Tesda Courses Offered in Far East Maritime Foundation


Far East Maritime Foundation 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).

Established in 1992, Far East Maritime Foundation, Inc. (FEMFI) was conceived to provide and deliver quality training for Filipino seafarers. FEMFI firmly believes in the value formation of a world class seafarer through high standards of training and education.

Reflective of its pioneering and innovative spirit, FEMFI distinguished itself as among the most trusted maritime training centers in the country being the first to offer training program in the Ship Restricted Radio Operator Course (SRROC) and the INMARSAT/GMDSS courses.

Since then FEMFI has evolved from a one room training center to what is now one of the country’s leader in maritime training. By 1995 FEMFI was the first training center to expand to the south by establishing its branch in Cebu, and in 1998 the second branch was opened in Pangasinan.

The year 1999 was the year that marked the major expansion of FEMFI-Manila by adding more training courses in navigation and tanker operations. In year 2001 the basic and advanced safety courses were offered.

In line with FEMFI’s pursuit for excellence in maritime training and education, it has acquired its ISO 9002 certification from BVQI last February 1999 and was re-certified to ISO 9001:2000 standards in December 2003. And last May 2010 upgraded to ISO 9001:2008 standards.

Far East Maritime Foundation (FEMFI) – Cebu City

Address: 2nd floor Robin Bldg. D. Jakosalem St., Cebu City, Philippines
Telephone Number: (032) 255-0692; 255-0218
Website: http://www.fareastmaritime.com

TESDA Approved Programs

Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “Far East Maritime Foundation” in the province of Cebu.

List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs

Course Authorized Duration
Messman Course 40 Hours

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 (032) 255-0692; 255-0218. You can also visit Far East Maritime Foundation. The assessment center is located at 2nd floor Robin Bldg. D. Jakosalem St., Cebu City, Philippines.

1 Comment

  • Hi,I am making inquirys for two persons we have both been at sea for over 50 years each and are now working on Survey vessels and tug boats.We now only hold a STCW 95 200 ton masters and 500 ton mate when we where young we both sailed as 2nd officer world wide in the British merchant navy.We are looking for a Ectis STCW course for our small certificate and maybe a GMDSS General.We are coming to the Manila this year to visit friends and have been given the Far East Maritime college details.Do you hold these courses and if you do what is your fees for two and are there hotels near and are they STCW approved many thanks. Regards Louis DeMant

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