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Related to national examination of prosthetical instruments in Japan

CONDITIONS TO TAKE PART IN THE COURSE FOR THE NATIONAL CERTIFICATES FOR PROSTHESIS TECHNICIAN (JAPAN) Those who have one of the following categories qualify for the Technician National Qualification Examination: 1) Persons who meet all admission criteria and have graduated 3 or 4 year training program at PROSTHESIS training institutions under the guidance of the Ministry of Education and other relevant ordinances. Or in the process of studying and expected to graduate in March (for example in 2017 is March 21st, 2017). (2) Graduates of foreign PROSTHESIS centers / training centers, or those with equivalent certificates of foreign PROSTHESIS practice licenses; A person who is fully qualified and qualified under paragraph (1) is certified by the Minister for Welfare Health Welfare. (See the section below). ※ Some other cases do not involve foreign factor. PROCEDURES FOR GRANTING NATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF NATIONAL CERTIFICATE FOR PROSTHESIS TECHNICIAN (2017) ※ reference information for application procedures for 2017 In cases where foreigners have graduated from medical PROSTHESIS medical training schools / centers or have obtained national certificates for medical PROSTHESIS medical technicians abroad, they can take the certification exams. Japan Prosthesis technician requires the approval of the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan in accordance with Article 2, Article 20 (Law No. 26 of 1951). Only National Medical PROSTHESIS Techincian 2017 and the specific screening process as follows:

Apply documents: Submit all documents in person

Application deadline: from April to 31t August

Verification of documents: around in September or October




Document to take the test, Around November


Send notice: around November



To take the national certificate examination procedure





Joint National Examination for Physicians in Japan on February 2017



※ Certificate after being granted without term, candidates can take the exam in the following years. 1. Who can take part in the examination (eligibility consideration) Graduated from prosthesis technician school or foreign PROSTHESIS practical license holder. 2. Method of examination Based on the documentation provided by the applicant, the panel will consider whether the candidate is qualified as a student who has graduated from a medical prosthesis technician school in Japan or has not met the criteria. Specific standards below. 3. Criteria for review / verification Cases satisfying conditions 1 to 6 below will be considered for eligibility to take the national prosthesis technician certification exam.

(1) Studying time at medical technician training centers


 A) Eligibility for admission to overseas medical PROSTHESIS schools or institutions.

Graduate from high school (at least 12 years through primary school – secondary high school – high school ) or similar accreditation.

B) Having studied at medical prosthesis technique training schools.


Up to 3 years (however may include the year of study at the training facility (s) prior to enrolling in a foreign medical prosthesis technique medical school.

(2) Study content and study time

Cases of satisfactory study time and study content in accordance with regulations on training of medical prosthesis technique medical technicians (Ordinance No. 4 issued by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare 1951). The total number of specialist courses required and the total duration of study is over 2600 hours.

(3) Academic achievement.

Have a good record.

4) Learning environment

Have appropriate learning and practice equal to or better than those in Japan.

(5) whether or not he / she has been granted a practicing certificate of practicing foreign prosthesis technician after graduation.

Not yet licensed practice.

(6) Japanese ability

For those who do not graduate from secondary school or high school of Japan, a N1 Japanese Proficiency Certificate must be obtained (in the case of examination before December 2009, equivalent to elementary school certificate)


4. Profile When submitting your application, candidates must submit the following documents to the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare Administration Medical Office / division certification. Deadline for application is by the end of August every year. (1) Application for certification of the national prosthesis technician qualification examination certificate. (With its own form) (2) The reason for applying for certification of the national prosthesis technician test certificate. (With its own form) (3) Curriculum vitae (the process of learning from elementary school to the graduation of the medical PROSTHESIS training school, the year of admission / year of graduation from the western school. Persons with work experience should indicate the working process). (4) One of the papers a ~ c follows A. Resident card (ID card or paper showing permanent residence or personal identification number (for foreigners who are nationals)). B. Copies of residence cards, certificates of residence or certificates of permanent residence (when bringing along with the original for comparison) C. Register of household registration book (applicable to Japanese citizens) (5) Health certificate (with a separate form) (health certificate issued by a Japanese-licensed practitioner and issued less than 1 month from the date of lodgement ) (6) Three-profile file photo (4 × 6 file photo taken less than 6 months from the date of submission). (7) Copy of certificate of practicing national medical PROSTHESIS technology practicing certificate (8) A copy of the notice of passing the National Qualifications Examination Certificate for National Prosthesis Technology (9) Copy or original diploma from a foreign national prosthesis technique medical PROSTHESIS school / institution (10) Copies of academic records at the medical school of foreign medical prosthesis technician. (11) Documents showing the subject, the number of credits, the total time spent in the learning process at the medical prosthesis technique laboratory (12) Survey of school / institution of training of prosthesis technician graduated (probe of facilities, training scale, number and teacher level) (with samples). (13) Legal documents relating to the grant of a certificate of practicing medical technician practice certificate (relevant section only). (14) Internship certificate for those who have a trainee in a Japanese hospital. (15) Leaflet (profile of the school) of the medical prosthesis technique medical school graduated. (16) For non-Japanese graduates of secondary high school or high school, a copy of the Japanese Proficiency Exam N1 and achievement record must be provided. ※ Notes on application 1. The application file is 1 set. 2. The contents of the application must all be translated into Japanese before submission. 3. (7) ~ (12) The application file includes both original and notarized translation by the notary public. 4. (7) ~ (10) and (16) must carry the original for comparison. 5. Application files are only received directly, not received through the mail or other people. The End