The Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) is an educational assessment scheme which recognizes knowledge, skills and prior learning obtained by individuals from non-formal and informal educational experiences. By establishing equivalency competence standards and a comprehensive assessment system employing written test, interview, skill, demonstration and other creative assessment methodologies, deputized Higher Education Institution (HEI) may administer competency-based evaluation.
The mandate to implement the program is embodied in Executive Order 330 issued by President Fidel V. Ramos on May 13, 1996 as an offshoot of the Recommendation of the First Employment Summit in 1995. The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) accorded the University of St. Louis Tuguegarao as one of the deputized HEI’s in the Region who shall establish a system of equivalent standards of competence and competence-based assessment for the discipline or program that it is accrediting through equivalency.
The Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program, as defined by the Commission on Higher Education(CHED), has the following objectives:
ETEEAP implements the following policies: