Here are the assessment fees for the 201 plus courses being offered by TESDA. You can also read here the steps on how to apply for assessment and certification for new applicant.
Alright, let us say, you have finished taking the course of your choice in TESDA and wanted to be certified or gain national certificate (NC) / certificate of competency (COC) from them. What you need to do is visit an accredited tesda assessment centers so your competency and skills can be evaluated by a certified assessor.
Take note that assessment is not free of charge but I think it is very affordable. The fee is for the total cost of supplies and materials to be used during the evaluation process, and I think also the assessor’s professional fee. The assessment fee total cost ranges from Php100 up to Php700 depending on the course that you will be assessed.
For example, Tailoring NC II assessment would cost 400.00 Pesos, the Dressmaking NC II is around Php 420.00. Footwear Making, Machining NC II, and Automotive Body Painting / Finishing NC, Gas Metal Arc Welding NC II assessments are in the range of Php 600.00, and Plumbing NC II assessment cost is around Php 500.00.
After you passed the assessment exam you will need to apply for the certificate. You will receive your National Certificate / Certificate of Competency after 7 working days. Your name will also be included in the Registry of Certified Workers list in the official website www.tesda.gov.ph.
This is advantageous on your part since future employers can find information such as your full name, certificate number, qualification title, type of certificate, your location, date issued, and expiration date of your certificate whenever they need skilled workers, or when they conduct online verification.
For example, Company “A” is looking for a high skilled welder, there will be a chance that they will visit the official website of TESDA and search for a highly skilled welder like you. Since they can see your name in tesda’s roster of registered and certified welders then they may contact and send you an invite to apply for their company.
Or POEA accredited manpower agency “A”, needs an experienced Bartender for their clients abroad, they may look at tesda’s roster for registered and certified Bartender. Since you have National certificate given by the technical vocational institution then they may contact you and send you an invite to apply to them. Again, these are just scenarios that can happen.
Tesda List of Assessment Fees for Respective Courses
How to Apply for Assessment and Certification for New Applicant
Step 1. Visit any accredited tesda assessment center near your place
Step 2. Submit a completely filled-out application form and self-assessment guide for your chosen course. Bring 3 passport size colored picture (with collar and white background). Your name should also be printed at the back of the picture.
Step 3. Proceed to the assessment center’s cashier and pay the assessment fee. You will get the official receipt and admission slip.
Step 4. Be at the assigned assessment center venue on your scheduled assessment day. Bring your admission slip.
Step 5. Get your competency assessment result summary at the center where you took the certification exam.
Step 6. If you passed then you must apply for certification at the respective district or provincial office of the TESDA assessment center where you took the exam.
Step 7. After 7 working days, claim your Certificate of Competency (COC) / National Certificate (NC). Bring the Competency Assessment Result Summary (CARS), official receipt, and valid identification card.
Here is my other source www.tesda.gov.ph/About/TESDA/46
* I hope this helps