Apply Replacement of National Certificate (NC) or Certificate of Competency (COC) in TESDA

When comes to advancing your career, obtaining a National Certificate (NC) or Certificate of Competency (COC) from TESDA can have a transformative impact. These certifications signify a high level of skill and knowledge, setting you apart in the workforce.

Also read: How to Register in TESDA Online Program (eTESDA Registration)

However, setbacks can occur, and you may find yourself in a situation where you have misplaced or lost your NC or COC. It can be disheartening to lose a certificate that represents your hard work and dedication, but rest assured. There are ways to recover your lost NC or COC and get back on track towards achieving your career aspirations.

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Benefits of Recovering Your Lost NC/COC

Recovering your lost NC/COC offers the following benefits:

  1. Compliance: Regain compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  2. Documentation: Obtain essential documents for various purposes.
  3. Peace of Mind: Alleviate stress and anxiety by resolving the issue.
  4. Opportunities: Unlock new opportunities that require valid NC/COC.
  5. Reputation: Maintain a positive reputation by demonstrating compliance.

Recovering your lost NC/COC can bring these valuable benefits and more.

What are the Requirements Needed?

Requirements Needed:

  1. Letter of Request
  2. Notarized Affidavit of Loss
  3. One colored passport-sized picture.

Please ensure that you have these requirements ready.

Also read: How to Enroll in a Course in TESDA Online Program

Steps on How to Replace a Lost NC/COC

To replace a lost NC/COC, follow these steps:

Step 1: Visit the TESDA-issuing office of your NC/COC and apply for a replacement.

Step 2: Provide the following documents:

  • Letter of Request
  • Notarized Affidavit of Loss
  • Colored passport-sized photo (1 copy)

Step 3: Retrieve your NC/COC on the designated date specified by the TESDA issuing office.

Make sure to follow these steps in order to replace your lost NC/COC.


Losing your National Certificate or Certificate of Competency can be a frustrating experience, but don’t worry! TESDA has made it easy for you to recover these important documents. By following the steps outlined by TESDA and gathering the necessary documents, you’ll be back in compliance and able to take advantage of new opportunities. Don’t hesitate to contact TESDA for more information or to get assistance at the TESDA-issuing office.

Contact Information

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Office Address: BLDG 8, TESDA Gate 2, TESDA Complex, East Service Rd., South Superhighway, Taguig, Metro Manila.
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Telephone Number: 8887-7777
SMS Hotline: 0917-479-4370 (text only)
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