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How to Get (and Renew) the TESDA Caregiver Certificate

Whether you are an aspiring caregiver or an experienced one, there are opportunities for you to improve and add even more value to your skills. The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, also known as TESDA, is a body that provides Filipinos trainings and certification to help them flourish in their work environment.

Filipino caregivers are no strangers to certifications. In fact, they are healthcare professionals who are recognized and actively recruited, both locally and abroad. This is why TESDA offers streamlined processes for caregivers to apply for and renew their certification.

In most cases, caregivers must meet certain requirements in order to be hired by an employer. One of these requirements is proof that you have trained for a specific number of hours or months accredited by TESDA. This proof is your certification which you will present to your employer.

The Application Process for First-timers

What you’ll need:

  • Three (3) pieces of colored and passport size picture. 

(Make sure you are wearing a collared shirt and have a white background. Place your full name at the back of the pictures.)

1. Visit a TESDA Accredited Assessment Centers, TESDA District, or Provincial Office. Click this link to check which center is nearest to your location. Apply for an assessment in your chosen center.

2. Submit the required documents and materials.

  • Duly accomplished Application Form;
  • Properly and completely filled-out Self Assessment Guide of your chosen qualification;
  • Three (3) pieces of colored and passport size picture

3. Pay the assessment fee at the Assessment Center Cashier. Make sure they hand you an Official Receipt and your Admission Slip.

4. Be present on the day of your assessment. Information on the date and venue are indicated on the Admission Slip.

DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR ADMISSION SLIP ON THE DAY FOR YOUR ASSESSMENT!

5. Claim the Competency Assessment Result Summary (CARS) at the Assessment Center.

6. If you passed the assessment, apply for certification at the designated TESDA District or Provincial Office.

7. After seven working days, claim your National Certificate (NC) or Certificate of Competency (COC) at your designated TESDA District or Provincial Office.

Important reminders before claiming:

  • The NC or COC must be claimed by the applicant. 
  • In case of the applicant’s absence, a representative may claim the certificate only if a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) has been submitted.
  • Assessment Results (CARS), Official Receipt issued by Assessment Centers, and a valid ID should be also presented upon claiming of certificates.

The Application Process for Renewal or Revalidation

1. Visit the TESDA District or Provincial Issuing Office of your certificate (NC/COC) was issued. If new training regulations have been implemented, you may undergo a competency assessment to revalidate your certificate. If there are no new training regulations,

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2. Submit the required documents.

  • Accomplished application form;
  • Original copy of your NC or COC;
  • Three (3) pieces of colored and passport size picture
  • Certificate of work and/or teaching experience for at least 12 months during the validity period of the NC or COC in the relevant work field. This must be signed by the employer or school administrator. (If you are self-employed, this should be signed by an official of an appropriate government agency.)

3. Pay the Renewal Fee at the Assessment Center Cashier. Make sure to get the Official Receipt.

4. Claim your renewed NC or COC on the scheduled date given by the TESDA issuing office.

Important reminders before claiming:

  • The NC or COC must be claimed by the applicant. 
  • In case of the applicant’s absence, a representative may claim the certificate only if a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) has been submitted.
  • The Official Receipt and a valid ID should be also presented upon claiming of certificates.

The application for NC or COC in cases of damage, loss, or discrepancies

A. For damaged certificates…

1. Visit the TESDA issuing office where you applied for your NC or COC. Apply for a replacement.

2. Submit the required documents.

  • Letter of Request;
  • Original copy of NC or COC;
  • One (1) piece of a colored and passport size picture.

3. Claim your new NC or COC on the scheduled date given by the TESDA issuing office.

B. For lost certificates…

1. Visit the TESDA issuing office where you applied for your NC or COC. Apply for a replacement.

2. Submit the required documents.

  • Letter of Request;
  • Notarized Affidavit of Loss;
  • One (1) piece of a colored and passport size picture

3. Claim your new NC or COC on the scheduled date given by the TESDA issuing office.

B. For changing incorrect information…

1. Visit the TESDA issuing office where you applied for your NC or COC. Apply for a replacement.

2. Submit the required documents.

  • Letter of Request;
  • Original copy of the NC or COC;
  • Photocopy of your passport or birth certificate;
  • One (1) piece of a colored and passport size picture

3. Claim your new NC or COC on the scheduled date given by the TESDA issuing office.

For all the application processes, note that any falsification or fraudulent duplication of documents shall be ground for disqualification and/or forfeiture to participate in any assessment certification or programs of TESDA.

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