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Important Dates To Remember For The 2021 Chemist And Chemical Technician Board Exams

Important Dates to Remember for the 2021 Chemist and Chemical Technician Board Exams

In an announcement made in August 2020 on their website and social media pages, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) informed the public that due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, October 2020 licensure exams–which included the Chemist and Chemical Technician Licensure Exams initially scheduled on October 20-22, 2020–were postponed to 2021. PRC has since released on their website the 2021 examination schedule.

Planning to take the 2021 Chem and ChemTech Boards? Mark your calendars, and take note of the following application deadlines and exam schedules.

 

Chemist Licensure Examination

Date of exam: October 27-28, 2021 (Wednesday-Thursday)

Place: NCR, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro and Cebu (additional testing centers as per PRC Reso. no. 1395: Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Koronadal, Pampanga, Tacloban and Zamboanga)

Opening of online processing of applications: July 27, 2021

Deadline in filing of applications: September 27, 2021


Chemical Technician Licensure Examination

Date of exam: October 29, 2021 (Friday)

Place: NCR, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro and Cebu (additional testing centers as per PRC Reso. no. 1395: Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Koronadal, Pampanga, Tacloban and Zamboanga)

Opening of online processing of applications: July 29, 2021

Deadline in filing of applications: September 29, 2021

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Reference: 2021 Schedule of Examination. (n.d.). Retrieved from Professional Regulation Commission: https://www.prc.gov.ph/2021-schedule-examination

This Post Has 26 Comments
  1. I graduated as Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology major in Food Technology with Gen. Chemistry units of 3 only and OJT (in food manufacturing) with 30 units and currently working in a food manufacturing company for 6 years as Lab. Analyst (conducting physico-chem.analysis, process technician and micro analysis). May I know if I am qualified for the Chem. Tech.exam? Since I only have 3 units during my college course.
    If not, what are the requirements?

    1. Hello Marina! 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. You may add units from your Chemistry-related work experience (5 years = 12 units) to your total unit count. If your OJT is also Chemistry-related, that can also be added to the total unit count.

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

  2. Hi! Im a graduate of bs food technology from ust.

    I am already qualified to take chem tech exam? Or do i still need to submit a letter signed by a chemist? Please advise.

    Also sent an email for my other concerns.

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Lui!

      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. How many Chemistry units were you able to earn during your undergrad?

      If your earned units are less than 30, you may add units from your Chemistry-related work experience to your total unit count. During your application, submit a certification indicating your number of years of lab work experience, signed by a registered chemist working full time in the said laboratory (along with the other documents in your application). According to the Board of Chemistry, certification of work experience can also be done by a non-chemist in the lab or by HR.

      Or 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

  3. Hi Ma’am/ Sir,

    I’m a graduate of BS Biology, I only have 13 units of Chemistry and working for 4 years and 4 months in food manufacturing company. Can I also add units of my thesis? Where can I consult for the assessment of my TOR?

    Thank you!

    1. Hello Eduard! 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

  4. Hello po, Good Afternoon

    I have taken 20 chemistry units po in my undergraduate studies then 13 chemistry units in my graduate (masteral) studies. In total, I have taken 33 chemistry units.
    Is this enough for me po to take the chem tech board exam?

    Thanks for the response.

    1. Hello, Abigail!

      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). We think it’s best to present all TOR’s from all schools you have attended, and let the PRC and Board of Chemistry evaluate them.

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

      Happy to help!

      Best regards,
      The SRC Team

      1. Good morning po,

        Thank you for the clarification. How can I reach out po the PRC Board of Chemistry in this matter. Do you have po any contact deatils or email to them?

        Thanks for the response.

  5. Good morning po,

    Thank you for the clarification. How can I reach out po the PRC Board of Chemistry in this matter. Do you have po any contact deatils or email to them?

    Thanks for the response.

  6. Hello po, tuloy po kaya ang chemical technician board exam this october? Thank you. Planning to take the exam

    1. Hello, Shiely.

      As of writing, the PRC has not yet made any announcements regarding the cancellation of the 2021 Chem and ChemTech Boards. We’ll update this post should there be any changes in the schedule.

      Happy to help!

      Best regards,
      The SRC Team

  7. Hi!

    I am planning to take both Chemist and Chemical Technician Licensure Exams. Does PRC require the submission of two sets of original documents even if both licensure exams are under the same Board (Board of Chemistry)? Or will they allow only one original and the other set are photocopies? How about the setting of appointment in LERIS? Does it have to be separate appointments?

    Thank you very much!

    1. Hi Rei.

      As far as we know, applications in LERIS for the Chem and ChemTech Boards should be made in separate transactions, since you can only input one exam type per transaction. As for the number of original copies of the documentary requirements the PRC will require, we’ll get back to you on this once we have more info.

      You may also consult the PRC/Board of Chemistry regarding this matter.

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

    1. Hello, Cindy.

      As far as we know, training points are currently not counted in the 30-unit requirement for ChemTech application.

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

      Here are some of our suggestions for you:
      1. Obtain more Chemistry-related work experience (5 years = 12 units max);
      2. Take ChemTech subjects that are offered by educational institutions to augment unit deficiencies. The Board of Chemistry released guidelines on this. We’ll keep you updated regarding this matter, but as far as we know, certificate programs for those who wish to complete the 30-unit requirement for ChemTech licensure exam application are being offered by Silliman University and the University of San Carlos; and
      3. Do you have OJT units (Chemistry-related) that can increase the total unit count?

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

  8. Hello po! May count po ba na unit yung mga training na napuntahan? Like ISO/IEC 17025.

    I currently working in chem lab for 3yrs but I have only acquired 13 units from my undergrad. Is it possible to account the trainings na napuntahan ko???

    1. Hello, