MANILA, Philippines – Following the cancellation/ postponement of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) board exams on March 2020 and April 2020 due to the threat of COVID-19, examinees are now asking when is the new date(s) of the affected licensure examinations (LET, PLE, MedTech, ECE, ECT, Midwives, REE, RME, Pharmacist).
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 Wednesday has announced the cancellation of all licensure exams scheduled on March to April 2020. These include the following, to quote,
Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 922 dated 8 March 2020 declaring a state of public health emergency throughout the country, and the recommendations of the Department of Health (DOH) and Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) to prohibit mass gatherings, and to further ensure the safety of the examinees and employees of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), the conduct of the following licensure examinations/assessments is hereby CANCELLED:
- Qualifying Assessment for Foreign Medical Professionals (March 19, 2020)
- Physician Licensure Examination (March 15-16, 2020)
- Medical Technologists Licensure Examination (March 18-19, 2020)
- Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (March 29, 2020)
- Licensure Examination for Electronic Engineers and Electronic Technicians (April 1-3, 2020)
- Licensure Examination for Midwives (April 5-6, 2020)
- Licensure Examination for Registered Electrical Engineers and Registered Master Electricians (April 14-16, 2020)
- Licensure Examination for Pharmacists (April 26-27, 2020)
- Postponed: PRC Board Exams for May 2020 and June 2020
- Cancelled: PRC Board Exams for March 2020 and April 2020
- Postponed: LET March 2020, When is the new date of exams?
- Postponed: MedTech Board Exam March 2020, When is the New Date of Exam?
NEW DATE(S) OF CANCELLED 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.
Update April 13, 2020: PRC, in its latest announcement said that they will be extending the filing of applications for those licensure exams with deadlines from April 15, 2020 to April 30, 2020. To quote,
Due to the extension of Enhanced Community Quarantine until April 30, 2020, all deadlines set from April 15, 2020 to April 30, 2020, for the filing of application for licensure examinations are extended until further notice.
Shown in the table below is the old and new schedule of affected PRC board exams on March and April 2020. This will be updated as soon as PRC issued the official announcement.
|Board Exam/ Assessment||Original Date||New/Re-scheduled Date|
|Qualifying Assessment for Foreign Medical Professionals||March 19, 2020||TBA|
|Physician/ PLE||March 15-16, 2020||TBA|
|MedTech||March 18-19, 2020||TBA|
|Teachers/ LET||March 29, 2020||TBA|
|Electronics Engineering/ ECE||April 1-3, 2020||TBA|
|Electronics Technician/ ECT||April 1-3, 2020||TBA|
|Midwifery||April 5-6, 2020||TBA|
|Registered Electrical Engineer/ REE||April 14-16, 2020||TBA|
|Registered Master Electrician/ RME||April 14-16, 2020||TBA|
|Pharmacist||April 26-27, 2020||TBA|
POSTPONED or CANCELLED?
After the announcement, questions/ speculations arose on how the news was presented. Whether the board exams are cancelled and will be re-scheduled in a later/ longer time? or just delayed/postponed and will be re-scheduled in the succeeding month(s)?
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.”
To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the cancelled PRC board exams on March and April 2020, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website or follow us at our social media accounts via Facebook and Twitter.
Paano po yung ang date po ng pag file for taking CPALE ay this March, susundin pa din po ba yung date or pwede na magpa process sa earlier dates? Open po ba ang offices to process?
Is there a chance na move on later dates and deadline ng filing due to COVID-19?
How about the filing for Pharmacist Licensure exam? Maadjust po ba? March 24 last filing.
good day o,
bukas po ay schedule ko sa pag file ng criminology board examinaton dito sa pagadian city zamboanga del sur. pwde po parin ba na mag file?
Kailan po ba ang new schedule ng LET exam for Dumaguete? Tnx
Ma'am kaikan po ang new schedule po ng board exam.
Kylnpo resched ng let kc cancel po ung march 29
Pwd pa po ba mag file?
Good evening po. Reschedule din po ba ang pag file ng application for Radiologic Technology boarf exam?
How about po yung CPALE? Is there a chance na mapostpone din po? May mga reviewees po na naapektuhan dahil sa lockdown, di po sila nakapagfile, and some review centers does not offer online reviews. Although reviewees are supposedly to review by themselves, we can't deny the fact that review centers are a big help to reviewees. And because of this crisis, most of the reviewees are disturbed and can't fully focus on their self reviews.
Tama nga naman di naman kasi lahat makaka offer ng online reviews tsaka madami din mga tao na nag early study expecting na maka take sila pero di pa naka pag file kasi nga dahil sa lockdown sana naman mabasa to ng PRC to take action kung anong gawin nila. i hope they will extend to support naman sa mga takers
Kailan po ang LET Exam sa CEBU?
Pano po ang CPALE? Affected rin po kami.
Hello PRC, how about the CELE on May 3-4. Why don't you consider to postpone the exam? Alot of reviewees are affected due to this pandemic that causes them distracted to review at home. Review centers are a big help for us to pass the board exam. Please reconsider the CELE takers specially now that the number of patients with confirmed cases of covid19 are getting higher day by day.
