POSTPONED: CPA, NLE, Civil Engineering Board Exams May 2020

Manila, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that the board exams scheduled on May 2020 and June 2020 are postponed.

Second Update April 13, 2020: The following board exams are postponed pursuant to Republic Act No. 11469 (s.2020) or the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act declaring a State of National Emergency over the entire country, the declared extension of the imposed Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).

Update May 11, 2019: PRC has announced the new schedule for the above postponed board exams. 

Those applicants who already have filed their application for examination and issued the Notice of Admission (NOA) will no longer be required to file a new application.

Photos above are all courtesy of PRC.

Update April 13, 2020: PRC, in its latest announcement said that they will be extending the filing of applications for those licensure exams with deadlines from April 15, 2020 to April 30, 2020. To quote,

Due to the extension of Enhanced Community Quarantine until April 30, 2020, all deadlines set from April 15, 2020 to April 30, 2020, for the filing of application for licensure examinations are extended until further notice.

Update March 31, 2020: In a reply to a tweet, PRC said that it depends on whether the President will extend the Enhanced Community Quanrantine. To quote,

Hi, please wait nalang po since this will depend po on the President’s directive if he will extend the lockdown. Thank you.

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020 PRC announced the cancellation of various board exams in light of the Proclamation No. 922 signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte declaring a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines and calling for the implementation of urgent, critical measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.


Should the May 2020 board exams be postponed, when is the new/rescheduled dates? This information will also be fed to the public as soon as PRC issued an official announcement.

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has already postponed the conduct of the Civil Service Exam (CSE) scheduled on March 15, 2020 following the proclamation of the President.


Will there be an extension of filing of application for CPA, Civil Engineering, Nursing board exams for May 2020? PRC said that there is no advise yet. To quote,

Hi, we will post naman po. As of now, wala po pong advise with regards extension of filing. Thank you.


On February 24, 2020, PRC has issued a public advisory on Coronavirus Disease 2019. To quote,

“In support of the Department of Health (DOH) initiative to closely monitor the possible entry and local transmission of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) is currently implementing precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among its personnel and clientele”

“Before the entry to PRC premises, all guests shall be required to fill-out the Client Travel/ Medical History Checklist and body temperature check shall be conducted as a mandatory procedure.”


After the PRC announcement, questions/ speculations arose on how the news was presented. Whether the board exams are cancelled and will be re-scheduled in a later/ longer time? or just delayed/postponed and will be re-scheduled in the succeeding month(s)?

PRC added that they will inform the public on the new schedules. To quote,

Announcement on the new schedules of the affected licensure examinations will be posted on the PRC website and/or PRC social media accounts.


To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the status of PRC board exams for May 2020, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website or follow us at our social media accounts via Facebook and Twitter.

39 comments… add one
  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2020 @ 15:48

    Nag give up na ako magtake ng May 2020 kasi biglang naglockdown sa week na sched ng filing ko.
    Ipo-post din po ba dito in case na may extension ng filing po?
    Thanks po.

    • Anonymous Mar 29, 2020 @ 13:03

      Lahat po ng nakapag online application is iaaccomodate nila on April 15. Try nyo din po iverify sa posts ng PRC.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2020 @ 10:21

    Hi. Hope you’d be able to announce whether May 2020 board exams would push through. Most of us are working already and are planning to take a month leave before the exam. It would be a great help to know if it would be postponed or not for us to be able to retract our leave application if needed. Thank you so much!

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2020 @ 7:40

    Sana po ipostponed nalang po all May 2020 examinations kasi until now increasing padin po ang covid 19 cases. Wala pa pong cure and if ever malift ang quarantine, need padin po ng recovery period ng buong pinas.

  • Unknown Mar 29, 2020 @ 12:36

    I agree on the postphonement of the PRC board exam for the safety of the takers.

  • Unknown Mar 29, 2020 @ 13:02

    Kahit na naka.fill na ako ayuko pa din magtake kung di pa totally clear ang virus. Ano pa kwenta nang licence kung di nman maayos kalusugan mo. ????

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2020 @ 13:08

    I hope PRC would consider postponing the exams for May 2020. This pandemic issue is very stressing that students/examinees cant focus on their review. Also, the cases is still increasing the government might extend the EQC and affect everything including the requirement processing and filing for the exams.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2020 @ 14:18

    Pano kaya yan? Hindi ko kasi binayaran yung application ko. Kasi natakot na ko lumabas ng bahay. Pwede ko pa rin kaya bayaran yun if ever?

  • Unknown Mar 29, 2020 @ 14:20

    we dont have class in our review, covid case still increasing????

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2020 @ 15:54

    Yes dapat ma re schedule nalang ang May board exams. Covid still there and mahirap i risk ng mga examinee ang kanilang health at buhay. Take some considerations dahil lahat affected dito even review centers. POSTPONE THE MAY PRC BOARD EXAMS. THANK YOU.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2020 @ 5:21

    Pano nalang ang social ddistancing kung itutuloy ang exam? Dapat i postpone muna. Increasing ang cases ng covid at hindi safe kahit sa June pa. Postpone the May board exams.

