Everything You Need to Know If You’re Taking The Accommodation Industry Test in Japan

This is a specialized exam for those who want to work in the hotel industry.

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The
Accommodation Industry Test is a specialized exam made for those who have the intention of applying for a job as a Special Skilled Worker in the accommodation industry in Japan. This examination aims to measure a person’s knowledge and skill when it comes to front desk services, planning and PR, customer relations, restaurant service, and safety and basic skills.


If you are interested in taking the exam, check if you are eligible and qualified to apply
.


The accommodation industry exam is organized by the
General Incorporated Association Center for Accommodation Industry Proficiency Test (CAIPT). The first exam was held last April 14, 2019 in various regions in Japan, including Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka.


This exam is currently conducted exclusively in Japan, but will soon be available overseas in the near future.


Examination Fee


¥2,000
Payable through bank transfer to CAIPT’s Test Center Account. 


Examination Type


The exam is divided into two parts.


Test Type

Details

Passing rate*

Paper test, multiple-choice

30 questions, 60 minutes

65%

Oral exam

6 questions, 5 minutes

65%


*However, this is only possible if you pass each part (the passing line for each is undisclosed).


Both exams will cover skills needed in the accommodation industry which include front desk services, planning and PR, customer relations, restaurant service, and safety and basic skills.


Schedule for the upcoming exams

 

Exam

Examination Period

Location (scheduled)

No. of Examinees accepted

Application Period

Announcement of Results

2nd Accommodation Industry Exam

October 6, 2019 (Sun)

Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Naha (Okinawa)

TBA

JST

September 3, 2019 (Tue) 1:00 PM to September 17, 2019 (Tue) 12:00 PM

TBA


Check the official website for more details. 


How to prepare for the exam


CAIPT releases previously used exam questions a year after the first exam.


A textbook about preparing for the exam is also set to be published in the future.


 (2 August 2019)

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