The Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A&E) Test, formerly known as the Non-formal Education A&E Test, is a paper and pencil test designed to measure the competencies of those who have neither attended nor finished elementary or secondary education in the formal school system.
Passers of the A&E Test are given a certificate/diploma, bearing the Department of Education (DepEd) seal and the signature of the Secretary, certifying their competencies as comparable graduates of the formal school system. Passers are qualified to enroll in secondary and post-secondary schools.
For Regular Testing Center
Region I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, NCR and CAR = 17 April 2016
Region VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA and ARMM = 24 April 2016
For Extension Testing Center
Region I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, NCR and CAR = 16 April 2016
Region VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA and ARMM = 23 April 2016