Announcing the test results to the public without permission.
7. Participating in field test of the job category and serving the post of invigilator in any round of the same stage and the same job category concurrently.
8. Having other negligent conduct that has had negative effects on examinees' interests or test related matters.
Article 30-1
Field test invigilators and markers who are confirmed to be with one of the following situations shall be suspended from invigilation and marking work for 6 months:
1. Being absent from coordination meeting prior to invigilating and marking without justification;
2. Failing to catch cheating acts during field tests due to negligence;
3. Leaving their invigilation or marking posts or engaging in irrelevant matters during field tests;
4. Providing examinees with test-related technical clues during field tests;
5. Conversing with examinees about irrelevant subjects during field tests;
6. Failing to turn off their communications equipment during field tests;
7. Failing to record causes of point deductions on the evaluation sheet;
8. Miscalculating test scores;
9. Being absent from workshops on field test invigilator and marker violations;
10. Having other negligent conduct that has had negative effects on examinees’ interests or test related matters.
Article 31
Certification administration agencies shall record the performance evaluation of each invigilator and marker at each field test.
When field test invigilators and markers are found with any of the situations described in the preceding article or Article 39 of the Regulations on Technician Skills Certification and Issuance of Certificates during field tests, the responsible certification administration agency shall submit the invigilator and marker performance evaluation record stated in the preceding paragraph to The Central Competent Authority for disposal.
Article 32
Certification administration agencies may appropriately award written and field test invigilators and markers who have successfully prevented or discovered cheating during tests or request their employers in writing to award them for the performance.
Chapter VII Directions of Written and Field Test Sites
Article 33
Written examinee shall locate their designated desks and be seated when the preparatory ring goes off. Those failing to enter the test room within 15 minutes after the test begins shall be disallowed entry. Examinees may not leave the room within 45 minutes after the test begins but this restriction shall not apply to people taking online written tests.
Article 33-1
Those, who hold a certificate of disability, a disability certificate issued by the education authorities, or the result of identification of disability, shall apply to the certification administration agency for lengthening the duration of the written and field test by 20%.
Article 34
The written tests examinees shall enter the examination room by presenting their admission tickets along with photo ID such as national ID, passport, national insurance card, driver’s license, resident certificate or entry/exit permit qualified for application for certification.
After locating designated desks and taking a seat, the examinee shall place the test ticket and the identity documents specified in the preceding paragraph on the left front corner of the desktop or the place instructed by the invigilator for verification; the examinee shall verify the note sign of answer sheet (card), name, ticket number, job categories, level and test questions and other information and, in the event of any inconsistent information or the stamp being applied at the incorrect angle, the examinee shall report it to the invigilator immediately.
After entering the examination room, the written tests examinees shall be processed in accordance with the following regulations:
1.Prepare one’s own stationary for test, and shall not ask to borrow it from others during test.
2.All items shall be placed in accordance with the indications of invigilators, except for stationary to be used for test.
3.Mobile phones, wearable devices or other equipment and devices with information transmission, sensing, lense, recording functions shall not be carried into the examination room.
Article 34-1
Those who have registered for two or more tests of different job categories 、classes or items held at the same time or same test site, the job categories which the examinees are unable to take will be listed as absent from the class or item of the job category.
Article 35
Before or during the written test, an examinee who commits any of the following matters shall have his/her test participating qualification cancelled and will not be allowed to take the test:
1.Impersonating an examinee.
2.Holding forged or altered proof of identity.
Before or during the written test, an examinee who commits any of the following matters will not be allowed to take the test, the written test score of the examinee shall be counted as zero.
1.Exchanging seats or examination papers or answer sheets (cards) with others.
2.Using mobile phones, wearable devices or other equipment and devices with information transmission, sensing, lenses, recording functions in the examination room.
3.Failure to abide by the rules of the examination room, not accepting the invigilator’s advice, and disrupting the overall order of the examination room.
An examinee who commits any of the matters specified in any subparagraphs of the preceding two paragraph shall only be allowed to leave the examination room after the stipulated time.
If an examinee commits any of the following matters during the written test, the written test score of the examinee shall be counted as zero:
1.Deliver documents, reference materials, items of related text or relevant signals.
2.Carrying books, documents, references, items of related text or relevant signals.
3.Refuse to submit the examination paper or answer sheet (card).
4.Use tools inconsistent with the requirements on the examination paper.
5.Peek into the answer sheet (card) of others, allow others to peek into one’s own answer intentionally, or talk with one another.
6.Writes (copies) relevant texts, symbols on table, chair, stationary, body parts, test ticket or other places.
