PMI Colleges Manila Accredited Tesda Courses


PMI Colleges is an institution accredited by TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

PMI Colleges

Address: 419 W. Burke St., Sta. Cruz, Manila, Philippines
Telephone Number: 2420265; 2424540

PMI Colleges, formerly known as Philippine Maritime Institute, is a private, non-sectarian, co-educational higher education, Maritime institution established on September 18, 1948 in Sta. Cruz, Manila, Philippines where its main campus is located.

PMI Colleges is considered as the second oldest and the largest among over one hundred private maritime schools in the country. At present, it is the biggest nautical school in the country, averaging nearly 3500 nautical and marine engineering graduates every year.

PMI Colleges has consistently complied with the standards set by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA)Philippine Navy UKAS Management Systems and the Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW ’95).

PMI Colleges was awarded an ISO 9001:2000 Certification for its maritime education, customs administration, and postgraduate studies in customs administration in 2005.

The ISO 9001:2000 Certification is an assurance to its students of quality management system leading to effective school governance and policies towards relevant and quality learning. It also runs parallel to the vision and mission of PMI Colleges to be a center of excellence in maritime and customs education in the Philippines as well as in the Southeast Asian region to be able to continuously produce the best marine and customs officers in the world.[1]

PMI Colleges’ quality management system for its maritime education was previously accredited and certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV).

Today, the PMI Colleges is the biggest nautical school in the Philippines. The present standard of the school is shown in the results of examination with almost of the graduates passing the Board Examinations for Deck Officers, Marine Engineers, and Customs Brokers.

TESDA Approved Programs

Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “PMI Colleges” in the Manila.

List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs

Course Authorized Duration
Seafarers Rating – Steward Specialization 1 year

Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • At least High School Graduate
  • Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • With good moral character
  • Undergone a pre-training assessment
  • Can communicate both orally and in written form

Training Fees and Schedule

The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.

For inquiries, tuition fees, enrollment procedures, class schedule and other concern, it would be better that you visit their school/training center and inquire for other documents they may need.

Location and Contact Information

For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number 2420265; 2424540. You can also visit PMI Colleges. The assessment center is located at 419 W. Burke St., Sta. Cruz, Manila, Philippines.

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