Many people don't know that there's an existing system called Skills Certificate Equivalency Program or SCEP, a collaborative partnership between the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Civil Service Commission (CSC), which aims to grant civil service eligibility to government skilled workers.
The SCEP, according to these agencies, involves the issuance of TESDA Competency Certificates (NC or COC) to those who can successfully demonstrate competence in specific qualifications. The certificates in will be provided equivalent eligibility by the Civil Service Commission.
The SCEP shall grant civil service eligibility to competent and skilled government employees and those seeking entrance into the service for Category I positions which refers to positions in government with qualification standard requiring eligibility thru an appropriate TESDA-issued National Certificate (NC) or Certificate of Competency (COC).
Convert TESDA national certificate (NC) to a Civil Service (CS) eligibility: How to apply for eligibility?
According to TESDA, an individual may file his application for the conversion of the TESDA competency certificate to an appropriate CSC eligibility at the nearest CSC office in your area.
One hundred twenty eight (128) government positions are covered by SCEP. The list of positions including the appropriate TESDA competency assessment and CSC eligibility can be found here.