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Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A & E) Test 2015

The Alternative Learning System Accreditation & Equivalency Test is given to individuals to acquire certificates that are equivalent to diplomas received by traditional elementary and high school graduates. You can learn about ALS in detail  on our posts: Alternative Learning System and the ALS FAQs.

Registration Schedule:  July 16 to August 15, 2015

Examination Schedule:  

  • October 04, 2015 – Regions IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA, and ARMM
  • October 11, 2015 – Regions VI, VII, VIII
  • October 18, 2015 – Regions I, II, III, and CAR
  • October 25, 2013 – Regions IV-A, IV-B, and V
  • November 08,2015- NCR

Registration Centers:

You can find the official list of registration and testing centers for the 2015 ALS A & E Test on ALS’ blog.

Eligible Applicants:

  • An elementary dropout who is at least 11 years old on or before the day of the test may take the elementary level ALS A & E Test
  • A high school dropout who is at least 15 years old on or before the day of the test may take the secondary level ALS A & E Test
  • Out-of-school youth and adults/school dropouts/non-attendees of the formal school system
  • Out-of-school youth and adults/school dropouts/non-attendees of the formal school system who are visually-impaired but braille literate (contracted)
  • Learners of home education or homeschoolers
  • Non-passers of previous A & E Test
  • Others who are unemployed, underemployed, industry-based workers, members of cultural minorities, inmates, rebels, soldier integrees.

Required Documents:

  • 2 recent passport-sized photos with name tag (Surname, first name, middle name)
  • birth certificate
  • Original and photocopies of any of the following government-issued identification
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Valid passport
    • Voter’s ID
    • Postal ID
    • NBI Clearance (xerox/photocopy not needed)

*School drop-outs who are not employed and not old enough to acquire the above documents must submit an authenticated birth certificate

* IDs submitted that are not mentioned in the above list are not valid for registration and will not be honored by the TRO. Note that all of the aforementioned show photo of the bearer of presented identification card.

Registration Procedure:

  • Go to the designated Registration and Testing Center (RTC) and look for the Test Registration Officer (TRO).
  • Present requirements for registration.
  • Fill out the registration form
  • If qualified for the test based on the evaluation made by the TRO, claim the lower portion of the registration form to serve as test permit on testing day.
  • For visually-impaired applicants, please proceed to the ALS Chief/Focal Person in the Regional Office or to the ALS Supervisor in the Division (whichever is nearer) who shall endorse him/her to a SPED teacher for assessment if Braille literate. The ALS Chief or ALS Supervisor shall then endorse the name of qualified registrants to the Test Registration Officer who shall then include the names in the official Masterlist of Test Takers for the Division.


Make sure you report to the Testing Center before 7:00 AM on the date of the test specified in the lower portion of the registration form

Note: The test (registration, administration, certificate of rating, and diploma is free. No payment shall be collected by anyone involved in the ALS A & E Test registration, administration, and issuance of certificate of rating and diploma.

Contact Information:

Bureau of Alternative Learning System (BALS)
3/F Mabini Bldg., DepEd Complex, Meralco Ave., Pasig City
(02) 635-5189 | 635-5188 | 635-5194 | 635-5193
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Courses in the Philippines is not affiliated with the Bureau of Alternative Learning System. For specific  questions and other concerns, please get in touch with the official representatives of BALS or visit their website for more information.

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  1. Hello po. Tanong ko lang po kung saan po makukuha ang certificate sa als. Kasi po nkapasa po ako noong 2012 kaso hindi ko po nakuha until now ang certificate ko.

  2. Hello po. I’m currently studying at BHNHS as a grade 8 student. Pwede po ba akong mag-Exam ng PEPT for acceleration? I mean, sino pong pwede kong macontact about this?

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