DepEd Hiring Guidelines 2019 (Elementary & Junior High School)


The issuance of these Guidelines (DepEd Hiring Guidelines) aims to integrate and further institutionalize the primary objective of the K to 12 Basic Education Program, which is to enhance the overall quality of basic education in the country by hiring highly-competent teachers, and to uphold the Department’s mandate under the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers (Republic Act 4670) to promote and improve public school teachers’ employment and career opportunities as well as to attract more people with proper
qualifications to the teaching profession.

The Department of Education (DepEd) recognizes that the success of any education system greatly relies on the competence of its teachers. Hence. one of the primary issues the Department aims to address through its comprehensive implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Program is the need for highly competent teachers in public elementary and secondary schools. The program plans to achieve this objective through significantly improving professional standards that will better ensure that the teachers hired are able to substantially contribute to the development of lifelong learners. Furthermore, the hiring system is also set to provide opportunities for the absorption of all qualified kindergarten volunteers and LGU-hired teachers into the national plantilla.


All applicants shall register to the Department’s online system at, where they must encode their Personal Data Sheet and select the division where they want to be ranked. Once submitted, an Applicant Number will be issued. In the submission of application requirements, this Number must be indicated.

An applicant shall submit to the head of elementary or secondary school where a teacher shortage or vacancy (regular and/or natural) exists, a written application, with the Applicant Number indicated, supported by the following documents:

  • CSC Form 212 (Revised 2005) in two copies with the latest 2×2 ID picture
  • Certified photocopy of PRC professional identification card or a PRC certification showing the teacher’s name, LET rating, and other information recorded in the PRC Office
  • Certified photocopy of ratings obtained in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET)/Professional Board Examination for Teachers (PBET)
  • Certified copy of transcript of records
  • Copies of service records, performance rating, and school clearance for those with teaching experience. If unavailable, the applicant must submit a justification citing the reason/s for unavailability.
  • Certificates of specialized training, if any
  • Certified copy of the Voter’s ID and/or any proof of residency as deemed acceptable by the School Screening Committee
  • NBI Clearance
  • Omnibus certification of authenticity and veracity of all documents submitted, signed by the applicant

>> (Free templates of the requirements in DepEd Application <<


Applicants shall be evaluated using the following criteria:

Criteria Points
a. Education

b. Teaching Experience

c. LET/PBET Rating

d. Specialized Training and Skills

e. Interview

f. Demonstration Teaching

g. Communication Skills








Total 100



Education shall be rated in terms of the applicant’s academic achievement. Thus, all subjects with corresponding units must be included in the computation.

Rating of Education shall be based on the following equivalents, with 1.0 as the highest and 3.0 as the lowest:

When the percentage rating is used, the following table of equivalents shall be used, with 1.0 as the highest and 3.0 as the lowest.

Applicants with non-education degrees shall be rated using their GWAs in their baccalaureate degrees and the eighteen (18) professional units in education. If the school issues a certification of GWA with a corresponding percentage rating that does not conform to the above table, the committee shall refer to the GWA grading system of the school.

For schools with “unique” grading systems, a corresponding transmutation table shall be constructed.

Applicants with a Master’s Degree (MA or MS) shall be given +1 point, while applicants with a Master’s Degree and with a Doctorate (PhD) shall be given +2 points.


Teaching experience in Early Childhood (EC) kindergarten/preschool, elementary, secondary, tertiary, higher education, Special Education (SPED), Alternative Learning System (ALS), Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET), learning institutions offering culture-based education programs for indigenous peoples (IP) – even prior to passing the LET – shall be given 1.50 points for every school year but shall not exceed twelve (12) points.

For every month of service, 0.15 point shall be given.
Example: 8 months – 1.20 points
10 months – – 1.50 points

The full 0.15 point per month of teaching experience shall be given to the applicants who have come from schools and institutions that are government-accredited or -recognized. Certificate/s of employment shall be used to determine validity of teaching experience. Teaching experience of kindergarten volunteer teachers (KVT) and LGU-funded teachers shall merit additional points on top of the score they obtain from the above points system, as follows:

Less than 2 years experience – + 1 point
2 to less than 5 years experience – +2 points
5 or more years experience – +3 points


Equivalent points of applicants rating in the LET/PBET shall be as follows:


Specialized training for skills development in fields related to the work, duties, and functions of the Teacher I position to be filled shall be given a maximum of 10 points.
In the assignment of points, the following should be met: Presentation of a certificate of at least ten (10) days’ training – 5 points or nothing Demonstration of the skill – 5 points or nothing.


The Division Selection Committee shall interview applicants to ensure that all have equal opportuntiies to be assessed. Applicants. Applicants shall be interviewed on topics such as:

  • Professional Experiences
  • Instructional Skills
  • Technology/computer skills
  • Classroom Discipline
  • Classroom Management
  • Knowledge of Content/Materials
  • Planning Skills
  • Relationships with administration. staff, parents, and the students.
  • Personal Qualities


Applicants shall be evaluated  in their demo teaching.


An English Proficiency Test (Em shall be administered to applicants by the National Education Testing and Research Center (NETRC). The respective Division Testing Coordinators shall coordinate with NETRC regarding the conduct and schedule of the exam in their division, which should be within February to March. The total percentage score obtained by an applicant shall be multiplied by the

weight of fifteen (15) points, as follows:
Percentage Score = 98% or 0.98
Weighted Points = 15
Rating – .98 x 15 = 14.7 points

Source: Department of Education

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