This glossary of terms intends to provide the TESDA key players, partners, and stakeholders an online and updated TVET information, concepts, to bring common understanding and clarification on the use of TESDA terminologies.

Career Progression
the process of developing or moving towards a more advanced state in a person's qualifications, job, title, position, or profession; it outlines one may follow in order to reach identified career development goals.
Source: IRR of RA No. 10968
Center of Technical Development (CentDev)
a TVI that has demonstrated serious commitment in developing its quality assurance system.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018
Center of Technical Excellence (CenTEx)
a TVI that has demonstrated superior results and high level of distinction in implementing its quality assurance system.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018
Center of Technical Proficiency (CenTPro)
a TVI that has achieved significant progress in developing and implementing sound processes and procedures in its quality assurance system.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018
Center-Based Programs
refer to training provisions being undertaken in the TESDA Regional and Provincial Training Centers, local government unit (LGU)-run and private Training Centers and NGO-run training centers in the different regions and provinces in the country.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 131 s. 2019
Certificate of Achievement
a certificate issued to a trainee who passed the Institutional Assessment for each Unit of Competency.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 088 s. 2020 certification of learning of a smaller set of courses or modules or units which are designed to provide learners with knowledge, skills, values and competencies in a narrow area of study and/or practice.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 048 s. 2021 refers to a certificate granted/awarded to the learner per module, after satisfactorily completing a module of instruction in a TVET program.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2021
Certificate of Apprenticeship or Learnership Program Registration (CALPR)
a document issued by TESDA which grants authority to a juridical enterprise to offer a certain program in an apprenticeable or learnable occupation.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 120 s. 2020
Certificate of Competency (CoC)
refers to a document issued by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to individuals who were assessed as competent in a single unit or cluster of related units of competencies.
Source: Section 4 of the National Assessment and Certification Arrangements of the Training Regulations
Certificate of Compliance To Industry Experience (CoCIE)
is an official document issued by TESDA Regional Director; specifying the credit assigned per specific qualification; as the acceptable evidence of in-service industry experience of trainers.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 7 s. 2016
Certificate of DS/DTP Accreditation

as used in TESDA, it refers to a document issued by TESDA granting an authority to a TVI and as its partner establishment to implement the DTS Program/DTP.

Source: TESDA Circular No. 31 s. 2012

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