Guidance Notes / Guidelines

Notes On Examination For Registration As A Grade B Electrical Worker

Content

  1. Preface
  2. Objectives
  3. Recognition
  4. Structure of Examination
  5. Syllabus and Sample Questions
  6. Entry Prerequisite
  7. Application Form
  8. Application Procedures
  9. Late Enrolment
  10. Examination Fee
  11. Admission Form
  12. Examination Regulations and Instructions to Candidates
  13. Question Booklet and Answer Sheet
  14. Notification of Examination Result
  15. Re-checking of Examination Result
  16. Examination and Registration Dates
  17. Complaints
  18. Data Privacy
  19. Contacts
Appendix I :Regulation 5(2)(c)(ii) of the Electricity (Registration) Regulations
Appendix II :Syllabus and Sample Questions
Appendix III :Examination Regulations and Instructions to Candidates
  1. Preface

    With the enactment of the Electricity Ordinance (Cap. 406), all electrical workers engaged in electrical work on fixed electrical installation are required to be registered with the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. This is to ensure that such work is carried out only by qualified electrical workers to improve electrical safety.

    To be qualified for registration as a Grade B electrical worker, applicants without formal academic qualification are required to pass an examination approved by the Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services. The EMSD, the Vocational Training Council (VTC), the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) have jointly organized an "Examination for Registration as a Grade B Electrical Worker" for those who have sufficient years of practical experience in electrical work but without the required academic qualifications and wish to apply for registration as Grade B electrical workers.

  2. Objectives

    The examination serves to assess an electrical worker's abilities and knowledge in the design, installation and maintenance works on low voltage fixed electrical installation of current capacity not exceeding 2500A.

  3. Recognition

    Anyone who has passed the "Examination for Registration as a Grade B Electrical Worker" would be regarded as having met the requirement for passing an examination approved by the Director of EMS as stipulated in Regulation 5(2)(c)(ii) of the Electricity (Registration) Regulations (See Appendix I).

    Note: Candidates who have passed the examination still have to fulfill the requirement of practical experience in electrical work as laid down in the regulations and this will be assessed by EMSD when they make an application for registration as a Grade B electrical worker.

  4. Structure of Examination

    The examination on technical knowledge will be in the form of multiple-choice questions. The examination paper will be set in bilingual form (i.e. English and Chinese). A total of 100 questions will be set in 2 parts. Part A consists of 28 questions and Part B consists of 72 questions. The passing marks for Part A and Part B are 75% and 50% respectively. In order to pass the examination, candidates must pass both Parts A & B of the examination at a single sitting. The examination will normally be held in the evening. The time allowed is 2 hours.

  5. Syllabus and Sample Questions

    Please refer to Appendix II for the Syllabus and Sample Questions.

  6. Entry Prerequisite

    There is no minimum entry prerequisite.

  7. Application Form

    Application forms can be obtained from the following places during registration period:

    Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
    International and Professional Examinations Division 3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon.
    Tel: 3628 8711 / 3628 8787
    Electrical & Mechanical Services Department
    Registration and Permit Office G/F, 3 Kai Shing Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
    Tel: 1823 (24-hour hotline)
    H.K. & Kowloon Electrical Engineering & Appliances Trade Workers Union
    Headquarters M/F, 5 Yu Chau Street, Mongkok, Kowloon.
    Tel: 2393 9955
    Canton Road Office 3/F, Prosperity Centre, 982 Canton Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon.
    Tel: 2626 1927
    Hong Kong Office Flat A, 3/F, Sun Hey Mansion, 68 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
    Tel: 2393 6285
    H.K. Electrical Contractors Association Limited
      8/F, 195-197 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
    Tel: 2572 0843

    Arrangements can be made for application forms sent by post upon receipt of a written request together with a stamped and self-addressed envelope addressing to:

    International and Professional Examinations Division

    Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority

    3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon.

    Relevant documents can also be downloaded from the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority's website at www.hkeaa.edu.hk.

  8. Application Procedures

    Applicants may register for the examination by post and have their completed application forms together with a photocopy of the applicants' Hong Kong Identity Card/Passport and a self-addressed stamped envelope (please specify "Examination for Registration as a Grade B Electrical Worker") mailed the address on the dates as specified on the reverse side of the application form.

