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).
- Civil Engineering (May 3-4, 2020)
- Chemical Engineering (May 6-8, 2020)
- Certified Public Accountant Licensure Exam/ CPALE (May 10, 17-18, 2020)
- Dentistry Written (May 12-14, 2020)
- Dentistry Practical (May 26-29, 2020)
- Dental Hygienist, Written (May 21, 2020)
- Dental Hygienist, Practical (May 22, 2020)
- Nursing Licensure Exam/ NLE (May 31-June 1, 2020)
- Criminologists Licensure Examination/ CLE (June 7-9, 2020)
- Environmental Planners Licensure Examination (June 11-12, 2020)
- Licensure Examination for Interior Designers (June 23-25, 2020)
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.
- Cancelled: PRC Board Exams for March 2020 and April 2020
- Postponed: LET March 2020, When is the new date of exams?
- Postponed: MedTech Board Exam March 2020, When is the New Date of Exam?
- When is the New Date(s) of Cancelled/ Postponed PRC Board Exams on March & April 2020?
- Postponed: NAPOLCOM Exams April 2020, When is the new date of exams?
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.
EXTENSION OF FILING
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.
PRC PUBLIC ADVISORY
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.”
POSTPONED or CANCELLED?
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.
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