2017 DepEd ALS A&E Test moved to March 2018: memo, requirements

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Education Assessment (BEA), recently moved the schedule of the administration of the 2017 Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A&E) Test to March 2018 per Memorandum No. 006, s. 2018.

2017 DepEd ALS A&E Test moved to March 2018: memo, requirements

The 2017 ALS A&E was originally scheduled on February 11 (Luzon) and 18 (Visayas and Mindanao). Revised schedule for these clusters are the following:

Cluster Date of Exam
Luzon March 4, 2018
Visayas and Mindanao March 11, 2018

SEE ALSO: LIST OF PASSERS: March 2018 ALS A&E Test Results

DepEd accepts applications until Thursday, February 15, 2018 (deadline of filing) at the schools division offices (SDOs) or district offices (DOs) identified by the schools division superintendent (SDS) as registration centers.

LIST OF PASSERS: DepEd releases 2016-2017 ALS A&E Exam Results

Applicants shall be at least 12 years old for the A&E Test elementary level and at least 16 years old for the A&E Test Junior High School.

The registration requirements are the following:

a. original and photocopy of Certification of ALS Program Completion issued by the Learning Facilitator (for ALS learners only)

b. original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) formerly National Statistics Office (NSO)

c. if copy of Birth Certificate from the PSA/NSO is not available, any of the following documents can be presented:

i. Baptismal Certificate;
ii. Voter’s ID (with picture and signature);
iii. Valid Passport;
iv. Valid Driver’s License; and
v. Any legal document bearing the applicant’s picture, name and signature (e.g. NBI Clearance, Barangay Certificate, certification issued by barangay chairman/chieftain)

d. Two 1×1 identical ID photo (white background with name tag)


The examination results for the March 2018 ALS A&E are expected to be released anytime in May-June 2018.

"Test results shall be released not more than 3 months after the date of examination. Examinees shall receive their Certificate of Rating (COR) through the SDOs and DOs."

View Memorandum No. 006, s. 2018 issued in January 2018 (this includes detailed information, application form and certification format):


The Summit Express will update this site for DepEd announcements and exact release of the 2017-2018 ALS A&E Test. Monitor this page more often or check out the official website of DepEd.

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