The Professional Competence Authority in Turkey has published
two communiqués regulating national occupational standards
in Official Gazette number 29451 on 20 August 2015 (duplicated).
Communiqué 2015/12 on National Occupational Standards
("Communiqué 2015/12") introduces standards for
seven new professions. Communiqué 2015/12 on Amending the
Communiqué on National Occupational Standards
("Communiqué 2015/13") amends standards for six
Communiqué 2015/12 regulates the national occupational
standards for these professions:
Marble-Natural Stone Sizing, Stonecutter.
Hot Water Boiler Operator (Level 3).
Steam Boiler Operator (Level 4).
Hot Oil Boiler (Level 4).
Photojournalist (Level 5 and 6).
Reporter (Level 5).
Specialized Reporter (Level 6).
Communiqué 2015/13 amends the national occupational
standards for these professions, previously regulated by a
communiqué published in Official Gazette number 27418 on 26
Room Attendant (Level 2).
Floor Supervisor (Level 3).
Houseman (Level 2).
Public Area Supervisor (Level 3).
Assistant Housekeeper (Level 4).
Housekeeper (Level 5).
In general, National Occupational Standards are made up of three
sections, contemplating the profile and definition of the
profession as well as the method for assessment, evaluation and
The two Communiqués address the assessment and evaluation
to be used during certification purposes. The Communiqués
specify the working environment, equipment, and other occupational
requirements such as necessary health checks and trainings (if
any). The Communiqués also outline duties and obligations
for members of these professions, as well as success criteria and
other personal abilities, such as knowledge, skills and
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