Construction Industry Council 建造業議會
Trade Test
Building Construction Trades

Trade Tests for Construction Craftsmen

Introduction

  • Since 1990, The Construction Industry Council (previously the Construction Industry Training Authority) has been conducting trade tests for construction craftsmen. The main objectives for trade test are:
  1. to set out standard of qualification for craftsmen;
  2. to assist the industry in the proper selection of skilled craftsmen;
  3. to facilitate the acquisition of recognized qualifications and to enhance the status and career development of skilled craftsmen.

Test Format and Test Fee

The Council is currently conducting the following 60 trade tests for Construction Craftsmen.
The mock test paper of each trade below is for reference only, actual test content and dimensions should be based on the test paper to be used on the test day.

  Trade Name Test Format Test Fee
(HK$)
 
    Written Test Practical Test    
1 Bricklayer
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 6 hours $500 *
2 Plasterer
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 6 hours $500 *
3 Tiler
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 6 hours $500 *
4 Tiler(tile)
Mock Practical Paper
0.5 hour 3 hours $500 *
5 Tiler(mosaic)
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 3 hours $500 *
6 Carpenter (Formwork
-Building Construction)
0.5 hour 6 hours $700 *
7 Carpenter (Formwork
-Civil Construction)
0.5 hour 6 hours $700 *
8 Joiner
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 6 hours $500 *
9 Plumber
Mock Test Paper
0.5 hour 6 hours $500 *
10 General Welder
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 6 hours $500 *
11 Leveller
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 6 hours $500 *
12 Metal Worker
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 6 hours $500 *
13 Bar Bender and Fixer
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 6 hours $700 *
14 Marble Worker 0.5 hour 7.5 hours $500 *
15 Marble Worker (Dry Fixing)
Mock Practical Paper
Only 4 hours practical test $500 *
16 Marble Worker (Wet Fixing) Only 4 hours practical test $500 *
17 Bamboo Scaffolder
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 6 hours $500 *
18 Metal Scaffolder
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 6 hours $500 *
19 Construction Plant
Mechanic
0.5 hour 6 hours $500 *
20 Drainlayer
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 5 hours $500 *
21

Ground Investigation
Operator 

Starting from July 2014, the new certificates issued for Ground Investigation Operator Trade Test are no needed to be revalidated for every 5 years.  Holders of the old Certificates (with an expiry date) need to apply for renewal with the new Certificates.  Both new certificates and old certificates (prior to the expiry date) are valid.


Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 6 hours $500 *
22 Asphalter
(Road Construction)
Mock Practical Paper
0.5 hour 3 hours $500 *
23 Concrete Repairer
(Spalling Concrete)
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 5 hours $500 *
24 Trackworker
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 3 hours $500 *
25 Painter and Decorator
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 6 hours $500 *
26 Structural Steel Erector Only 3 hours practical test $500 *
27 Concretor Only 3 hours practical test $500 *
28 Window Frame Installer Only 6 hours practical test $500 *
29 Rigger / Metal Formwork Erector
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
Only 3 hours practical test $500 *
30 Mason Only 6 hours practical test $500 *
31 Waterproofing Worker (adhesive-type felt)
Mock Practical Paper
Only 3 hours practical test $500 *
32 Waterproofing Worker (burn-type felt)
Mock Practical Paper
Only 3 hours practical test $500 *
33 Waterproofing Worker (liquid membrane)
Mock Practical Paper
Only 3 hours practical test $500 *
34 Marine Construction
Plant Operator - Derrick
Only 3 hours practical test $500 *
35 Marine Construction
Plant Operator
- Boom-grab Bucket
Only 3 hours practical test $500 *
36 Marine Construction
Plant Operator
- Boom-hook
Only 3 hours practical test $500 *
37 Pipelayer
Mock Test Paper
Only 6 hours practical test $500 *
38 Shotcretor (Dry Mix)
Mock Practical Paper
Only 3 hours practical test $500 *
39 Shotcretor (Wet Mix)
Mock Practical Paper
Only 3 hours practical test $500 *
40 Carpenter (Fender) Only 5 hours practical test $500 *
41 Plant & Equipment
Operator
(Percussive Pile)
Only 1 hour written test $500 *
42 Plant & Equipment
Operator (Bored Pile)
Only 1 hour written test $500 *
43 Piling Operative
(Percussive Pile)
20 minutes written test and
40 minutes oral test
$300 *
44 Piling Operative
(Bored Pipe)
20 minutes written test and
40 minutes oral test
$300 *
45 Prestressing Operative Only 3 hours practical test $500 *
46 Plant and Equipment Operator(Tunnelling) - Tunnel Boring Machine By exemption $200  
47 Plant and Equipment Operator(Tunnelling) - Jumbo Drilling Only 1 hour written test $500 *
48 Plant and Equipment Operator(Tunnelling) - Segment Erection Only 1 hour written test $500 *
49 Rock Breaking Driller Only 3 hours practical test $500 *
50 Grouting Worker
Mock Practical Paper
Only 3 hours practical test $500 *
51 Paving Block Layer Only 6 hours practical test $500 *
52 Curtain Wall Installer
Mock Practical Paper
Only 6 hours practical test $500 *
53 Glazier
Mock Practical Paper
Only 5 hours practical test $500 *
54 Floor Layer
(Timber Flooring)
Only 6 hours practical test $500 *
55 Floor Layer
(PVC Flooring)
Only 6 hours practical test $500 *
56 Asbestos
Abatement Worker
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
0.5 hour 6 hours $500 *
57 Tunnel Worker
Mock Practical Paper
Only 6 hours practical test $500 *
58 Hand-dug
Caisson Worker
0.5 hour 6 hours $500 *
59 Demolition Worker
(Building)
1 hour 1 day refresher course
and 1 days practical test
$800 *
60 Plasterer (Floor ) 0.5 hour 6 hours $500

