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Chemical Technician Licensure Exam Application Requirements

Chemical Technician Licensure Exam Application Requirements

The following are the qualification and documentary requirements to accompany an application for the Chemical Technician Licensure Examination:

Qualifications for applicants for Chemical Technician

  1. A Citizen of the Philippines or a citizen of a foreign country which grants the corresponding privilege to Filipinos
  2. Of good moral character and of sound mind
  3. Has successfully completed at least thirty (30) units of undergraduate Chemistry courses from an institution duly recognized by CHED or the TESDA. The courses should include both lecture and laboratory courses in the following subjects: General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. A certified true copy of the applicant’s transcript must accompany the application.
  4. Has not been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude by a court of competent jurisdiction





Documentary requirements

  1. Original and photocopy of the National Statistics Office (NSO)-issued Certificate of Birth
  2. NSO-issued Marriage Certificate (in case of married female)
  3. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance
  4. Certification of Good Moral Character issued by any of the following: barangay, church, school or employer
  5. Certified true copy of the Transcript of Records
  6. Certification of work experience in a chemical laboratory by a registered chemist (Only for those who have completed less than 30 units of chemistry)

 

To see the list of programs qualified to take the Chemical Technician Licensure Exam, click here.

 

Reference:
Chemical Technician. (n.d.). Retrieved from Professional Regulation Commission: https://www.prc.gov.ph/requirements/chemical-technician

This Post Has 37 Comments
    1. Hello, Gladys.

      We don’t have a branch in Cagayan de Oro; we only have our office and classroom in West Avenue, Quezon City.

      We do, however, offer an online review program for the Chemical Technician Licensure Exam. You may study for the ChemTech Boards anytime and anywhere at your own pace and convenience, whether on mobile, tablet, or desktop.

      If you’re interested, you may enroll at https://classroom.sisonreview.com/chemtech/.

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

  1. hi.. are undergrad biochemistry and quantitative inorganic chemistry course can be considered as chemistry courses?

    1. Hello Charlene!

      The Licensure Examination for Chemical Technicians shall cover practical aspects of laboratory work in both Analytical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. That being said, the prescribed exam curriculum covers the following subjects :

      1. General Chemistry
      2. Analytical Chemistry
      3. Organic Chemistry

      4. Quality Assurance & Control
      5. Chemical Safety
      6. Chemical Waste Management

      Best regards,
      The SRC Team

    1. Hello, Carl!

      Generally, Chemistry and Chemistry-related subjects (including those involving chemical analysis, for example, Food Chemistry and Analysis) are counted. To clarify, it is best to consult the PRC regarding this matter.

      Happy to help!

      Best regards,
      The SRC Team

  2. Hi Sir,

    Good day!

    Do you have sample copy of certification to be signed by registered chemist from a company? Thank you and godbless!

    1. Hello, Cheryl!

      The certification letter should indicate the number of years of your laboratory work experience, as well as the list of duties and responsibilities concerning your lab work. Have this signed by a registered chemist working full time in the said laboratory. If there are no registered chemists available, certification of work experience can also be done by a non-chemist supervisor in the lab or by HR.

      Submit this along with the other required documents during your application.

      Happy to help!

      Best regards,
      The SRC Team

  3. Hi, im a graduate of bs biology.. I have 20 units chem. And also taken up 1. industrial chem., 2. gen. chemistry calculations, and 3. chemical process industries as supplementaries total of 10 units from che engineering undergrad . Are those subjects qualify for the criteria to chem. Tech boards.? I have 30 units total chems if those subjects qualify..Thanks..

    1. Hello, Jacyn!

      Generally, Chemistry and Chemistry-related subjects (including those involving chemical analysis, for example, Food Chemistry and Analysis) are counted. To clarify, it is best to consult the PRC regarding this matter.

      Happy to help!

      Best regards,
      The SRC Team

  4. Hello and good day!
    Can an undergraduate BS Chemistry student take the board exam for Chem Tech? Having earned enough units, will an authenticated grades be enough to present during filing?
    Thank you and God bless.

    1. Hello Ian! 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. Hello!
    Is it necessary to take chemistry subjects from other school to complete the required 30 units?

    thank you

    1. Hello Carmina! 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.

      How many Chemistry units were you able to earn?

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

  6. Good day. I’m a BS Biology graduate. I have 15 units of chemistry and almost 3 years work experience in a laboratory. No OJT. I’m still lacking of units to comply for the 30 units. May I ask if there is still other way for me to complete the 30 units? Thank you.

    1. Hello Miel!

      Here are some of our suggestions for you:
      1. Obtain more Chemistry-related work experience (5 years = 12 units max); 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.

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

    1. Hello Tricia!

      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!

      Best regards,
      The SRC Team

  7. Hi! I would like to ask if it’s wrong to attach RChT on our names in reports, etc.? This was an on-going confusion to us as registered chem. techs. since the first batch. Is there no abbreviation for our profession? If there’s none, do you have an idea if it’s a plan of the chemistry board to clarify the suffix for chem. techs in the future? Thank you!

    1. Hello, Sheng!

      According to RA 10657, only chemists may affix their designation “RCh” after their name. For Chemical Technicians, no designation was specifically mentioned. Hence, it’s not authorized to use “RChT” for that matter. We’ll post some updates if the Board of Chemistry clarifies this matter. But of course, upon passing the ChemTech Licensure Exam, you are authorized to affix “Registered Chemical Technician” after or below your name since you are duly licensed according to the law. I hope this helps.

    1. Hello Mark!

      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 needs 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

  8. Hi what are the requirements for BS chemistry 4th yr undergrad to be able to qualify for Chem tech board exams? I’ll be graduating next semester but I’ve completed my units required for chem tech application.

    1. Hi, Jj. According to the PRC, the following are the requirements for Chemical Technicians Board Exam:

      QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPLICANTS FOR CHEMICAL TECHNICIAN

      -A Citizen of the Philippines or a citizen of a foreign country which grants the corresponding privilege to Filipinos
      -Of good moral character and of sound mind
      -Has successfully completed at least thirty (30) units of undergraduate Chemistry courses from an institution duly recognized by CHED or the TESDA. The courses should include both lecture and laboratory courses in the following subjects: General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. A certified true copy of the applicant’s transcript must accompany the application.
      -Has not been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude by a court of competent jurisdiction

      DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS

      -Original and photocopy of the National Statistics Office (NSO)-issued Certificate of Birth
      -NSO-issued Marriage Certificate (in case of married female)
      -National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance
      -Certification of Good Moral Character issued by any of the following: barangay, church, school or employer
      -Certified true copy of the Transcript of Records
      -Certification of work experience in a chemical laboratory by a registered chemist (Only for those who have completed less than 30 units of chemistry)

      Important Note: Since you are still an Undergrad, you still need to submit TOR with “”For Board Exam Purposes” notation. You need to request this from your school/university. During your online application, you need to input your date of graduation. In this case, other applicants were able to apply by indicating the date of release of their TOR as their graduation date. However, this may not be the same for all PRC offices. For a more accurate set of guidelines, inquire and clarify this at PRC office near you. I hope this helps. More power.

      1. When po schedule and start ng Review po ng Chemical technician and when din po ang start ng reservations. this 2020
        Thankyou!

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