Program Registration and Accreditation
Unified TVET Program Registration and Accreditation System (UTPRAS) provides that any technical vocational institution (TVI) must first apply for and be issued a Certificate of Program Registration (CoPR) before it can offer a course and accept enrolees. An individual intending to enroll in a TESD Program is also advised to first ask if the course he intends to enroll in has been issued a CoPR by TESDA.
Program registration is compulsory. It prescribes compliance to the minimum standards set in the Training Regulations which are anchored on a competency based system. Program registration entails full compliance with prevailing training standards, correction of sub-standard ones and denial for those which fail to comply. TESDA conducts regular audits and inspection visits of schools and training centers to ensure their continuous compliance to standards.
Accreditation, on the other hand, is voluntary. An institution assesses its operations and program and seeks an independent evaluation of an authorized accrediting agency to confirm and attest to the achievement of its objectives. The assessment also looks at how the institution fares compared with other institutions in pursuing quality in its systems and procedures. It is a formal recognition granted for a number or all the components of quality systems in the institution’s operations.
Frequently Asked Questions on Unified TVET Program Registration and Accreditation System (UTPRAS)