Tuesday, March 31, 2020

When is the New Date(s) of Cancelled/ Postponed PRC Board Exams on March & April 2020?

MANILA, Philippines – Following the cancellation/ postponement of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) board exams on March 2020 and April 2020 due to the threat of COVID-19, examinees are now asking when is the new date(s) of the affected licensure examinations (LET, PLE, MedTech, ECE, ECT, Midwives, REE, RME, Pharmacist)? PRC, on Wednesday has announced the cancellation of all licensure exams scheduled on March to April 2020. These includes the following, to quote,

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 922 dated 8 March 2020 declaring a state of public health emergency throughout the country, and the recommendations of the Department of Health (DOH) and Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) to prohibit mass gatherings, and to further ensure the safety of the examinees and employees of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), the conduct of the following licensure examinations/assessments is hereby CANCELLED:
  • Qualifying Assessment for Foreign Medical Professionals (March 19, 2020)
  • Physician Licensure Examination (March 15-16, 2020)
  • Medical Technologists Licensure Examination (March 18-19, 2020)
  • Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (March 29, 2020)
  • Licensure Examination for Electronic Engineers and Electronic Technicians (April 1-3, 2020)
  • Licensure Examination for Midwives (April 5-6, 2020)
  • Licensure Examination for Registered Electrical Engineers and Registered Master Electricians (April 14-16, 2020)
  • Licensure Examination for Pharmacists (April 26-27, 2020)

Shown in the table below is the old and new schedule of affected PRC board exams on March and April 2020. This will be updated as soon as PRC issued the official announcement.

Board Exam/ Assessment Original Date New/Re-scheduled Date
Qualifying Assessment for Foreign Medical Professionals March 19, 2020 TBA
Physician/ PLE March 15-16, 2020 TBA
MedTech March 18-19, 2020 TBA
Teachers/ LET March 29, 2020 TBA
Electronics Engineering/ ECE April 1-3, 2020 TBA
Electronics Technician/ ECT April 1-3, 2020 TBA
Midwifery April 5-6, 2020 TBA
Registered Electrical Engineer/ REE April 14-16, 2020 TBA
Registered Master Electrician/ RME April 14-16, 2020 TBA
Pharmacist April 26-27, 2020 TBA

After the announcement, questions/ speculations arose on how the news was presented. Whether the board exams are cancelled and will be re-scheduled in a later/ longer time? or just delayed/postponed and will be re-scheduled in the succeeding month(s)?

PRC added that they will inform the public on the new schedules. To quote,
Announcement on the new schedules of the affected licensure examinations will be posted on the PRC website and/or PRC social media accounts.
On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has already postponed the conduct of the Civil Service Exam (CSE) scheduled on March 15, 2020 following the proclamation from the President.


On February 24, 2020, PRC has issued a public advisory on Coronavirus Disease 2019. To quote,

"In support of the Department of Health (DOH) initiative to closely monitor the possible entry and local transmission of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) is currently implementing precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among its personnel and clientele"

"Before the entry to PRC premises, all guests shall be required to fill-out the Client Travel/ Medical History Checklist and body temperature check shall be conducted as a mandatory procedure."


To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the cancelled PRC board exams on March and April 2020, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website or follow us at our social media accounts via Facebook and Twitter.

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  1. Paano po yung ang date po ng pag file for taking CPALE ay this March, susundin pa din po ba yung date or pwede na magpa process sa earlier dates? Open po ba ang offices to process?

  2. Is there a chance na move on later dates and deadline ng filing due to COVID-19?

  3. How about the filing for Pharmacist Licensure exam? Maadjust po ba? March 24 last filing.

  4. good day o,

    bukas po ay schedule ko sa pag file ng criminology board examinaton dito sa pagadian city zamboanga del sur. pwde po parin ba na mag file?

  5. Kailan po ba ang new schedule ng LET exam for Dumaguete? Tnx

  6. Ma'am kaikan po ang new schedule po ng board exam.

  7. Kylnpo resched ng let kc cancel po ung march 29

  8. Pwd pa po ba mag file?

  9. Good evening po. Reschedule din po ba ang pag file ng application for Radiologic Technology boarf exam?

  10. How about po yung CPALE? Is there a chance na mapostpone din po? May mga reviewees po na naapektuhan dahil sa lockdown, di po sila nakapagfile, and some review centers does not offer online reviews. Although reviewees are supposedly to review by themselves, we can't deny the fact that review centers are a big help to reviewees. And because of this crisis, most of the reviewees are disturbed and can't fully focus on their self reviews.

    1. Tama nga naman di naman kasi lahat makaka offer ng online reviews tsaka madami din mga tao na nag early study expecting na maka take sila pero di pa naka pag file kasi nga dahil sa lockdown sana naman mabasa to ng PRC to take action kung anong gawin nila. i hope they will extend to support naman sa mga takers

  11. Pano po ang CPALE? Affected rin po kami.

  12. Hello PRC, how about the CELE on May 3-4. Why don't you consider to postpone the exam? Alot of reviewees are affected due to this pandemic that causes them distracted to review at home. Review centers are a big help for us to pass the board exam. Please reconsider the CELE takers specially now that the number of patients with confirmed cases of covid19 are getting higher day by day.

  13. HiMaam/Sir. Good day.. Ask ko lang po, paano po ang deadline of filing para sa criminology. Hindi na po ba talaga pwede i-extend? Mahirap po kasi mag complete ng requirements ngayon dahil sarado po k mga office. Hoping for your good consideration po. Thank you.

  14. Paano naman po yung mga may exam ng May? Hindi po ba talaga macoconsider? Padami pa rin ng padami yung mga nagpapositive. Okay na ba ang lahat pagdating ng May? Paano naman po yung review namin. Mas kailangan po namin ng actual na may nagrereview saamin kesa sa selfreview. Marami pa po kaming hindi naiintindihan at sana po maconsider niyo talaga. Salamat po.

  15. How about CE? Is any update on our Board Exam. By the way,
    We are excited to take our Liscensure on May 3-4 . We don't need a review, we dont need your responce, we review for 2 months and I think it is enough for us to take the Board, we don't need a consideration. It is just a license. Only the takers on March-April are the only affected in this difficulties.
    And I hope you got my Idea.
    Godbless PRC! Thankyou? ☺️��

  16. how about our registration it is delayed because of quarantine no passenger vehicles are allowed