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Registration of CoreTrade Personnel - Application

Registration Criteria

Workers who are eligible for registration include locals as well as suitable longer-staying and experienced foreign workers who have been working in related trade in the construction industry in Singapore.

All applicants should possess the following relevant trade qualification:

  1. Trade Diploma, Skills Evaluation Certificate / Skills Evaluation Certificate (Knowledge); or
  2. Valid crane operation license issued by the Ministry of Manpower (for tower, crawler and mobile crane operation),plumbing or electrician license; or
  3. Certificate of Successful Completion (Other construction plant operation); or
  4. Other supervisory, technical, trade or academic qualification to support the application.

Working experience is another important criterion that an applicant must have to qualify for registration. BCA reserves the right to consider each application on a case-to-case basis.

All applicants who register as Trade Foreman must undergo a bridging seminar unless they possess a relevant Trade Diploma.

Application as Coretrade Personnel

Online Registration / Renewal of Coretrade Personnel

With effect from 22 Nov 10, registration and renewal of construction personnel can be carried through our online system at

This system will allow you to submit and check the status of registration as well as to print related forms and information at your convenience.

Documents Required for Online Application

Following attachment are required for online registration.

  1. Photocopy (front & back)of NRIC (for Singaporean) (in PDF)
  2. Photocopy of valid work permit / employment pass (front & back)(for non-Singaporean) (in PDF)
  3. 1 recent passport size photograph (in JPEG)
  4. Photocopy of academic, technical or trade qualification from BCA, valid crane operation license, valid plumber or electrician license or certificate from other approved training institutes (in PDF)
  5.  A copy of the worker’s employment details (for work permit holder) obtained via ‘Work Permit Online’ at MOM website to support applicant’s years of local working experiences. (in PDF)

A Submission Number will be generated on successful online application. This number will allow you to check the status of registration and print the relevant notification and letters.

All applicants* are required to undergo a prescribed skills assessment.

Applicants must ensure that all information provided in this submission is true and accurate. They must produce the original copies of above documents for verification when required. The authority reserves the right to reject or cancel any application if information provided is found to be false and inaccurate.

* Licensed crane operators, plumbers and electricians are exempted from the skills assessment. However, BCA reserves the rights to seek confirmation about the experience of applicants through skills assessment when necessary.


If you have any query on registration of CoreTrade personnel, please contact our registration officer at Tel: 6248 9845.