There are regulations for recognition of periods spent in vocational training, something which is clearly stated in The Labor Law of Islamic Republic of Iran:
1) Based on category and time of the course, Skill Certificates are issued by TVTO, which are equal to the work experience. According to Job Classification Program one hour training is equal to one tenth point.
2) If a job seeker needs more work experience to be qualified and holds a skill certificate which according to the committee’s approval is related to the job, then his certificate is considered as work experience.
3) In job promotion, which is based on job promotion regulations, holders of skill certificates are preferred.
4) Specification of vocational courses and their experience equivalents:
a. 18 month specialized vocational course implemented in ITC equal to 8 years of experience
b. 18 month specialized vocational course for skilled workers equal to 7 years of experience
c. 9 month vocational course skilled worker grade1 equal to 6 years of experience
d. 6 month vocational course skilled worker grade2 equal to 4 years of experience