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:
- Trade Diploma,
Skills Evaluation Certificate / Skills Evaluation
Certificate (Knowledge); or
- Valid crane operation license issued by the
Ministry of Manpower (for tower, crawler and mobile
crane operation),plumbing or electrician license; or
- Certificate of Successful Completion (Other construction plant operation); or
- 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
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 http://www.bca.gov.sg/CoreTrade/Reg.
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
- Photocopy (front & back)of NRIC (for Singaporean)
- Photocopy of valid work permit / employment pass
(front & back)(for non-Singaporean) (in PDF)
- 1 recent passport size photograph (in JPEG)
- 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
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
* 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: 6730 4428.