August 2021 Mechanical Engineer Board Exam cancelled in Manila, Cebu & CDO

MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has cancelled the schedule of August 2021 Mechanical Engineering and Certified Plant Mechanic licensure exams in Manila/ National Capital Region (NCR), Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro (CDO) due to recently imposed Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and 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).

Meanwhile, the conduct of Mechanical Engineering board exam at other testing locations including Baguio, Koronadal City, Lucena, Rosales, Tacloban, and Zamboanga will proceed as scheduled.

PRC has recently postponed the licensure exams for August 2021 in the National Capital Region (NCR) including those of Mining Engineering and Veterinary Medicine.

SEE ALSO: August 2021 Mechanical Engineering (ME) Board Exam Results, Passers

PRC likewise said that those affected examinees may take the next succeeding examination without forfeiture of examination fees.

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 Mechanical Engineering Licensure Exam Schedule

Shown below is the schedule of exams for the 2021 Mechanical Engineering board exams:

Date of ExamTesting LocationsStart of ApplicationDeadline of Application
August 15 & 16, 2021NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Lucena, Rosales, Tacloban and ZamboangaMay 14, 2021July 15, 2021

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 (Postponed in Manila, Butuan, Lucena & Romblon)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
33Fisheries TechnologistOctober 6-7, 2021
34Certified Public Accountant (CPALE)May 16, 17, & 23, 2021October 10, 11, and 12, 2021
35Ocular PharmacologyOctober 12, 2021
36Nutritionists-DietitiansAugust 9 & 10, 2021October 17-18, 2021
37ForesterAugust 12-13, 2021October 20-21, 2021
38Electronics Engineer (ECE)April 14-15, 2021October 24-25, 2021
Electronics Technician (ECT)April 16, 2021October 26, 2021
39Electronics Engineer (ECE)October 23-24, 2021October 24-25, 2021
Electronics Technician (ECT)October 25, 2021October 26, 2021
40Physician Licensure Exam in NCR/TuguegaraoSeptember 2021October 30-31 and November 1-2, 2021
41Customs BrokerNovember 3-4, 2021
42MidwiferyNovember 7-8, 2021
43AgriculturistNovember 8-11, 2021
44Civil Engineering (CE)May 2-3, 2021November 14-15, 2021
45Aeronautical EngineerNovember 16-18, 2021
46Nurse (NLE)November 20 & 21, 2021November 21 & 22, 2021
47PharmacistNovember 25 & 26, 2021
48Dental Hygienist (Written Phase)May 19, 2021November 23, 2021
Dental Hygienist (Practical Phase)May 20, 2021November 24, 2021
49Dentist (Written Phase)May 5-7, 2021November 28-30, 2021
Dentist (Practical Phase)May 25-28, 2021December 1-4 & 7-10, 2021
50Physical Therapist (PT)February 7-8, 2021December 5-6, 2021
Occupational Therapist (OT)February 7-8, 2021December 5-6, 2021
51Dental Technologist (Written Phase)December 8, 2021December 16, 2021
Dental Technologist (Practical Phase)December 9-10, 2021December 17-18, 2021
52Real Estate Consultant (Written)February 4, 2021July 21, 2021
December 9, 2021
53CriminologyJune 13, 14 & 15, 2021December 12, 13 & 14, 2021
54 Certified Public Accountant (CPALE) in NCROctober 10, 11 & 12, 2021December 16, 17 & 18, 2021
55Radiologic TechnologistDecember 20-21, 2021
56X-Ray TechnologistDecember 20-21, 2021
57Geodetic EngineerOctober 6-7, 2021December 22-23, 2021
58Real Estate Consultant (Revalida)February 15-19, 2021July 22-26, 2021
January 2022
59Optometry (Written Phase)October 12, 13 & 14, 2021December 2022
Optometry (Practical Phase)
For examinees who finished the OLE – Written Phase on October 12, 13, & 14, 2021
October 20, 21, & 22, 2021January 2022
Optometry (Practical Phase)
For examinees who finished the OLE – Written Phase last March 21, 22, & 23, 2021
October 20, 21, & 22, 2021January 2022
60MedTechAugust 21-22, 2021January 15-16, 2022
61Environmental PlannerJuly 27 & 28, 2021February 2022
62Real Estate BrokersApril 18, 2021July 21, 2021
April 2022
63Interior DesignerJune 29-30 & July 1, 2021Year 2022
64Landscape ArchitectJuly 6-7, 2021Year 2022
65Master PlumberFebruary 20-21, 2021July 18-19, 2021
July 2022
66PsychologistFebruary 23-24, 2021August 1-2, 2021
Year 2022
67PsychometriciansFebruary 23-24, 2021August 1-2, 2021
Year 2022
68Guidance CounselorAugust 18-19, 2021Year 2022

