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Iatf Allows Licensure Exams to Resume, PRC Releases Schedule

Examinations will now resume after several months of postponement.

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the educational system is an understatement. Because of the quarantine and the shift to online classes, students had to make huge adjustments — some had to transfer schools, others stopped schooling in the meantime, and even professional license exams had to wait a little longer.

But just this morning, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced that the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has approved the request of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to hold several licensure exams from January to March. “The request of the Professional Regulation Commission to conduct and administer the licensure professionals scheduled for January to March 2021 was approved,” he said at an IATF meeting held earlier this week. (Read: 3 Prayers for Students in Homeschool)

It can be recalled that back in September 2020, the PRC announced that in its efforts to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, all exams from October through December will be postponed. The decision was also made “to ensure the health and safety of PRC examinees, professional regulatory boards and examination personnel.”

This morning, the IATF also announced that individuals aged 10-65 (previously 15-65) are now allowed to go outside their homes in areas under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).

Schedule of Licensure Exams

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Here is the list of the licensure exams that will be held from January to March, as approved by the IATF and PRC. It goes without saying that health protocols must be observed such as wearing of face mask and face shield, and observing physical distancing. (Read: What is the difference between MECQ, GCQ, and MGCQ?)

January

  • 25, 26, & 27 – Sanitary Engineers (NCR)
  • 29 & 31 – Architects (NCR, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Legazpi, Lucena and Zamboanga)

February 

  • 2, 3, & 4 – Veterinarians (NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao and Tuguegarao)
  • 7 & 8 – Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists (NCR, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Pampanga)
  • 10, 11, & 12 – Social Workers (NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga)
  • 14 – Real Estate Consultants (Written) (NCR)
  • 15, 16, 17, 18, & 19 – Real Estate Consultants (Revalida) (NCR)
  • 16, 17, & 18 – Geologists (NCR)
  • 20 & 21 – Master Plumbers (NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, and Tacloban)
  • 23 & 24 – Psychologists (NCR)
  • 27 & 28 – Mechanical Engineers (NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Lucena, Rosales, Tacloban and Zamboanga)
  • 27 & 28 – Certified Plant Mechanics (NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Lucena, Rosales, Tacloban and Zamboanga)

March

  • 5 & 12 – Qualifying Assessment for Foreign Medical Professionals (NCR)
  • 7, 8, 14, & 15 – Physicians (NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro,Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga)
  • 10 & 11 – Respiratory Therapists (NCR, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Zamboanga)
  • 17 & 18 – Medical Technologists (NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga)
  • 21, 22, & 23 – Optometrists (Written) (NCR)
  • 21 – Ocular Pharmacologists (NCR)
  • 28 – Professional Teachers (NCR, All Regional Offices, Zamboanga, Bacolod, Cauayan, Dumaguete, Catanduanes, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Romblon, Catarman, Jolo, Sulu, Tawi-tawi, Kidapawan, and Laoag)

For more schedules of licensure exams for the rest of the year, you may click this link.

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