Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Recruitment 2024-2024 | How to Apply & Join


Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Qualification, Requirements, And Recruitment Process| How To Join The PCG


The Philippine Coast Guard is the oldest and only humanitarian armed service in the Philippines. Its beginnings could be traced back to the early 20th century when coastguarding was related to the protection of the customs services of the country and in patrolling the coastlines and harbors.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is an agency attached to the Department of Transportation (DoTr) of the Philippines mandated and responsible to perform maritime search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, maritime safety, marine environmental protection, and maritime security.
Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications at their respective PCG District Offices. Check out the recruitment details below, courtesy of PCG

Here is the general step-by-step guide for aspiring Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Officers and Non-officers!

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Officer Qualifications

STEP 1: Meet the qualifications

  • A natural-born citizen of the Philippines;
  • Of Good Moral Character;
  • 21-24 years old;
  • Single;
  • At least 5’0″ in height (for male and female);
  • Graduate of four-year course;
  • With Professional Civil Service Eligibility (rating of 82% and above); or
  • With PRC license;
  • Physically and mentally fit; and
  • Has passed the PCG Aptitude Battery Test (PCGABT).

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Non-Officers Qualification

  • A natural-born citizen of the Philippines;
  • Of good moral character;
  • Single;
  • 18-26 years old;
  • At least 5’0″ in height (for male and female);
  • Has earned at least 72 units; or
  • Senior high school graduate provided that he/she has completed TESDA courses;
  • Physically and mentally fit; and
  • Has passed the PCG Aptitude Battery Test (PCGABT).

STEP 2: Submit initial requirements

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Requirements

Submit the following documents to the nearest PCG district to schedule your PCG Aptitude Battery Test (ABT):

  • PCG ABT Application Form (Download Link:
  • Personal Information Sheet (Download Link:
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Transcript of Records
  • Diploma and/or TESDA Certificate

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Aptitude Battery Test

Step 3: Take the Aptitude Battery Test

Prepare well for the PCG ABT. On the day of the exam, applicants should wear the following:

  • white shirt
  • maong pants
  • white socks
  • rubber shoes.

NOTE: Applicants are also expected to have proper hair cut and clean nails.

Step 4: Take the Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

After passing the PCG ABT, applicants shall proceed to their respective PCG district to take the Physical Fitness Test (PFT).Hence, while waiting for the result of the exam, applicants are encouraged to prepare physically to pass the PFT.

Step 5: Take the medical, dental and neurological exams

Applicants shall shoulder the expense of their medical exam to be conducted by the prescribed medical center of the PCG District.

Step 6: Undergo final deliberation

Applicants who will pass the ABT, PFT, Medical, Dental and Neurological exams shall then undergo the final deliberation.

The recruitment board members will determine who among the applicants are qualified to take the Coast Guard Officer’s Course (CGOC) or Coast Guardsman’s  Course (CGMC) training.

Step 7: Join the oath-taking ceremony of PCG Trainees

Successful applicants will be informed about the details of the oath  taking ceremony.

They will also be tasked to prepare the things that they need for the CGOC or CGMC Training

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Documentary requirements

Now that you know the qualifications for the Philippine Coast Guard application, here are the documentary requirements interested applicants need:

  1. Duly accomplished PCG ABT application form
  2. Personal Information Sheet (Can be downloaded via the PCG Recruitment Branch Facebook Page)
  3. Photocopy of Transcript of Records (ToR)
  4. Certificate or Diploma (Photocopy but bring the original in case)
  5. Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA-certified) birth certificate

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Application Procedure

The PCG said that interested and qualified applicants can apply by submitting all required documents to the nearest Coast Guard District from their location.

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Salary and compensation

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said and enticed individuals that the entry-level salary of enlisted personnel with a rank of Apprentice is P37,000.00. Furthermore, the entry-level salary for a commissioned officer with a rank of Ensign is P51,000.00.

Elson Hermogino, Former PCG Commandant Admiral said that they’re looking to fill their workforce with 36,000 personnel; he said that their goal is to populate it in about three (3) years. He added that they’re looking for non-officers, officers, and civilian employees.

Benefits and Salary


  • Receive above-standard salary
  • Meal and clothing allowance
  • Free medical and dental services
  • Financial assistance (In terms of Salary Loans, Housing Loans through PCGSLAI, MBAI, PAGIBIG Fund)
  • Ensured lifetime and stable job
  • Opportunity to serve the country

How To Apply?

• Submit your Application/requirements at:


• HRMU National Capital Region – Central Luzon- Muelle, Dela Industria Farola Compound, Binondo, Manila

• HRMU Southern Tagalog – Brgy, Sta Clara, Batangas

• HRMU Northeastern Luzon – 3A Caritan, Highway, Caritan Centro, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

• HRMU Northwestern Luzon – Poro, Point, San Fernando City, La Union

• HRMU Palawan – Port Area, Brgy, Liwanag Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

• HRMU Bicol – Regional Government Center, Rawis, Legaspi City, Albay


• HRMU Central Visayas – Pier 3 Arellano Blvd. Cebu City 6000

• HRMU Eastern Visayas – District 15, Lopez laena Street, Ormoc City, Leyte 6541

• HRMU Western Visayas – Zone 2, Bo. Qbrere, Iloilo City


• HRMU Southwestern Mindanao – UZ Campus, Upper Cabatangan, Zamboanga City

• HRMU Southeastern Mindanao – Port of Davao, KM 10 Sasa, Davao City

• HRMU Northern Mindanao – 1280 Corrales Extension, Macabalan, Cagayan De Oro City

• HRMU Southern Mindanao – Makar Wharf, Brgy. Labangal, General Santos City

• HRMU Northeastern Mindanao – 3rd Elr. RDG., San Nicolas St. Cor. Magallanes St., Surigao, City 8400

• HRMU Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao – Bangsamoro Ports Management Authority No.10 Rajah Tabunaway Blvd., Cotabato City


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