The Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) is a validation and equivalency framework that is an alternative to formal higher education programs. ETEEAP acknowledges that learning can take place from informal and other sources of learning aside from the confines of a formal classroom. Learning from sources other than formal education is validated and credited to its equivalent in the academic program applied for.
But the ETEEAP should not be construed as an instructional program. It is a validation, assessment and equivalency program that may require enhancement and supplemental activities and processes. It should not be considered a backdoor-entry program to circumvent the requirements of formal education and abbreviate the academic requirements and length of time required for formal education. Neither is it an acceleration program for the rich or a framework for obtaining an honorary degree. Moreover, the ETEEAP is available only to Filipino citizens.