LOOK: Universities in Cebu that offers ETEEAP

Education is sure a big deal here in the Philippines. Even manual labor these days would require workers to be at least an elementary or high school graduate. This is also the reason why it’s difficult for many competent workers to get a promotion. This is the reason why on May 13, 1996, former President Fidel V. Ramos signed the Executive Order No. 330 or the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) which allowed the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to conduct competency based evaluation and award appropriate degrees to deserving individuals. This comprehensive educational assessment program for the tertiary level recognizes, accredits, and gives equivalences to knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values gained by individuals in the field of work. Thus, individuals who have accumulated several years of work experience can utilize the knowledge, experience, and achievements obtained and earn school credits that can be deducted from the total number of units needed to complete the degree.

Here are accredited schools in Cebu that offers ETEEAP:

  1. Cebu Doctor’s University
  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Biology
  • MA in Organization Development
  • MA in Teaching Medical Related Subjects
  • Doctor of Organization Development and Training
  1. Cebu Institute of Technology-University
  • BS Elementary Education
  • General Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Special Education
  • BS Secondary Education majors in:
  • English
  • Filipino
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • BS Commerce
  • BS Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Electronics, Industrial, Mechanical, and Mining)
  • BS Architecture
  • BS Business Administration major in:
  • General Business Management, Banking & Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Quality Management
  • Industrial Quality Management
  • Bachelor in Public Administration
  • BS Office Administration
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Computer Science
  1. Cebu Normal University
  • BS in Elementary Education
  • BS in Secondary Education
  1. Southwestern University
  • BS Engineering
  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Commerce
  1. University of Cebu
  • BS Criminology
  • BS in Business Administration
  • BS Engineering
  1. University of San Carlos
  • BS in Elementary Education
  • BS in Secondary Education
  1. University of San Jose – Recoletos
  • BS Education
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Sciences
  • BS Commerce
  • BS Engineering
  1. University of the Visayas
  • BS Criminology
  • BS Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Graduate Programs

Process of ETEEAP:

  1. Submission of documents certified by employer and recognized authorities and organizations to an HEI deputized by CHED to implement ETEEAP
  2. Evaluation of the applicant’s experiences (number of years, job responsibilities, position, seminars attended, projects headed and achievements received)
  3. Entrance Examination (this would determine the number of subjects the applicant is required to take)
  4. Settle expenses (as this is a special program, tuition fee may be more expensive than the traditional means of getting a degree)


  • At least High School Student
  • At least five (5) years of work related experience
  • At least 22 years old


  • Accomplished ETEEAP form with 1×1 ID picture
  • Form 137/ Transcript of Record
  • Certificate of Employment
  • Birth Certificate
  • Resume
  • Proficiency certificate (issued by Government Regulatory Board, Licensed Practitioner, or Business Registration)
  • NBI Clearance
  • Recommendation letter from immediate superior
  • Personality Assessment

To download forms and other requirements, visit the Commission on Higher Education site here: