POSTPONED: August 2021 MedTech Board Exam/ MTLE, rescheduled in January 2022

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.

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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.

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2021 Medtech Licensure Exam Schedule

Shown below is the schedule of exams for the 2021 medical technology board exams:

Date of ExamTesting LocationsStart of ApplicationDeadline of Application
January 21-22, 2021NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pampanga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga
March 17-18, 2021NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaDecember 17, 2020February 17, 2021
August 21-22, 2021NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaMay 21, 2021July 21, 2021
January 15-16, 2022 NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao 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 (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?

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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.

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12 comments… add one
  • Jalen Ross Destua Aug 6, 2021 @ 10:59

    Is this only for manila cancellation? How ’bout Iloilo and CDO, and Davao? Cases are also rising and Ecq status are always not sure.

    • PRC Board Admin Aug 6, 2021 @ 12:19

      No announcement yet from PRC official as to whether the August 2021 MTLE will be cancelled. We advise to stand by..

  • Amanda Aug 6, 2021 @ 12:00

    Tuguegarao was under ECQ last January MTLE but it was not cancelled. Kung icancel niyo man ngayon, doon lang sa naka ECQ. Gusto na naming matapos to. Lahat tayo pagod na.

    • Rick Grimes Aug 8, 2021 @ 8:26

      Ulol wag kang pabibo masyado. Kung gusto mo magkadelta variant solohin mo, wag mo kami idamay

      • Anonymous Aug 8, 2021 @ 19:55

        True

      • Anonymous Aug 8, 2021 @ 20:09

        Wag ka ring pabobo masyado. Wala namang pumipilit sayo mag boards

        • Anonymous Aug 8, 2021 @ 22:57

          Di ko kailangan ng pilit kaya ko magdecide para sa sarili ko bugok

  • Prc announce ka na Aug 8, 2021 @ 10:25

    Prc ang dami naming students nag aantay bakit late kayo mag announce ng cancelation hindi biro sa part ng students ang daming nawala sa momentum tapos tumataas na ang cases ng delta variant I hope you would consider our sakes sobrang hirap ng buhay ngayon.

  • Anonymous Aug 8, 2021 @ 20:26

    I hope you will announce earlier po kasi di po lahat nakatira sa lugar na eexaman namin, babyahe pa po kami at maghahanap ng matitirahan near on the site of examination. Please consider po sa safety namin sa mga need bumyahe pa. Sana po di po kayo mag announce the day bfore the examination, sana po mga one week bfore, kasi gagastos pa po kami tapos macacancel lang ang exam.

  • Anonymous Aug 8, 2021 @ 20:47

    Please po… From province pa po kami… Kung ipopostpone nyo po pakisabi naman po ng maaga… Salamat po 🥰

  • Anonymous Aug 9, 2021 @ 10:32

    Please postpone it if necessary, sa family po namin we lost my dad and my lolo to Covid. But i am still taking the MTLE, if we are assured that the venue will prevent the transmission of the new variants, by all means proceed as scheduled, but if not. Spare us from acquiring the virus. Thank you

  • Anonymous Aug 9, 2021 @ 16:23

    Please po nationwide postponement nalang po for fairness po.

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