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How to apply to the Philippine Coast Guard PCG?

Philippine Coast Guard is a uniformed service tasked primarily to perform maritime enforcement, search and rescue, and maritime safety and security. If you want to join the PCG either as a PCG Officer or PCG non-Officer, read the qualifications below.

Philippine Coast Guard Qualifications (Commisionship/Officer)

  • A natural-born citizen of the Philippines with good moral character.
  • 21-24 years old on the date of examination.
  • Single
  • Minimum height of 5’0″ for male and female.
  • Baccalaureate degree holder
  • with Professional Civil Service Eligibility with a rating of 82% and above or with PRC license,
  • Physically and Mentally qualified.
  • Has passed the PCG Aptitude Battery Test for Commisionship.

Philippine Coast Guard Qualifications (Enlistment/ Non-Officer)

  • Natural Born Filipino Citizen with good moral character.
  • 18-26 years old on the day of Examination.
  • Single.
  • Minimum Height of 5’0″.
  • Physically and mentally qualified under the existing regulation of the Coast Guard Service.
  • College Graduate or has earned at least 72 units in only one course as reflected in the Transcript of Records or
  • Senior High School Graduate provided that he/she has completed the TESDA courses (6 months or longer) relevant to PCG mandates as endorsed by the respective SECOMCAP.
  • Has passed the PCG Aptitude Battery Test.

Benefits

  • Receive above Standard Salary.
  • Ensured lifetime and Stable Job.
  • Opportunity to serve the country as Philippine Coast Guard.
  • Enjoy Government benefits, discounts and privileges.
  • Chance to Study abroad for specialization.
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Philippine Coast Guard Requirements

The following are the PCG requirements applicants need to prepare:

  • Accomplished PCGABT application Form. You can download it here.
  • Personal Information Sheet (download here).
  • Photocopy of Transcript of Records (Authenticated by the School).
  • Photocopy of College Diploma for commisionship or enlistment/ Senior Highschool Diploma or TESDA certificate for enlistment.
  • PSA Birth Certificate.

Take the original copies of the requirements mentioned above to be presented upon submission of application on the purpose of verification. Make sure you have the complete requirements to avoid disqualification.

Application Process for PCG

  1. Meet the qualifications. Check if you are qualified for the position you are applying to (Officer or non-officer). This will save you both the hassle and time.
  2. Submit the initial requirements. Submit the requirements mentioned above to the nearest PCG district to schedule your PCGABT.
  3. Take the PCG Aptitude Battery Test. On the day of the PCGABT, applicants should wear a white shirt, maong pants, white socks, and rubber shoes. Moreover, applicants are expected to have proper hair cut and clean nails.
  4. Take the Physical Fitness Test. After passing the exam, applicants shall proceed to their respective PCG district to take the PFT.
  5. Medical, Dental, and Neurological Exam. Applicants shall shoulder the expense of their medical exam. However, for the dental and Neurological, the PCG medical team will conduct it.
  6. Undergo Final deliberation. Applicants who passed all the phases above will need to undergo final deliberation. The PCG Recruitment board members will determine who among the applicants are qualified to take the Coast Guard Officer’s Course (CGOC) or Coast Guardman’s Course (CGMC) training.
  7. Oathtaking Ceremonies. Successful applicants will be informed about the details of the oathtaking ceremony.
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PCG Districts

Visit the Coast Guard Districts near you for inquiries and application procedures. You can also contact the numbers stated below for inquiries.


Office for Human Resource Management (CG-1)
National Headquarters, Philippine Coast Guard
56 Pres. Manuel L. Quezon, Lower Bicutan
Taguig 1632
Mobile Nos. 0917-815-6992


Coast Guard District Southwestern Mindanao (CGDSWM)
Naval Station, Romulo Espaldon, Bagong Calarian, Zamboanga City
0917-842-8446 / 0998-585-7972
hcgdswm@yahoo.com


Coast Guard District Northern Mindanao (CGDNM)
1280 Corrales Extension, Macabalan, Cagayan De Oro City
0917-842-8196 / 0998-585-6239
cgdnm@coastguard.gov.ph


Coast Guard District Southeastern Mindanao (CGDSEM)
KM 11 Sasa, Davao City
0998-585-8479 / 0917-831-3197
cgdsem@coastguard.gov.ph/ coastguardsem@yahoo.com


