In some ways, the Philippines provides a good introduction for new credential evaluators to begin learning how to confirm the recognition of education in another country, with its comprehensive regulatory structure, accessible databases of institutions, and use of the English language.
On the other hand, the actual process of recognition and accreditation is not as straightforward as in some countries. Overall, accreditation in the Philippines is programmatic rather than institutional. There are complications to this principle, and those complications and differences are reviewed in this article.
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Charles Hoehnen is an Evaluator and has been with ECE since 2011. He specializes in country systems from Belgium to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on educational systems in transition.