    On-line registration is also available at the website online.hkeaa.edu.hk during the registration period. Regarding the on-line registration procedures, please refer to the following guidelines for reference:

    1. Before registration, applicants are required to create their own accounts with a valid email address;
    2. Applicants are required to provide an image file of their Hong Kong Identity Cards/Passports (for verification purposes only and will be destroyed after the application is completed);
    3. Examination fees must be settled on-line by credit card as instructed. Only credit cards with "Verified by VISA" or "MasterCard Secure Code" will be accepted. Please make sure that the total amount of examination fees does not exceed the credit limit of your credit card;
    4. After successful application and payment, applicants can login their accounts at the Registration Home Page to download the Admission Forms and Examination Result Notices during the specified periods. (Note: No hard copies will be dispatched to applicants by post unless they have opted to receive hard copies when submitting their on-line registration. However, hard copies of Examination Result Notifications will be dispatched to applicants who have passed the examination by post.)
    HKEAA cannot accept any responsibilities for unsuccessful registration because of technical/network failure.
  9. Late Enrolment

    Under special circumstances, HKEAA may at its discretion accept late application after the closing date for entry on payment of a supplementary fee in addition to the normal examination fee.

  10. Examination Fee

    Please refer to the Application Form for the details about the examination fees.

    A demand note will be issued to applicants at the time of registration. Applicants should refer to the demand note for the "Payment Instructions". Payment must be made by cash at any 7-Eleven or Circle K convenience store in Hong Kong. Applicants should refer to the demand note for the "Payment Instructions". For on-line registration, applicants will be asked to make payment on-line as part of the registration process.

    Payment should NOT be sent by post to the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority. Examination fees paid are not refundable or transferable in any circumstances. However, a candidate who withdraws from the examination will be refunded 50% of the examination fee provided that the application, together with the Admission Form and supporting documents (e.g. original sick leave certificate issued by a registered medical practitioner [Note: The issue date of the sick leave certificate must be on or before the examination date, and the granted sick leave must include the examination date, otherwise it will not be accepted.]), is made in writing on grounds acceptable to the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (e.g. medical, emigration) before the examination date or within 14 days after the examination. Late applications or applications not complying with this requirement will NOT be considered. Any supplementary fees paid are not refundable.

    Entry to the examination will be invalidated if payment of examination fee is not made on or before the date stipulated on the demand note. If a late payment is accepted under special circumstances, a supplementary fee will be charged in addition to the examination fee.

  11. Admission Form

    Admission Forms will be issued to all candidates about 2 weeks before the examination day by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority. Candidates submitting their completed application forms by post will receive their Admission Forms by post. Candidates submitting their applications on-line can download their Admission Forms from their accounts. Candidates will receive an email notification from the on-line registration system so that they can login their accounts to download their Admission Forms within a specified period. Admission Forms cannot be downloaded after the specified period. Candidates must print their Admission Forms on BLANK paper (Note: Reused paper will NOT be accepted.) and bring them to the examination centres on the examination day. No hard copy will be dispatched to candidates by post unless they have opted to received a hard copy when submitting their on-line registration.

    Candidates should check their personal particulars carefully. If any discrepancies are found, please inform the International and Professional Examinations Division in writing for correction . If the discrepancies are related to candidate's Chinese or English name, a copy of the identification document must be submitted (Fax No.: (852) 3628 8790; Email: ie1@hkeaa.edu.hk; Address: 3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong). All candidates must take their examination on the date, time and centre specified on their Admission Forms.

    Candidates who have not received their admission forms one week before the examination or in case of loss or are unable to download their Admission Forms should immediately contact the International and Professional Examinations Division (Tel. No.: (852) 3628 8711 / (852) 3628 8787) for a replacement.

  12. Examination Regulations and Instructions to Candidates

    The examination regulations and instructions to candidates for the examination have been stated in Appendix III. Candidates should ensure that they are conversant with these regulations and instructions prior to attending the examination to avoid being punished.

    Candidates have the sole responsibility to ensure that the requirements and regulations of the examinations are complied with. The HKEAA will not accept any claims from candidates for being misinformed by others (including invigilation personnel) as an excuse for exemption from penalty for any breach of the regulations.

    Please read carefully the examination regulations and the penalties for breaching such regulations.

  13. Question Booklet and Answer Sheet

    All question booklets will be destroyed right after the examination. Candidates cannot request to get back the question booklets and answer sheets they used during the examination unless otherwise specified.

