Expat engineers to pass SCE Test for Iqama renewal

A recent news report has stated that all expat engineers must pass a Saudi Professional Verification Program test to get an Iqama and an Iqama renewal.

In addition, Saudi Arabia has decided to hold a professional test for non-Saudi engineers before entering Saudi Arabia on a new visa through Pearson VUE. – Saudi Gazette

The Minister of Municipal Affairs directed the Saudi Council of Engineers to prepare professional examinations for foreigners.

Engineers with Fake Degrees

In an earlier announcement, the SCE or the Saudi Council of Engineers announced that they had discovered around 1200 fake or fraudulent engineers who had worked on various projects in the Kingdom over the past few years.

Test Structure

  1. The first one is based on the basics and principles of engineering for recent graduates.
  2. The second exam has been developed for those engineers who have completed at least 10 years of service to qualify for the post of project director.

Frequency of the Test

He has stated that fresh graduates will have to take an exam every year to ensure that their license to work remains and that their career also keeps moving.

Source: Arab News

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