The license to work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be issued to the Saudis and expats after they clear a test. This exam is especially for the engineers. This professional test is for the people who are applying for a new work visa. It is also compulsory to have 3 years of experience before appearing for the test.
Earlier, the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) had declared the discovery of 1,200 fake certificates of expat engineers working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in previous years. Foreigners who came to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on engineer’s visa, however, who weren’t engineers, had their visas modified. 1,200 out of 200,000 were found to have submitted fake certificates while working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Expat Engineers must clear this Test to Enter Saudi Arabia
Now, the engineers are licensed and there’s a new system to qualify them. Samarqandi said, adding that they verified that those operating within the engineering sector were real. Modalities for the professional test was discussed by senior officials of the education and training evaluation commission and the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE). The instructions for this test was given by the Acting Minister Majid Bin Abdullah Al-Haqeel.
The requirement to assess the academic qualifications and practical experiences of expatriate engineers operating within the Kingdom was stressed by the minister additionally. There will be an additional course for the fresh graduates who will have to complete it annually for the continuity of the professional license The professional test must be written before entering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This professional test will be supervised in cooperation with the commission’s strategic global partner, Pearson VUE.
The leader in global computer-based testing solutions Pearson VUE offers innovative computer-based testing solutions through secure and electronic test delivery and provides authorization and certification. Samarqandi said the SCE was operating in an exceedingly skilled manner and stated the opening of a forum for male and feminine engineers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
He appreciated the council for cutting the fees of the coaching course from SR5,000 to SR1,000. The work permit will be issued only if the person clears the test.