7.Uses electronic calculator not authorized by The Central Competent Authority, and continue to use such calculators upon notification by invigilators.
8.Borrow stationary from others.
If an examinee is found to have committed any matters specified in paragraph 1, 2 or any of the subparagraphs in the forementioned paragraph after the completion of the written test, the score of the examinee shall be counted as zero.
Article 36
A 20-point deduction shall be imposed on the written test examinees found having been engaged in one of the following matters:
1.Having used the seat of and therefore the answer card of another examinee after the completion of the test.
2.Opening or damaging the sealed corner of the answer sheets, cutting or smearing the answer sheets (card).
3.Tearing of the tag attached to the examination papers, writing his/her name or putting down other text or symbols on the answer sheets (card).
4.Leaving the examination room within 45 minutes after the test begins.
5.Carrying or placing mobile phones, wearable devices or other equipment and devices with information transmission, sensing, lenses, recording functions beside the drawers, tables, chairs or seats during the test.
6.Using the electronic calculator which is not authorized by The Central Competent Authority.
7.Self-prepared tools and other items which do not adhere to the instructions of the Invigilator.
Article 36-1
A 10-point deduction shall be imposed on written examinees who is discovered to have committed one of the following situations:
1. Opening and reading the test sheets and beginning to answer the questions before the beginning bell goes off;
2. Continuing taking the test after the test time has ended or not leaving the test room right after delivering the test sheets;
3. Having used the wrong seat and therefore the answer card of another examinee but realized the mistake and then made the correction immediately;
4. Carrying blank paper into the test room;
5. Reentering the test room without the permission of the invigilator;
6. Smoking, chewing gum, eating betel nuts or drinking alcoholic beverages in the test field; or
7. Copying the test questions or answers and leaving the test site before the end of the allotted time.
Article 37
Written examinees shall turn in both the answer sheets (card) and the test sheets to the invigilator before leaving the test room and reentry shall be disallowed.
Article 38
During field tests, examinees shall enter the examination room on time. Those failing to enter the examination room within 15 minutes after the test begins shall be disallowed entry into the examination room. For tests conducted in stages or at different sites, other than those of the first stage (at the first site), the other examinees are also required to enter the examination room on time or shall be disallowed entry. But if there are different instructions on the field tests questions, the said regulations shall prevail.
For examinees of field tests adopting written tests of non-choice questions, the regulations of Article 33 to the preceding Article shall apply. However, for tests adopting manual grading, the regulations of Article 16 shall apply.
Article 39
Prior to entering the field test examination room, the examinee shall submit test tickets, field test examination notices, ID documents and their own tools to invigilators for inspection, forbidden equipment, accessories, drawings, mobile phones, wearable devices or other equipment and devices with functions of information transmission, sensing, lenses or recording shall not be brought into the examination room.
If uniforms are required, those not wearing the required uniforms shall be disallowed entry and are considered having failed the test.
Article 40
To take field tests, examinees shall take position in the designated spot in accordance with their test position numbers and place their test admission, field test notification and proof of identity in the designated location for verification.
Examinees having questions about the machines, equipments, tools or materials that the certification administration agency provides shall raise their questions immediately. No questions may be raised after the test begins.
When questions are raised as stated in the preceding paragraph, invigilators and markers shall solve the problems immediately.
Article 41
Field examinees shall abide by the regulations that invigilators and markers have explained at the test site.
When it is discovered at the test site and in vicinity any examinees attempts to cause trouble, hinder the peace of the test field, disrupt the test order or commit any irregularities, the invigilator shall instantaneously advise and prevent as well as process in accordance with regulations provided in Article 48.
The invigilator shall report and request the certification administration agency conducting a field test to dispose of any examinee who commits events specified in the preceding paragraph and refuses to obey advice; and the agency shall report and request the district police station to handle if a particularly serious violation is involved.
Article 42
Certification administration agency or invigilators and markers shall determine the beginning and end of field tests according to each test questions. Examinees may not make their own decisions to start early or extend the test time.
Article 43
Field examinees shall take safety precautions when operating machines and equipments.
Article 44
Examinees causing malfunctions to the machines and equipments used in field tests due to negligence during operation must eliminate the malfunctions on their own and no extra test time shall be given.
Article 45
Field examinees shall operate the machines and equipments used in the test with care. Those damaging the machines and equipments intentionally shall be held responsible for the damages.
Article 46
During breaks from the test, field examinees shall place their own tools and workpieces according to the instructions of invigilators and markers.
