The Competency Certification System, SCC, is the set of rules and procedures which the Ministry of Education of Guatemala establishes to assess, recognize and certify the experience, knowledge, abilities, skills, and competencies of people who perform trades and occupations learned throughout life; with the aim of generating opportunities that promote social and labor development, improve living conditions, giving dignity to labor and improve people's self-esteem.
The SCC is intended to give formal recognition to the acquired skills. What it involves to receive a competency accreditation, related to the occupational technical area, from de Ministry of Education.
The Competency Certification System –SCC- has its legal basis in Ministerial Agreement 3751, dated December 21, 2018.
- Certify knowledge, experiences, skills, and competencies acquired throughout work-life and entrepreneurship in different trades and occupations, in accordance with job performance standards.
- Provide complimentary training opportunities to improve and update people's knowledge, experience, capacities, and competencies for work and entrepreneurship.
- Socially dignify people through the recognition and certification of their knowledge, skilled trades, and occupations.
It provides national coverage with an inclusive approach to all people from the age of 15, linked to knowledge, skilled trade, experience, or occupation.
- Form groups of 15 people, as a minimum, with experience in the occupation in which they wish to become certified.
- Submit an evaluation request note in a certain occupation to the SCC unit at the corresponding Regional Directorate of Education.
- Fill out the registration form for each evaluation applicant.
- Comply with the stipulated requirements in this documents.
- A legible photocopy of the DPI Personal Identification Document (over 18 years old).
- A legible photocopy of the Birth Certificate (under 18 years).
- Consular card / Passport.
- Recommendation Letter / Letter of endorsement of the experience concerned with the occupation practice.
- To have at least 5 years of experience practicing occupation.
Work Areas Catalog
Competency Certification System, SCC
|No.||Job Category Name||Job Name||Job Catalog|
|1||Agriculture and forestry cultivation and use||Coffee production||FOC1|
|2||Agriculture and forestry cultivation and use||Cultivation of vegetables||FOCH1|
|3||Agriculture and forestry cultivation and use||Gardening||FOJ1|
|4||Agriculture and forestry cultivation and use||Pesticide applicator||FOAP1|
|5||Agriculture and forestry cultivation and use||Beekeeper||FOA1|
|6||Agriculture and forestry cultivation and use||Flower farming||FOCF1|
|7||Agriculture and forestry cultivation and use||Groundnut cultivation||FOM1|
|8||Agriculture and forestry cultivation and use||Sesame production||FOAJ1|
|9||Agriculture and forestry cultivation and use||Vanilla farming||FOVA1|
|10||Agriculture and forestry cultivation and use||Cardamom farming||FOCD1|
|11||Agriculture and forestry cultivation and use||Coca farming||FOCA1|
|12||Agriculture and forestry cultivation and use||Potato farming||FOCP1|
|13||Agriculture and forestry cultivation and use||Natural rubber production||FOCN1|
|14||Fishing and Aquaculture||Fish farming and aquaculture||FOP2|
|15||Fishing and Aquaculture||Artisanal fishing||FOPA2|
|16||Food products industry||Artisan bakery||FOPA5|
|17||Food products industry||Pastry||FOP5|
|18||Food products industry||Bakery||FOP5|
|19||Food products industry||Butcher||FOC5|
|20||Food products industry||Dairy packaging operator||FOEPL5|
|21||Food products industry||Milk treatment operator||FOOTL5|
|22||Food products industry||Cheesemaker||FOOLQ5|
|23||Food products industry||Artisan Chocolate elaboration||FOCA5|
|24||Food products industry||Sale of products and services||FOVPS5|
|25||Chemistry||Cleaning products elaboration||FOPL6|
