Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program


An academic program inspired by the value of helping the Filipino workforce
LEVEL UP as professionals for a greater Philippines.

Work Experiences and Skills
LDCU-ETEEAP Enhancement Schemes
ETEEAP Baccalaureate Degree

LDCU-ETEEAP assists the Filipino workforce acquire a more dignified work status and an upgraded professional knowledge and skills, through competitive, quality, convenient, and inexpensive ETEEAP education, and by awarding a baccalaureate degree, which is of the same nature, rights and privileges with any academic degree achieved through formal and regular academic program of education.

ETEEAP: Definition
ETEEAP is an educational assessment scheme that certifies work experiences, knowledge and expertise of individuals acquired through non-formal and informal trainings; determines knowledge deficiencies vis-à-vis regular academic standards; provides remedial classes or academic supplementation as remedy to satisfy the academic requirements , and in the end awards a baccalaureate degree.

LDCU-ETEEAP: Origin and Birth
LDCU-ETEEAP was conceptualized by Dr. Fe S. Tolibas, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and LDCU-ETEEAP director, and was materialized by the able and awe-inspiring leadership of Dr. Mariano M. Lerin, University president, along with the intellectual efforts of the qualified ETEEAP faculty experts from the different fields of ETEEAP academic degrees, and by virtue of Commission on Higher Education memorandum dated January 17, 2012, authorizing the University as a newly deputized ETEEAP Higher Education Institution.

The program is the University’s contribution to the achievement of the Government’s objective in professionalizing the Filipino workforce in the country and abroad. The legal basis for its existence is Executive Order 330, adopting the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP), as an integral part of the educational system, issued by former President Fidel V. Ramos in 1996.

The LDCU-ETEEAP is an educational assessment scheme designed to certify work experiences, knowledge, or expertise of individuals obtained through formal, informal, or non-formal training and educational experiences as equivalent to standard academic units through established equivalency and accreditation mechanisms and systematic assessment schemes. The program includes the identification of knowledge and skill deficiencies and the provision of remedial classes, academic supplementations, and other measures such as written tests, interviews, skills demonstrations, tutorial sessions, scheduled classroom meetings, and other assessment and supplementation methodologies to satisfy deficiencies vis-à-vis regular academic standards. The best contribution of the program to the empowerment of the Filipino workforce is the non-disruption of the performance of the regular work of the Filipino worker-student and the awarding of a baccalaureate degree from one semester to two years depending on the acquired work-related experiences and skills of the student. Also, the program offers very affordable academic fees, easy enrolment procedures, and flexible schedules of sessions for the academic supplementation. Finally, one can enrol anytime within the academic and administrative year.