Filipino workers who dream of working in another country need to get a Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) Certificate. Filipino workers must first complete an online program, and assessment test, and receive a completion certificate. All these are mandated by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
This seminar will give you a vast understanding of your rights and obligations, common employment scams, employment contracts, job matching, and so on. It will give you enough information about working abroad before your leave. This is to make sure that Filipino workers are prepared and well-informed. The PEOS Certificate is needed when applying for an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) from the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) Office.
Things to Know Before Working Overseas
- Necessary information on overseas job application procedure;
- Documentary requirements and cost involved; and
- Important information to safeguard against illegal recruitment
All Filipino workers who dream plan on working abroad can take part in the Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar online.
There are only two requirements before you can attend the PEOS online.
- POEA e-Registration Number and Password.
- First Name and Last Name registered on the e-Registration.
Working abroad is one of the biggest decisions one person can make for his or her family. POES aims to give necessary information to Filipino workers to equip them and help them make better decisions. Here’s the list of benefits of attending the PEOS.
- The PEOS certificate can be used for life and has no expiration date.
- POES is free of charge
- It gives you information on how to process your Visa, embassy protocols, pre-departure orientation, contract signing, airport procedures, and living in your desired work country.
- It will also give you information about the work environment that will help you prepare mentally and emotionally.
- They will introduce and discuss the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipino Act of 1995 for you to learn about the OFW rights and obligations.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) created a learning module designed to help Filipinos in their journey toward working overseas. Here are the eight modules in PEOS seminar:
Module 1: Pricest
In this topic, you will learn about physical mobility, relationships, income and expenses, ob advancement and direction, environment, skillset, and time when working abroad.
Module 2: Job Search
In this topic, you will learn different overseas employment application channels, paperwork requirements, and the importance of having an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC).
Module 3: Forewarned, Forarmed
This topic will teach you how to avoid illegal recruiters and the types of illegal recruitment.
Module 4: The Price Is Right
This topic will give you a list of pre-departure fees, such as placement fee rulings and government-imposed fees.
Module 5: Seal the Deal
This topic will give you a list of minimal provisions that are included in any normal foreign employment contract.
Module 6: Country Information
This topic will give you information about your chosen host country and other countries that you may want to consider.
Module 7: Healthy and Safe
This topic will give you information on the security and health threats that Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are facing and may face in the future.
Module 8: POEA Cares
This topic will give you a list of regional offices and extension units of the POEA.
The Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) Certificate is one of the requirements for getting an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) from the POEA. To register for an online Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar, you must create an account with the POEA online service portal. If you already have an account, you may follow these steps to register in PEOS online:
Step 1: Visit the PEOS website at https://peos.dmw.gov.ph/
Step 2: Fill out the information being asked on the website such as POEA e-Registration Number, and your first and last name. Then tap “Proceed”.
Step 3: After signing in, read the eight modules that you will see on the first page. At the end of every module, you will be asked to answer questions. If you have a mistake, you can go back and try answering again. You can check your score by clicking “Check Your Answer”.
Step 4: When you received “Congratulations on completing the PEOS Online!”, it means you have finished the last module and passed the assessment.
Step 5: You can now download a copy of your PEOS certificate by clicking the “Print Certificate” next to the congratulatory message.
Video: POEA E-REGISTRATION AND PEOS ONLINE REGISTRATION
If you need a visual tutorial on how to register in POEA e-Registration and PEOS Online Registration, here’s an easy-to-follow video tutorial by Tam PH.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is PEOS?
Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) is a program created to give information and awareness to Filipinos who want to work abroad.
When is the expiration of the PEOS certificate?
The Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) Certificate doesn’t have an expiration date.
How long does PEOS last?
The Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) has 8 modules that can be completed in 7 minutes. The whole seminar can be completed in 42 minutes.
Do I have to attend the PEOS?
Yes, you have. This seminar will give you tons of information that will be useful for working abroad.
How much does the PEOS cost?
None. The PEOS is free of charge.
Can I get a PEOS certificate even if I’m not going to work abroad?
Yes. All Filipinos can get a PEOS certificate even if they have no plans to travel and work abroad.
Working abroad is not easy. You need to be physically, mentally, and emotionally ready if you really want to work in another country. You will be far from your family and friends and you might feel alone. For this reason, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) conducts seminars like the Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) so that all aspiring Overseas Filipino Workers can have an idea of what to do and what to expect in working abroad.
This seminar is the first step towards getting a job abroad. OFW aspirants must grab this opportunity to learn and be prepared for a new journey ahead.