|26||Chemistry||Personal products elaboration||FOPP6|
|29||Constrution||Building and houses painter||FOP7|
|31||Constrution||Ceiling drywall installer||FOPYT7|
|33||Constrution||Partition Wall installer||FOT7|
|34||Maintenance and facilities||Installing, maintaining, and repairing of air conditioning systems||FOACC8|
|35||Maintenance and facilities||Industrial Refrigeration System Installer||FORI8|
|36||Maintenance and facilities||Maintaining and repairing of commercial refrigeration||FOMRC8|
|37||Mechanical manufacturing||Iron Works and decoration||FOHF9|
|38||Electricity and electronic||Home electricity||FOED10|
|39||Electricity and electronic||Third Class of Electrical Networks Lineman||FO3RE10|
|40||Electricity and electronic||Second Class of Electrical Networks Lineman||FO2RE10|
|41||Electricity and electronic||First Class of Electrical Networks Lineman||FO1RE10|
|42||Electricity and electronic||Electrical grid crew boss||FOJCRE10|
|43||Electricity and electronic||Electrical grid Supervisor||FOSRE10|
|44||Wood and furniture manufacturing||Carpenter||FOC13|
|45||Textile, leather and clothing||Hand embroidery||FOBM14|
|46||Textile, leather and clothing||Artisanal manufacture of leather boots||FOAC14|
|47||Textile, leather and clothing||Upholstery||FOT14|
|48||Vehicle transport and maintenance||Vehicle maintenance supervisor||FOSMV16|
|49||Vehicle transport and maintenance||Electromechanical Vehicle maintenance||FOME16|
|50||Vehicle transport and maintenance||Electromechanical vehicle maintenance assistant||FOAME16|
|51||Vehicle transport and maintenance||Electromechanical vehicle maintenance Supervisor||FOSME16|
|52||Vehicle transport and maintenance||Vehicle cleaning||FOLV16|
|53||Sale of good and services (trade and marketing)||Coffe marketing||FOCC17|
|54||Sale of good and services (trade and marketing)||Gas station attendant||FODG17|
|55||Personal Image and Aesthetics||Stylist||FOE19|
|56||Hotel, catering and turism||Barista||FOB20|
|57||Hotel, catering and turism||Bartender||FOBT20|
|58||Hotel, catering and turism||Professional cook||FOCP20|
|59||Hotel, catering and turism||Guatemalan traditional food||FOGT20|
|60||Hotel, catering and turism||Waiter||FOM20|
|61||Hotel, catering and turism||Maintenance Supervisor||FOEM20|
|62||Hotel, catering and turism||Commercial and residential cleaning||FOL20|
|63||Hotel, catering and turism||Kitchen assistant||FOAC20|
|64||Hotel, catering and turism||Hotel receptionist||FOR20|
|65||Hotel, catering and turism||Maid||FOMU20|
|66||Hotel, catering and turism||Hotel receptionist||FORH20|
|67||Hotel, catering and turism||Restaurant manager||FOGR20|
|68||Hotel, catering and turism||Event planner||FOOE20|
|69||Financial, legal, administrative, and management services||Supermarket cashier||FOCS22|
|70||Financial, legal, administrative, and management services||Contact center assistant||FOCC22|
|71||Artistic activities||Cloth painting||FOPT26|
|72||Artistic activities||Marimba player||FOEM26|
|74||Artistic activities||Oil painting||FOPO26|
|76||Knowledge development||Mayan lenguage interpreter||FOI27|
|77||Knowledge development||Guatemalan sign language interpreter||FOLS27|
|78||Knowledge development||Braille transcriber||FOIB27|
|79||Crafts and artistic trades||Jewelry||FOB28|
|80||Crafts and artistic trades||Backstrap loom||FOTC28|
|81||Crafts and artistic trades||Pedal loom||FOTP28|
|82||Crafts and artistic trades||Bamboo crafts||FOAB28|
|83||Crafts and artistic trades||Reed crafts||FOAC28|
|84||Crafts and artistic trades||Marimba making||FOCM28|
|85||Crafts and artistic trades||Palm crafts||FOAP28|
|86||Crafts and artistic trades||Palm and coconut crafts||FOAPC28|
Source: Sub-directorate for work and culture, DIGEEX.
The occupational family is the grouping and structuring of economic activities, according to a set of affinity criteria for professional competence derived from the identified occupations and jobs.