August 2021 Social Worker Licensure Exam is NOT postponed/cancelled

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that the August 2021 Social Worker Licensure Exam (SWLE) is not postponed/cancelled and will proceed as scheduled.

To quote,

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.

SEE ALSO: SWLE RESULTS (August 2021 Social Worker Board Exam Passers)

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.

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2021 Social Work Licensure Exam Schedule

Shown below is the schedule of exams for the 2021 social worker board exams:

Date of ExamTesting LocationsStart of ApplicationDeadline of Application
February 10, 11 & 12, 2021NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaNovember 10, 2020January 11, 2021
August 24, 25 & 26, 2021NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Koronadal, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaMay 24, 2021August 3, 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 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.

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11 comments… add one
  • Anonymous Aug 6, 2021 @ 13:53

    Including KORONADAL CITY MA’AM/SIR?

  • Sarah Jane C. Abayon Aug 6, 2021 @ 16:43

    Hello po ma’am /Sir.. pati rin po ba sa Koronadal City?

  • Normando David Aug 6, 2021 @ 23:36

    Mam/Sir, postponed din po ba ang SWLE sa Baguio City this coming August 2021?9

  • Normando David Aug 6, 2021 @ 23:37

    Mam/Sir, postponed din po ba ang SWLE sa Baguio City this coming August 2021?9

  • Anonymous Aug 7, 2021 @ 2:36

    Hello po postpone dn po ba ang Exam sa Cebu

  • Anonymous Aug 7, 2021 @ 8:27

    Final na po ba ito? I mean wala na pong maipopostponed? Only the NCR? So mean po ba tuloy parin ang Board Exam this year 2021 po???

  • Saima Aug 9, 2021 @ 8:05

    Sa cdo po kaya,postooned na rin po ba?

  • Saima Aug 9, 2021 @ 8:06

    How about Cagayan po ba tuloy pa rin ba ang SWLE ?

  • Anonymous Aug 10, 2021 @ 21:15

    Post poned na ang sa medtech pero sa SWLE hindi. Mas okay na ipost poned na lahat

    • Anonymous Aug 19, 2021 @ 20:17

      Sana nmn ma postponed ang SWLE sa CDO . marami na kasing kumakalat na delta variant. magkasunod ang MED TECH AT SWLE pero bakit di pina postponed ang SWLE?

  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2021 @ 20:26

    GO FOR POSTPONEMENT of SWLE !!!!

    #for our own safety.

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