What Can Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency And Accreditation (ETEEAP) Do For The Filipinos?

The ETEEAP is a comprehensive educational assessment program at the tertiary level that recognizes, accredits and gives equivalencies to knowledge, skills, attitudes and values gained by individuals from relevant work. It is implemented through deputized higher education institutions that shall award the appropriate college degree. Beneficiaries must be Filipinos who are at least high school graduates. They must have worked for at least five years in the field or industry related to the academic program they are obtaining an equivalency. They must also be able to show proof of proficiency, capability and thorough knowledge in the field applied for equivalency.


To understand the program better, let us discuss it like this. Say, you have work for 5 years and have been enjoying your job and salary. You have been waiting for that promotion, but then you hit the wall. Your promotion needs a degree or diploma or certification! Seems like the only thing that is on the way is what you should have done years ago – studying college and getting that diploma.


Managerial positions in the Philippines may be out of reach because there are what we call as eligibility requirements for a certain level of management position. So, what do you do next? Don’t stop reaching your dream. Go to the nearest ETEEAP partner school in your area and enroll to the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program. This program focused on the members of the Philippine workforce who have been working for at least 5 years or more.


This program is an opportunity for deserving employees to acquire the education they lack and earn the degree faster than the traditional way of studying. This is a great option for those who wants a degree in a short period of time.



Before enrolling to any ETEEAP course, make sure that your job is relevant to the course you wish to take to increase your chances of getting accepted. Also, there are post-graduate programs being offered to the ETEEAP college degree holders. By the way, ETEEAP is not a scholarship. You are going to pay for your own tuition fee and other miscellaneous fees, including a work visit fee, which is paid to the assessor sent to look at your work environment and discuss your work with your boss. ETEEAP programs are more expensive than the traditional programs, so make sure what you choose is relevant to your job and is really worth your time.


Get a degree without going to school. The ETEEAP is also offered as a distant learning course. This program gives hope to inspired competent but nondegree holders to stay in their job and earn the college degree they need to be more competitive, especially in terms of promotions where educational degrees and diplomas are required for the position.


For the schools you wish to take the ETEEAP, kindly inquire directly to your school and know if they offer the ETEEAP program.


Kindly read the Executive Order 330 for the Philippines ETEEAP program, see the PDF below




What is the ETEEAP Equivalency all about? It is a process that involves assigning equivalent academic credits to the competencies demonstrated by a student through assessment, by providing entry points to the next higher level qualification without having to unnecessarily retake courses on which a student has already demonstrated competence and knowledge. This also provides an opportunity for the student to continue to learn and to re-enter the educational program at a higher level.


See the PDF below for better understanding

Pathways and Equivalency_3rd ed



Alternative Systems in Education

The Commission recognizes that education and acquisition of higher learning take place both within and beyond the confines of the classrooms. The Commission recognizes the need to formally acknowledge higher learning obtained from informal and non-formal systems of education. The recognition shall be embodied in an instrument acceptable by the general public.


The objective of the alternative systems in education is to establish a mechanism for assessment and accreditation of prior learning from non-formal and informal education and training, and from related work experiences of individuals toward the granting of equivalency certificates and awards in higher education.


The alternative systems may include, Distance Education, ETEEAP, Ladderized Education, eLearning, and the Open Learning. However, you should understand that the higher education institutions have the freedom to innovate, introduce and operate new programs in spite of the absence of the particular policies and standards for such programs.


Provided, that the minimum standards or requirements as provided for in this manual are complied with and the proper authority has been secured from the Commission before operating such programs. It is your duty therefore, to choose your course and your school, which includes confirming the authority of the school to operate the ETEEAP program from CHED.



Sample of the ETEEAP application

ETEEAP application requirements



Read more http://web.ched.gov.ph/expanded-tertiary-education-equivalency-accreditationeteeap/




Contact information

CHED Central Office

Higher Education Development Center Building

C. P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

Telephone: 02 441 1260

Email: info@ched.gov.ph


Public Assistance Hotline: 02 441 1260

Citizen’s Complaint Hotline: 0999 444 5996

Email: 8888@ched.gov.ph

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