  14. Notification of Examination Result

    Examination Result Notices will normally be issued to all candidates 6 weeks after the examination by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority. Candidates submitting their completed application forms by post will receive their Examination Result Notices by post. Candidates submitting their applications on-line can download their Examination Result Notices from their accounts. Candidates will receive an email notification from the on-line registration system so that they can login their accounts to download their Examination Result Notices within a specified period. Examination Result Notices cannot be downloaded after the specified period. No hard copy will be dispatched to candidates who have failed the examination by post unless they have opted to receive a hard copy when submitting their on-line registration.

    Candidates should contact the International and Professional Examinations Division at 3628 8711 / 3628 8787 if they do not receive or are unable to download their Examination Result Notices. Application for re-issue of Examination Result Notice must be submitted no later than 3 months after the examination. Late application will not be accepted.

  15. Re-checking of Examination Result

    All answer sheets are marked by an Optical Mark Reader. If a candidate has doubt about his/her examination result and wishes have his/her answer sheet remarked, he/she may, within 14 days of the issue of the Examination Result Notice, come in person to the International and Professional Examinations Division at 3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street, San Po Kong to submit an application for re-checking of examination result and pay a supplementary fee. The candidate will be informed of the result of re-checking in writing. The supplementary fee paid will be returned to the candidate only if there is an upgrading of examination result after rechecking.

  16. Examination and Registration Dates

    The examination timetable and registration dates for 2022 are as follows:

    Examination Date and TimeRegistration Period (By Post)On-line Registration Period

    13 April 2022

    (7:00pm – 9:00pm)
    4 - 14 February 2022
    4 February (8:30am) – 2 March (5:30pm) 2022
    (Website: online.hkeaa.edu.hk)
    Address:

    International and Professional Examinations Division

    Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
    3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon
  17. Complaints

    Complaints in connection with the conduct of examinations may be lodged in writing to:

    Manager - Examinations Administration
    International and Professional Examinations Division

    Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority

    3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon.

  18. Data Privacy

    Personal data of candidates are used by the HKEAA and the Examination Board for delivery of examination and assessment services. Whether you provide the requested personal data is voluntary. However, if you fail to provide all the data, or if any of the data are inaccurate or incomplete, the HKEAA may not be able to accept your entry or provide all or part of the examination and assessment services. The personal data submitted may also be used for:

    1. assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organizations in their admission processes;
    2. assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organizations in respect of their requests for information in granting scholarships;
    3. assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organizations to confirm the candidates’ eligibility for financial assistance or other forms of subsidization, in which case, the necessary personal data of the candidates may have to be disclosed to the concerned organizations for verification;
    4. certifying and informing candidates' examination results in accordance with reg. 5(2)(c)(ii) of the Electricity (Registration) Regulations;
    5. assisting in the investigation of examination irregularities;
    6. processing any refund or payment in relation to the examination;
    7. conducting educational research and analysis in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable; and
    8. marketing the services and products of the Examination Board (including examination services, course, events, publications, and other examination materials or resources) subject to the consent of the candidates.*

    The HKEAA may also transfer the personal data of candidates to third parties for use for the above purposes or other directly related purposes, including government/public organizations, schools and educational institutions, banks (for processing refund or payment), and service providers providing various administrative or technical services to facilitate the delivery of the examination and assessment services including but not limited to data punching, registration process, dispatch of examination documents, and the capture, disposal or other processing of data.

    In compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, access to all personal data will be made available, on payment of a fee, to anyone who can establish his/her right to be informed of such data as are retained by the HKEAA. Please also note that candidates' personal data/correspondence/other information received by the HKEAA may be transferred to the Examination Board concerned for delivery of examination and assessment services and for any of the abovementioned purposes or other directly related purposes. In general, upon completion of an examination or examination series and all the connecting examination services, the HKEAA will transfer all such data to the Examination Board who will then assume full control of such data. By then, candidates should approach the Examination Board direct for their personal data/information handling policies if necessary.

    * If you have given consent but wish to withdraw your consent for your personal data to be used for this purpose, please send a letter of request to the HKEAA.
  19. Contacts

    For information, you may contact the following organizations:

    Registration and Permit Office

    Electrical & Mechanical Services Department

    G/F, 3 Kai Shing Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
    Telephone No.: 1823 (24-hour hotlines)
    Fax: 2895 4929
    Website: www.emsd.gov.hk

    or

    International and Professional Examinations Division

    Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority

    3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon.
    Telephone No.: 3628 8711 / 3628 8787
    Fax: 3628 8790
    Website: www.hkeaa.edu.hk
    E-Mail: ie1@hkeaa.edu.hk