Article 47
Field examinees shall turn in the finished assignment, workpieces and remaining materials to invigilators and markers when the test is over or when they leave in the middle of the test. Those who have turned in the said objects and left the site shall be disallowed reentry.
Article 48
Before or during the field test, an examinee who commits any of the following matters shall have his/her test participating qualification canceled and will not be allowed to take the test:
1.Impersonating an examinee.
2.Holding forged or altered proof of identity.
Before or during the field test, an examinee who commits any of the following matters shall have his/her test participating qualification cancelled and will not be allowed to take the test, the field test score of the examinee shall be considered having failed the test.
1.Passing information or signals.
2.Assisting or asking others to take the test.
3.Exchanging workpieces or drawings with others.
4.Carrying any tools, equipment, accessories, drawings, mobile phones, wearable devices or other equipment and devices with information transmission, sensing, photographing and recording functions or other items which does not comply with the requirements of the test.
5.Damaging the machines or equipment intentionally.
6.Failing to abide by these Regulations and disobeying the instructions of invigilators and markers and causing disturbances in and outside the examination room.
The field test scores of examinee who commits any of the following matters shall be considered having failed the test:
1.Refuse to turn in the workpieces, drawings or test sheets that are to be presented according to the regulations.
2.The disposal of their self prepared tools, workpieces and related articles without following the instructions of the invigilator.
3.Violating Article 23.
4.Knowing that an invigilator or marker has failed to recuse himself or herself as set forth in Article 27, but continuing to take the test.
An examinee found after the test to have been involved with one of the matters described in the subparagraphs of the preceding paragraph 1 and 2 shall be considered as having failed the test.
For tests conducted in stages or at different sites, any person who were not allowed to take the test shall not be able to further participate in tests conducted in different stages or sites and shall be considered having failed the field test.
Chapter VIII Test Disputes and Score Review
Article 49
Examinees having doubts about the written test questions or answers of non-choice-question written field test questions shall present a written statement including the following information to the competent authority or the responsible certification administration agency within 7 days after the test:
1. The name, test admission number, address and telephone number of the examinee;
2. The test job category, class, stage, and the numbers of the questions in concern;
3. The reasons for considering the questions or answers as inappropriate or erroneous and corresponding information.
The deadline for presentation of doubts shall be determined according to the postmark. Doubts presented after the deadline shall not be accepted.
Each examinee shall be allowed to raise doubts about each test question only one time.
Article 49-1
Test questions and answers of written tests conducted online shall not be publicly disclosed after the test.
The answers to non-choice-question written field test questions shall not be publicly disclosed.
Article 50
The Central Competent Authority and certification administration agencies shall handle the doubts described in the preceding paragraph according to the following procedure:
1. If the doubt involves the actual content of a question, The Central Competent Authority shall turn the information presented by the examinee, the question and the answer over to the original persons of composing test questions bank and request for a reply within 7 days. If necessary, The Central Competent Authority may invite other specialists to examine the reply, review the answer sheet in concern, and inform the examinee of the result.
2. When the doubt raised does not involve the actual content of test questions, The Central Competent Authority or the responsible certification administration agency shall address the problem.
If the persons of composing test questions bank stated in Subparagraph 1 of the preceding paragraph is unable to handle the matter, other persons of composing test questions bank may be invited to handle the matter.
Article 51
When written test questions or answers are confirmed as erroneous or flawed, the following measures shall be taken:
1. When a question is erroneous and the correct answer therefore does not exist, the points for the question shall be given to every examinee in concern.
2. When a question may be flawed but the correct answer does exist or the answer announced is mistaken, regrading shall be conducted according to the correction.
Article 52
When non-choice- question written field test questions are confirmed as erroneous or flawed, the following measures shall be taken:
1. When a question or its sub-question is erroneous and thus making it impossible for examinees to answer, the said question or sub-question shall be discarded and the points it accounts for shall be transferred to other questions of the test or other sub-questions of the question in concern.
2. When a question may be flawed but it is still possible for examinees to give an answer, regrading shall be conducted according to the corrected criterion.
Article 53
Field examinees having questions about the task assigned or the examination room of the assignment of practical tasks, computer test, machine simulating test, system simulation test or other methods for technology development, characteristics of job category, shall raise the questions on the spot and shall be recorded by the invigilators and markers. Questions that have not been raised on the spot, and has been recorded shall not be processed afterwards.
The questions described in the preceding paragraph shall be processed in accordance with Article 50.
Article 54
Examinees having objections to their written or field test scores may apply in writing to The Central Competent Authority or the responsible certification administration agency for score review within 10 days after receiving the grade report. Applications filed after the said period shall not be accepted.
