How to Enroll in a Course in TESDA Online Program

The TESDA Online Program (TOP) is one of the most recent initiatives of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), in an effort to bring technical-vocational education closer to the Filipinos.  The program is hosted in a free web app and mobile app and was created with the intention of making the training more easily accessible. 

Also Read: Full List of Courses under TESDA Online Program

The TESDA Online Program was launched to help Filipinos upskill themselves online. If you are looking to enjoy the benefits of this program, you first need to register an account then enroll in a course.

To help you enroll in any of the free TOP courses, this detailed guide has everything you need—from the requirements to the procedures on how to enroll in a free course offered via the TESDA Online Program (TOP) platforms. 

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What is TESDA Online Program (TOP)

The TESDA Online Program (TOP) or eTESDA is a free web-based facility for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) launched by TESDA to help make technical-vocational education and training (TVET) more accessible “through the use of information and communication technologies.” The program made TESDA’s service delivery more efficient and effective, allowing the agency to contribute its share in the development of technical-vocational education and human resources in the country. According to the agency, TOP or eTESDA was especially “designed for students, out-of-school youths, unemployed adults, local and overseas workers, and professionals who would like to take TESDA courses at their own pace, in their own time, and at the comfort of their desktops or laptop computers.”

Because the free courses are available and accessible online 24/7, it allows the programs to reach a broader audience or wider range of users minus the hefty costs. The platforms were also designed with special accessibility features in some courses, which enhances the learning experience of busy Filipino learners and allow them to learn more and further improve their skills and employability. 

What are the Courses Offered under the TESDA Online Program (TOP)

Some of the TOP Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) available via the TOP web app ( or the TOP mobile app (available on Google Play Store and App Store) include:

  • Participating in Workplace Communication
  • Receiving and Responding to Workplace Communication
  • Orienting Oneself to Environmentally Sustainable Work Standards
  • Exercising Sustainable Development in the Workplace
  • Agro-Entrepreneurship NC II
  • Aquaponic Food Production
  • Organic Agriculture Production NC II
  • eLearning for Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Fruit Grower
  • Agricultural Crops Production NC II
  • Appreciation Course on Flexible Learning
  • Automotive Battery Servicing
  • Diesel Engine Tune up
  • Plumbing NC II
  • Computer System Servicing NC II
  • Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II
  • Solar Night Light Assembly
  • Entrepreneurship – Managing Your Personal Finances
  • Entrepreneurship – Start and Improve Your Business
  • iSTAR Program
  • OFW Rise
  • Free Courses Relevant to COVID-19 Management
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Condition
  • Barangay Health Services NC II
  • Massage Theraphy NC II
  • Contact Tracing Level II
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • SMART ICT Courses
  • Microsoft Online Courses
  • Udemy Courses
  • Wifi 101 and Digital Thumbprint Program
  • Microsoft Digital Literacy
  • Web Development using HTML5 and CSS3
  • Lifelong Learning Skills
  • Getting Your Business Online
  • Harnessing Social Media to Expand Your Business
  • Skills to Succeed Academy
  • Digital Tools for Jobseekers
  • Ships’ Catering NC III
  • National TVET Trainers Academy
  • Performing Solid Waste Management in the Workplace
  • Practicing COVID-19 Preventive Measures in the Workplace
  • Food Processing NC II
  • Beauty Care Services (Nail Care) NC II
  • Bread and Pastry Production NC II
  • Cookery NC II
  • Food and Beverages Servicing NC II
  • Front Office Services NC II
  • Housekeeping NC II
  • Using Educational Technology in the English Language
  • English as a Medium of Instruction
  • English for Science, Technology, and Mathematics (eSTEM)
  • English for Tourism Professionals
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) Online Courses

Benefits of Enrolling in TESDA Online Courses 

Enrolling for courses via the TESDA Online Program (TOP) or eTESDA offers the following benefits:

  • Zero tuition fees
  • Free skill upgrade on your chosen field
  • Improved technical-vocational skills and employability
  • Flexible 24/7 access to TESDA courses online
  • Mobile access to TESDA modules
  • Convenient skill upgrade from anywhere, anytime
  • PWD-friendly course formats
  • Opportunities to acquire an eCertificate for course completion
  • Opportunities to get TESDA-certified on specific fields of studies
  • Opportunities to upgrade skills despite busy schedules
  • Multiple modes of delivery for TVET programs through Blended Learning.
  • Improved quality of TVET learnings through standardized delivery and content
  • Highly skills-oriented and adjustable courses that depends on the learner’s pace

Who Can Enroll for TESDA Online Program

TESDA training program courses are created for everyone, including: 

