Use of SkillsFuture credits for certification exams

Published Date: 05 January 2021 09:00 PM

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NAME AND CONSTITUENCY OF MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

Mr Leon Perera, Aljunied GRC

QUESTION

To ask the Minister for Education whether SkillsFuture Singapore will consider allowing the use of SkillsFuture credits for certification exams especially those administered by internationally recognised external training providers.

RESPONSE

1. The SkillsFuture Credit seeks to empower Singaporeans to take ownership of their skills development and lifelong learning. Even though the SkillsFuture Credit is used primarily to cover the fees for training and the associated assessments, we also allow SkillsFuture Credit for use on more than 200 examination-only certifications. To ensure prudent use of the SkillsFuture Credit, these certifications must be recognised by the industry, and supported by the relevant public agency overseeing the sector. Some examples are the Project Management Professional (PMP) and The Open Group Architecture Framework 9 (TOGAF 9) certifications.

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