Be part of the FLEET-MARINE TEAM and serve our maritime nation. Submit your application for the Naval Officer Candidate Course (NOCC).
1. What are the qualifications in order to become a Naval Officer Candidate? Answer: Qualifications: • Natural-born Filipino citizen and of good moral character • Baccalaureate Degree holder (preferably technical courses) • At least 20 years old but not a day older than 25 years old on the date of admission/appointment • Height of not less than 5’0” (152.4cm) but not more than 6’4” (193.04cm) for both male and female • Unmarried and with no child to support • Must not have any pending civil or criminal case • Physically and mentally fit for training
2. What are the initial requirements for NOCC? Answer: • PSA Birth Certificate • Diploma • Transcript of Records (TOR)
3. What are the qualifications for Sailor Basic Course (SBC)?
Answer: Qualifications: • Natural-born Filipino citizen and of good moral character • Not less than 18 years old but not a day older than 26 years old upon appointment as Sailor Candidate • Unmarried and with no child to support • Completed the K-12 /at least 72 units in college (preferably technical courses) /TESDA NCII for old curriculum high school graduate • Height of at least 5’0″ for both male and female • Must not have any pending civil or criminal case • Physically and mentally fit for training
4. What are the initial requirement for Sailor Basic Course (SBC)? Answer: • Diploma • Transcript of Records (TOR) • TESDA NCII – if any • PSA Birth Certificate
5. What if I failed the AFPSAT Examination, do you offer/accept retake? Answer: Retake of applicants are only allowed on the following scenarios: a) Applicants who passed the AFPSAT for enlistment but whose result is insufficient for commission may take the AFPSAT anew for the purpose of commission; provided that a period of at least 3 months must have passed from the date of the last AFPSAT Examination undertaken for enlistment.
b) Applicants who passed the AFPSAT but wish to retake for higher rating on the same purpose shall be allowed to take the said test on its expiration of validity after three (3) years.
c) In cases that the AFPSAT result lapsed, the applicant is allowed to take another AFPSAT if the applicant has not maximized his/her three (3) opportunities to take the examination.
6. What office or unit should I go to inquire about the requirements for NOCC? Answer: For requirement related inquiries, applicants may visit the Philippine Navy Recruitment Facebook page or Philippine Navy Facebook page. You may also visit Recruitment, Testing and Holding Office (RTHO) at Navy Personnel Management Center, Naval Station, Jose Francisco, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. You may also call 0917 830 9411/0933 821 0707 or email at email@example.com to submit your inquiries.
7. I am a fresh college graduate; can I apply for NOCC? Answer: Yes, as long as you satisfy the mandatory requirements such as Diploma and TOR.
8. What opportunities will I get in joining the Philippine Navy? Answer: – Opportunity to serve the country as Naval Officer. – Opportunity to study abroad with good compensation and allowance. – Opportunity to avail post-graduate studies on top universities of the country for free. – Opportunity to travel abroad and interact with foreign navies. – Opportunity to post overseas such as UN posting
9. What is the passing score for AFPSAT of NOCC? Answer: -For NOCC: 80 and above -For SBC: 49 and above
10. When will be the publication of the AFPSAT result? Answer: Results are usually announced 7-14 calendar days from the examination date however this timeline may change due to unforeseen factors or events.
11. Is there a waiver for height and age? Answer: The Philippine Navy does not grant height or age waivers however members of indigenous people may present a certification from the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) for them to be exempted from the height requirement.
12. I am 25 years old right now, am I still eligible for NOCC? Answer: No. The new age requirement for Naval Officer Candidate Course (NOCC) is at least 20 years old and not a day older than 25 years old and for Sailor Basic Course (SBC) is still the same at 18 years old to not a day older than 26 years old upon admission/appointment.
13. I am a criminology board passer, am I still required to take the AFPSAT Examination? Answer: Yes. The Armed Forces of the Philippines Service Aptitude Test or the AFPSAT is the pre-entry examination for qualified applicants who wish to join the Armed Forces of the Philippines. If you are planning to join the Philippine Navy, you must first take and pass this test administered by the Philippine Navy Recruitment.
14. Is there an examination for Sailor Basic Course? Answer: We still don’t have any tentative schedule for Sailor Basic Course (SBC). As of the moment, our scheduled examination is for NOCC to be held in Metro Manila only. SBC AFPSAT Examination will be posted as soon as the schedule is available.
15. Do you accept walk-in applicants? Answer: We only accept walk-in applicants for the following transactions: a) Applicants with AFPSAT result and would like to schedule for IQ examination b) Applicants who undergo clearance process and submission of final folders c) Walk-in applicants for NOCC For SBC applicants, you may submit your application through firstname.lastname@example.org.
16. Where can we see the list of exam passers or final list of candidates? Answer: The Philippine Navy Recruitment will contact all qualified individuals if they are included for the next phase of recruitment through email or text message. If you have not been contacted to proceed to the next phase, you may not have qualified. The final list of candidates will not be accessible for everyone as it is considered confidential information.
17. Do I need Civil Service Eligibility or other PRC licenses to qualify for NOCC? Answer: The CSC eligibility is only needed when applying for civilian government positions. Eligibility or licenses will not give you a free pass to join the NOCC and still need to take and pass the required examinations of the Philippine Navy.
18. I have already submitted my application through email@example.com, do I still need to submit another application using the google link provided in Philippine Navy Recruitment page? Answer: No. Applicants who already submitted their application through gmail account will still be processed and screened. If you are qualified, you will receive an email or text message for the venue, date and time of your AFPSAT Examination.