PRC announces licensure examinations set this year

Published January 22, 2021, 11:48 AM

by Genalyn Kabiling

Licensure examinations for professionals will be scheduled this January to March 2021 with observance of health protocols based on a decision of the government pandemic task force.


The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has approved the request of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to conduct and administer the licensure tests for professionals scheduled for January to March this year. The latest IATF decision was included in Resolution No. 95 released by Malacañang Friday.

Several professional board exams were supposed to take place last year but were postponed as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus disease.

Under Resolution No. 95, the IATF ruled the strict health measures must be observed during the conduct of the licensure examinations to be conducted by the PRC.

“Agencies are directed to render full assistance for the safe and successful conduct of the examinations,” the resolution said.

Last year, the commission announced that postponement of the June to August 2020 licensure examinations for several professions “due to government imposed restrictions and other unforeseeable circumstances because of extended community quarantines, and to ensure the health and safety of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) examinees.”

The board exams for environmental planners, guidance counselors, interior Designers, landscape architects, mining engineers, nutritionists-dietitians, psychologists, psychometricians, social workers, veterinarians, master plumbers, mechanical engineers and certified plant mechanics, medical technologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and sanitary Engineers would be rescheduled for 2021, the PRC said on its website.