PRC guidelines, forms for various board exams during COVID-19 pandemic

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) reminds all aspiring professionals, who will take board exams during the COVID-19 pandemic, of the standard guidelines and downloadable forms on the strict health protocols.

Pursuant to PRC Memorandum Order No. 68 (s. 2020), all examinees of various licensure examinations are reminded of the following:

PRC guidelines, forms for various board exams
Conduct of March 2020 Physician Licensure Examination. Photo Credit: PRC Public Information and Media Relations Unit

A. Examinees shall bring the following during the scheduled licensure examination:

1) Notice of Admission (NOA);

2) Pens, pencils, and erasers;

3) Negative result of the Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test taken from three (3) to five (5) days prior to the scheduled examination or Certificate of Quarantine for fourteen (14) days or its equivalent signed by any of the following:

i. Any licensed Physician (government or private physician)

ii. Municipal Health Officer, Provincial Health Officer or City Health Officer

iii. Barangay Officer visiting the examinee’s residence attesting that he/she has been in quarantine for 14 days;

4) Informed Consent Form and Health Declaration Form (downloadable from PRC official website:;

NOTE: Informed Consent and Health Declaration Forms can be downloaded on here (Annex A and Annex B).

5) Face mask preferably N95 and Face Shield (to be worn at all times);

6) 70% ethyl alcohol for regular hand disinfection; and

7) Pre-packed meal/snacks and drinks.

B. Examinees shall submit the Post Examination Health Surveillance Form (downloadable from PRC official website: to the concerned Regional Office fourteen (14) days after the conduct of the examination.

NOTE: Examination Health Surveillance Form can be downloaded here (Annex C).

C. In the event of failure to take the scheduled licensure examination (name is already included in the Room Assignment), examinees shall be allowed to take the immediately succeeding scheduled licensure examination subject to the following:

1. For those with health-related reasons: The examinee must submit a letter to the Commission and the concerned Board together with a notarized medical certificate; or

2. For those with travel restriction related reasons: The examinee must submit a letter with attached official letter or restriction from the LGU concerned.

D. Examinees who cannot take the scheduled licensure examination for any reasons other than those stated in Item C, may submit a request to the Commission for them to take the next scheduled licensure examination stating clearly the reasons of their failure to take the subject licensure examination.

The written request shall be submitted through the official email of the concerned Regional Offices ( Said examinees are advised to keep their Notice of Admission (NOA) and Official Receipt for use during the examination.

For queries and concerns, please email Licensure Office at and
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