SCHEDULE: 2021 Mechanical Engineer (ME), Certified Plant Mechanic (CPM) Board Exam, Online Application

MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has postponed the February 2021 Mechanical Engineer (ME) and Certified Plant Mechanic (CPM) Licensure Exam scheduled on February 27-28, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latter has been rescheduled on August 15-16, 2021.

The 2021 licensure exams for aspiring Mechanical Engineers and Certified Plant Mechanics will be held at PRC testing centers located at the National Capital Region (NCR), Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Lucena, Rosales, Tacloban and Zamboanga.

SEE ALSO: August 2021 Mechanical Engineering (ME) Board Exam Results, Passers

To quote from the PRC official announcement,

Due to the unpredictable circumstances and continued restrictions brought by the extended community quarantines and to ensure the health and safety of all examinees and examination personnel, the Professional Regulation Commission informs the public that the February 27-28, 2021 Licensure Examinations for Mechanical Engineers and Certified Plant Mechanics have been rescheduled to August 15-16, 2021.

Source: PRC

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2021 ME-CPM Board Exam Schedule

ProgramOld SchedNew Sched
Mechanical EngineeringFebruary 27-28, 2021August 15-16, 2021
Certified Plant MechanicFebruary 27-28, 2021August 15-16, 2021

Source: PRC (This table will be immediately updated should there be further changes on board exams postponement/cancellations.)

On November 2020, PRC has released the schedule of board exams for the year 2021 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.

Online Application Portal

Applicants must refer to this page to apply:

What to bring on examination day?

  • Notice of Admission
  • Official Receipt
  • Two or more pencils (No. 2)
  • Ball pens with black ink only
  • One (1) piece long brown envelope
  • One (1) piece long transparent/plastic envelope (for keeping your valuables
  • and other allowed items)
  • Health Forms (Pursuant to Memorandum No. 68, series of 2020)
  • Negative RT-PCR Test Results, if applicable, or Certificate of Quarantine (Pursuant to Resolution No. 21, series of 2020)

RT-PCR Testing

Per Memorandum No. 68 series of 2020, entitled “Updated Guidelines on the Strict Health Protocols to be Observed in the Conduct of Licensure Exams during the COVID-19 Pandemic”, examinees and examination personnel who fall under the following groups shall undergo the mandatory Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing from any of the Department of Health (DOH) accredited facilities three to five (3-5) days before the examination date/s:

1.1. Suspect cases; or
1.2. Individuals with relevant history of travel and exposure (or contact), whether symptomatic or asymptomatic; and
1.3. Health care workers with possible exposure, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic.

The following exposures should have happened two (2) days before or within fourteen (14) days from onset of symptoms of a confirmed or probable case:

1.3.1. Face-to-face contact with a confirmed case within one (1) meter and for more than fifteen (15) minutes;
1.3.2. Direct physical contact with a confirmed case;
1.3.3. Direct care for a patient with probable or confirmed COVID-19 disease without using proper personal protective equipment.

In this case, examinees and examination personnel shall be required to submit the result of their RT-PCR tests.

Only those examinees with negative results shall be allowed to take the examination.

However, if an examinee or examination personnel does not fall in the above-mentioned conditions, he/she may undergo a 14-day quarantine period wherein he/she is asymptomatic for at least 14 days prior to the scheduled examination date/s, provided that he/she has no close contact or exposure to the aforementioned cases, he/she shall be allowed to take/assist the examination in the absence of RT-PCR test. A Certificate of Quarantine or its equivalent signed by any of the following shall be submitted instead:

2.1. Any licensed Physician (government or private physician);
2.2. Municipal Health Officer, Provincial Health Officer or City Health Officer;
2.3. Barangay Officer visiting the examinee’s residence attesting that he/she has been in quarantine for 14 days.

3. Examinees coming from other countries should be able to quarantine for 14 days or provide a negative RT-PCR test result whichever is shorter.

4. All examination personnel including the PNP/PRC Security Officers assigned in the Confidential Printing Room (CPR) and those assigned to transport and secure the test materials in various testing venues shall undergo the RT-PCR test to assure their safety as well as to those involved in the administration of examination. Only those mentioned personnel with negative RT-PCR result and Certificate of Quarantine shall be allowed to assist/administer the same.

Health Standards for Examinees and Examination Personnel

1. All examinees and examination personnel shall enforce the following precautionary measures among themselves:

  • Observe physical distancing of two (2) meters between examinees. Examinees shall be restricted to their assigned seat;
  • Wear face mask (at least 3-ply surgical mask, preferably N95 mask) and face shield at all times;
  • Bring 70% ethyl alcohol for hand disinfection;
  • Wear latex gloves for exam personnel handling the test questionnaires.

2. Examinee shall submit the duly accomplished Informed Consent (Annex A) and Health Declaration (Annex B) forms with the Notice of Admission (NOA) and the negative RT-PCR test result/Quarantine Certificate to the proctor on the examination day.

Informed Consent and Health Declaration Forms can be downloaded on the PRC official website (;

3. Examinees and examination personnel shall bring their own meals (pre-packed meal/snack and drink) to be eaten during breaks, while being in their assigned seats.

Face masks will only be removed when taking meals or drinks. Windows will be opened to improve ventilation during breaks;

4. Examinees shall bring their own pens, pencils and erasers. Borrowing from seatmate is not allowed to prevent cross-contamination;

5. Talking and loitering are prohibited in the hallways or in the examination room.


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 Mechanical Engineering and Certified Plant Mechanic licensure examinations for 2021 including the updated dates of online processing, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.

