Good news for all qualified Filipinos who wants to work here in South Korea. The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) recently announced through their online portal the schedule for the next EPS-KLT Exam (Employment Permit System-Korean Language Test Exam) or more commonly known nowadays as the EPS-TOPIK Exam (Employment Permit System-Test of Proficiency in Korean).
This is the 7th EPS-KLT (EPS-TOPIK) Exam to be conducted by the POEA in cooperation of the Human Resource Development Service of Korea (HRD Korea) since the introduction of the Korean Employment Permit System (EPS) for overseas foreign migrant workers in 2004.
POEA ADVISORY NO. 20
Series of 2010
The Human Resource Development Service of Korea (HRD Korea) in cooperation with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will conduct another Employment Permit System-Korean Language Test (EPS-KLT) now called Employment Permit System-Test of Proficiency in Korean (EPS-TOPIK) this year on November 14, 2010. Registration for the EPS-KLT (EPS-TOPIK) is set from September 20 to 23, 2010. Registration venues will be announced or posted at the POEA and DOLE websites. Only those who are registered with the POEA E-Registration System and included in the POEA Manpower Registry are qualified to register for the EPS-KLT (EPS-TOPIK).
Interested applicants for employment in Korea who are not registered with the POEA E- Registration System are advised to register online via www.poea.gov.ph. Those who are presently registered and who have not yet taken or passed the EPS-KLT (EPS-TOPIK) and who are interested to pursue employment in Korea must have an active registration status in order to be included in the manpower pool for Korea. Only those with active registration status as of September 19, 2010 are qualified to register for the EPS-KLT (EPS-TOPIK) which will be conducted on November 14, 2010.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR EPS-KLT REGISTRATION (For Korea)
Must be between 18 years of age and not more than 38 years old on November 14, 2010 (those born between November 15, 1972 And November 15, 1992)
Must be physically and mentally fit
Must not have any record of conviction or imprisonment for a heinous crime
Must have no record of deportation or departure orders from the Republic of Korea
Must not be restricted from departure from the Philippines
Must be e-Registered with active status in the POEA Manpower Registry
Applicants who are already actively e-registered with the POEA Manpower Registry shall be notified to appear on scheduled dates for pre-qualification and pre-screening at the following venues:
POEA Manpower Registry Division (Windows P,Q, R and S) Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Building, Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City
FOR REGIONAL APPLICANTS
1. POEA Regional Center for Luzon 2nd Flr LZK-Zambrano Bldg., Quezon Avenue City of San Fernando La Union
2. POEA Regional Center for Visayas Mezzanine Floor, LDM Building, M.J. Cuenco Avenue, corner Legaspi Street Cebu City
3. POEA Regional Center for Mindanao 2nd Floor, AMYA II Building Ocampo Boulevard corner Tulip Drive
Ecoland, Davao City
Applicants notified to appear for pre-qualification shall bring with them the original and photocopy of the following documents for verification:
• Resume with one 2×2 colored picture
• Valid passport or any valid identification card with picture
• Valid NBI clearance (for travel abroad)
Only those scheduled for a certain day/date to appear for prequalification shall be entertained on said date.
For guidance of all interested applicants.
JENNIFER JARDIN MANALILI