PRC to hold special licensure exams in Middle East in October

A Special Professional Licensure Board Examination (SPLBE) will be conducted by the PRC in the Middle East on October 3-5, 2014.

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In an announcement posted on its official website, the Professional Regulation Commission said the testing centers will be in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Doha, Qatar; Riyadh and Al-Khobar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The special board exams will be for aspiring architects, certified public accountants, civil engineers, dentists (written), electronics engineers, electronics technicians, mechanical engineers, master plumbers, nurses, teachers, and registered electrical engineers as well as master electricians.

Applicants may apply through the On-line Application System (OAS) which can be accessed via prc.gov.ph/online/application, the PRC stated.

Upon submission of application through the OAS, applicants must submit the required documents to the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) at their respective embassies/consulates until Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

The requirements can be found on the given link. The basic documents applicants must submit are the following:
  • Photocopy of Transcript of Records (with or without scanned picture and remarks “For Board Examination Purposes Only”)
  • Photocopy of Valid Passport
  • Four (4) passport-size pictures with complete name-tag in white background
It was noted that original copies of the basic documents shall be presented to members of the PRC examination team for validation at the exam venues.

Specific documents must also be submitted in addition to the basic documents, the list can be found here.