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1.Obtaining Qualification

[Methods of obtaining qualification]


2.National Examination and Designated Examination Agency

  1. National Examination

    • The examination is open to all, regardless of age, sex and nationality.
    • Examination takes a practical test for telecommunications skills and written tests (choice from five alternatives) for other examination subjects.
    • It is specified by law that examinations are conducted at least once a year for each type of qualification.

  2. Designated Examination Agency

    • Upon application, a single designated examination agency is selected for every qualification. When the designated examination agency is selected, the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications will not carry out the management of the examination for the designated qualification.
    • The Japan Radio Institute has been designated by the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications to carry out the management of the state examination.

  3. Criteria to be a Designated Examination Agency

    • That planning for the management of the examination fit the purpose and the sound implementation of the management of the examination
    • That the organization designated have a sufficient financial base to properly and precisely carry out the planning for the management of the examination
    • That when the organization designated engages in other businesses than the management of the examination, such businesses will not lead to partiality in respect to the management of the examination


3.Partial Exemption from the National Examination


4.Other Methods of Qualification

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