Registration for the Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) Test has been opened anew by the Department of Education (DepEd).
The A&E Test, formerly known as the Non-formal Education A&E Test, “is a paper and pencil test designed to measure the competencies of those who have neither attended nor finished elementary or secondary education in the formal school system.”
The said registration period for the test will run from Oct. 2 to 25, 2017.
Interested applicants in the Elementary Level should be at least 12 years old, while Junior High School Level must be at least 16 years old.
Qualified applicants may go to accredited registration centers, specifically the Schools Division Office or District Office designated by the Schools Division Superintendent (SDS).
A registration committee will be present in the registration centers to help applicants complete their registration form and review the required documents.
Aside from the registration form available at the registration centers, interested applicants should bring the needed documents: 1) original and copy of the certification of completion program ALS provided by Learning Facilitator (only for students of ALS); and 2) original and copy of birth certificate [available in the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) former National Statistics Office].
Aside from the PSA birth certificate, applicants may also bring baptismal certificate; Voter’s ID (with photo and signature); valid passport; valid driver’s license and any legal document indicating the name, photograph and signature of registrant [for example: NBI clearance, barangay certificate, certification from the barangay chairman or learning facilitator].
Aside from these, two copies of identical 1×1 picture with white background and name tag are also required.
DepEd reminded the applicants to complete the form and the documents submitted to avoid hassle. DepEd requires that the applicant should be the one to complete the application form and submit it to registration committee.
DepEd said registration centers are open on weekends to accommodate applicants. Additional questions or clarifications may be addressed to the SDO or DO or call the DepEd-Bureau of Education Assessment (BEA).
DepEd also reminded the public that the A&E Test and the certificate of rating are free of charge.