Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP)

Have you been working for five years or more without the virtue of a college degree? Are you up for promotion or salary increase but you cannot have it because you do not have a college degree? 

If your answer is YES, then ETEEAP is for you. If you are a high school graduate, a college undergraduate, a two year certificate holder and with at least five year working experience, you can earn a Bachelor’s Degree in just one year with ETEEAP.

What is ETEEAP?

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.

Requirements: Note:  Prepare two (2) sets of all documents)

1. Accomplished ETEEAP application form – you may secure the application form either from ETEEAP deputized HEI, the ETEEAP Office or download the form from CHED website (see link here)

ETEEAP Secretariat  Office
Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) Building
San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center
Pasig City; Tel. (+632) 631.2129; (+632) 633.5573

2. 1×1 ID Picture (Original)

3. NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate/Passport

4. Proof of Good Moral Character (i.e Barangay Clearance/NBI Clearance)

5. Service Record/Certificate of Employment

6. Most recent academic records/diploma

7. Comprehensive resume

8. Certificates of training and workshops completed

9. Certificates of individual proficiency in the discipline of field of interest

10. Other documents or evidence of capability and knowledge in the field applied for equivalency and accreditation

Qualifications of the Candidates

An ETEEAP candidate must meet the following qualifications:

I. For Bachelor’s Program:

  1. Filipino, at least high school graduate or must have PEPT equivalent to first year college.
  2. Has at least five (5) years of work-related experience.
  3. Must be at least twenty-two (22) years old; and
  4. Able to show evidence of capability and thorough knowledge through the following evidences:
    • Certificate of Proficiency issued by the government regulatory board.
    • Certificate of Proficiency issued by the employer(s).
    • Certificate of Proficiency issued by a licensed practitioner in the field.
    • Business registration.

II. For Master’s Program

  1. Filipino, and a Bachelor’s degree holder.
  2. Has at least fifteen (15) years work-related experience including five years of junior managerial experience; and
  3. Must be at least thirty-five (35) years old.

List of Schools (Deputized HEIs) and Degree Programs Offered via the ETEEAP (As of December 2010) Source: CHED


Baguio Central University (BCU)

BSEducation; Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Sciences; MA in Education; MPA; MBA; Ed.D.; Ph.D.

University of the Cordilleras

Bachelor of Laws; BS Crim; BS Education; Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Sciences; BS Engineering; BS Architecture; BS Com Science; BS Business Administration

University of Baguio (UB)

Bachelor of Arts; BSEd; BEEd; BS Commerce; BS Engineering; BS Criminology; BS HRM; BS Computer  Science


Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU)

Graduate and Professional Programs

De La Salle University (DLSU)

BS Engineering

De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde

BS in Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management

Miriam College

BS Social Work; MA in Childhood Education; MA in Environmental Education; MA in Family Psychology & Education; MA in Human Resource & Values Dev’t.; MA in Environmental Studies;

Ph. D. in Child & Family Studies

Philippine Normal University (PNU)

BEEd; BSEd; BS Math Teaching; BS Chem Teaching; BS Physics Teaching; AB Psych; AB English; BSE in English; Bachelor in Early Childhood Education; Master of Arts; Ph.D. in Linguistics; Ed.D.

Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)

Bachelor of Applied Psych; Bachelor in Bus Ad; AB Public Ad; AB Pol Sci; AB Mass Com; Bachelor in Cooperatives; BS Office Admin;

MA in Mass Communication

Saint Joseph’s College – Quezon City

AB in Community Dev’t; BS Office Admin; BS Business Admin

Technological University of the Philippines (TUP)

Interested applicants for ETEEAP may apply from the following TUP academic programs.

  • Master of Technology (MT)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education (BSIE)
    • Art Education (BSIE-AE)
    • Computer Education (BSIE-CompEd)
    • Home Economics (BSIE-HE)
    • Industrial Arts (BSIE-IA)
    • Electrical Technology (BSIE-ET)
    • Electronics Technology (BSIE-EST)
  • Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education (BTTE)
  • Bachelor of Technology major in:
    • Apparel and Fashion Technology (AFT)
    • Automotive Engineering Technology (AET)
    • Biochemical Technology (BT)
    • Chemical Engineering Technology
    • Civil Engineering Technology (CET)
    • Computer Engineering Technology (COET)
    • Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
    • Electromechanical Engineering Technology (EMET)
    • Electronics and Communications Engineering Technology
    • Electronics Engineering Technology (ESET)
    • Foundry Engineering Technology (FET)
    • Graphic Arts and Printing Technology (GAPT)
    • Information Technology (IT)
    • Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • Nutrition and Food Technology (NFT)
    • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineering Technology
    • Tool and Die Engineering Technology
    • Welding Engineering Technology
    • Power Plant Engineering Technology

University of Santo Tomas (UST)

Bachelor of Arts; BS Engineering; BS Nursing; BS Music;

Graduate Programs (MBA; MA Music)

Philippine Women’s University (PWU)

BS Hotel & Restaurant Management, AB Communication Arts,

Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Advertising

Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila

Bachelor of Arts, BS Psychology, BS Hotel & Restaurant Management,

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, BS International Travel &

Tourism Management, BS Computer Engineering, BS Information Technology

New Era University

BS in Education, BS in Business Administration, AB Political Science,

MA in Education and Master in Business Administration

Region I

Divine Word College of Laoag (DWCL)

Bachelor of Arts; BS Education; BS Commerce; BS in Civil Eng’g

Don Mariano Marcos Mem. State University (DMMMSU)

BS Agri; Bachelor of Technology; BS Education

Lyceum Northwestern University

Bachelor of Arts; BS Commerce

Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU)

Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Sciences

Northwestern University

BS Criminology

Pangasinan State University (PSU)

BS Education; BS Agri; Bachelor of Technology; BS Fisheries; MA in Developmental Management

Saint Louis College – CSFU

BS Geodetic Eng’g; BS Architecture; BS Civil Eng’g; BS Secretarial Admin

University of Luzon

BS Criminology

University of Northern Philippines (UNP)

BS Crim; BS Nursing; BS Fine Arts; BS Social Work

University of Pangasinan (UPang)

BS Education; BS Civil Eng’g; BS Commerce; BS Nursing; Bachelor of Arts

Panpacific University North Philippines

Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Elementary Education,

Bachelor of Science in Criminology

Region II

Cagayan Colleges Tuguegarao

BS Criminology

Cagayan State University (CSU)

BSEd; BEEd; BS in Industrial Ed; AB Public Admin

Isabela State University (ISU)

BS Education; BS Agriculture

PLT College

BS Criminology

University of Saint Louis-Tuguegarao

BS Eng’g; BS Architecture; BS Accountancy; BS Information Technology; BSEd; BEEd; Bachelor of Arts; BS Commerce

Saint Ferdinand’s College

BS Criminology

Saint Mary’s University

BS Commerce; BEEd; BSEd; BS Geodetic Eng’g; MPA; MBA; BSIT;

BS in Civil Engineering, AB Journalism, Ed.D.,DPA, Ph.D. in Commerce

Saint Paul University – Philippines

Bachelor of Arts; BS Education; BS Social Work; BS Bio; BS Psych; BS Math; BS Eng’g; BS Bus Admin; BS HRM; BS Nursing; BS in Nutrition and Dietetics; BS Information Technology; BS Office Management

University of La Salette

BS Physical Therapy; BS Nursing; BS Criminology; BS Eng’g; Bachelor of Arts; BS Computer and Information Science; BS Psych; BS Library Science; BS Education; BS Accountancy; BS Bus Admin; BS in Office and Secretarial Administration; Masters & Doctoral Courses

Region III

Angeles University Foundation (AUF)