Examinees may not request regrading or to view or duplicate the answer sheets (card) or test evaluation sheet, or to be told the points scored on individual items or the referential answers to field test questions. Neither can they request to be given the name and related information of the invigilators and markers or persons of composing test questions bank .
Each written and field test, examinee shall be allowed to apply for score review once only.
Article 55
The Central Competent Authority or certification administration agencies shall conduct score review in accordance with the following:
1. For written tests, the applicant’s answer card shall be random inspected to verify the applicant’s test admission number. The answer card shall be examined for consistency with answering regulations and rescanned with computerized grading system at a high-sensitivity setting and a low-sensitivity setting once each to confirm whether the score calculation is consistent with the result registered.
2. For written tests conducted online, the applicant’s online test sheets (including the answers) shall be random inspected to verify the applicant’s written test number and the score shall be calculated to confirm whether it is consistent with the result registered.
3. For field tests, the applicant’s answer sheets or evaluation sheet shall be random inspected to verify the test admission number. The score shall be reviewed to confirm whether the total of the points scored in various items is consistent with the result registered.
The Central Competent Authority or the responsible certification administration agency shall inform the applicant in writing of the review result as well as the grading standards for the concerned job category. The competent authority or the responsible certification administration agency may not provide the applicant with the original or photocopies of the answer sheets (card). If the score has been affected by the applicant’s answering approach or use of instruments not compliant with the regulations, it shall be made known to the applicant.
Article 56
Applicants for score review may not have any of the conduct specified in Paragraph 2 of Article 54.
Chapter VIIII Handling of Incidental Events
Article 57
Under one of the following circumstances, the person in charge of the certification administration agency conducting the test or the invigilators and markers shall extend the test time to make up for delays:
1. The test is delayed due to negligence in test administration.
2. Errors in test room assignment or related matters make examinees unable to arrive on time.
3. The test has to be interrupted and continued elsewhere due to inappropriateness of the test site or equipment.
4. Incidental events occur during field tests and temporary suspension is decided.
When any of the circumstances described in the preceding paragraph can be attributed to examinees’ personal conduct, the test shall not be extended to make up for delays.
Article 58
When a test is ended prior to the stipulated time, extra points in proportion to the amount of time examinees are deprived of shall be given, but those confirmed as having turned in their tests before the said incident shall not be given the said extra points.
Article 59
When written or field tests cannot be conducted due to power outages, typhoons, earthquakes, air raids, floods, fires, test sheet shipment mistakes at the test composition site, loss of test sheets, or other critical incidents, the following measure shall be taken:
1.When an incident as stated in the preceding paragraph takes place before a test is held, the responsible certification administration agency shall request The Central Competent Authority to make the decision. If the test is to be held on another date, the said certification administration agency shall publicly announce the postponement and notify the examinees.
2.When an incident as stated in the preceding paragraph takes place during a test and the person in charge of the responsible certification administration agency deems it necessary to suspend the test, all invigilators (and markers) shall be notified to collect all the answer sheets (cards) or workpieces immediately. Written tests or non-choice-question written field tests that have been in progress for less than half of the due amount of time shall be held anew on another date in accordance with the preceding subparagraph. Those having been in progress for over half of the due amount of time shall not be held anew and the scores shall be calculated in accordance with the preceding article.
3.If the situation described in the preceding subparagraph takes place during a field test, responsible certification administration agency shall make the corresponding decisions.
4.When the dates of field tests need to be changed. the appointing invigilators and markers for field tests shall not be restricted by subparagraph 1 to subparagraph 4 of paragraph 1, Article 26.
Article 60
When written or field tests cannot be conducted due to one of the situations described in the preceding article and the test needs to be held on another date the test shall be redesigned except if The Central Competent Authority rules out the possibility of leakage.
Article 61
Test administrators who have cut, smeared or damaged answer sheets (cards) as a result of negligence shall make the indication on the test site record.
Article 62
If the answer sheets (card) with the examinee’s answers is lost or damaged before the score is registered and the result is therefore impossible to calculate, the responsible certification administration agency shall present handling suggestions to The Central Competent Authority for approval.
Article 62-1
Contingencies not stated by the regulations for its procedures with regards to written or field tests shall be subject for decision by the Central Competent Authority.
Chapter X Supplementary Provisions
Article 63
The Central Competent Authority shall determine the formats of the documents specified in these Regulations.
Article 64
The Regulations shall enter into force on the date of promulgation.
The Regulations are the amended Regulations published on August 27th, 2019, and shall be promulgated since January 1st, 2020.