How to Claim Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for April 2016 Civil Service Exam (CSE)

MANILA, Philippines – Civil Service Commission (CSC) through Exam Advisory No. 8, series of 2016 announced on Monday that the Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) for Professional and Sub-Professional passers during April 2016 Civil Service Exam – Pencil and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) can already be claimed at any CSC Regional Offices and Field Offices nationwide starting June 29, 2016 (Wednesday).


According to CSC, passers of professional and subprofessional levels shall claim their CoE at the regional office concerned. Representatives are not allowed to claim.

In doing so, passers shall present a valid ID card which contains the name, date of birth, signature and clear photo. ID cards accepted include the Driver’s License, SSS, GSIS, PhilHealth, Company ID, School ID, Postal ID, Voter’s ID, Passport, PRC ID and Police Clearance. Application receipt can also be brought if available.


CSC said in a post that the passers who already moved to another place can claim their CoE at the nearest CSC Regional Office or Field Offices.

However, they must send a written request or letter to the authorized CSC Regional Office that has jurisdiction over the testing center or venue where they took the exam to forward their CoE to the conduit CSC Regional Office where they would like to claim it. In the written request, they must write the reason for request.

Who are exempted in taking Civil Service Exam (CSE)?
October 2016 CSE-PPT Exam Application


CSC said that apart from the printed Certification, CSE passers may also apply for regular Certification of Eligibility that is printed on security paper, at additional cost.

However, it has additional requirements and procedures. Kindly coordinate at Regional Office concerned for details.

As per CSC, the security paper printed Certification may be more preferred by government agencies as supporting document for employment application and promotion.

10 comments… add one
  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2016 @ 5:10

    June 29, 2016 (Wednesday) ang sabi sa website. Last July 8, 2016 (Friday) po ako pumunta sa office dito po sa Region 4A. At wala pa "daw" available certificate. Kailan po magiging available ang Certificate of Eligibility dito po sa Region 4A?

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2016 @ 6:51

    July 8 pumunta din ako sa Sta Cruz Laguna para sa COE. Wala din silang COE dun at sabi pumunta kami sa QC at dun i-claim ang COE.

  • Anonymous Aug 4, 2016 @ 10:40

    nagpunta ako sa CSC Region IV-A para kumuha ng certificate of eligibility pero temporary lang ang ibinigay sa akin, sabi papalitan daw ng id card ung coe, pero walang sinabing date kung kailan, hintayin na lang daw sa website nila. To CSC, kailan kaya ang issuance ng id card in replacement of the CoE? at ano yung mga requirements? (kung meron man). Your immediate response will be highly appreciated. Thank you and more powers!

  • Unknown Aug 9, 2016 @ 2:20

    Pumunta aq sa csc reg. 4 field office nila sa San Jose,Mindoro last july 3 sabi nila di pa daw available at di rin nila alam kung kelan magiging available.binigay nila address sa QC para iclaim.anlayo magastos pa.kelan ba magiging available sa mga field offices nila?..Thank you

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2017 @ 6:49

    Bakit parang walang balita tungkol sa progress ng ID? Sa main page dito wala manlang nakalagay na progress or ETA kung kailan iimplement ang ID. Sinubukan ko rin mag google search ang ibinigay sakin na results pang 2015 pa. So parang di nila inaasikaso implementation ng cs id.

  • Anonymous Feb 6, 2017 @ 2:18

    tama po..until now di parin nagrereleae ang San Jose mindoro… Anong klase yun kaya nga may regional office para sa convinience eh… Government agencies nga naman..

  • Anonymous Mar 3, 2017 @ 9:11

    Hello. Please update the lists of Valid ID's that are accepted when claiming the Certificate of Eligibility. The office of CSC at Banawe, Quezon City did not accept and is not accepting PhilHealth ID.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2017 @ 12:11

    wala bang CSC ID? ang hassle ng certificate eh

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2017 @ 17:02

    Kindly update us about CSC IDs, napakahassle ng CoE eh. Tpos please be responsive naman po sa mga queries and comments sa site na to binabayaran ata tayo ng govt pra asikasuhin to e. Pwede sa check yan eh. Haays.

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2017 @ 9:48

    ilang taon pa kaya magkakaroon ng ID card ang mga nakapasa sa csc???? sana naman bigyan/pagtuunan ng pansin..

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