MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has postponed the August 2021 Medical Technology/ MedTech Licensure Exam (MTLE) and likewise re-scheduled on January 15 & 16, 2022.
Pursuant to PRC Resolution No. 1396 (s. 2021), the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) informs the public that the August 21 & 22, 2021 Medical Technologists Licensure Examination (MTLE) has been rescheduled to January 15 & 16, 2022.The PRC requests the public’s utmost understanding and cooperation as it complies with the guidelines set forth by Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases as COVID-19 concerns continue to rise.
The board exam for Medical Technologists is previously scheduled on August 21-22, 2021 at NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.
PRC has recently postponed the licensure exams for August 2021 in the National Capital Region (NCR) including those of Mining Engineering, Veterinary Medicine and Mechanical Engineering 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).
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.
2021 Medtech Licensure Exam Schedule
Shown below is the schedule of exams for the 2021 medical technology board exams:
|Date of Exam||Testing Locations||Start of Application||Deadline of Application|
|January 21-22, 2021||NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pampanga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga||–||–|
|March 17-18, 2021||NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga||December 17, 2020||February 17, 2021|
|January 15-16, 2022||NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga||–||–|
Source: PRC (This table will be immediately updated should there be further changes on board exams postponement/cancellations.)
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 MedTech board exams/ MTLE for 2021 and 2022 including the updated dates of online processing, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.