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Certificate Programs in the Philippines

Certificate programs are short courses that may take you anywhere from several days to several months to complete, after which you will be given a certificate that proves that you have acquired the necessary skills needed to perform specific tasks.

Depending on the nature of the program, a certificate program can either be used to pursue a higher degree of learning like an undergraduate or post-graduate degree, to qualify for a job that requires a certain level of expertise, or to learn a particular skill in preparation for future goals like starting a business.

Below are some examples of certificate programs in the Philippines.

  • TESDA Courses – TESDA courses are short technical / vocational courses administered by TESDA or TESDA-authorized institutions that help individuals acquire specific skills that they can use to seek employment, start businesses of their own, practice a craft or hobby, or simply improve their personal knowledge.
  • Certification Courses – Certification courses are courses that you can take to prove that you are qualified to perform specific skills or provide specific services by having an accrediting body that is generally considered to be an expert in their field officially recognize your skills.
  • Workshops and Seminars – Workshops and seminars are short courses that place emphasis on discussing and exploring specific topics of interests. Compared to other short courses that cover several topics or competencies during the length of the program, workshops and seminars usually focus on one particular topic or competency at a time.
  • Online Courses – Online courses are any courses, regardless whether they come with credits or not, that can be taken by students at any location of their choice by accessing the internet. Most of these courses grant certificates upon the completion of the course, although there are also some that don’t.

Just click any of the links provided and you’ll find more information about them as well as some examples on their respective pages.



1. Please note that this would depend on the course you are going to take. There are courses that you can take without taking any prerequisites, but there are also some courses that will require you to complete certain courses or programs first.

2. Having a professional certification is not always a prerequisite in applying for a job, however, having one or more is generally considered to be an advantage when seeking employment.


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  1. i am a professional agricultural engineer, i want to enroll a masters degree in agriculture or public administration, i am interested if it is to be done online

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