Manual on Skills Testing and Certification: Jordan

This manual contains the minimum requirements for skills testing and certification processes in Jordan. It does not constitute an academic curriculum on assessment methods but is expected to be used as a core reference by test developers and assessors and all those concerned with skills testing in the country, at least for the first three occupational levels (limited-skilled, skilled, and crafts person).

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has provided technical support to CAQA to help implement its mandate through the Decent Work County Programme (DWCP) and the SIDA-funded project Tripartite Action for Youth Employment in Jordan. Under this project, the ILO and CAQA have established a framework of minimum requirements for testing and certification, which is presented in this manual. It is hoped that this document will be useful in shaping tests and certification processes to strengthen the trust of employers in CAQA licenses.

The scope of this manual includes the testing and certification procedures directly under CAQA’s responsibility (the vocational training track). The Ministry of Labour and CAQA also welcome collaboration with all TVET awarding bodies, including the Ministry of Education and Al-Balqa Applied University, in order to adopt and apply a unified approach to testing and certification in Jordan.