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Be a PDEA Agent!

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA / Kawanihan ng Pilipinas Laban sa Droga) is the lead anti-drug law enforcement agency, responsible for preventing, investigating and combating any dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals within the Philippines. The agency is tasked with the enforcement of the penal and regulatory provisions of Republic Act No. 9165 (R.A. 9165), otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

PDEA is the implementing arm of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB). The DDB is the policy-making and strategy-formulating body in the planning and formulation of policies and programs on drug prevention and control. PDEA and DDB are both under the supervision of the Office of the President.

Become A Drug Enforcement Officer (PDEA Agent)

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency is now accepting applicants to become elite Drug Enforcement Officers (DEO)

Qualifications & Requirements for PDEA Agent (Intelligence Officer 1) Applicants :
Qualification Standard
Initial Documentary Requirement

Application letter addressed to:
Director General, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
NIA Northside Road, National Government Center
Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City
(original copy)
Personal Data Sheet (PDS) (CSC Form Number 212) (original copy)
N.B.: Cell phone number/s & e-mail address/es must be indicated in PDS.
21 – 35 years old
NSO-issued Birth Certificate (photocopy)
5’2” in height for males;
5’ in height for females
*If under height
*NCIP-issued Height Waiver (photocopy)
Baccalaureate degree holder
Official Transcript of Records (photocopy); 
College diploma (photocopy)
Eligible for Career Service Second Level Position (CS Professional / Board exam passer / qualified by CSC / under special laws)
Certification of Eligibility (photocopy) or
Report of Rating (photocopy)

Forward / submit applications to nearest PDEA Regional Office, or thru the ff.:

Personal delivery @:
          PDEA Academy Liaison Office / Clinic
          PDEA National Headquarters, NIA Northside Road
          National Government Center, Barangay Pinyahan
          Quezon City

Courier service @:
          PDEA Academy
          Camp General Mariano N. Castaňeda, 
          Tartaria Silang, Cavite

E-mail @:

Deadline of applications:
          not specified

Do not apply if you are:
  • Not computer literate
  • Not of good moral background
  • Not physically fit
  • Not proficient in oral & written communication skills
  • Not willing to be assigned anywhere in the Philippines
  • Not willing to undergo rigid 6 months training
  • A quitter from the previous batches.
Interested applicants shall take qualifying exams and neuro-psychological evaluation exam.

Qualified applicants shall then undergo six months Drug Enforcement Officers Basic Course at the PDEA Academy in Silang, Cavite.
PDEA Academy

PDEA maintains its own PDEA Academy temporarily located at Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda in Silang, Cavite. The PDEA Academy is headed by a Superintendent, with the rank of Director. It is responsible in the recruitment and training of all PDEA Agents and Personnel. The PDEA Academy formulates programs of instructions on basic and specialized anti-drug training courses as well as career courses for all PDEA Agents and Personnel.

The DDB provide for the qualifications and requirements of its recruits who must be at least twenty-one (21) years old, of proven integrity and honesty, a Baccalaureate degree holder and with Career Service Professional Eligibility from Civil Service Commission (CSC) or Board License from Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Become An Elite Drug Enforcement Officer

Do you think you got what it takes to be the next elite drug enforcement officer of the PDEA?

Join the challenge! Interested applicants are advised to signify their intentions at the Administrative and Human Resource Service (AHRS), PDEA National Office, Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City or at all PDEA Regional Offices near them.

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