IATF gives provisional approval to July-Sept professional licensure exams

Published June 4, 2021, 11:39 AM

by Genalyn Kabiling

The government’s pandemic task force has issued a provisional approval to the professional licensure examinations scheduled this July to September 2021.

President Rodrigo Duterte presides over a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members prior to his talk to the people at the Malacañang Golf (Malago) Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila on May 31, 2021. (Malacañang)

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has imposed certain conditions, including the strict observance of health and safety protocols as well as community quarantine level of concerned areas, for the conduct of the forthcoming licensure tests.

“On the request of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), the IATF provisionally approved the conduct of professional licensure examinations for July to September 2021,” Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said in a statement.

The upcoming licensure exams, Roque said, will be “subject to conditions, such as PRC’s health and safety protocols and the observance of minimum public health standards, the issuance of the PRC-DOH-PNP guidelines, and the community quarantine classification of the concerned areas.”

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Several professional board exams have been postponed due to the quarantine restrictions imposed by the government. The exams have been moved to a later date as a precaution against the coronavirus spread. Among the examinations rescheduled are those for architects, engineers, electricians, and teachers.

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