Congrats! You took the Civil Service Exam and was one of the successful test papers!!! Next step is claiming your CSC Certificate of Eligibility.
As you know, if you want to build a career in government, you must pass the Civil Service Exam, be it COMEX or Pen and Paper Test, unless of course you will follow a politician path. But for regular Filipinos, it requires a Civil Service Eligibility to secure a long-term position in the government various offices.
Good news for those who took the August 12, 2018 Career Service Examination Pen and Paper Test (Professional and Sub Professional levels) for the CSC will soon released the list of test passers. iSensey hope you are one of them!
UPDATE: EXAM schedule for 2019 is March 17, 2019 and August 4, 2019.
For CSC PPT Test Passers, these are what you can expect:
The Civil Service Commission will issue you a Certification of Eligibility printed on CSC official letterhead by November 12, 2018. Take note that you don’t have to pay for this Certificate because this is free of charge.
But if you want to get a regular Certificate of Eligibility in security paper, there is a fee and the procedure is different from what is shared on this post. Call or visit a regional or field office for more info on Certificates on security paper.
Where to get your Certificate of Eligibility printed on CSC official letterhead? Go to the CSC Regional/Field Offices where you filed your Pen and Paper Test application / COMEX.
We strongly suggest that before you go there that you call the CSC office to be sure your Certificate is ready for release. This way you don’t have to make a follow-up visit. This is because sometimes there are unforeseen circumstances that may prevent a regional or field office to get the Eligibility Certificates ready by November 12, 2018. So, to be 1000% sure that yours is available, call before going to the office.
Can you authorize someone to claim the Certificate in your behalf? STRICTLY NO. You must personally go to the office and claim the certificate yourself.
What should you bring to claim your ready-for-release Certificate? Bring a valid ID card, preferably the same one you use and submitted during application. Now, what if you lost the ID you used when you apply for the Pen and Paper Test, what IDs can you present in lieu of the lost or missing ID?
You can present any of the following valid ID (not expired):
- Driver’s License or Temporary Driver’s License (It is required that the LTO O.R. must be presented together with old Driver’s License; O.R. alone is not allowed)/ Student Driver’s Permit;
- PRC License
- SSS I.D.
- GSIS I.D. (UMID)
- Voter’s I.D. or Voter’s Certification
- BIR/Taxpayer’s I.D. (ATM type/TIN card type with picture)
- PhilHealth I.D. (must have the bearer’s name, clear picture, signature and PhilHealth number)
- Company or Office I.D.
- School I.D.
- Police Clearance or Police Clearance Certificate (with picture)
- Postal I.D.
- Barangay I.D.
- NBI Clearance
- Seaman’s Book
- HDMF Transaction Card
- PWD I.D.
- Solo Parent I.D.
- Senior Citizen’s I.D.
- Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-CARD).
The Civil Service Commission will not accept any other ID that is not listed above. Also, CSC will not accept photocopy of ID or screenshot of the ID in your smartphone. The original must be shown when you claim your Certificate.
You may also be asked to present the test application receipt or the CSC official receipt. Please be aware that the CSC may ask additional documents as needed to verify the identity of passers.
It is best to present the same ID that you use during application when you go claim your certificate to avoid any hassle.
What if I am no longer residing in the same place and that I have moved in a different region, it is very expensive and hassle to travel back to my former residence just to claim my Civil Service Certificate, can I claim it in a CSC office that is nearer me?
Sometimes it happens that after taking the exam and before the test results are out, that you have transferred residence in a different region or in a remote area within the same region, here’s what you can do if you are facing this situation.
CSC allows you to personally claim your Certification of Eligibility at the CSC Regional or Field Office (conduit CSC RO/FO) nearest your new present place of residence or work. However, before you go to the nearer office, you MUST sent a written request to the CSC Regional Office which has jurisdiction over the testing center or venue where you took the exam. In your letter, indicate that you are requesting them to FORWARD your Certificate of Eligibility to the CSC office where you want to claim your certificate and the reason behind your request.
This is our sample letter:
Civil Service Commission Region ___
Dear Sir / Ma’am,
I just passed the Civil Service Exam conducted last _________________. I am very excited to claim my Certificate of Eligibility from your office, unfortunately, I now reside very far from the CSC branch which has jurisdiction over the testing venue where I took the exam, hence, it’s very difficult for me to claim it in your office.
May I humbly request your office to forward my Certificate of Eligibility to the CSC branch that is nearer me, which is ___________________________.
Because of work, my family and I had to moved to my new residence which is now located in ___________________________.
Thank you for the accommodation.
*First blank section – insert the date you took the CSC exam.
*Second blank section – insert the specific branch where you will request to claim your certificate.
*Third blank section – insert your new home address.
In the reason portion, indicate what is specific to your situation. The details above is just an example.
After sending the letter of request, do not go right away to the CSC office that is nearer your residence. Wait for at least 7 working days, then call the CSC office you identified as the branch you will claim the certificate from, ask them if your Certificate has been forwarded to their office and if it is ready for claiming, and only go then.
That’s it! Claim your certificate as soon as it’s available. Welcome to government service!
We hope you will be an asset to the government and to the nation. Serve the Filipinos with passion and integrity!
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