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Important Dates To Remember For The 2019 Chemist And Chemical Technician Board Exams

Important Dates to Remember for the 2019 Chemist and Chemical Technician Board Exams

Taking the Chem or ChemTech Boards this year? Take note of the following application deadlines and exam schedules!

Chemist Licensure Examination

Date of exam: October 8-9, 2019 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
Place: Manila, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu
Opening of online processing  of applications: July 9, 2019
Deadline in filing of applications: September 9, 2019
Target date of release of exam results: October 14, 2019


Chemical Technician Licensure Examination

Date of exam: October 10, 2019 (Thursday)
Place: Manila, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu
Opening of online processing of applications: July 9, 2019
Deadline in filing of applications: September 9, 2019
Target date of release of exam results: October 14, 2019

For the Table of Specifications for the Chemist Licensure Examclick here.


Reference:
2019 Schedule of Examination. (n.d.). Retrieved from Professional Regulation Commission: https://prc.gov.ph/2019-schedule-examination

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  1. Hi. I’m a BS Pharmacy graduate and a registered pharmacist as well. I’m currently working in a chemistry laboratory. Just want to ask if I can take the Chemical Technician board exam this coming October? Do you accept TORs for evaluation? I can email it to you. Thank you.

  2. Hello po, I just would like to inquire if regarding sa application for Chemical Technician Licensure Exam, needed po ang prior actual laboratory work experience or qualified po basta maka comply ng 30 units of undergraduate chemistry?

    My undergrad is Industrial Pharmacy (UPM) but my work experiences are not laboratory related. Hope you can respond. Thanks po.

    1. Hello Rommel! You are qualified to take the Chemical Technician Licensure Exam as long as you meet the minimum 30 units requirement in Chemistry and Chemistry-related subjects (including those involving chemical analysis, for example, Food Chemistry and Analysis).

      Happy to help!

  3. Good Morning! Im helping a friend po. I just wanna ask if what are the ways para po mameet yung 30 units na minimun requirement to take chemtech board exam. She has only 20 units.

    Thank you!

    1. Hello Suhailah!

      Take note that a maximum of 12 units can be added to the total unit count with 5 years of work experience. This conversion can also be prorated, for example, 2.5 years of work experience is equivalent to 6 units.

      Here are some of our suggestions for your friend:
      1. Obtain more Chemistry-related work experience (5 years = 12 units); and
      2. Take ChemTech subjects that are offered by educational institutions to augment unit deficiencies. The Board of Chemistry recently released guidelines on this and we’ll keep you updated regarding this matter; and
      3. Does your friend have OJT units (Chemistry-related) that can increase the total unit count?

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

      1. Hello po. What do you mean about this sir/maam?
        “Take ChemTech subjects that are offered by educational institutions to augment unit deficiencies. The Board of Chemistry recently released guidelines on this. “

        1. Hi, Miel.

          As far as we know, only the University of San Carlos in Cebu is offering ChemTech subjects that can be taken to augment unit deficiencies.

          To clarify, it is best to consult the PRC/Board of Chemistry regarding this matter.

          Happy to help!

          Best regards,
          The SRC Team

  4. Hello po.

    what if po ganito ang situation?
    I am taking up BS Food Technology and ito po ang units ko
    Inorganic chemistry: 3units
    Organic chemistry:3units
    Qualitative chem.: 3units
    General biochemistry: 3units
    Quantitative chemistry: 3units
    Physical chemistry: 3units
    Food chemistry 1: 5 units
    Food chemistry 2: 5 units

    total of 28 units

    then I am working po sa isang company for almost 2 and a half year, which you said po as an example na equivalent to 6 units and will give me the total of 34 units. But also ang case po is hindi pa po ako graduate and the company is asking me if pwede bang mag take ako ng ChemTech?

    So, ang tanong ko po is, makakakuha po kaya ako ng chemtech examamination?

    salamat po 🙂

    1. Hello Jhames! Yes, you are qualified to take the Chemical Technician Licensure Exam as long as you meet the minimum 30 units requirement in Chemistry and Chemistry-related subjects. Do take note of one of the documentary requirements for the application for the Chemical Technician Licensure Examination, which is:

      Certified true copy of the Transcript of Records

      You will need to obtain your TOR from your university in order to apply for the exam. Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

  5. Hi.. Ask ko lng po kung ouede ko mag take ng chem tech exam din..: BS Chemistry grad po ako and presently working sa pnp.. Gusto ko sna pa assigned sa crime lab namin..

    1. Hi, Mhei!

      Yes, you are qualified to take the Chemical Technician Licensure Exam as long as you meet the minimum 30 units requirement in Chemistry and Chemistry-related subjects.

