April & November 2021 Pharmacist Board Exam Schedule (Updates)

MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has released the schedule of the 2021 Pharmacist Licensure Exam (PhLE) through PRC Resolution No. 1283 Series of 2020 entitled “Schedule of Licensure Exams for the Year 2021”.

The latter was scheduled on April 25-26, 2021 and November 25-26, 2021.

Update as of April 16, 2021: PRC has postponed the conduct of Pharmacy Licensure Exam (PhLE) in the areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) pursuant to the directives of IATF. Meanwhile, exams shall pursue at the following areas under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) on June 29-30, 2021:

  • Cagayan de Oro
  • Cebu
  • Iloilo
  • Legaspi
  • Pagadian
  • Rosales, Pangasinan
  • Zamboanga

Originally, the 2021 licensure exam for aspiring Pharmacists is set to held at PRC testing centers located at the National Capital Region (NCR), Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

Several board exams scheduled on first quarter of 2021 were cancelled and re-scheduled (see below) due to COVID-19 pandemic. However, there were also licensure exams that pushed through following a strict health and safety protocols imposed by the commission. Among are the board exams for Medical Technologists/ MTLE, Social Workers, Veterinarians and Physicians/ PLE.

Is the April 2021 Pharmacist board exam cancelled/ postponed?

Yes, in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ), Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) and Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)

On March 26, 2021, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has allowed the conduct of board exams scheduled on May up to June 2021.

2021 Pharmacist Licensure Exam Schedule

Shown below is the schedule for 2021 Pharmacist board exams including the opening and deadline of processing.

ProgramOld ScheduleNew Schedule
PharmacistApril 25-26, 2021June 29-30, 2021
PharmacistNovember 25-26, 2021November 25-26, 2021

Rescheduled Board Exams for 2021

Here is the updated list of 2021 board exams which were postponed and rescheduled due to the pandemic.

ProgramOld SchedNew Sched
Radiologic TechnologistApril 11-12, 2021May 16-17, 2021
X-Ray TechnologistApril 11-12, 2021May 16-17, 2021
Architecture (ALE)January 29 & 30, 2021June 25 & 27, 2021
Physical Therapist (PT)February 7-8, 2021June 5-6, 2021
Occupational Therapist (OT)February 7-8, 2021June 5-6, 2021
Real Estate BrokersApril 18, 2021July 21, 2021
Real Estate Consultant (Written)February 4, 2021July 21, 2021
Real Estate Consultant (Revalida)February 15-19, 2021July 22-26, 2021
Master PlumberFebruary 20-21, 2021July 18-19, 2021
PsychologistFebruary 23-24, 2021August 1-2, 2021
Mechanical Engineer (ME)February 27-28, 2021August 15-16, 2021
Certified Plant Mechanic (CPM)February 27-28, 2021August 15-16, 2021
Registered Electrical Engineer (REE)April 20-21, 2021September 5-6, 2021
Registered Master Electrician (RME)April 22, 2021September 7, 2021
Professional Teachers (LET)March 28, 2021September 26, 2021
Chemical EngineerMay 11-13, 2021
October 2-4, 2021
October 3-5, 2021
Certified Public Accountant (CPALE)May 16, 17, & 23, 2021October 10, 11, and 12, 2021
Certified Public Accountant (CPALE)October 9, 10 & 16, 2021October 10, 11, & 12, 2021
ForesterAugust 12-13, 2021October 20-21, 2021
Electronics Engineer (ECE)April 14-15, 2021October 24-25, 2021
Electronics Technician (ECT)April 16, 2021October 26, 2021
Electronics Engineer (ECE)October 23-24, 2021October 24-25, 2021
Electronics Technician (ECT)October 25, 2021October 26, 2021
Civil Engineering (CE)May 2-3, 2021November 14-15, 2021
Dental Hygienist (Written Phase)May 19, 2021November 23, 2021
Dental Hygienist (Practical Phase)May 20, 2021November 24, 2021
Dentist (Written Phase)May 5-7, 2021November 28-30, 2021
Dentist (Practical Phase)May 25-28, 2021December 1-4 & 7-10, 2021
CriminologyJune 13, 14 & 15, 2021December 12, 13 & 14, 2021
Dental Technologist (Written Phase)December 8, 2021December 16, 2021
Dental Technologist (Practical Phase)December 9-10, 2021December 17-18, 2021
Interior DesignerJune 29-30 & July 1, 2021Year 2022
Landscape ArchitectJuly 6-7, 2021Year 2022

This table will be immediately updated should there be further changes on board exams postponement/cancellations.

PRC has released the schedule of board exams for the year 2021 on November 2020 through Resolution No. 1283 Series of 2020. These includes the opening of online processing, deadline of filing, target release of results, among other important announcements.

Questions?

For those who want to clarify something, PRC advised to email them through the Licensure Exam Division at below contacts:

To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the Pharmacist Licensure Examinations for 2021 including the updated dates of online processing, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.

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5 comments… add one
  • Megan Mar 28, 2021 @ 14:34

    Please update us about RTLE this April. Thank you!

  • Anon Mar 28, 2021 @ 14:37

    Please update us regarding Radiologic Technologist Licensure Exam. Thank you!

  • Anon Mar 28, 2021 @ 14:43

    Please update us regarding Radtech exam. Thank you!

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2021 @ 15:51

    April is fast approaching, we need a definite schedule po. Pending pa rin ba yung status ng PhLE sa IATF? Board of Pharmacy, follow-up niyo naman po.

  • Anonymous Apr 2, 2021 @ 12:40

    Good day, PRC. May I ask po if when would be the expected date of board exam for those who are affected with the ECQ, MECQ and GCQ areas this April. Would it be possible po if there would be a separate board examination later than April? Some of the reviewees travelled here in Baguio before the announcement of GCQ.
    We would appreciate po a response and announcement regarding the date of board exam for the affected examinees under ECQ, MECQ and GCQ this April.

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