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Testing is a systematic way of evaluating the skills of an artisan/apprentice to ascertain competencies possessed in a given trade area. This is done by designing a test guideline or curriculum from which an identified setter may develop a test paper for a specific trade, which gives a working technical drawing with details of what is to be produced by a candidate at the end of the test. The Assessment and Certification is one of the key functions for DIT and is being carried out by the Trade Test Unit.

Apply in Person:

  1. Visit the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) offices near to make the application.
  2. Here you will be given an Application for Trade Test: Pick the Booking Form to fill.
  3. Proceeded to make the prescribed test fees. The fee are as follows
    Trade Test Grade II 90,000
    Trade Test Grade I 100,000
    Trade Test Master Craft 150,000
  4. Choose your preferred testing centre and Trade Test Series
  5. Attach the relevant documents to the application form. These documents include;
    (i). Copy of an identity card
    (ii).Government trade test certificate/results slip copy (if any)
    (iii).Academic certificates copy
    (iv).Two studio passport size photographs (Head and Shoulder)Size 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 with name and address in block letters on the reverse side
    (v). Banking slips
    (vi). Duly completed booking form
  6. Submit the application (booking) form to the Directorate of Industrial Training Authority (DIT)offices for processing. You can also send the application (booking) form by post through the following postal address.
    • The Director
    • The Directorate of Industrial Training
  7. You will receive notification about testing dates through a phone call and through the mail.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Identity card
  • Government trade test certificate/results slip copy
  • Academic certificates copy
  • Two studio passport size photographs (Head and Shoulder) Size 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 with name and address in block letters on the reverse side
  • Banking slips
  • Duly completed booking form

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

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)
ALT Phone:+256 414 253704 (Qualifications Standards)
ALT Phone:+256 414 232124 (Assessment & Certification)
Email. [email protected]
Website:Director of Industrial Training



  1. The tests are open to candidates with:
    Grade III: Practical exposure acquired in a training institution and/or workplace.
    Grade II: Hands-on practical experience acquired after passing Grade III (or equivalent)
    Grade I: Hands-on practical experience acquired after passing Grade II (or equivalent)
  2. Candidates who were tested in the past and were successful are advised to use result slips to book for the next level of test
  3. Candidates who book later than the stipulated period indicated in the table above will not be considered for the current year trade test
  4. At least 2 years’ experience in the skill area;
  5. Book for relevant level in the skill area;
  6. Payment of exam fee
    • Any person who is eligible for a trade test or who qualifies to take a modular test upon completion of a standard training unit of his or her trade may submit his or her application to the superintendent of trade testing on a form specified in the Second Schedule to these Regulations which may be obtained from the superintendent or from any office or training centre of the Ministry responsible for labour
    • Any person not being an apprentice who—
    (a)can read either English, Swahili or any Ugandan language for which an authorized trade testing officer who understands the language is available;
    (b)can clearly express himself or herself in any of the languages referred to in paragraph (a) of this sub regulation; and
    (c)is considered by the superintendent to have sufficient knowledge and skill in his or her trade, may be tested and if successful shall be issued with a Uganda Crafts man Certificate.


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


  • One year

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Processing Time[edit]

  • processing takes two weeks

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  1. You should not apply for the next test until you have received your results slip OR unless it is a different trade
  2. The booking period is between:- ( 2nd January to 31st July )
  3. Testing Period are during the months of April, August and December.
  4. An applicant who fails to receive calling letters but is in possession of valid official booking receipt should present themselves to the examiner at the appropriate Trade Test Centre during the testing period (First week of April, August and December).
  5. An applicant who fails to report for the Trade Test will be required to pay examination fee afresh during the next test series.
  6. All ready certificates will be sent to the Test Centre where the Candidate took the Trade Test.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full names of applicant
  • nationality
  • identity card number
  • age
  • call phone number
  • email address
  • name of nearest trade testing centre
  • test centre code
  • nature of test required
  • trade name
  • trade code
  • trade test series
  • previous government trade test taken
  • academic level achieved
  • other technical training/ course
  • employment status
  • contact address

Need for the Document[edit]

  • Trade Test Assessment assesses individuals who have acquired knowledge, skills and competence in a particular occupation but do not possess a formal qualification.
  • Through Trade Testing a person can be assessed in a particular area by sitting for particular types of assessment.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) is mandated under Industrial Training Act C and the Amendment Act to conduct Testing and Issue Certificates to successful candidates and students.
  • 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.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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