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

      1. Hi po! Ask lang po sana if acceptable po yung TOR na ang nakalagay ay “For Evaluation Purposes Only”? Bale, Food Tech grad po ako and itong TOR ko ay matagal ko ng na-request. May nabasa po kasi ako na ang TOR dapat my nakalagay na “For Board Examination Purposes”. Umabot po ng 30 units yung chem subjects namin.

        Thanks

        1. Hello Meiji!

          While we await the updating of the PRC Website on the list of ChemTech Licensure Exam application requirements, it’s best to assume that the Transcript of Records need to have the remarks:

          “For Board Examination Purposes”

          as the Chemist Licensure Exam and other exams also require this.

          Happy to help!

          Best regards,
          The SRC Team

          1. Thank you for the prompt response. Pahabol lang po na tanong. The TOR to be submitted ay yung sa undergraduate lang? Kasi I have already taken up my masters in chemistry and it is indicated in the requirements na dapat 30 units of chem sa undergraduate lang yung need. Do I still have to include my masters or should I attach my undergraduate TOR only?

  6. Hi. I just want to ask if possible ba kong makapag-take ng Chem Tech Licensure Exam kung ganito yung case ko. I’m a fresh grad of BS Bio, 16 units lang ang chem subj. ko, but ang OJT ko ay sa Chem Lab ng DOST. Possible bang makapagtake ako? Thank youu

    1. Hello, Agape!

      If your on-the-job training (OJT) activities are related to chemical analysis, you may include your OJT units (indicated in the Transcript of Records) in the total unit count. During your application, submit a certification stating your OJT job description in order for it to count as additional units.

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

  7. Hello SRC Admins

    I would like to ask if I am qualified to take the Chem Tech Boards Examination?

    I have a total of 20 Chemistry Related Units

    Gen Chem- 3 units
    Gen Chem Laboratory – 2 units
    Gen Chem 2 – 3 units
    Gen Chem 2 Laboratory – 2 units
    Organic Chem Laboratory – 2 units
    Analytical Chem – 3 units
    Analytical Chem Lab – 2 Units
    Waste Management – 3 units
    Physical Chemistry of Materials- 2 units
    Extraction Processes of MAterials – 2 units

    I also have an OJT- 15 units

    and I am working in a Biochemical Laboratory for 9 months already

    1. Hello Michael! You are qualified to take the Chemical Technician Licensure Exam as long as you meet the minimum 30 units requirement in Chemistry and Chemistry-related subjects (including those involving chemical analysis, for example, Food Chemistry and Analysis).

      Take note that a maximum of 12 units can be added to your total unit count with 5 years of work experience. This conversion can also be prorated, for example, 2.5 years of work experience is equivalent to 6 units.

      To confirm if your courses are counted, it is best to consult the PRC.

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

  8. hello po gudeve..ask lang po ako in my stances that i graduated last 2010 then i planned to take chemist exam this october..then it comes that last 2013 nagka typhon po sa amin then wala akong na save..i’l go back to the school where i graduated and ask for another documents..na release nila sa akon lahat except my thesis kc nga naapektohan rin yong skul namin..so dispose ang mga nabasa nilang books and thesis..question po..can i still apply for the board exam even i don’t have thesis presented?thank you po!

      1. Hi! Ask ko lang if I’m qualified to take chemtech board exam. Bs bio graduate ako with 16 units of chem lab and lec tapos nag ojt po sa department of agriculture sa chem lab department nila then i am currently working in a pharmaceutical company. Don po ba sa tor na kailangan dapat naka indicate din kung chem lab ang pinasukan na ojt? Thank youuuu!

        1. Hello Catherine! You are qualified to take the Chemical Technician Licensure Exam as long as you meet the minimum 30 units requirement in Chemistry and Chemistry-related subjects (including those involving chemical analysis, for example, Food Chemistry and Analysis). Take note that a maximum of 12 units can be added to your total unit count with 5 years of work experience. This conversion can also be prorated, for example, 2.5 years of work experience is equivalent to 6 units.

          If your on-the-job training (OJT) activities are related to chemical analysis, you may include your OJT units (indicated in the Transcript of Records) in the total unit count. During your application, submit a certification stating your OJT job description in order for it to count as additional units.

          Happy to help!

          Yours truly,
          The SRC Team

  9. Hi po
    Im a BS chemical engineering graduate
    Just wanna know if qualify po ako kumuha nang chemist licensure exam?

