PRC postpones remaining licensure exams for 2020

THE Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Friday, September 18, 2020, announced the postponement of the remaining licensure examinations scheduled for the rest of 2020 due to the continued threat of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

"Due to government imposed restrictions and other unforeseeable circumstances because of extended community quarantines, and to ensure the health and safety of the PRC examinees, Professional Regulatory Boards (PRBs), and examination personnel, the conduct of the scheduled October to December 2020 licensure examinations is hereby postponed," the commission said in an advisory.

The following are postponed:

Licensure Examination for Architects (October 30 – November 1, 2020);

Licensure Examination for Midwives (November 8 – 9, 2020);

Civil Engineers Licensure Examination (November 15 – 16, 2020);

Aeronautical Engineers Licensure Examination (November 17 – 19, 2020);

Geologists Licensure Examination (November 17 – 19, 2020);

Nurses Licensure Examination (November 22 – 23, 2020);

Criminologists Licensure Examination (November 29 – December 1, 2020);

Dental Hygienists Licensure Examination – Written (November 24, 2020);

Dental Hygienists Licensure Examination – Practical (November 25, 2020);

Dentists Licensure Examination – Written (December 2 – 4, 2020);

Dentists Licensure Examination – Practical (December 15 – 22, 2020);

Dental Technologists Licensure Examination – Written (December 7, 2020);

Dental Technologists Licensure Examination – Practical (December 8 – 9, 2020);

Licensure Examination for Radiologic Technologists and X-ray Technologists (December 10 – 11, 2020); and

Licensure Examination for Pharmacists (December 13 – 14, 2020).

The PRC said these will be rescheduled to 2021.

"Examinees are advised to check the PRC official website and social media accounts for important updates," said PRC.

From March until December 2020, the PRC has already postponed a total of 67 examinations due to the pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)


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