Coast Guard District Palawan (CGDPAL)
Brgy. Liwanag Port Area, Puerto Princesa City
0917-816-1072 / 0998-585-8465
cgdpal@coastguard.gov.ph


Coast Guard District Bicol (CGDBCL)
Government Center Site, Rawis, Legaspi City
0998-585-6438 / 0917-842-6820
cgd.bicol@yahoo.com


Coast Guard District Western Visayas (CGDWV)
Zone 2, Bo. Obrero, Iloilo City
0998-585-7956 / 0917-842-8447
cgdwv@coastguard.gov.ph


Coast Guard District Southern Visayas (CGDSV)
San Patricio Blvd, Brgy Banago, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
0998-585-8103
cgd.sv@coastguard.gov.ph


Coast Guard District Eastern Visayas (CGDEV)
Ebony Street, Port Area City, Leyte
0998-585-8320 / 0917-842-7656
cgdev@coastguard.gov.ph


Coast Guard District Central Visayas (CGDCV)
Arellano Boulevard, Cebu City 6000
0998-585-8301 / 0917-842-7102
viscom_opns@yahoo.com


Coast Guard District Northwestern Luzon (CGDNWLZN)
Poro Point, San Fernando City, La Union
0998-585-8578 / 0917-808-8412 / (072) 700-4474
cgdnwlzn@coastguard.gov.ph


Coast Guard District Southern Tagalog (CGDSTL)
PPA Compound, Brgy. Sta Clara, Batangas
0917-842-6633 / 0998-585-5845
cgsdtl.operation@coastguard.gov.ph /
cgdstl.actioncenter@coastguard.gov.ph /
hcgdstl_opn@yahoo.com

Source: Philippine Coast Guard


76 thoughts on “How to apply to the Philippine Coast Guard PCG?”

  1. Rodel L. Dagahoya

    Want to apply for officer,i have 5 years experience onboard tanker vessel as rating with OIC-NW license complete documents from Marina,im 37 years old,please advice regarding my qualifications for my willingness to served Maritime Security…thanks

  2. I live in Gandara samar i just want to ask if it is okay to give my requirements to the nearest branch of COST guard cause i already message the branch of catbalogan they replied wait for the announcement and until now thiers no announcement came from thier site what we need to do how can we apply thank you

      1. Ok lang po ba maam/sir mag pasa nalng kami ng requirements sa malapit na branch ng cost guard whis is CATBALOGAN BRANCH malayo po kasi kung sa LEYTE requirements palang po papasa namin ty

      2. Maam/sir good day po.
        Im a licensed criminologist, im willing to join the Philippine coast guard.
        My question is need ko pa po ba mag exam. Ng qualifying exam nyu po maam/ sir.
        Pag officer po yung aplyan ko? Thanks po maam/sir.

    1. Johnard Dimo Menao

      Kailan po pwede mg.apply nang coast guard? May malapit dn na coast guard sa amin dito sa lugar namin sa glan sa may pantalan lng po ang kanilang office

  3. Hi po.. Pwedi po ba mka apply ng Coast Guard? BSCriminology graduate po ako..gusto ko sana mag apply sa inyu.. How to apply po?

  4. OK LANG PO BA MAG APPLY NA KAHIT D KUPA NA I PROCESS YUNG BATCHELORS DEGREE KO, MARINE ENGENEERING KASI NATAPOS KO AT TAPOS NARIN AKO SA APPRENTICE KO,, OK LANG BA MAG APPLY DITO SA CEBU PAANO PO😊

  5. Good day Ma’am /Sir, ask ko lang po sana kung hanggang kelan po last filing for December 14 exam ng PCG po at yung pasahan po for initial requirements para maka take po ng exam.
    Datul, Olsen Canete from Province of Cagayan
    Salamat po.

      1. Sir gusto ko po mag appyly sa PCG Cagayan De Oro
        pero 31y.o na po ako
        Available po ba ang AGE WAIVER sa PCG? MARINA BOARD PASSER po
        OFFICER IN CHARGE – NAVIGATIONAL WATCH

    1. Good day po Ma’am/Sir tanong ko lang po pwede pa po ba ako mag apply ng coast guard 26 years old na po kasi ako mag 27 na po ako sa september tanong ko lang po sana kung pwede pa po ako makahabol NCII holder po ako ng SMAW NCII pwede po ba yun?

