MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has cancelled the schedule of August 2021 Social Worker licensure exams in Manila/ National Capital Region (NCR) due to recently imposed Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) and pursuant to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) Resolution No. 134 (s. 2021).
Meanwhile, the conduct of Social Worker board exam at other testing locations including Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Koronadal, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga will proceed as scheduled.
The August 2021 Social Work licensure exam will be conducted on August 24, 25 & 26, 2021 by the Board for Social Workers headed by its Chairman, Lorna C. Gabad and its members, Mary Ofelia L. Endaya, Rosetta G. Palma, Fe J. Sinsona and Ely B. Acosta.
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.
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.)
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 Social Worker Licensure Examinations for 2021 including the updated dates of online processing, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.