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Tables Of Specifications For The Chemists Licensure Exam

Tables of Specifications for the Chemists Licensure Exam

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Republic of the Philippines
Professional Regulation Commission
Manila
PROFESSIONAL REGULATORY BOARD OF CHEMISTRY
Resolution No.12
Series of 2018
ISSUANCE AND PROMULGATION OF THE TABLES OF SPECIFICATIONS (TOS)
OF THE SUBJECTS FOR THE CHEMISTS LICENSURE EXAMINATION

WHEREAS, Section 9 (h) of Republic Act (RA) No. 8981, otherwise known as the “PRC Modernization Act of 2000” empowers the professional Regulatory Boards to prepare, adopt and issue  the  syllabi and  Tables   of Specifications  (TOS)  of the subjects for examination, in consultation with the academe; determine and prepare the questions for the licensure examinations which shall strictly be within the scope of the syllabus or TOS of the subjects for examination;

WHEREAS, RA   No.   10657, otherwise known as Chemistry Profession Act, likewise vests to the Professional Regulatory Board of Chemistry (Board) the power and the duty to prescribe the subjects in the licensure examinations, determine the syllabi of the subjects and their relative weights, construct the test questions and submit the examination results to the Commission. The Chemists Licensure Examination shall now cover the following professional chemistry subjects; Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry (Section 17, RA No. 10657);

WHEREAS, the syllabi and the TOS are necessary to define and delineate the scope/coverage of each subject in the licensure examination that shall serve as guide or reference to the Board, schools, examinees and reviewers in preparing and/or reviewing for the examination;

WHEREAS, the TOS will appropriately incorporate the competencies covering the topics and sub-topics or areas and sub-areas, or concepts and sub-concepts into the examination subjects. It does not only provide for the percentage weights and number of items but also the different qualification descriptors, taking into account the Philippine Qualifications Framework (PQF) standards;

WHEREAS, the TOS for the Chemists Licensure Examination subjects have been formulated and finalized by the Board, in consultation with the academe and other stakeholders;

WHEREFORE, the Board, pursuant to its powers and functions under RA No. 10657, has RESOLVED, as it so RESOLVES, to issue and promulgate the TOS of the subjects in the Chemists Licensure Examination (Annex A), with each subject having the corresponding relative weights as follows:

Analytical Chemistry –   25%
Inorganic Chemistry –    25%
Physical Chemistry –      20%
Organic Chemistry –       15%
Biochemistry –                 15%
                                            100%


Nothing however shall restrict the Board from modifying or adjusting the assigned relative weights as herein prescribed.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution shall apply in the October 2018 Chemists Licensure Examination and the subsequent schedules thereof;

This Resolution shall take effect after fifteen (15) days following its publication in the Official Gazette or in any newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines.

Let copies hereof be furnished the UP Law Center, Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and other chemists organizations/associations.

Done the City of Manila this 4thday of June 2018.

ADORACION P. RESURRECCION
Chairperson

SOLEDAD S. CASTAÑEDA                                   MA. THERESA C. CAYTON
Member                                                                               Member

ATTESTED:

ATTY. LOVELIKA T. BAUTISTA
Chief, Secretariat to the Professional Regulatory Boards

APPROVED:

TEOFILO S. PILANDO, JR.
Chairman

YOLANDA D. REYES                               JOSE Y. CUETO, JR.
Commissioner                                       Commissioner

Reference:
Professional Regulatory Board of Chemistry. (2018, June 10). Resolution No. 12, Series of 2018. The Philippine Star

This Post Has 7 Comments
    1. Hi, John.

      The minimum units in the professional (core) subjects of the chemistry curriculum according to the CHED Standards and Policies are as follows:

      General / Inorganic Chemistry – 11 units
      Organic Chemistry – 10 units
      Analytical Chemistry – 10 units
      Physical Chemistry – 11 units
      Biochemistry – 4 units

      The PRC also lists on their website ‘BS in Chemistry’ as one of the requirements needed to take the Chemist Licensure Exam.

      To clarify, it is best to consult the PRC regarding this matter. Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

  1. What are the list of Professional Chemistry subjects/courses exist with the other allied degree? Thank you.

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