The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that the August 2021 Social Worker Licensure Exam (SWLE) is not postponed/cancelled and will proceed as scheduled.
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) informs the public that the August 24, 25, & 26, 2021 Social Workers Licensure Examination (SWLE) shall proceed as scheduled in the following testing venues: NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Koronadal, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban and Tuguegarao.
All examinees are reminded to strictly adhere to the minimum health standards set by the Department of Health and Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
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).
The board exam for social workers is scheduled on August 24-26, 2021 at above-stated locations.
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 Social Work Licensure Exam Schedule
Shown below is the schedule of exams for the 2021 social worker board exams:
|Date of Exam||Testing Locations||Start of Application||Deadline of Application|
|February 10, 11 & 12, 2021||NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga||November 10, 2020||January 11, 2021|
|August 24, 25 & 26, 2021||NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Koronadal, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga||May 24, 2021||August 3, 2021|
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 Social Worker board exams/ SWLE for 2021 and 2022 including the updated dates of online processing, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.