  • Employed
  • Unemployed
  • OFW
  • Professional
  • Undergraduate, or 
  • Any Filipino who wants to learn new skills to achieve success in life

TESDA Online Program Requirements

To enroll in courses offered by TESDA via the TESDA Online Program, you will need the following:

How to Enroll for TESDA Online Program Courses and Training

Here is the step-by-step guide on how to enroll for the TESDA Online Program Courses and Training

Step 1: Before you can enroll in a TOP course, you need to ensure that you have created an account on the TOP website. To register, simply follow these steps: 

  • On the TESDA Online Program website click on the Login link and you will be taken to the login page. 
  • On the “Is this your first time here?” column, click “New Account” hyperlink.
  • Fill out the form, fields marked with asterisk (*) are mandatory. Make sure you provide all the required information to proceed. 
  • After filling out the form, click “Create my new account.”
  • After creating your account, a message containing a link to activate your account will be sent to you via email. You just need to click on the link and your account will be activated.

Step 2: Log in to the TOP website using your registered username and password.

Step 3: Once logged in, you will be redirected to the TOP front page where the list of available courses is displayed. Click on the link of the course that you want to enroll in.

Step 4: Next, click on the module title of the module  you wish to take.

Step 5: Click on the “Enroll me in this course” link found on the left side of the navigation pane, under the administration panel.

Step 6: A message box will appear asking if you really want to enroll in the module. Click the “Yes” button to proceed.

Step 7: Attend your Online Course and Training at your own pace until you complete the entire course. 

Step 8: Once the course is completed, you will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by TESDA to prove that you have indeed finished the online course you have chosen.

Step 9: Claim your TESDA Training Certificate.

Step 10: Take and pass the face-to-face assessment at any TESDA accredited center to get your official National Certification (NC) which you can use when you apply for a job or when you level up your skills and education.

Important Reminders

For those who are enrolling in courses under the TESDA Online Program, here are some things you’d want to remember: 

  • TESDA Online Program (TOP) is TESDA’s version of ICT-integrated techVoc teaching and learning.
  • It was developed in 2011, with the goal of expanding access to TVET through the Internet and eTESDA centers.
  • Enrollees who complete the courses will be given an e-Certificate of Completion. 
  • Only those who enrolled and completed the courses for full qualifications can undergo competency assessment and receive a National Certificate.
  • Assessment for national certification cannot be done online (yet). 
  • On-site demonstration of competencies is required to prove proficiency and earn National Certificates (NC) for a qualification and Certificate of Competency (COC) for one or cluster of competencies.

Video: How to Enroll in TESDA Online Program Courses

To learn more about how to enroll in and access the programs on the TESDA Online Program platforms for free, you may watch this video posted by TVET Trainer. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For your reference, here are some common questions and answers about how to enroll in TOP courses online:

1. Can I enroll in multiple TESDA Online Program courses?

Yes, but not concurrently. You need to complete the course you enroll in before you enroll in another one. 

2. How much tuition fees do I need to pay to enroll in any of the courses offered under the TOP?

As the TESDA Online Program (TOP) was created to help deliver TESDA services and improve the Filipino workforce, the agency has pulled all the stops and ensured that the Tech-Voc courses offered under the program are given for free. There is no need to pay any tuition fee to access the courses.

3. Can I get a certificate of training and a national certificate after completing the free online course via the TOP?

You will get a Certificate of Completion (COC) after completing the online course and satisfying all the requirements. However, if you are interested in getting the National Certification (NC), you will need to schedule a face-to-face assessment at any TESDA-accredited assessment center or venue.

4. Can I still retrieve my eTESDA account after I lose my password?

Yes. You can still retrieve and use your eTESDA account if you reset your password by following the steps below:

Step 1: From the eTESDA login page (, click “Forgotten your username or password.”

Step 2: Enter your username or email address, then click “Search.”

Step 3: A notification will tell you to check your email for the password reset link. Click “Continue.”

Step 4: Click the password reset link sent to you via email.

Step 5: Set a new password and click “Save Changes.”

5. Who do I reach out to when I encounter technical problems during the enrollment process? 

For technical problems, you may contact TESDA at:


Tel. No.: (+632) 893-8297

You may also contact or visit the TESDA Office near you.


The TESDA Online Program (TOP) is a government initiated program that offers free technical-vocational courses online via a web app or a mobile app. Through this program, anyone who are interested may upgrade their techvoc skills at their own pace and time without worrying about hefty fees.

If you are interested, then you will need to follow the procedures for registering and enrolling for a TOP course, as listed above.

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