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IATF OKs licensure exams scheduled from January to March

January 22, 2021 - Friday 5:01 PM by PNA

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MANILA – The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has allowed the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to proceed with the scheduled licensure examinations from January to March, Malacañang said on Friday.

“The request of the Professional Regulation Commission to conduct and administer the licensure examinations for professionals scheduled for January to March 2021 was approved,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.

The IATF-EID’s latest decision was contained in Resolution 95, Roque said.

Licensure examinations for medical technologists, sanitary engineers, and architects are scheduled this month, according to the official website of the PRC.

The licensure examination for medical technologists is scheduled for Jan. 21 to 22, while the PRC examination for sanitary engineers is set from Jan. 25 to 27.

Aspiring architects are scheduled to take the licensure examination on Jan. 29 and 31.

In February, the PRC scheduled licensure examinations for veterinarians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, real estate consultants, geologists, master plumbers, psychologists, mechanical engineers, and certified plant mechanics.

The PRC is set to hold licensure examinations for foreign medical professionals, physicians, respiratory therapists, medical technologists, optometrists, ocular pharmacologists, and professional teachers in March.

The PRC postponed the licensure examinations last year due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

In December last year, Iligan Rep. Frederick Siao called for the resumption of PRC’s board examinations in 2021 to avoid manpower shortages amid the Covid-19 crisis. Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos