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Employers and employment agents can use the enhanced Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) to get an indicative outcome of their EP applications, including COMPASS scores. The enhanced SAT should be used to assess EP applications submitted from 1 September 2023 onwards.

Please note that an EP eService (formerly EP Online) account is needed to use the enhanced SAT.

What is this self-assessment tool used for?Show

 You can use the Self-Assessment Tool to check a candidate's eligibility before you apply for an Employment Pass or S Pass.

If the SAT shows that the candidate is


Not eligible You shouldn't apply for the Employment Pass because it will be rejected.

There is around a 90% chance that the candidate will get a pass.

The SAT does not guarantee the actual outcome of the application. This is because there are other checks such as your quota (for S Pass) and the candidate's history, that are not considered in this assessment.

The actual COMPASS score of an EP application may also differ from the score in the SAT.

The SAT assessment results can be downloaded as a PDF so that you can easily share it with relevant parties.

What can I do in the SAT?Show

You can:

  • Preview and check your details before submitting the self-assessment.
  • Edit your details easily for re-assessment.
  • Print your assessment results.

How do I access the enhanced SATShow

You need to be granted access to our EP eService in order to access the enhanced SAT.

Why does the SAT require a log in from 1 August 2023 onwards?Show

The COMPASS framework consists of individual and firm-level criteria, and details of the scores will be included in the enhanced SAT. Due to the sensitivity of the firm-level criteria, only users who are granted EP eService access can view these information.

What should I do if I can't find my institution in the SAT?Show

In the SAT and the work pass application form, we have included a list of institutions that are commonly declared in work pass applications.

If your institution is not in the list, please enter its name as shown on the educational certificate.

What should I do if I can't find my qualification in the SAT?Show

If the qualification level that appears on your certificate is not in the list on the SAT, you can choose the equivalent level from the dropdown list.

You can choose not to declare the qualification in the SAT.

What web browsers can I use?Show

You can use the following web browsers:

  • Chrome version 70 or higher (recommended)
  • Firefox version 63 or higher
  • Safari version 12 or higher

You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Does MOM store the data I provide?Show

No, we don’t collect any data that allow us to identify you.

As the data you provide and outcome are not stored, you should save or print a copy of the assessment before you exit the SAT.

Are there any charges for using it?Show

No. It is free and anyone can use it.