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

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 Mechanical Engineering board exams for 2021 and 2022 including the updated dates of online processing, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.

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18 comments… add one
  • Darwin Jul 21, 2021 @ 18:23

    Please postpone the MELE August 2021. Thank you

    • Jade Jul 22, 2021 @ 13:23

      Lol F.U.

      • Darwin Jul 22, 2021 @ 23:47

        God bless you

    • Engineer Jul 28, 2021 @ 10:22

      Kung ayaw mo pang maging engineer. Wag kang mandamay ng pangarap ng iba boss :))

    • Ryyyan Aug 6, 2021 @ 13:51

      ito ata tung hinde ready mag take or baka naman di pa naka file haha.

    • ryyan Aug 6, 2021 @ 13:53

      kung di ka ready magtake bobo . wag kang mangdamay.

  • Neil Jul 21, 2021 @ 18:39

    Nasisira na ang mental health namin, sana magkaroon na agad ng announcement or deferral.

  • Need answer Jul 28, 2021 @ 0:26

    If you don’t mind po sana at di man kabawasan sa oras ninyo baka po maaring maglabas ng kahit anung latest news or announcement about the ME Exam. Consideration nalang po sana sa ibang examinee di naman po pareparehas ng sitwasyon. Hoping for a positive response. Gusto lang po namin ng mas maagang announcement in order for us to prepare at di po magahol or mahassle sa mga preparation. Thank you

    • PRC Board Admin Jul 28, 2021 @ 11:25

      As of this writing, no official announcement from PRC regarding this. Kindly stay tuned, should there be any, we will immediately inform everyone via this article.

      • Need answer Aug 2, 2021 @ 21:35

        Kelan po kaya magkakaron ng update about the ME board exam? Medyo natakbo po kasi yung oras and up until now wala kaming kasiguraduhan sa mangyayare? Kung maaari po sana mabigyan kami ng kasagutan. Maraming salamat po

  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2021 @ 21:41

    anong official announcement ba hihintayin namin. postponement o room assignment

  • JEREMIAH Jul 29, 2021 @ 16:29

    GOOD PM PRC ANY UPDATES PO

  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2021 @ 14:06

    ECQ na po sa NCR from August 6-20, 2021. We are from the province and need to go to Manila for the ME board exams. Waiting for updates from PRC…

  • Anonymous Aug 6, 2021 @ 10:43

    PRC, please be considerate naman sa time and effort na na spent ng students to prepare for this exam. If u want to cancel, just post something about it already kasi pati mental health ng students affected na sa sobrang anxious kakahintay kung tuloy pa ba ang exam. Thanks

  • Anonymous Aug 6, 2021 @ 11:20

    Malaki laki na rin na gastos namin ,if cancel nmn po update nyu agad wag patagalin

  • Body Aug 8, 2021 @ 10:19

    Good day po. Bakit po na wala ang room assignment sa official page ng prc sa lucena?

  • Ms. Ei Aug 9, 2021 @ 10:47

    Please read the headlines “August 2021 Mechanical Engineer Board Exam cancelled in Manila, Cebu & CDO”.

  • Susan Grace Aug 23, 2021 @ 12:58

    I am one of the parents of the cancelled Aug 15-16,2021 Mechanical Engineering board exam examinee/taker.
    I would like to be clarified as to when is the new schedule of the exams in NCR this year, to give me peace of mind.
    My child has been in Manila since July 29,2021. Together with his other classmates, they are waiting for the new schedule this year. Please inform them ( the examinees/takers) now if there will be schedule this year or none, or maybe schedule the exams for 2022.
    As parents, with the rising cases of Covid 19 in Manila, I am worried of his situation there.
    Thank you for your immediate reply on this matter.

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