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.
PhLE are cancelled and rescheduled on June 29-30, 2021 at the following areas:
Meanwhile, PhLE will pursue on April 25-26, 2021 to the following areas:
- Cagayan de Oro
- Rosales, Pangasinan
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.
|Program||Old Schedule||New Schedule|
|Pharmacist||April 25-26, 2021||June 29-30, 2021|
|Pharmacist||November 25-26, 2021||November 25-26, 2021|
Source: PRC (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.
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.