August 2021 Architecture Licensure Exam, ALE postponed/cancelled?

Examinees are asking whether the August 2021 Architecture Licensure Exam (ALE) will be cancelled or postponed. This was after the recently imposed Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila, Laguna, Iloilo, among other cities/provinces.

PRC has recently postponed the licensure exams for August 2021 in the National Capital Region (NCR) including those of Mining Engineering and Veterinary Medicine pursuant to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) Resolution No. 130-A (s. 2021) and PRC Resolution No. 1392 (s. 2021).

See Also: ALE RESULTS (August 2021 Architecture Board Exam Passers)

With these recent announcements, it is likely that the August 2021 Architect board exams will also be postponed/cancelled in areas involved should IATF extends the ECQ.

The board exam for Architects is scheduled on August 27-29, 2021 at NCR, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Koronadal, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pampanga, Tacloban, and Zamboanga.

Several board exams scheduled on first quarter of 2021 were cancelled and re-scheduled to third and fourth quarter (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.

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2021 Architecture Licensure Exam Schedule

Shown below is the schedule of exams for the 2021 Architect board exams:

Date of ExamTesting LocationsStart of ApplicationDeadline of Application
August 27 & 29, 2021NCR, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Koronadal, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pampanga, Tacloban, and Zamboanga

Board Exams for 2021

Here is the updated list of 2021 board exams including their re-scheduled/ new date(s) of exams.

No.ProgramOld SchedNew Sched
1Medical TechnologistJanuary 21-22, 2021
2Sanitary EngineersJanuary 25-27, 2021
3VeterinarianFebruary 3-4, 2021
4Social WorkerFebruary 10-12, 2021
5GeologistFebruary 16-18, 2021
6Qualifying Assessment of Foreign Medical ProfessionalsMarch 5-12, 2021
7PhysicianMarch 7,8,14 & 15, 2021
8Respiratory TherapistMarch 10-11, 2021
9MedTechMarch 17-18, 2021
10Optometrist (Written)March 21-23, 2021
11PharmacistApril 25-26, 2021
12Radiologic TechnologistApril 11-12, 2021May 16-17, 2021
12X-Ray TechnologistApril 11-12, 2021May 16-17, 2021
13Naval Architect and Marine EngineerJune 7-9, 2021
14PharmacistApril 25-26, 2021June 29-31, 2021
15Nurses (NLE)May 30 & 31, 2021July 3-4, 2021
16Metallurgical EngineerJuly 5-7, 2021
17VeterinarianAugust 4-6, 2021
18Mining EngineerJuly 12-14, 2021August 9-11, 2021
19Mechanical Engineer (ME)February 27-28, 2021August 15-16, 2021
Certified Plant Mechanic (CPM)February 27-28, 2021August 15-16, 2021
20Social WorkerAugust 24-26, 2021
21Architecture ALEJanuary 29 & 30, 2021June 25 & 27, 2021
August 27 & 29, 2021
22Sanitary EngineerAugust 31, Sept. 1-2, 2021
23Registered Electrical Engineer (REE)April 20-21, 2021September 5-6, 2021
Registered Master Electrician (RME)April 22, 2021September 7, 2021
24LibrarianSeptember 8-9, 2021
25Physician (Postponed in Manila & Tuguegarao)September 11-12, 18-19, 2021
26Qualifying Assessment of Foreign Medical Professionals (Postponed-Manila)September 13 & 20, 2021
27Respiratory Therapist (Postponed in Manila)September 15-16, 2021
28Real Estate Appraiser (Postponed in Baguio, Iloilo, Pagadian, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga)June 2, 2021September 22, 2021
29Professional Teachers (LET)March 28, 20211st Batch – September 26, 2021
2nd Batch – January 30, 2022
3rd Batch – March 27, 2022
4th Batch – June 26, 2022
30Agricultural and BioSystems EngineerSeptember 29-30, 2021
31Metallurgical EngineerOctober 2-4, 2021
32Chemical EngineerMay 11-13, 2021October 3-5, 2021
33Geodetic EngineerOctober 6-7, 2021
34Fisheries TechnologistOctober 6-7, 2021
35Certified Public Accountant (CPALE)May 16, 17, & 23, 2021October 10, 11, and 12, 2021
36Optometry (Written Phase)October 12, 13 & 14, 2021
Optometry (Practical Phase)
For examinees who finished the OLE – Written Phase on October 12, 13, & 14, 2021
October 20, 21, & 22, 2021 
Optometry (Practical Phase)
For examinees who finished the OLE – Written Phase last March 21, 22, & 23, 2021
October 15, 17, 18, & 19, 2021
37Ocular PharmacologyOctober 12, 2021
38Nutritionists-DietitiansAugust 9 & 10, 2021October 17-18, 2021
39ForesterAugust 12-13, 2021October 20-21, 2021
40Electronics Engineer (ECE)April 14-15, 2021October 24-25, 2021
Electronics Technician (ECT)April 16, 2021October 26, 2021
41Electronics Engineer (ECE)October 23-24, 2021October 24-25, 2021
Electronics Technician (ECT)October 25, 2021October 26, 2021
42Customs BrokerNovember 3-4, 2021
43MidwiferyNovember 7-8, 2021
44AgriculturistNovember 8-11, 2021
45Civil Engineering (CE)May 2-3, 2021November 14-15, 2021
46Aeronautical EngineerNovember 16-18, 2021
47Nurse (NLE)November 20 & 21, 2021November 21 & 22, 2021
48PharmacistNovember 25 & 26, 2021
49Dental Hygienist (Written Phase)May 19, 2021November 23, 2021
Dental Hygienist (Practical Phase)May 20, 2021November 24, 2021
50Dentist (Written Phase)May 5-7, 2021November 28-30, 2021
Dentist (Practical Phase)May 25-28, 2021December 1-4 & 7-10, 2021
51Physical Therapist (PT)February 7-8, 2021December 5-6, 2021
Occupational Therapist (OT)February 7-8, 2021December 5-6, 2021
52Dental Technologist (Written Phase)December 8, 2021December 16, 2021
Dental Technologist (Practical Phase)December 9-10, 2021December 17-18, 2021
53Real Estate Consultant (Written)February 4, 2021July 21, 2021
December 9, 2021
54CriminologyJune 13, 14 & 15, 2021December 12, 13 & 14, 2021
55Radiologic TechnologistDecember 20-21, 2021
56X-Ray TechnologistDecember 20-21, 2021
Real Estate Consultant (Revalida)February 15-19, 2021July 22-26, 2021
January 2022
57MedTechAugust 21-22, 2021January 15-16, 2022
58Environmental PlannerJuly 27 & 28, 2021February 2022
59Real Estate BrokersApril 18, 2021July 21, 2021
April 2022
60Interior DesignerJune 29-30 & July 1, 2021Year 2022
61Landscape ArchitectJuly 6-7, 2021Year 2022
62Master PlumberFebruary 20-21, 2021July 18-19, 2021
July 2022
63PsychologistFebruary 23-24, 2021August 1-2, 2021
Year 2022
64PsychometriciansFebruary 23-24, 2021August 1-2, 2021
Year 2022
65Guidance CounselorAugust 18-19, 2021Year 2022
66Veterinarian (Manila)August 6, 2021TBA

Source: PRC (This table will be immediately updated should there be further changes on board exams postponement/cancellations.)

Questions?

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