National Certificate in TESDA refers to the training certificate awarded to Graduates of TESDA Courses upon passing the assessment examination conducted by TESDA Accredited Competency Assessors.
National Certificate certifies the holder has demonstrated competency in a specific Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) taken in TESDA. National Certificate is abbreviated as NC and leveled as National Certificate I (NC I), National Certificate II (NC II), National Certificate III (NC III), and National Certificate IV (NC IV).
The National Certificate includes the holder’s name, photograph, signature, TVET training name, level of competency, QR Code, and certificate’s validity and expiration.
National Certificate is valid for 5 years which means that Holders must extend its validity prior to the expiration date. An expired National Certificate means the holder is no longer qualified to practice the Technical Skills stated on the National Certificate.
National Certificate Renewal process aims to extend the validity of the National Certificate which means obtaining a new one from TESDA. Renewal of the National Certificate is done in-person.
To renew a National Certificate in TESDA, visit the Assessment Center that issued the Certificate, apply for renewal, submit the requirements, pay the renewal fee, and claim the new National Certificate. Below is the 3-step process.
Step 1: Proceed to the Issuing Assessment Center
Go to the assessment center that issued your current National Certificate or Certificate of Competency, then apply for its renewal or revalidation.
Step 2: Submit the requirements
The requirements that you must submit to the assessment center include a filled-out application Form, original National Certificate (NC) or original Certificate of Competency (COC), 3 passport-sized colored ID pictures with a white background, and a Certificate of Employment or teaching experience.
Step 3: Pay the Renewal Fee
Proceed to the assessment center’s cashier to pay the renewal fee and get your official receipt.
Step 4: Claim your New National Certificate
Go to the respective TESDA issuing office to claim your certificate personally. You need to bring the official receipt and valid IDs for verification.
If an authorized representative will claim the NC2 certificate on your behalf, your representative must submit a special power of attorney that you provide.
How to Determine the TESDA Assessment Center Near You?
To determine the nearest TESDA Assessment Center, visit the official website of TESDA at www.tesda.gov.ph, go to the “For Institutions and Assessment Centers” link, then tap the “Accredited Assessment Centers” link. On the online Form select your Qualification, and use the dropdown menu to select your Region and Province. Afterward, browse the list of Assessment Centers in the choices, and visit the one nearest based on your home address.