*

61 Carpenter (Formwork – Civil Construction ) (Striking ) 0.5 hour 3.5 hours $500 * 
62 Carpenter (Formwork – Building Construction ) (Striking ) 0.5 hour 3.5 hours $500 *
63 Joiner (Assembling ) 0.5 hour 3.5 hours $500

* 

64 Painter and Decorator (Roller Painting) Only 1 hours practical test $500 *
65 Painter and Decorator (Surface Filling ) Only 1.25 hour practical test $500 *
66 Painter and Decorator (Emulsion Painting ) Only 1 hour practical test $500 * 
67 Painter and Decorator (Brushing Lacquering ) Only 2.25 hour practical test $500 * 
68 Painter and Decorator (Synthetic Painting ) Only 1 hour practical test $500 * 
69 Painter and Decorator (Clear Lacquering ) Only 2.25 hour practical test $500 * 
70 Painter and Decorator (Texture-spray ) Only 3 hours practical test $500 * 
71 Painter and Decorator (Metal Paint Spray ) Only 2 hour practical test $500 * 
72 Painter and Decorator (Paperhanging ) Only 1.25 hours practical test $500 * 
73 Painter and Decorator (Sign writing ) Only 1.25 hour practical test $500 * 
74 Partition (Metal Frame) Installer 0.5 hour 6 hours $500 * 
75 False Ceiling Installer 0.5 hour 6 hours $500 * 
76 Marble Worker (Polishing) Only 6 hours practical test $500 * 
           
Anticipated Trade Test Waiting Time
* Waiting time would be around one to two months approximately
# Waiting time would be around three to four months approximately
@ Waiting time would be around five to six months approximately
& Waiting time would be more than six months approximately

Eligibility

  • Applicants have to be Hong Kong residents who are at least 18 years of age;

  • Applicants must have a minimum of four years relevant working experience. Applicant who possesses the corresponding Intermediate Trade Test Certificate should only need at least 1 year of relevant working experience after the qualification.); 

  • Applicants with three years relevant working experience (instead of four) are also eligible to take the test if applicants possess a relevant Craft Certificate awarded by:
    1. The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, or
    2. The Construction Industry Council;

  • Applicants who possess:
    1. a relevant Craft Certificate awarded by the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, or
    2. any other qualifications deemed by the Building and Civil Engineering Training Board to be equivalent to (1) above may be exempted from the trade knowledge part of the trade test.

     

    Award of Certificate

    1. Trade Test Certificate - passed all the test papers;
    2. Intermediate Trade Test Certificate - failed the practical test but the results reached the required skill level of the relevant Intermediate Trade Test (If Intermediate Trade Test is available for the trade).


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