How to Apply for Trade Test Assessment In Uganda

Apply for Trade Test Assessment In Uganda By Yourself

Testing is a method to assess the capabilities of an apprentice/artisan to assess the abilities in a particular trade. It is accomplished by drafting guidelines for testing or a program from which a setter can create an exam paper for a particular trade, which is a detailed technical sketch with the details of the items to be completed by the candidate when they take the test. The assessment and certification is one of the main tasks of DIT and is executed through Trade Test Unit. Trade Test Unit.

Apply to Persons:

  1. Go to at the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) in the vicinity to complete the application.
  2. There you will find An Application for Trade Test: Select the Booking Form to fill out.
  3. It was then time to pay the prescribed fees for the test. The fees are as follows:
    Class II of the Trade Test 90,000
    Grade I Trade Test 100,000
    Trade Master Craft Test 150,000
  4. Select your preferred testing location and trade Test Series
  5. Attach the necessary documents to the form of application. The documents you need to attach include:
    (i). Copy of identity card
    (ii).Government certification of trade tests/results on slip copies (if there is any)
    (iii).Academic certificate copy
    (iv).Two studio passport size photos (Head and Shoulder)Size 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches with address and name in block letters on the reverse
    (v). Bank slips
    (vi). Completed booking form
  6. Send an request (booking) request form directly to Directorate of Industrial Training Authority (DIT)offices to be processed. You may also mail an form (booking) form via mail to the address listed below.
    • The Director
    • The Directorate of Industrial Training
  7. You will be notified of testing dates via a phone call or mail.

Required Documents For Apply for Trade Test Assessment

  • Identity card
  • Certificate of trade test issued by the government and results slip Copy
  • Academic certificates copies
  • Two passport-sized studio photos (Head and Shoulder) Size 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches with names and addresses in block lettering on reverse
  • Bank slips
  • Complete the booking form

Office Locations and Contacts

Directorate of Industrial Training Ministry of Education and Sports
Plot 97/99 Jinja Road/Corner,3rd Street.
P.O.Box 20050 Lugogo,Kampala,Uganda.
Phone:+256 414 259412, +256 414 251256 (ADMIN)
Alternate Phone: +256 414 253704 (Qualifications Standards)
Alt Phone: +256 414 232124 (Assessment and Certification)
Web site: Director of Industrial Training


  1. The tests are available to applicants who meet the following criteria:
    Graduation III: Practical experience gained in a school of training and/or at work.
    Grade II: Practical knowledge gained after passing the Grade III (or equivalent)
    Grade I: Practical experiences gained following the passing of the Grade II (or equivalent)
  2. Candidates who have been tested before and found successful should take advantage of test results to register for the next test.
  3. Candidates who register after the specified time period on the previous table are not taken into consideration for the current year’s trade test.
  4. Minimum 2 years of work experience in the area of expertise;
  5. The book is for the relevant stage in the area of skill;
  6. Fee for exam payment
    • Anyone who is eligible to take the trade test or is able for a module exam following the completion of an ordinary training unit in the profession they work in can apply to the trade superintendent for testing using a form that is specified in the second Schedule to this Regulations that can be obtained by the superintendent or at any of the training centres or offices of the Ministry that is responsible for labor.
    • Anyone who is not an apprentice but who
    (a)can can read English, Swahili or any Ugandan language that has an approved test officer for trade who can understand the language is in place;
    (b)can clearly speak clearly with confidence in one of the other languages mentioned to by the paragraph (a) in this sub regulation.
    (c)is is deemed by the superintendent to possess enough knowledge and skills in the field of work and may be tested and, if successful, granted (c)is deemed by the superintendent to be competent and has the ability to obtain Uganda Crafts man Certificate.


  • Class II of the Trade Test 90,000
  • Grade I of the Trade Test 100,000
  • Master Craft Trade Test 150,000


  • One year

Processing Time

  • The processing process takes two weeks for processing


  1. It is not advisable to apply to take the test again until you’ve received your test results or unless it’s an entirely different trade
  2. The booking period runs from the dates: ( 2nd January until 31st July )
  3. Testing period is during between April and August, and December.
  4. A candidate who does not receive a call letter but has a an official booking confirmation must appear before an examiner in the proper Trade Test Centre during the test time (First week of the months of April, August and Dec).
  5. If a candidate fails to attend an exam in time for the Trade Test will be required to pay the exam fee anew at the beginning of the next test series.
  6. All completed certificates will be delivered at the Test Centre where the Candidate completed an exam. Trade Test.

Requirements Information

  • Full names of the applicant
  • Nationality
  • identification card number
  • Age
  • the number to call
  • Email address
  • Name of the closest test centre for trade
  • test centre code
  • Nature of test needed
  • trade name
  • Codes for trade
  • Trade test series
  • previous government trade test taken
  • Academic achievement attained
  • Other technical courses/ training
  • Employment status
  • Contact information

The Document is required

  • Trade Test Assessment assesses individuals who have acquired the knowledge of, skills and proficiency in a specific occupation, but don’t have an official certification.
  • With Trade Testing a person can be evaluated in a specific subject by taking part in specific kinds of tests.

Information that could be helpful

  • Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) is authorized by the Industrial Training Act C and the Amendment Act to conduct Testing and issue Certificates for successful students and candidates.
  • Currently, there are number of institutions and workplaces spread all over the country that, based on their capacity in terms of testing equipment/facilities, have been accredited and approved as Testing Centres.

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