PRC opens applications for September 2015 Special board exams (SPLBE) in Middle East

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced today that a Special Professional Licensure Board Examination (SPLBE) will be conducted in the Middle East on September 24-26, 2015. View the list of testing centers and requirements for each board exam here.

Among the opened exams for Middle East are nursing board exam (NLE), licensure exam for teachers (LET), Electronics Engineer (ECE), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and other professions. PRC now accepts applications for 2015 SPLBE.

The testing centers for the following board licensure examinations are as follows:

  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Doha, Qatar
  • Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait

Complete List of Board Examinations

  • Architects
  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA)
  • Civil Engineers
  • Dentists (Written)
  • Electronics Engineers (ECE)
  • Electronics Technicians (ECT)
  • Mechanical Engineers (ME)
  • Certified Plant Mechanics (CPM)
  • Master Plumbers
  • Nurses (NLE)
  • Registered Electrical Engineers (REE)
  • Registered Master Electricians (RME)
  • Professional Teachers (LET)
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Respiratory Therapists

Applicants may apply through the On-line Application System (OAS) which can be accessed at the PRC website. Upon submission of the application for licensure examinations via the OAS, the applicants must submit the required documents to the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) at their respective Embassies/Consulates until Friday, June 19, 2015.

The following basic documents must be submitted by all applicants:

Basic Documents

  • 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

Original copies of the above-mentioned documents shall be presented to members of the PRC Examination Team for validation upon the latter’s arrival at the examination venues.

In addition to the basic documents, applicants must also submit the following to the Professional Regulatory Board (PRB) – Specific Original Documents:

For Architects:

  • Accomplished logbook for Diversified Experience for local/overseas experience (certified by mentor-architect) and/or Certificate of Related Work Experience for overseas experience signed by the employer(s) for a minimum of 3,840 hours. Scanned copies shall be submitted through email to the Board of Architecture for conditional approval.
  • Updated PRC ID of mentor, PTR, IAPOA
  • Affidavit must be signed and sealed by Architect-mentor

For Registered Master Electricians:

  • Certificate of experience on prescribed form (PRC Form No.104) certified and signed by REE/RME/PEE
  • Certification from the Company
  • Valid ID/License of Certifying REE/RME/PEE

For Certified Public Accountants:

  • Certificate of Completion for refresher course if applicable. Repeaters shall submit proof of most recent exams taken (NOA, O.R.)

For Nurses (NLE):

(First Timer)

  • BSN graduates under CMO No.14 S 2009 – Certificate of Undertaking signed by the Dean and Registrar, duly notarized
  • BSN graduates under CMO No.30 S 2001 – Original copy of the Summary of Related Learning Experience (RLE) and original copy of the O.R.-D.R. cases in the new format 


  • Basic Documents

For Dentists:

  • If applicant had not taken the Dentist Licensure Examination for five years and up – 6-month Refresher Course Certificate
  • If applicant had failed for three times – 6-month Refresher Course Certificate

For Master Plumbers:

  • For licensed or graduates of BSCE, BS Architecture, BSME, BS Sanitary Engineering and BS Mining Engineering – Transcript of Records and Photocopy of Valid Passport
  • For Registered Electrical Engineers (REE) or graduate of BS Electrical Engineering – 5 years of experience as Master Plumbers, Transcript of Records, Photocopy of REE if Registered Electrical Engineer
  • For High School Graduates – 5 years of experience as Master Plumber, High School Diploma and Photocopy of Valid Passport

For Certified Plant Mechanics:

  • Certification of Employment from the Company/Employer
  • Certificate of Experience (PRC Form 104)
  • Detailed Description of Equipment (PRC Form)
  • Valid License of Certifying Mechanical Engineer/CPM
  • Affidavit of Competency

For Respiratory Therapists:

  • Three (3) Good Moral Character
  • Certificate of Internship
  • For Repeaters with three (3) failures: Certificate of Completion of Refresher Course

For Radiologic Technologists:

  • Basic Requirements

The list of conditionally-approved applicants shall be posted at the PRC website and shall be furnished to the five (5) testing centers.

Examination fees shall be paid and remitted by the applicant/examinee through the designated Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) Overseas Remittance Offices (OROs).
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