      1. Good day sir/mam 4years grad po ako w/ tesda holder shielded metal arc welding nc ll and gas metal arc welding nc ll ,2years experience in land base 7years in sea base as fitter-welder..with updates training..pwedi p po kaya ako dyan s coast guard 33n po age ko eh.ask lng nmn po Nagbabasakali salamat po s tugon.

  6. good day sir/Mam,,please me to ask a question about age waiver,,saan po ito makukuha,,27 years old na po kasi ako,,mag aapply sana ako ng exam fir PCG,,thank you po sa sagot,godbless

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  12. Hi I am a Licensed Professional Teacher, I also earned units on my Masters degree. 23 years old, single. Am I qualified to apply on Philippine Coast Guard? I have read in your qualifications that you are looking for those who have CSE with passing rate of 82% and above or with PRC license. May I know if you are still hiring especially for commissioned officer?

  13. John Mark Toledo

    Good Day to Everyone, I want to ask, I’m 27 years old, I want to apply in pcg, is there a chance that I qualify to apply??because I want to serve the country., I’m a graduate of B’s MARINE ENGINEERING, Complete Documents On Hand,

  14. Hi Ask ko lang po kung saan po pwede magpasa ng mga requirements. Taga caloocan po ako. Sa Taguig po ba or North harbour? Tsaka ask ko lanh po kung kailangan poba naka white shirt at blue belt na pag nagpasa ng requirements. Salamat po

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  16. Sir gusto ko po mag appyly sa PCG Cagayan De Oro
    pero 31y.o na po ako
    Available po ba ang AGE WAIVER sa PCG? MARINA BOARD PASSER po
    OFFICER IN CHARGE – NAVIGATIONAL WATCH

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  18. Manuelito Pastor

    Sir kailan po ang examination dito sa visayas? Im going to take an exam and i completed all the requirements na. Thank you po.

  19. Jordan M. Simon

    Hi po ask ko lang po kung may available positions pa po ba dito sa CALABARZON. dito po sa Real, Quezon na pwede pong applyan. thanks po.

  20. Hi maam/sir gud pm ask q lang po pwidi po ba mag apply sa pcg kahit may anak na i am interested talaga sir to apply for pcg becauce i want to serve our country,criminology graduate po ako at may security guard licensed 26 y.o po pwidi po ba?

  21. Uldarico Rosaupan

    Good day maam/sir. I have 5 years experience as a seafarer. Im a marine engineer officer onboard the ship. But I am 27 years old. Pwede pa po ba ako makapag apply sa PCG?

  22. Jemuel Canane Alduhesa

    Good day po maam/ sir. Kailan po ba next exam dito sa OZAMIZ po maam/sir. Thank you and godbless.

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  25. Good Day po Sir/Ma’am ask ko lang po kung kailan hiring ng PCG dito sa visayas. Graduate po ako ng Bachelor of Csience in Information Technology. Gusto ko po sana mag apply ng PCG po.

  26. Good Day Sir/Ma’am ask ko lang po kung kailang po hiring ng PCG dito sa Visayas. Graduate po ako ng Bachelor of Science in Information Technology po. Gusto ko po sana mag apply bilang PCG. Thanks po

  27. Allkeneth A. Briso

    Ask ko lang po BSIS 4yrs. Grad. po 26 yrs. Old gusto ko pong mag apply from bacolod po ako, kelangan pa po ba ng age waiver? For non-officer po sana ako mag apply, at kelan po yung exam dito sa bacolod salamat po admin sa tugon.

  28. Emmanuel Guevara

    Good day! I would like to ask this case. Like I am turning 26 this year 2021 on august. My question is can I still be qualified for the non officer course maam/sir.

  29. Good afternoon po!
    Kaylan po ba ang continuation ng exam sa Taguig branch???
    Nag-file po kasi ako ng July sabi saakin tawag nalang daw po dahil na postponed dahil sa COVID.
    SALAMAT PO!

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  32. Patrick M. Habelito

    28 years old 4 years grad BS law enforcement administration willing to apply this year if its ok of my age thank you for answer..

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