BS Administration; BS Office Administration; BS Criminology

Central Luzon State University (CLSU)Please check more details here

BS Education; BS Agriculture; BS Fisheries; BS Engineering

Holy Angel University

AB Industrial Psych; BSBA in Bus Mgt.; BS Office Admin

Pamantasan ng Araullo

BS Criminology

Pampanga Agricultural College

BS Agri Eng’g; BS Agri; BSEd; BEEd

University of the Assumption

BS Commerce; BS Education; Master of Arts

Region IV-A

Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP)

BS Nursing; BS Education; BS Com Sci; BS Accountancy

Cavite State University (CvSU)

BS Agriculture; BS Business Management; BS Agricultural Engineering; AB Mass Communication; Bachelor of Elementary Education; Bachelor of Secondary Education; BS HRM

Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation (MSEUF)

Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Sciences; BS Education; BS Business Administration; BS Criminology; Engineering Programs

University of Batangas

Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BS in Business Administration and

BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Calayan Educational Foundation, Inc.

Liberal Arts Programs

Region IV-B

 Holy Trinity University

BS Criminology

Palawan State University

 BS in Business Administration and BS in Petroleum Engineering

Region V

Aquinas University

Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Sciences; BS Commerce; BS in Business Administration; BS in Management Education; BS Education

Ateneo de Naga University

BSBA in Management; BSBA in Financial Accounting

Bicol College

BS Criminology

Bicol University

BS Fisheries; BS Automotive Technology; BS Nursing; AB Com Arts; BS Agricultural Technology; BS Computer Science; Graduate Programs

Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (formerly CSSAC)

BS Agriculture

Universidad de Sta. Isabel

BS Education; Bachelor of Arts; BS Commerce; BS Accountancy; BS Nursing; BS Physical Therapy; BS Social Work

Naga College Foundation

BS Criminology

Sorsogon State College

Bachelor in Technology; Bachelor in Agricultural Technology; BS in Agricultural Development; Bachelor of Fishery Education; BS Management

University of Nueva Caceres

BS Commerce; BS Engineering; Bachelor of Education

University of Saint Anthony

BS Criminology; BS Commerce; BS Education; MA in Education

Region VI

John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University

BS Marine Transportation; BS Marine Engineering

La Consolacion College – Bacolod City

Bachelor of Arts in English; Bachelor of Science in Commerce; Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Philippine Normal University – Negros Occidental

BS Elementary Education; BS Secondary Education

Saint Paul University – Iloilo

BS Nursing

Technological University of the Philippines – Visayas

BS Engineering

University of Iloilo

BS Criminology

University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos

BS Criminology

Region VII

Cebu Doctor’s University

BS Computer Science; BS Biology; MA in Organization Dev’t.; MA in Teaching Medical Related Subjects; Doctor of Organization Dev’t. & Training

Cebu Institute of Technology

BS Education; BS Commerce; BS Engineering

Cebu Normal University

BS in Elementary Education; BS in Secondary Education

Silliman University

BS Nursing

Southwestern University

BS Engineering; BS Computer Science; BS Commerce

University of Cebu

BS Criminology; BS in Business Administration; BS Engineering

University of San Carlos

BS in Elementary Education; BS in Secondary Education

University of San Jose – Recoletos

BS Education; Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Sciences; BS Commerce; BS Engineering

University of the Visayas

BS Criminology; BS Engineering; BS Commerce; Graduate Programs

Region VIII

Leyte Normal University

BS Education

University of Eastern Philippines

BS Nursing; BS Community Development; BS Agriculture; BS Fisheries; BS Forestry; Bachelor of Sciences; BS Mathematics

Asian Development Foundation College

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Region IX

Ateneo de Zamboanga University

BS Business Management; BSC major in Entrepreneurial Management; AB English; BS Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science; BSE in Library Science

Universidad de Zamboanga

Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Elementary Education; Bachelor of Secondary Education; BS Commerce; BS Criminology; Bachelor in Agriculture Technology

Region X

Capitol University

Bachelor of Arts; BS Education; BS Commerce; Maritime Education

Cagayan de Oro College

BS Criminology

Mindanao University of Science and Technolology (formerly MPSC)

BS Information Technology; BS Industrial Education; BS Engineering; Graduate Programs

Misamis Institute of Technology

BS Marine Transportation; BS Engineering; BS Customs Administration; BS Accountancy; AB Mass Communication; BS Computer Science; BS Industrial Education; BS Office Administration; AB English; MA in Management & Maritime Education

MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology

BS Education; Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Sciences; BS Criminology

Xavier University

BS Engineering; BS Commerce

Region XI

Ateneo de Davao University

Graduate and Professional Programs

University of Southeastern Philippines

MA in Business Admin; MA in Public Admin; MA in Education; MA in Technology; Bachelor in Elementary Education; Bachelor of Technology;

BS in Forestry

University of the Immaculate Conception

BS Pharmacy; BS in Elementary Education; BS in Secondary Education; BS Commerce in Marketing; MA in Religious Education

University of Mindanao –Tagum

BS Criminology

Region XII

Holy Trinity College of General Santos City

BS Criminology

Notre Dame of Marbel University

BS in Elementary Education; BS in Secondary Education; BS Commerce; MA in Business Administration; MA in Public Administration

Notre Dame University

BS Education; Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Sciences; BS Commerce; BS Accountancy

Ramon Magsaysay Memorial College

BS Criminology

University of Southern Mindanao

BS Agriculture


Saint Joseph Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Commerce


  • • Executive Order No. 330, May 10 1996 “Adopting the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program as an Integral Part of the Educational System and Designating the Commission on Higher Education as the Authority Responsible for it’s Implementation”
  • • Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 9 s. 2009 “Revised Policies and Guidelines for the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) Pursuant to Executive Order (EO) No. 330”

42 thoughts on “Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP)

  1. Sir, i’m OFW here in Macau as a domestic helper just want to ask about my situation if i have a chance tjo study to earn 72 units and at the same time i am working here in macau and i heard to someone about ONLINE STUDY
    .Because i still want to apply a job to another country like in Canada but i am not qualified because of my education i’m a high school graduate and 45years old.Thank you for your consideration

  2. Sir how long to complete after the qualification, there is possibilities to finish after 3 months to 6 months, because I’m ofw here in saudi arabia ,in technical field

  3. Hi,

    I would like to clarify this. The pupou site is down so i cant find any related info.

    Correct me if im wrong, from my understanding i can take this course eventhoug im a nursing graduate? Im an experienced it helpdesk for multinational company


  4. Hello po! Greetings from Vietnam. I am so happy to have found your blog. The timing couldn’t be any more perfect! I have finished a 4 year course with a 1 year internship, but I didnt pursue any further education. Before coming to Vietnam last year (2014) I learnt that my degree is not qualified for a red ribbon. I have been a teacher for almost 10years now, and I pray to earn a bachelor’s in communication and/or education. I mean to study abroad too. So I am definitely gonna apply for this. My worry now… which university and how much would it cost.

  5. Hi, I just want to know if I can still take ETEAAP even if I am a Degree Holder?
    Hope someone could give we answer. Thank you. More powers…

  6. I am proud to say that I graduated the ETEEAP program on March of 2009 in University of Pangasinan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. It took me 2 semesters to finish the program, though intensive, it was quite self-fulfilling experience specially when I walked on the stage wearing my toga and was handed the diploma. I thank U.Pang. for giving me that opportunity! I didn’t take the Local Board for Philippine RN but was able to apply and take the NCLEX-RN (California Board of Nursing) exam and passed it with flying colors (1st attempt) on 2010. Since then, I have been working as a RN here in California and proud to say that I not only have RN behind me but has the BSN along with it. I totally recommend the ETEEAP program!

  7. Hi all, i graduated a vocational course in midwifery last 2004 but did not pursue taking its board exam. so i worked in a bpo for like 10 years now. i want to be promoted to a higher position however they prefer a bachelor degree holder. can eteeap help me? Maybe i can study Bs in management. hope someone can get back to me.