HiMaam/Sir. Good day.. Ask ko lang po, paano po ang deadline of filing para sa criminology. Hindi na po ba talaga pwede i-extend? Mahirap po kasi mag complete ng requirements ngayon dahil sarado po k mga office. Hoping for your good consideration po. Thank you.
Paano naman po yung mga may exam ng May? Hindi po ba talaga macoconsider? Padami pa rin ng padami yung mga nagpapositive. Okay na ba ang lahat pagdating ng May? Paano naman po yung review namin. Mas kailangan po namin ng actual na may nagrereview saamin kesa sa selfreview. Marami pa po kaming hindi naiintindihan at sana po maconsider niyo talaga. Salamat po.
How about CE? Is any update on our Board Exam. By the way,
We are excited to take our Liscensure on May 3-4 . We don't need a review, we dont need your responce, we review for 2 months and I think it is enough for us to take the Board, we don't need a consideration. It is just a license. Only the takers on March-April are the only affected in this difficulties.
And I hope you got my Idea.
Godbless PRC! Thankyou? ☺️��
how about our registration it is delayed because of quarantine no passenger vehicles are allowed
Good afternoon my I ask, I am graduat in the track of home economic at the TVL strand there any chance that I can apply on this scholarship ??
Kaylan po magiging new sched ng RME sana po inform kami 2 to 3days b4 exam. Thanks and God Bless
Hello po. I do hope that you'll be able to announce the board exam cancellations for the month of July-August. I hope you'll also give ample time for the applicants to process their papers. Since di pa namin makukuha TOR namin sa school kasi naka lockdown pa po. Stay safe and God bless!
Good evening PRC. I'd like to know if will there be extensions given for filing?
Hi PRC. Would love to hear announcements from you po. Please consider giving us time to process our papers at school for the application.
Hello po maam/sir pwede na po ba mag flie in online processing for RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY?? APRIL 27 2020 kasi ung start for filing . Pls notice
pwede pa bang mag apply for LET? naka online na po ako noong January naabutan po ako ng dealine kaya hindi ako nakapunta ng tacloban para magbayad. kung pwede pa ba itung reference number ko itu lang gagamitin para magbayad kung okay pa or extended pa?
salamat po sa sasagot ng tanong ko. gusto ko pong mag Exam kaso naabutan ako ng deadline. baka ngayon pwede pang humabol mag file, tas saan pwede magbayad? please notice me po.salamat
Sana po hindi po talaga totoo na Sept ang new sched ng March 2020 PLE, masyado pong matagal yun. Allowed naman po ang mass gathering as long it is ESSENTIAL, hopefully pag GCQ na talaga ma prioritize po ang March 2020 PLE nang mas maaga ma resched since mas una naman po talaga kami sa orig sched. Thank you!
Hello po,tanong lang po ako ma'am/sir kung kailan ang bagong scjedule ng examination for Let..pa update naman po..salamat po,keep safe po
Hi PRC. Any updates?
Good evening! Hoping for updates to avoid confusion and also for us to prepare. The earlier the better. Salamat.
Are exams from July to December going to push through this year? Kindly inform us earlier. Our papers have not been processed yet because the University is still close.
May mga extensions po ba for the applications? Ty
Good day po kailan po new schedule ng rme exam po thank you
Good day po. Maam/sir, possible po ba na september ang resume ng LET exam ng batch March 2020 examinees? thank you po.
About the filling sa Let, magfifile po ba ulit kahit nakapagfile na dati? Or yun din ang gagamitin?
Does this mean that the batch that was supposed to take on the cancelled dates will take their respective exam along with the new set of takers? Thank you.
Hi our filing started on the 2nd week of May however nasa ECQ parin kami. We cannot process our papers sa school. Will you give extensions for this po?
pano po yung BS Ind. Tech. CFD kaylan po yung continuation ng entrance exam?
August exams tutuloy?
Hi kamusta naman po yung Aug exams? Dami ng tatanong ala pa update
Sana ma extend ang filing ng exams sobrang hirap makapag process talaga ngayon
May extensions po ba for filing for the Aug exam? Sana meron.
Yung mga dapat mag take ng October 2020 ay mamomove sa April 2021, or kasabay parin silang magtatake with April 2020?
Good day! we need updates po.
Mam/sir epostpone nyo na din yong exam sa September please lang.
Medyo na tritrigered na kasi kami eh, walang review center na open, wala ring update kung matutuloy ba sa september.
Kasi sa august postponed na eh.
Wala pa ba update sa month of september?
Hindi ko po na i file yung let examination ko nung january kasi nagkasakit ako pero nakapagbayad ako online thru paymaya supposed to be march 29 ang examination.ma refund ko po ba binayad ko para magfile ulit ngayon july?pakisagot nman po prc….
Any update po sa september exams??? Tuloy parin po ba ???
Supposed yung May 2020 takers, what should we do na nacancel na yung exam? Should we go to PRC center para magparesched? Then how about the payment? Do we need to pay again?