Precautionary Measures for Fake National Certificate (NC) Holders

DepEd CARAGA Regional Memorandum No. 118, s. 2019 dated March 13, 2019 entitled: Precautionary Measures for Fake National Certificate (NC) Holders, is hereby attached for the information and guidance of all concerned.


In consonance to the letter from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) re: Fake National Certificates (NCs), this office reminds everyone to be cautious in accepting documents from our clients/applicants especially requiring National Certification (NC) as one of their qualifications. (Please refer to the attached letter)

The TESDA informs our office of the fake NCs replicating already in some provinces of Caraga region to be careful in accepting National Certification as part of the documentary requirements.

For more details, you can verify the National Certification in the TESDA website. Please refer to the following instructions below for your guidance:

  • Go to official TESDA website at https://www.tesda.gov.ph;
  • At the homepage,click on Verifications menu;
  • Select the Registry of Certified Workers from the drop-down list; and
  • Search -by filing up the name or certificate number.

In the event that the National Certificate cannot be verified or no record found in the TESDA website, you may request from TESDA Regional Office or the concerned TESDA Provincial Office for verification if the NC is valid and authentic.

Immediate and wide dissemination of this Regional Memorandum to all concerned is highly desired.

TESDA Letter re: Fake National Certificate (NC) Holders

It has come to our attention that there are fake National Certificates (NCs) that are proliferating in some provinces of Caraga region. For whatever purposes or uses of these fake NCs to the holders, it is beyond our control. However, in order to prevent the proliferation of these fake NCs and to preserve the integrity of TESDA-issued documents as well as the assessment and certification process, we would like to encourage you to be cautious in accepting National Certificates as part of your documentary requirements. In the event that you require NCs from your applicants or clients, kindly verify their NCs in the TESDA website. Please refer to the following instructions below:

  1. Go to official TESDA website at https://www.tesda.gov.ph/
  2. At the home page, click on the Verifications menu
  3. Select the Registry of Certified Workers from the drop-down list
  4. Search – by filling up the name or certificate number

In case that the National Certificate cannot be verified or no record found in the TESDA website, you may request from TESDA Regional Office or the concerned TESDA Provincial Office for verification if the NC is valid and authentic.

Attached are photocopies of fake NCs that we have acquired for your reference.

May this information served as cautionary advice for all of us to eliminate this fraudulent act of some individuals.

Thank you very much and more power.

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