Expat engineers now need to clear a test before entering Saudi Arabia.
Senior officials of the Education and Training Evaluation Commission; and the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) discussed modalities to hold the professional test for non-Saudi engineers.
The move is in line with the directive of Acting Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Majed Al-Hoqail to SCE to hold professional tests for non-Saudi workers to ensure the quality of engineering works so as to safeguard the society.
The minister also stressed the need to evaluate the academic qualifications; and practical experiences of expatriate engineers working in the Kingdom.
The commission stated that new engineers will need to clear a test before entering Saudi Arabia. The test will be in cooperation with the commission’s strategic global partner, Pearson VUE.
Pearson VUE offers innovative computer-based testing solutions through secure and electronic test delivery and provides licensure and certification.
It is noteworthy that the commission and SCE signed a memorandum of cooperation last year aimed at building national professional standards for engineering professions formulated by the SCE.