After the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) standardized the certification, renewal and sale of used mobile phones, the Professional Qualifications Authority (MYK) issued a regulation on the repair and maintenance of second-hand mobile phones.
VQA, which continues to provide professional competence to professions under the coordination of the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, has made it mandatory for employees who repair and maintain second-hand mobile phones to have the Certificate of Professional Competence before they are ready to sale.
THERE WILL BE AT LEAST 7 TECHNICAL STAFF
According to the regulation, there will be at least 7 full-time, payroll, non-working technicians who have a diploma in the branch of electronics / communication or a master’s certificate or a VQA Certificate of Professional Competence in the repair field, mobile phone maintenance and repair.
People who work in these workplaces and do not have other documents and diplomas specified in the standard will have to obtain a Certificate of professional competence in the field “Repair and maintenance of cell phones”.
WITH 82 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS
According to the data of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority in 2020, it has around 82 million mobile phone subscribers in Turkey.
As consumer problems in the repair and maintenance of second-hand mobile phones increased, the “Regulations on the Sale of Refurbished Products” came into force on August 22, 2020.