TESDA to conduct 2-day National Assessment Day

May 23, 2018

The Technical Education and  Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is set to conduct a 2-day National Assessment Day for technical vocational education and training (TVET) graduates and other interested workers in all accredited assessment centers nationwide on June 26-27.

TESDA Director General, Sec.  Guiling ‘Gene’ A. Mamondiong said that the assessment and certification will be free of charge as he encouraged all TVET graduates to avail of the service to enhance their employment opportunities and entrepreneurial prospects through TESDA certifications.

The registration started last May 21 in all TESDA District/Provincial Offices and accredited assessment centers in partnership with companies and industries, local government units, national government agencies and other TVET stakeholders.  Registration will end on June 15.

Candidate-applicants for assessment are required to submit an application form, a Self-Assessment Guide (SAG), 3 passport-size colored pictures with white background with their names written on the back (or mugshot for those in the National Capital Region) to the nearest accredited assessment center or TESDA Provincial Office.

Application forms may be downloaded from, while the Self-Assessment Guides for different TESDA qualifications can be secured from the TESDA website (  The same documents can also be obtained from the provincial offices and accredited assessment centers for walk-in applicants.

“The National Assessment Day is a two-day simultaneous conduct of free assessment and certification services on a nationwide scale.  This activity shall be conducted in all accredited assessment centers in partnership with companies and industries, local government units, national government agencies and other TVET stakeholders,” said Mamondiong.

The TESDA chief said that the event will promote industry acceptance and recognition on the value of certification in quality assuring the competencies of workers.  It also aims to sustain and further expand the public awareness of the TESDA Competency Assessment at Certification Program.

All the TESDA-promulgated qualifications with Competency Assessment Tool (CATs) will be available for assessment.

Mamondiong also said that the free assessment and certification services will be open to industry workers who have the work experience to perform the competencies as defined in their respective Training Regulations.

It is also open to career shifters and unemployed adults who are looking for jobs; graduates of TVET programs; and, teachers, trainers and other individuals who have undergone training under TESDA’s Trainer’s Methodology l and are interested to be certified TVET Trainers and/or TESDA Accredited Assessors.

In support to the administration’s "Build, Build, Build" program, priority shall be given to qualifications under the construction sector, he added.

The free assessment and certification services can only be availed of once.  Fees for re-assessment or assessment fees for more than one qualification shall be paid by the candidate based on TESDA Board-Approved Fees.

Mamondiong alerted all the assessment centers of technical vocational institutions (TVIs), private or public, to prepare their facilities for the National Assessment Day.

All accredited assessment centers and TESDA Provincial Offices are tasked to process the application forms and to inform the candidate-applicants of their respective assessment schedules.

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