PRC to hold Special Board Exams for OFWs in the Middle East this December

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Wednesday announced that Special Licensure Board Examinations (SPLBE) will be conducted in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Abu Dhabi) on December 9, 10 and 11, 2011.

The testing centers and licensure board examinations, the PRC said, are as follows:
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Doha, Qatar
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • Riyadh
Licensure Examination
  • Architects
  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Civil Engineers
  • Registered Electrical Engineers
  • Registered Master Electricians
  • Electronics Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
Submission of accomplished application forms and documentary requirements of OFW-applicants shall be with the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) at the respective Embassies/Consulates until Friday, November 11, 2011, the Commission said, adding that application forms can be downloaded from the PRC website.

The following are the documents to be submitted together with the accomplished application form:
    1.1 Basic Documents:

    1.1.1 Photocopy of Transcript of Records (with or without scanned picture & remarks “ For Board Examination Purposes Only”)

    1.1.2 Photocopy of Valid passport
      The originals of the above documents shall be presented to the PRC Examination Team for validation upon their arrival at the venues of examinations.
    1.1.3 Four (4) passport-size pictures

    1.2 Professional Regulatory Board (PRB) - Specific Original Documents:

    1.2.1 For Architects: Accomplished Logbook for Diversified Experience for local experience (certified by mentor-architect) and/or Certificate of Related Work Experience for overseas experience (signed by the employer) for a minimum of 3,840 hours. Scanned copies shall be submitted thru email to the Board of Architecture for conditional approval.

    1.2.2 For Registered Master Electricians: Certificate of Experience on prescribed form

    1.2.3 For CPAs: Certificate of Completion of Refresher Course, if applicable
Payment of examinations fees will be at the designated Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) partner or correspondent bank to be announced later, the PRC added.