Here’s What You Need to Know If You Plan on Taking the Building Cleaning Management Industry Exam

The test will be held from November 1 to December 6 this year.

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The Building Cleaning Management Industry test is specifically made for those intending to apply as a Skilled Worker under the Building Cleaning Management industry. The test aims to measure a person’s skill in building cleaning. 

If you’re interested in taking this exam, check if you are qualified to apply

The Building Cleaning Management industry exam is organized by the
Japan Building Management Association (J-BMA). This exam will be held for the first time from November 1, 2019 to December 6, 2019 in multiple regions in Japan, including Tokyo, Aichi, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka. 

It is currently being conducted in Japan only, but will later on be held overseas as well, starting with Myanmar. For other countries that have entered an agreement with Japan regarding the Specified Skills Worker Visa, the exam may also be held there once the testing venues are finalized and ready. 

Examination Fee 


*The payment methods for the exam will soon be announced.
*Note that the examination fee is non-refundable.

This is the schedule for the upcoming exams:



Examination Period

Location (scheduled)

No. of Examinees accepted

Application Period

Announcement of Results

1st Building Cleaning Management for Specified Skills Workers

November 1, 2019 to December 6, 2019






Not specified

September 24, 2019 to October 15, 2019

December 25, 2019

Examination Type

The exam will be conducted in Japanese and divided into two parts:


Test Type


Passing rate

Paper test (a test using pictures and illustrations, etc.) 

17 questions, 40 points, 20 minutes

24 points or above 60%

Practical exam

1. Periodic cleaning of a floor area

2. Periodic cleaning of glass surfaces 

3. Daily cleaning of western-style toilets

60 points, 12 minutes, *(standard time of 10 minutes)

36 points or above 60%

*If you exceed the standard time for the practical exam, points will be deducted. 

How to apply for the exam:

Application for the exam will be done online. 
Details will be announced on the official website.

How to prepare for the exam:

J-BMA will be releasing a guide that will help you get through the practical exam part.
This will also be announced through the website. 

 (8 August 2019)

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