TESDA advises trainees to enroll in registered training programs

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) encourages the public to enroll in TVET programs registered with the agency.

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) encourages the public to enroll in properly registered technical vocational education and training (TVET) programs.

"All public TVET programs must first be registered with TESDA. This is to ensure that these programs strictly adhere to TESDA and existing training regulations," TESDA Director General Danilo P. Cruz explained.

A Certificate of TVET Program Registration (CTPR) is issued to institutions that successfully comply with the program registration requirements under TESDA's Unified TVET Program Registration and Accreditation System (UTPRAS).

TVET programs that have been officially registered are listed in the TESDA Compendium of Registered Programs and are subject to compliance audits. Surveillance audits may also be conducted in cases of complaints. Institutions that are found to be operating without accreditation will face appropriate sanctions and penalties.

"Our website contains a searchable database of all duly registered programs being implemented in technical and vocational institutions across the country. To avoid inconvenience, we urge the public to first confirm with this list before enrolling," Cruz stated.

The database can be accessed via the following link: https://www.tesda.gov.ph/tvi.

According to Deputy Director General Aniceto Bertiz III, graduates of unregistered training programs cannot be issued corresponding Special Orders because their credentials cannot be certified, authenticated, or verified by TESDA.

Furthermore, a graduate of an unregistered program cannot apply to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for the Apostille of their training records or credentials, which will be required if the graduate applies for a job abroad.

"Education and training necessitate a significant amount of time and effort on the part of our students and trainees. Enrolling in unaccredited institutions and programs may hinder their professional advancement," Bertiz added.

TESDA has registered approximately 17,557 training programs currently being implemented by 4,600 public and private schools and training centers across the country.

TESDA typically issues a CTPR within three working days, provided that all documentary requirements have been met and submitted. The applicant institution pays a registration fee of Php 2,000 for each registered program. 
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