    Sa curriculum namin wla kaming thesis ehhhh
    Pero dalawa po yung plant design namin at tatlo po yung physical chemistry

    1. Hello Gene! 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

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

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

  10. Hi, Klaus! Yes, you may take the two exams. The Board of Chemistry has scheduled the Chemist Board Exam in October 8-9 and Chemical Technician in October 10. Takers are also recommend to take the two exams for a second option for Chemist License, which is the ChemTech License, if ever. All the best on your endeavors. I hope this helps.

  11. Hi po, tanong ko lang po kung may extend ba ang filing ng chemical technician and chemist?
    Kung meron, hanggang kelan po ang extend date?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi, Christopher!

      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

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

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

  12. I am a Educ graduate . Major in Physical Science, am I qualified to take the Chemtech examination next time? Thanks

    1. Hello, Daljeth!

      You are qualified to take the Chemical Technician Licensure Exam as long as you meet the minimum 30 units requirement in Chemistry and Chemistry-related subjects (including those involving chemical analysis, for example, Food Chemistry and Analysis). How many Chemistry units were you able to earn?

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

  13. Hi I am a pharmacist and I want to take the ChemTech exam. I took the following subjects
    General and Inorganic Chemistry – 5 units
    Organic Chemistry – 5 units
    Physical Chemistry – 4 units
    Pharmaceutical Biochemistry – 5 units
    Pharmacy and Chemistry of Medicinals I (Inorganic Chemistry of Medicinals) – 4 units
    Pharmacy and Chemistry of Medicinals II (Organic Chemistry of Medicinals) – 5 units
    Pharmacognosy and Plant Chemistry – 5 units
    Quality Control 1 Drug testing and assay – 5 units
    Quality Control 2 Drug testing and assay wuth instrumentation – 4 units
    Am I qualified to take the ChemTech exam?

    1. Hello Thirdy! You are qualified to take the Chemical Technician Licensure Exam as long as you meet the minimum 30 units requirement in Chemistry and Chemistry-related subjects (including those involving chemical analysis, for example, Food Chemistry and Analysis).

      To verify if your other courses are counted in the 30-unit requirement, we think it’s best that you present your TOR to the PRC and Board of Chemistry and let them evaluate the same.

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

  14. Hello ask Lang po ako if qualified ba ako Maka take ng chem tech kahit undergrad chemical engineering ako 4 years .. although may general chemistry, analytic , organic and in organic at physical chemistry na ako and I will work now sa isang industrial plant for 2 years as a quality assurance analysts

    1. Hello Jade!

      Yes, you are qualified to take the Chemical Technician Licensure Exam as long as you meet the minimum 30 units requirement in Chemistry and Chemistry-related subjects. Do take note of one of the documentary requirements for the application for the Chemical Technician Licensure Examination, which is:

      Certified true copy of the Transcript of Records

      You will need to obtain your TOR from your university in order to apply for the exam.

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

  15. Hi po. I am a BS Biology graduate po sa UPLB. I am currently working in a chemical laboratory for at least 4.5 years. Here are my Chemistry subjects earned during my undergrad.

    General Chemistry I- 5 units
    General Chemistry II- 5 units
    Organic Chemistry- 4 units
    Biochemistry- 3 units
    Total units- 17 units

    If I will be using my working experience at the time of the application, my total units earned would be 29 units. Are there cases that you know of wherein applicants with less than 30 units were approved? Thank you so much.

    1. Hello Ana!

      You are qualified to take the Chemical Technician Licensure Exam as long as you meet the minimum 30 units requirement in Chemistry and Chemistry-related subjects (including those involving chemical analysis, for example, Food Chemistry and Analysis).

      Here are some of our suggestions for you:
      1. Take ChemTech subjects that are offered by educational institutions to augment unit deficiencies. The Board of Chemistry recently released guidelines on this, and as far as we know, only the University of San Carlos in Cebu is currently offering ChemTech subjects that can be taken to augment unit deficiencies;
      2. Do you have OJT units (Chemistry-related) that can increase the total unit count?

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

  16. Hi! Good Day! Mam/Sir
    is BT- Nutrition and Food Technology is allowed to take Chemtech Licensure Exam?
    and hope you mind, Please Evaluate my Checklist if my subject is somewhat related in Chemistry.

    1. Hello Jensen,

      You are qualified to take the Chemical Technician Licensure Exam as long as you meet the minimum 30 units requirement in Chemistry and Chemistry-related subjects (including those involving chemical analysis, for example, Food Chemistry and Analysis).

      To clarify, we think it’s best that you present your TOR to the PRC and Board of Chemistry and let them evaluate the same. As much as we would want to help, it is in the authority of the PRC and Board of Chemistry to make the final decision regarding licensure exam eligibility.

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

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