MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has postponed the September 2021 Licensure Exam for Respiratory Therapist (LERT) in the National Capital Region/ Metro Manila due to the reversion of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) classification.
Meanwhile, the conduct of Respiratory Therapy board exam at other testing locations including Baguio, Cebu, Davao, and Zamboanga will proceed as scheduled.
The September 2021 Respiratory Therapy board exams will be conducted on September 15 & 16, 2021 by the Board of Respiratory Therapists headed by its Chairman, Chairman, Julita V. Toledo and its members, Senen O. Teope and Jesus M. Espinas.
All affected examinees in NCR may take the next schedule of LERT without forfeiture of fees. Likewise, PRC is requesting for public’s understanding on the cancellation as they are just following the IATF. To quote,
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 (IATF-MEID).
2021 Respiratory Therapy Licensure Exam Schedule
Shown below is the schedule of the 2021 Respiratory Therapist licensure exams:
|Date of Exam||Testing Locations||Start of Application||Deadline of Application|
|September 15 & 16||NCR, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Zamboanga||June 15, 2021||August 16, 2021|
Several board exams scheduled on first and second quarter of 2021 were cancelled and re-scheduled (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.
Source: PRC (This table will be immediately updated should there be further changes on board exams postponement/cancellations.)
PRC has released the schedule of board exams for the year 2021 on November 2020 through Resolution No. 1283 Series of 2020. These includes the opening of online processing, deadline of filing, target release of results, among other important announcements.
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 Respiratory Therapist Licensure Examinations for 2021 including the updated dates of online processing, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.