  • unknown Mar 30, 2020 @ 19:41

    I hope prc may consider postponing or cancelled the May board exam, we cant totally focus on our reviews since covid19 spread national wide, even review centers cant have proper classes, if they can dey do it thru online, but not all reviewees have proper internet connctions, we have still almst 2 months review kung di sana lumala ang covid but it just happend, many of my colleague they force to go home, kahit ang iba sa cebu nag review pero umiwi sa davao for safety i hope it will be count as considerations. thnks

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2020 @ 8:09


  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2020 @ 8:11

    please po sana mapostpone lugi ang mga mag-eexam ng may hindi na nga po kami nakapagpreboard exam yung final coaching namin hindi padin sure tapos pag eexamine kami ng kulang ang preparation. please be considerate po salamat

  • Anonymous Apr 1, 2020 @ 11:42

    Nagpagfile narin ako for May exam pero takot akong magtake.�� Hanggang ngaun increasing parin ang bilang ng COVID cases and no signs of declining yet. I agree, mukhang nasa early stages palang tayo though I wish na hindi.

  • Unknown Apr 2, 2020 @ 14:17

    hirap na hirap na po ako ngayon, walang makain kulong sa boarding house tapos review pa. di pa ako naka file. sana ma move lang ang exam. hirap na hirap na talaga ako ngayon po

  • Anonymous Apr 3, 2020 @ 6:47

    Sana ma postpone para at least makafocus pa kami mga takers sa exam kaysa ang focus namin nasa paano maka survive sa pandemic nato. Hindi pa nga kami nakastart sa review center classes namin.

  • Anonymous Apr 5, 2020 @ 6:12

    Okay lang ako, if sabay nlng lahat tayo exam sa October… cguro wala ng covid19 niyan. hopefully

  • Unknown Apr 5, 2020 @ 13:13

    It would be nice if you can decide and announce it asap.

  • Anonymous Apr 6, 2020 @ 16:30

    I hope all may board exams will be postponed it's so stressfull for Us board takers and it will be a gamble if the quarantine will be lifted because we can't tell if It will be Really safe. And some of us can't really focus in review and a friend of mine want to file and take the exam But the filing is closed. Hoping prc will consider thank you and Godbless

  • Unknown Apr 7, 2020 @ 3:31

    Panu po Ang CLE? MERON PA bong extend sa filing?kasi po pag file ko sa PRC hanggang cashier Lang po ako nagbyad .then naabotan po ako Ng close server nla dahil sa COVID .

  • Anonymous Apr 7, 2020 @ 3:49

    Paano po yung CE Board Exam? Extended po ba filing? May 3 at 4 po kasi schedule namin. Salamat po!

  • Anonymous Apr 7, 2020 @ 13:18

    Postponed nalang po sana ang board exam at itutuloy sa next schedule ng board exam para po makauwi na yung anak ko sa amin :)

  • Unknown Apr 7, 2020 @ 14:19

    Pls PRC, cancel na lang po yung May, kahit ma lift na Yung ECQ, we are still not safe from the virus.

  • Anonymous Apr 8, 2020 @ 1:34

    Sana po icancel na lang po lahat ng May 2020 Exams kawawa naman po kaming mga nakadorm at umuwi sa kanya kanyang lugar na nasa probinsya pa before ECQ at nagregister sa Manila na magexam. Ang mahal na po kasi ng plane ticket papunta sa Manila.

  • Unknown Apr 8, 2020 @ 7:32

    Ung nursing licensure exam po postponed po b?kun d po cancel..paanu po un filing hnggng april 30 lng po db?…

  • Anonymous Apr 8, 2020 @ 13:45

    Ano na po palang balita sa query na 'to about po sa posyponement? Thanks po PRC..

  • Anonymous Apr 9, 2020 @ 3:09

    Kung hindi po ipopostpone sana po magsabi kayo ng maaga PLEASE.

  • Unknown Apr 9, 2020 @ 7:00

    Pano po eh cancel ang unang filing sa SPLE. Kasi my mali sa oag bayad.

  • Unknown Apr 9, 2020 @ 11:58

    Possibli bang sa November ang next sched ng CE board exsm?

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2020 @ 0:00

    Hope ipostpone nyo po may 2020 cpale. di po namaximize yung formal review during the quarantine period.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2020 @ 4:08

    Sana ipostpone po ang lahat ng mat board exam. Nagwxtend po ng ecq ang baguio until end of may which isa sa exam place ang baguio.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2020 @ 14:44

    Whether or not ecq be lifted by end of April or before next month, May 2020 examinations shall be postponed, dont feed health risks to your soon-to-be-professionals. We have around 4k positive cases, and it aint stopping nor going down. And pushing through May examinations will only add up to the govt's problem. We still have to recover and mitigate the crisis.

  • Unknown Apr 11, 2020 @ 1:20

    Kelan po kayo mag aanounced ng exam

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2020 @ 4:46

    tanong ng tanong pa kayo , common sense na po yan, sabi pa nga ng PRC na" It depends on whether the President will extend the ECQ" na extend na po ang ECQ pag april 7 2020 pa, so postponed po ang May 2020 board exams

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2020 @ 14:41

    update naman po for may 2020 exam please

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2020 @ 22:52

    Naka bayad n ako sa NLE kaso wala p yung NOA at requirements q na abutan ng lock down.

  • Unknown Apr 26, 2020 @ 8:42

    What about po yung boards sa july? Psychometrician po? Hindi pa po pa cancelled?

  • April Feb 2, 2022 @ 5:08

    Hello, Mag take sana ako ng CE Board exam ng May 2020. Kaso naabutan pandemic. Nasakin na po yung Noa ko. Valid pa po ba yun kung mag take na ulit ako ngyong May 2022? At ano po sana ang need i update if ever?

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