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Level 1: Information Technology Passport (IP) Certification Exam – is for  assessing the capability of people in their knowledge of Information Technology and

how IT can be used in carrying out their tasks in the workplace. Defined as human resources with minimum knowledge and skills required for people involved in information technology who are able to perform tasks under guidance  (Follow)


Conducted twice a year:

Schedules of Exam

April 24, 2016

October 16, 2016


Half-day Exam, To cover Technology, Strategy & Management. ( Multiple Choice)


Cost of Exam: P900.00

Level 2: Fundamental Information Technology Engineers (FE) Certification Exams-  Is for Individuals who have basic fundamental knowledge and skills required to be an advanced IT human resource, and who possess practical utilization abilities Defined as human resources with basic knowledge and skills who are able to perform tasks with a certain degree of difficulty or part of the required tasks on their own (Assist)


Conducted twice a year:

Schedules of Exam

October 25, 2015

April 24, 2016

October 16, 2016


Whole day Exam with Lunch Break: 2.5 hours in the AM and 2.5 hours in the PM. (Multiple Choice) To cover Technology, Strategy and Management.


Cost of Exam: P1,800.00

Level 3: Applied Information

Technology Engineers Certification (AP) Exam: Is for Individuals who have applied knowledge and skills required to be an advanced IT human resource, and who have established their own direction as an advanced IT human resource.

Defined as human resources with practical knowledge and skills who are able to perform all required tasks on their own ( By Oneself)


AP Exam is held once a year :

Schedules of exam

October 25, 2015

October 16, 2016

Whole day Exam with  Lunch Break.

AM Exam is 2.5 Hours, Multiple Choice.

PM Exam is 2.5 Hours, Programming, some SQL coding


Cost of Exam : P3,000.00

Other Information      

September 29-30 ITPEC holds executive director's meeting in Hanoi.

September 17-18, Meeting with Mayor Belen T. Fernandez, site visit of Dagupan PARM (public alert and response monitoring center) and attend DOST-ICTO ICT forum

August 25. 2015, PhilNITS, together with Informatix Japan and CTII visted the Province of Pangasinan to launch a JICA Project... More

PhilNITS hosts ITPEC Meeting last June 10-12,2015 at the St. Giles Hotel...more

Last March 19, 2015, the Partnership between Informatix Ltd. Of Japan and the PhilNITS Foundation was formally launched...more

Feb. 3, 2015 A Certificate of Partnership between New Era University-College of Computer Studies and the Phil. National IT Standards Foundation (PhilNITS) was signed...more

Ms Ma. Corazon Akol invited as Resource speaker The Centro Escolar University-School of Science and Technology 2014... more

Commission on Higher Education CHED NCR and CHED Davao endorses PhilNits Certification Exam for IT Professionals for 2014.

CHED NCR Endorsement

CHED Davao Endorsement

PSITE signs MOA with PhilNITS Foundation

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Philnits Exam Results posted from year 2002 to present click here

NEW Training Materials

FE Exam Preparation Book

Vol 1 part 1 and 2 for AM exam

Vol 2 preparation for PM exam

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FE exams with answer keys now posted on the ITPEC website. Available for download


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The Philippine National IT Standards (PhilNITS) Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit, non government organization that is implementing the following Certification Exams for IT and non-IT Professionals.


PhilNITS is a member of the IT Professionals Examination Council (ITPEC)


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Philnits Exam Requirements

  • NO age limit , NO degree or diploma required, undergraduates welcome!
  • NO work experience necessary
  • Knowledge of computer fundamentals and at least one Computer language either C or Java
  • Any nationality accepted
  • 3 pictures (2x2) or passport size

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PhilNITS In Brief

The Philippine National IT Standards Foundation was formerly known as the JITSE Phil Foundation Inc. It is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization that is implementing a Certification Program from the Japan Information Technology Engineers Examination Center (JITEC) of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan.

The Japanese government, in coordination with the Philippines Department of Trade and Industry has proposed the implementation of the JITSE examination, a viable and credible measure of IT skills.The JITSE Examination, a certification program for IT practitioners that will give Filipinoes an advantage when seeking work both here and abroad.

The DTI in cooperation with PHILNITS Philippine National IT Foundation Inc, is implementing the PHILNITS examinations with the assistance of the private sector represented by the Information Technology Foundation of the Philippines (ITFP) the Philippine Computer Society (PCS), Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE) and various agencies of the Government such as the National Computer Center (NCC), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technology Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippine State Universities and Colleges in Computer Education Society (PSUCCESS)                                  More........


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