MANILA, Philippines – Following the postponement of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) board exams on May 2020 and June 2020 due to the threat of COVID-19, examinees are now asking when is the new date(s) of the affected licensure examinations (CPA, NLE, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Dentistry and Dental Hygienist, Criminology, Environmental Planner and Interior Designers and Architects).
Update May 8, 2020: PRC released the new schedule for the postponed board exams from March to June 2020.
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.
PRC, on April 13, 2020 has announced the postponement of all licensure exams scheduled on May 2020 and all board exams for June 2020. These include the following, to quote,
Pursuant 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), the imposed Local Community Quarantines in the Visayas and Mindanao regions, and to further ensure the safety of the examinees and employees of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), the conduct of the following licensure examinations is hereby POSTPONED:
- Civil Engineer Licensure Examination (May 3-4, 2020)
- Licensure Examination for Chemical Engineers (May 6-8, 2020)
- Licensure Examination for Certified Public Accountants (May 10,17-18, 2020)
- Dentists Licensure Examination (Written and Practical) (May 12-14, 26-29, 2020)
- Dental Hygienists Licensure Examination (Written & Practical) (May 21-22, 2020)
- Nurses Licensure Examination (May 31-June 1, 2020)
- Criminologists Licensure Examination (June 7-9, 2020)
- Environmental Planners Licensure Examination (June 11-12, 2020)
- Licensure Examination for Interior Designers (June 23-25, 2020)
Architecture board exam examinees are advised to wait for further announcement. To quote PRC,
Hi, the ALE is still under deliberation of the Board of Architecture. Kindly wait nalang po muna for further announcement with regards the ALE. Thank you.
Update May 5, 2020: PRC announced the postponement of June 2020 Licensure Examination for Architects (LEA) due to the extension of Enhanced Community Quanrantine brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled on June 28 & 30, 2020, LEA shall be rescheduled on October 30 and November 1, 2020, while the filing of applications shall be until September 30, 2020.
- Postponed: PRC Board Exams for May 2020 and June 2020
- Cancelled: PRC Board Exams for March 2020 and April 2020
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- Postponed: MedTech Board Exam March 2020, When is the New Date of Exam?
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NEW DATE(S) OF POSTPONED PRC BOARD EXAMS
Update April 30, 2020: There is a circulating document on the recommendation/proposed rescheduling of cancelled/postponed board exams from March 2020 to June 2020. To date, PRC has no official announcement yet on the new dates. Refer to PRC official website and stand by here for reliable updates.
Shown in the table below is the old and new schedule of affected PRC board exams on May and June 2020. This will be updated as soon as PRC issued the official announcement.
|Board Exam/ Assessment||Original Date||New/Re-scheduled Date|
|Civil Engineering/CE||May 3-4, 2020||TBA|
|Chemical Engineering/ChemEng||May 6-8, 2020||TBA|
|Certified Public Accountant/CPA||May 10, 17 & 18, 2020||TBA|
|Dentistry (Written)||May 12-14, 2020||TBA|
|Dentistry (Practical)||May 26-29, 2020||TBA|
|Dental Hygienist (Written)||May 21, 2020||TBA|
|Dental Hygienist (Practical)||May 22, 2020||TBA|
|Nursing Licensure Exam/NLE||May 31-June 1, 2020||TBA|
|Criminology Licensure Exam (CLE)||June 7-9, 2020||TBA|
|Environmental Planner||June 11-12, 2020||TBA|
|Interior Designer||June 23-25, 2020||TBA|
|Architecture||June 28 & 30, 2020||October 30 & November 1, 2020|
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.
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 from the President.
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.”
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