DepEd opens registration for 2013 ALS A&E exam | form, requirements, procedure

Manila, Philippines - The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday, June 24, 2013 announces that registration for ALS A&E - Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency exam is open from July 4 - August 2 for the exams to be administered in October 2013.

Read:  DepEd releases October 2013 ALS A&E exam results | List of Passers
ALS A&E will be conducted in 17 regions nationwide by the Bureau of Alternative Learning System  (BALS). It is a paper and pencil test (PPT) which used to be known as the non-formal education test.

Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said that the test may also be given to visually-impaired test takers via Braille.  “This is part of our continuing push to give the differently- abled learners an equal access to education.”

“It is designed to measure the competencies of those who have neither attended nor finished elementary or secondary education in the formal school system,” explained Luistro.

Passers of the A&E are given a certificate or diploma, signed by the DepEd secretary, certifying the passers’ competency as comparable to the graduates of the formal school system.

The A&E for takers in Regions 9, 10, 11, 12, CARAGA and ARMM is on October 6, 2013.

For takers in Regions 5, 6, 7 and 8, the date is October 13.

Regions 1, 2,3 and Cordillera Administrative Region A&E takers  is set on October 20 while it is October 27 for the National Capital Region, CALABARZON (Region 4-A) and MIMAROPA (Region 4-B).

Targets of the A&E are school drop-outs, those who have not attended the formal school system, homeschoolers, or others who have not finished basic education but are basically literate.

The A&E registration, administration, and certification are provided free by DepEd.

Here are the requirements for those who are interested to take ALS A&E exam:

1. Two (2) recent passport-size photo with name tag
2. Birth certificate (original and photocopy)
3. Original and photocopies of ANY of the following government-issued IDs:
    valid driver’s license, valid passport, voter’s ID, SSS/GSIS ID, postal ID or NBI clearance.

Here are the registration procedures:
1. Go to the designated Registration and Testing Center (RTC) and look for the
    Test Registration Officer (TRO).
2. Present requirements for registration
3. Fill-out the registration form independently
4. If qualified for the test, based on the evaluation made by the TRO, claim
    the lower portion of the registration form to serve as a test permit on the testing day.

What to bring on exam day?
Bring the following items during your exam: lower portion of registration form as test permit, Mongol pencil #2 and valid ID.

Download now the registration form here:
Registration Form Elementary Level – ALS A&E
Registration Form Secondary Level – ALS A&E
Registration Form Elementary Level for Visually Impaired – ALS A&E
Registration Form Secondary Level for Visually Impaired - ALS A&E

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