CTE – Frequently Asked Questions

What is a National Certificate (NC)? 

National Certificate is issued when a student has completed and passed the national assessment conducted by the Accredited Competency Assessor and processed by the Center for Technical Education.  

What is the validity of the NC? 

The NC is valid for five (5) years 

How can the student claim their National Certificates? 

1. Click the link to access to e-form for request of National Certificate https://forms.office.com/r/EnGGwuxWtZ

2. Wait for confirmation from CTE (Center for Technical Education) 

IMPORTANT:  

1. NC must be released directly to the applicant. However, if to be claimed by a representative, a letter of authorization should be submitted with Xerox copy of valid ID of NC holder and the representative. 

2. School ID or Valid Identification Card (ID) should be also presented upon claiming of NC. 

How can a holder renew his/her expired NC? 

STEP 1: Go to TESDA Manila District Office and apply for renewal.

NOTE: In areas where Training Regulations (TR) has been promulgated, holders of NC shall upon expiration undergo competency assessment based on the new TR. (Migrated/ New Standard)

STEP 2: Submit the following documentary requirements:

  1. Duly Accomplished Application Form
  2. Original copy of NC
  3. Three (3) pieces of colored and passport size picture with Name, white background; and
  4. Certificate of work experience for at least 12 months during the validity period of the NC in the relevant qualification and duly signed by the employer.

STEP 3: Pay the Renewal Fee at the TESDA Manila District Office Cashier and get the Official Receipt.

STEP 4: Claim your NC on the scheduled date given by the TESDA issuing office.

IMPORTANT:

  1. NC must be released directly to the applicant. However, if to be claimed by a representative, a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) by the applicant should be submitted.
  2. Official Receipt and valid Identification Card (ID) should be also presented upon

What if the holder lost the National Certificate or NC? 

STEP 1: Go to TESDA Manila District Office or Center for Technical Education of LPU Manila Campus and apply for replacement. 

STEP 2:  Submit the following documentary requirements: 

1. Letter of Request address to TESDA Manila District Director 

2. Duly notarized Affidavit of Loss indicate the qualification/ Title of your NC 

3. Picture (1 pc., colored, passport size picture with Name) 

STEP 3:  Claim your NC on the scheduled date given by the TESDA Manila District Office or CTE office

What is the process if the National Certificate or NC has Damage? 

STEP 1: Go to TESDA Manila District Office or Center for Technical Education of LPU Manila Campus and apply for replacement. 

STEP 2:  Submit the following documentary requirements: 

1. Letter of Request address to TESDA Manila District Director 

2. Original NC 

3. Picture (1 pc., colored, passport size picture with Name) 

STEP 3:  Claim your NC on the scheduled date given by the TESDA Manila District Office or CTE office. 

What is the process for the correction of name in the National Certificate or NC? 

STEP 1: Go to TESDA Manila District Office or Center for Technical Education of LPU Manila Campus and apply for correction of Name. 

STEP 2:  Submit the following documentary requirements: 

1. Letter of Request address to TESDA Manila District Director 

2. Original copy of the NC 

3. Picture (1 pc., colored, passport size with Name) 

4. Certified photocopy of the Passport or Birth Certificate 

STEP 3:  Claim your NC on the scheduled date given by the TESDA Manila District Office or CTE office.