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28 comments… add one
  • Wawe Apr 5, 2021 @ 21:35

    tanong ko lang po, may kumakalat po kasing rumors na ang magtetake lang po ng August ME board examination ay yung nakapagfile lang po nung January, tunay po ba yun? pwede pa po ba ako magfile sa May 14 2021? yun po yung binigay ng sched ng PRC for filing ME Board Exam

    • Shen Jun 21, 2021 @ 13:09

      Is there an update to this?

      • Anonymous Jul 8, 2021 @ 14:48

        Nakakuha kami ng slot sa PRC online appointment last June 2021, and we submitted the requirements for the August ME board exams. Na-accommodate din naman kami.

  • Ms. Ei Jul 8, 2021 @ 14:39

    The new schedule for the ME Board Exams will be on August 15-16, 2021. We hope to receive an update as soon as possible if this will be postponed so that we can delay our trip to Manila for this purpose.

    Please advise. Thank you.

  • Nut Coco Jul 21, 2021 @ 15:18

    Kailan po oath taking naming mga papasa?

    Thank you!

  • Ben Jul 21, 2021 @ 15:20

    As per PSME ACADEME, nag recommend sila i postpone ang exam

    • Jalani Misuari Jul 21, 2021 @ 18:24

      Kailan lang iyang balita na iyan?

  • Mr. ME Jul 21, 2021 @ 16:10

    Totoo po ba yung kumakalat na screenshot about sa board exam ng ME na postponed daw po?

    • PRC Board Admin Jul 22, 2021 @ 10:46

      Please wait for official announcement from PRC.

      • ME boards taker Jul 22, 2021 @ 12:14

        Hi, may we know when the PRC will be giving a statement or notice/announcement? If possible can you do it ASAP?

      • Postponed please Jul 22, 2021 @ 12:53

        Hello, please make an official announcement asap. Thank you

      • ME ME ME Jul 28, 2021 @ 21:27

        Hello PRC board admin. Please release an official announcement ASAP. The article is posted after postponing the February licensure exam. Please release a new and updated status regarding August licensure exam. Thank you.

  • Joemer Jul 23, 2021 @ 6:14

    Tuloy po ba filing sa FOE sa marinduque?

  • Try Jul 23, 2021 @ 22:20

    Sana po mag post na kaagad ng official announcement ang PRC para sa MELE exam.

  • Future Engineer Jul 27, 2021 @ 12:01

    Matutuloy po ba or may update na po sa room assignments para sa August 2021 ME Board Exam? Salamat PRC. Goodbless.

  • bonak Jul 27, 2021 @ 17:46

    any updates po regarding sa postponement ng boards??

    • Bonak2 Jul 27, 2021 @ 17:59


      • bonak3 Jul 28, 2021 @ 22:09


  • Krachi Jul 27, 2021 @ 17:48


  • 星街すいせい Jul 27, 2021 @ 18:03

    Parang repost po ito ng dating article ah. Wala po ba tayong concrete update para dito?

  • Need answer Jul 28, 2021 @ 0:25

    If you don’t mind po sana at di man kabawasan sa oras ninyo baka po maaring maglabas ng kahit anung latest news or announcement about the ME Exam. Consideration nalang po sana sa ibang examinee di naman po pareparehas ng sitwasyon. Hoping for a positive response. Gusto lang po namin ng mas maagang announcement in order for us to prepare at di po magahol or mahassle sa mga preparation. Thank you

  • kudasai Jul 28, 2021 @ 17:14

    Yung nagsabing may screenshot daw na aug 5 ilalabas ang room assignments na comment sa fb, saan niyo nakuha yon??

    • ME SA PINAS Jul 29, 2021 @ 17:34

      Nasa scribd kaso Baguio City palang nandun.

  • daniel Jul 28, 2021 @ 23:01

    We badly need an update if this will be pushed through. Some of us were taking a leave from our company to take the exam. I hope you will update everyone as soon as possible, especially if the exam will be posponed.

  • PARANG AWA NYO NA PRC Jul 29, 2021 @ 12:38

    Mag update naman po kayo. Ayaw po naming maabutan ng lockdown dito sa Cebu, mecq na sa Lapu-lapu at Mandaue.
    Please make an official announce before Aug 31. Yun lang hinihintay namin kasi sabi ng PSME maghintay daw sa inyo.

  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2021 @ 13:39

    NCR to shift back to ECQ from August 6 – 20, 2021. Scheduled ME board exams is August 15-16. Waiting for updates…. still.

  • Jhay Drix Aug 1, 2021 @ 19:51

    Sana po mag post na ang PRC about sa Mechanical Engineer board exam. Hindi po laht ng mag te tale ay malapit sa testing center. Sana maka pag announce na kayo asapa bago pa kami gumastos ng malaki para sa car pool, apartment at swab para makapasok sa lugar tapos iba pa ang swab bago board exam. Hindi po pinupulot ang pera kaya sana mag announce na kayo dahil pag nakabayad na kami di na namin mababawi yung pera.

  • Body Aug 8, 2021 @ 1:25

    Good day po. bakit po na wala sa official website ng prc ang room assignment (Mechanical Engineering) sa Lucena?

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