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First Phase of Professional Verification Scheme Launched

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has announced that the first phase of the Professional Verification Scheme has been launched. It will verify the necessary skills employees need to carry out their jobs effectively. It will eventually be mandatory for all entities in the Kingdom.

It targets more than 1,000 specialized professions in 23 specialisms in line with the Saudi Standard Classification of Occupations. It is split into two parts. The first part covers examining professional workers in their countries before they arrive in the Kingdom and international examination centers. The second part relates to examining experienced workers currently in the Kingdom together with local examination centers.

Companies having 3,000 or more employees will be enrolled in the Program first. They will be followed by companies with between 500 and 2,999 employees and then entities with between 50 and 499 employees. It will then be followed by companies employing between six to 49 employees and then companies employing one to five employees.

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