      • i was really interested on this eteeap… how can i take bachelors degree? is there any process to go through? how would i qualify? i am a graduate of 2 year vocational course (computer course) and presently working as an office clerk at customs brokerage firm within 6 years now. i really want to finish college with a bachelors degree holder. how will i know if what course am i qualify for? any response would be greatly appreciated…thank you!

      • mamili ka po ng school na nag-ooffer ng gusto mong course via ETEEAP then you can start inquiring from there. Naka list na rin po ang mga requirements na kailangan.

  8. I am planning to Pursue this one in PNU, does it qualify me for a AB English degree? Been working as call center professional for seven years and did freelance writing in between. I write academic essays and research as a job to while working in the call center.

  9. I think I’m clueless how much tuition money I need to have If I say dedicate one year of intensive study through the program. Do I need to file the application for the school I intend to go or directly to the ETEEAP secretariat. Really interested on this one.

  10. I checked the PNU website…it seems that they only implement the program for Graduate programs, but according to CHED ETEEAP website, AB English is included on the list of their ETEEAP courses. I maybe wrong.

  11. Hi All,
    I’m a graduate of Computer Technology(2yrs) and I’ve been working in a semiconductor company for more than 5 years now. With my great performance,my manager advised me to take a degree for him to be able to promote me as supervisor.
    Since taking up a degree while working especially that I have already 2 kids will be very though, I did not take yet.Then my workmate introduced to me ETEEAP.
    I think this is the answer to my problem.
    I want to take BS Engineering at the University of the Cordilleras. Hope you can advise be How to start.
    Thanks and God Bless.

    • Hi, Odina. I had the same questions too when i first heard of the program. It would be best to go directly to the ETEEAP In-charge of the school you intend to enroll, they will sit with you and discuss in detail all things you need to know (specially the tuition! it is a bit expensive but according to some ETEEAP graduates, majority of them finish the whole thing in one year, because program of study is really intensive), I personally went to PNU-Manila, now I’m working on my portfolio of requirements for assessment. Sounds like you really are qualified, so go there and ask. Try this link for additional information. Goodluck.


  12. good day! I want to continue my studying because I stop it when Im working for 15 yrs but degree must be required to promote hope this program help me a lot to reach my goal. thanks

  13. I have plan to do this opportunity, but I dont know how? could you please give me some tips or advise on how to start thank you..

  14. Would there be any exams involved? A proctored one? How long would it take for a highschool graduate to finish engineering degrees? How long for a college level too?

  15. I’m working in Saudi Arabia for almost 18 years with the three companies as a Cadd operator Architectural / Interior .I had an Interior Career diploma thru distance learning and 45 college units in Business Administration and 1st module of civil engineering technology.Can i take the eteeap program in BS Architecture at CIT?

  16. Good day sir/maam,
    Graduate po ako ng Civil Engineering Technology sa TUP Cavite. Kasalukuyan po akong nagtatrabaho ngayon sa Saudi Arabia.
    Nais ko po sanang alamin kung saan pong school mayroon po kayong online schooling?
    Nais ko po sana ituloy sa Bachelor Science Degree ang aking natapos na kurso,
    Maraming salamat po.
    God bless!

  17. How long im going to finish if i take eet. Im almost ten years electrical technician. And how much im going to pay for this..
    Thank you

    pls reply..

  18. Hello can u give all list of maritime schools that updated in this program..so that i finish my bachelor course..pls send me schools if theres any maritime schools offerd this eteeap programs thank alot…

  19. Hi there, I am a BS ECE undergrad and currently working in BPO. However, I want to take this program and pursue Ph.D Child Development and Family Studies. Is it possible to take the course that I want to pursue wherein my job is not related to it ( It says that the nature of work must be related to the course that you will pursue)?

  20. Hello, do I have a chance to joine the ETEEAP program I’m working here in hongkong as a domestic helper for atleast 7 years. I am an undergraduate Bs Hrm in Pangasinan State University.
    If I have given a chance how will I can avail this program,
    Requirements and how can I process my documents needed while I’m working hete abroad?

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