The JLPT

 
 
The JLPT is an internationally recognised evaluation and certification of Japanese-language proficiency.
 
In 2012, over 572,000 people took the test in 64 countries and areas worldwide. It is the largest Japanese language test in the world.
 

If I pass the JLPT, what will I be able to do?

Read the "JLPT Can-do Self-Evaluation List" prepared by the Japan Foundation based on student surveys to find out what you will be able to do in Japanese (in practical terms) after you pass each level.
http://www.jlpt.jp/e/about/pdf/cdslist_e_all.pdf

 

What are some other advantages of having JLPT certification?

(From the JLPT website)
JLPT certificates offer various advantages, ranging from recognition as academic credit and graduation certification at schools to preferential treatment at companies and acknowledgement of qualification in society.


Advantages in Japan
Earn points for preferential treatment for immigration to Japan
Those who pass JLPT N1 receive 10 points under the government's "Point-based Preferential Immigration Treatment System for Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals." Individuals with a total of 70 points or higher receive preferential treatment at immigration.
For more details, please refer to the website of Public Relations Office, Government of Japan.

One of requirements to take Japan's national exams for medical practitioners
A JLPT N1 certificate is required for medical practitioners licensed overseas who want to take Japan's national exams for medical practitioners, and other professions.*
For more details on application requirements for national exams for medical practitioners, please refer to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website (Japanese).
*Other national exams that require a JLPT N1 certificate as part of application:
Dentist, nurse, pharmacist, public health nurse, midwife, radiology technologist, dental hygienist, dental technician, clinical laboratory technician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, orthoptist, clinical engineer, prosthetist, emergency medical technician, speech therapist, veterinarian
One of requirements to take Japan's prefectural exams for assistant nurses
A JLPT N1 certificate is required for overseas nursing school graduates who want to take Japan's assistant nurse exams.
Exams for assistant nurses are administered by each prefecture. For more details, please contact the prefecture of interest.
A test subject is waved on accreditation exam for completion of junior high school level education in Japan
The Japanese-language test is waved for examinees of foreign citizenship who pass JLPT N1 or N2.
For more details, please refer to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology website (Japanese).
One of requirements for Vietnamese nurse/care worker candidates under EPA
A JLPT N3 or higher certificate is required for Vietnamese nurse and care worker candidates who visit Japan as part of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Japan and Vietnam.
For more details, please refer to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website (Japanese).

Source: JLPT website, http://www.jlpt.jp/e/about/merit.html, viewed 1st March 2013

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