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Automotive Body Painting/Finishing NC III in the Philippines

Automotive Body Painting/Finishing NC III is a short TESDA course in the Philippines that will train you in repairing pearl/mica metallic body panels, especially in applying what you’re going to learn in color matching.

Some examples of skills that you will acquire from enrolling in this program include:

  • Applying appropriate sealant/adhesive
  • Moving and positioning vehicle
  • Performing mensuration and calculation
  • Reading, interpreting, and applying specifications and manuals
  • Using and applying lubricant/coolant
  • Performing shop maintenance
  • Performing job estimate
  • Interpreting/drawing technical drawing
  • Performing pearl color matching
  • Spraying three-stage pearl or mica color paint
  • Performing polishing

Course Duration

Automotive Body Painting/Finishing NC III  takes a minimum of 183 Hours to complete.

Admission Requirements

Basic requirements for this TESDA course include:

  • Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • Highschool or College Diploma
  • Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records or Form 137
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • 1×1 and/or 2×2 Pictures


Some Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) may require you to complete Automotive Body Painting/Finishing NC II before being allowed to take Automotive Body Painting/Finishing NC III


Qualified graduates of Automotive Body Painting/Finishing NC III can find employment as any of the following:

  • Automotive painter (three- stage pearl/mica colors painting)
  • Automotive paint contractor
  • Automotive body paint finisher

Competency Assessment and Certification

Students enrolled in the Automotive Body Painting/Finishing NC III course may be required to undergo a Competency Assessment before graduation. A National Certificate (NC III) will be issued to students who passed this assessment. You can find more information on assessments and certifications at the official website of TESDA.

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  1. Good day po ask ko po ex abroad ako 6month na ko sa pinas gusto ko sana magtraining ng autopainter dto po ako sa dinalupihan bataan meron kya pong tesda course dto.hirap po kc naubos na ung naipon gusto ko po sna makatulong sa pamilya ko.

  2. where can i find a automotive body painting here in philippine or in tesda

  3. ofw in saudi arabia working in paint manufacturer as a paint tinter..i want to take this course to help me to find job in body paiting overseas…i can take this course in my vacation time on 2013?

  4. bakit po wala daw course na ganyan sa marikina polytechnic college? updated po ba link na binigay nyo?

  5. saAng lugar po ba ang training center ng automotive body painter n ito?pwede po ba ang 35yrs old n? ano po ba ang mga requirements?mga magkano ang gagastosin?

    • Hi, Deay!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      No schools/training centers were mentioned on their list of institutions accredited to offer Automotive Body Painting and Finishing NC III and IV, but you may want to check with TESDA to confirm if the list has been updated.

      The basic requirements are oral and written communication skills, good moral character, and basic mathematical skills; however, training centers may require additional documents such as high school diploma and documents related to your work experience among other things. From what we know, the minimum age requirement for most courses is 18 years old.

      As far as we know, TESDA courses are offered for free, but that may depend on the specific school/training center you are planning to enroll at, so it’s best if you’ll contact them directly so they can give you a more accurate and detailed response.


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