The Essential Guide to SKTTK Certification

Why SKTTK Certification is Important for Electricity Business

  • InCorp Editorial Team
  • 14 June 2024
  • 7 minute reading time

The electrical industry in Indonesia is regulated by laws that focus on ensuring the safety and reliability of electrical installations and systems. One regulation mandates that electrical workers possess a Sertifikat Kompetensi Tenaga Teknik Ketenagalistrikan (SKTTK) or Certificate of Competency for Electrical Engineering Personnel.

What is SKTTK and Its Significance?

The SKTTK is a Certificate of Competency for Electrical Engineering Personnel. It certifies that individuals in the electrical power industry have the essential skills and knowledge to perform their duties safely and effectively.

The SKTTK certification is categorized into levels, each corresponding to a specific range of electrical work responsibilities and expertise. 

The levels range from Level 1, indicating basic electrical knowledge, to Level 6, representing electrical engineering professionals’ highest level of competency. This certificate, issued by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), is mandatory for individuals involved in various electrical work activities.

The ESDM plays a crucial role in overseeing Indonesia’s electrical industry. It is responsible for establishing and enforcing electrical safety standards, issuing SKTTK certificates, and conducting regular inspections to ensure compliance.

Who Should Obtain the SKTTK Certification?

The Essential Guide to SKTTK Certification

The SKTTK certification is recommended for businesses operating in the energy sector that offer services related to the following areas:

  • Electricity Safety Management System (SMK 2) Inspection and Assessment Services: This includes companies inspecting and assessing safety management systems related to electricity usage.
  • Electricity Greenhouse Gas (GRK) Emission Control Services: This includes businesses that offer services to control and decrease greenhouse gas emissions related to electricity production and usage.

Regulatory Landscape for the SKTTK Certification

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) governs obtaining a permit for Electricity Supporting Business Services through two key regulations.

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation No. 5 of 2021

This regulation (Permen ESDM No. 5/2021) outlines the business activities and product standards that apply to companies seeking a Risk-Based Business Permit in the Energy and Mineral Resources Sector.

It establishes the baseline requirements and qualifications businesses must fulfill to operate in this sector.

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation Number 12 of 2021

This regulation (Permen ESDM No. 12/2021) dives deeper into the requirements for classification, qualification, accreditation, and certification of electricity Supporting Business Services.

It details the processes for obtaining the necessary certifications for businesses offering services like SMK 2 inspections and GRK emission control in the electricity sector.

These regulations establish a clear framework for businesses to follow during the permit application process, ensuring compliance with operational qualifications.

The Benefits of SKTTK Certification

Obtaining an SKTTK certificate offers several advantages for electrical workers and businesses alike.

Enhanced Safety

Certified electrical workers possess the essential skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently conduct electrical work, minimizing the risk of accidents and protecting individuals and property.

Improved Credibility

Possessing an SKTTK certificate showcases an individual’s dedication to professionalism and adherence to industry standards, boosting their credibility and prospects for employment.

Business Compliance

Businesses that employ certified electrical workers are better positioned to meet regulatory requirements and demonstrate their commitment to safety, potentially gaining a competitive edge.

In addition to SKTTK, two other essential permits are relevant for businesses operating in the electrical sector:

  • Surat Keterangan Pemenuhan Persyaratan Khusus Usaha (SKPKU): This certificate signifies that a business meets specific safety and technical requirements for conducting electrical work.
  • Izin Usaha Jasa Penunjang Tenaga Listrik (IUJPTL): This license authorizes a business to provide electrical support services, such as installation, maintenance, and testing.

Certification Requirements

To obtain the necessary permits and certifications for Project SMK2, the following documents must be submitted to the Directorate General of Electricity (Ditjen Ketenagalistrikan):

1. Personnel Qualifications

SKTTK (Certificate of Competency for Technical Personnel) for one Technical Responsible Person and four Technical Personnel:

  • Required Documents:
    • KTP (Indonesian Citizen’s Identity Card)
    • NPWP (Tax Identification Number)
    • CV (Curriculum Vitae)
    • Colored passport-sized photo
    • Highest educational diploma
    • Telephone number
    • Email address

2. Financial Documents

Audited financial statements from a registered Public Accounting Firm (KAP)

3. Company Documents

  • Passport-sized photo of the company’s Technical Responsible Person (Director) with a red background
  • Company profile
  • Company organizational structure
  • Company legal documents (deed of establishment, including all amendments and approvals, company NPWP)
  • Business Identification Number (NIB)
  • Standard certificate issued through OSS
  • ISO 9001 certification

4. Additional Documents

  • Application letter and other relevant documents

A Case Study in SMK2 and GRK Certification in Indonesia

Team Corporate Licensing at InCorp Indonesia completed Project SMK2, securing the necessary permits and certifications from the Directorate General of Electricity (Ditjen Ketenagalistrikan). 

This project involved obtaining five permits and certifications for a client operating in electricity support services. The following table summarizes the types of licenses and the estimated time required for the application process.

Timeframe for Project SMK2 Permits and Certifications

NoDocument NameTimeline
1Expert Certification14 working days from the competency
2Business Entity Certificate14 working days after payment of PNBP (Non-Tax State Revenue)
3SMK2 Certificate3-5 working days after the file is declared
4GRK Technical Evaluation Approval7-10 working days after the file is declared complete
5GRK UMKM PB7-10 working days after the file is declared complete

Challenges and Solutions

The challenges in this project were evident, primarily in implementing regulations within the government framework and determining the appropriate licensing output for a business entity with the specific KBLI (Standard Business Classification) 35129.

InCorp Indonesia conducted in-depth research and intensive discussions with the Directorate General of Electricity to overcome these challenges.

How InCorp Can Simplify Your SKTTK Certification Journey

Obtaining the Certificate of Competency for Electrical Engineering Personnel (SKTTK) can be complex and time-consuming. At InCorp, we understand the intricacies of Indonesian regulations and have the expertise to guide you through every step.

Here’s how our team can ensure a smooth and efficient permit acquisition for your business:

In-depth Knowledge and Experience

Our team stays updated on the latest regulations the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) set forth, including Permen ESDM No. 5/2021 and Permen ESDM No. 12/2021.

This ensures your application adheres to all current Electricity Supporting Business Services requirements.

Streamlined Application Process

We handle the entire application process, taking the burden off your shoulders. Our professionals meticulously compile the necessary documentation, ensuring accuracy and completeness to avoid delays.

Pioneering Expertise

InCorp was the first consulting firm in Indonesia to navigate the SKTTK permit process for the SMK2 Project successfully. This experience gives us invaluable insights into the challenges of obtaining permits for businesses with KBLI 35129.

Effective Communication

We communicate clearly and consistently with you throughout the process. Our team will keep you informed of the application’s progress and address any questions you may have.

Proven Track Record

With a track record of successfully obtaining permits for clients in the energy sector, you can rely on our expertise to navigate complexities and deliver favorable outcomes for your business.

InCorp goes beyond simply securing your SKTTK permit. We are a one-stop solution for all your business needs, offering comprehensive services to empower your success:

  • Business License: Our team streamlines the process of obtaining any business licenses you may require.
  • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO): We handle repetitive tasks, allowing you to focus more on core business activities.
  • Business Advisory: Benefit from our expert guidance on strategic planning, growth initiatives, and operational efficiency.
  • Legal Consultation: Our legal professionals provide sound advice to navigate complex regulations and ensure compliance.

By partnering with InCorp, you gain a trusted advisor who handles the complexities of regulatory requirements, including the SKTTK permit. This allows you to dedicate your time to what matters most – running and growing your business.

Pandu Biasramadhan

Senior Consulting Manager at InCorp Indonesia

An expert for more than 10 years, Pandu Biasramadhan, has an extensive background in providing top-quality and comprehensive business solutions for enterprises in Indonesia and managing regional partnership channels across Southeast Asia.

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