The Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates is a test offered twice a year to individuals who did not complete their senior high school.
Individuals can take the test multiple times and combine the best scores from each section to form an overall passing score. This means that individuals taking this test do not need to pass all sections in one sitting to pass the overall tests.
Individuals that pass this test are able to take entrance exams for university, junior college and vocational school.
Additionally, test takers that pass this test are certified as having knowledge equivalent or higher to a high school graduate, and they may cite this result on resumes and when applying qualifications tests.
But, it cannot be reported as the last academic background and high school completion.
Registration for this test is open to anyone who will be age 16 or above as of March, 31 2018. Full-time senior high school students may also take this test. Students who have already been accepted at a university may not take this exam. Those who wish to register for the exam should reference the information provided below.
For enquiries (only in Japanese) please contact:
Mie-ken Kyoiku Iinkai Jimukyoku Shakai Kyōiku・Bunkazai Hogoka
(Mie Prefectural Board of Education Office, Social Education and Cultural Property Conservation Division)
〒 514-8570 Tsu-shi, Komei-cho 13 Banchi
From 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (working days)
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