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  2. Rail Worker Qualification Test

Rail Worker Qualification Test


  • Background and Purpose
    • Different qualifications per rail operator and increased focus on rail safety prompted the government to establish unified standards for rail-related licenses and qualifications.
    • Aims to improve the capacity of rail workers and minimize rail accidents from human error through the organized management of qualifications
  • Procedure
    • Step 1: Physical checkup and aptitude test
    • Step 2: Training for those passing Step 1 by designated training institutes Completion of curriculum at educational and training institutes
    • Step 3: Written test (lower limit: 40 points per subject, average of +60 points required)
    • Step 4: Functional and practical skill test (lower limit: 60 points per subject, average of +80 points required)
    • Step 5: Driver’s license and controller certificate
  • License type
    • Rolling stock driver’s license: Express railroad car, Type 1 and 2 electric car, Diesel car, Rail equipment, Tram
    • Certification of railway traffic controller (single license)
  • Role of TS
    • Managing and conducting rail worker tests (developing and managing questions, etc.)
    • Issuing and managing licenses/certificates for the final winners of rail worker qualification
    • Managing rail workers (physical/aptitude test, training, management of internship period)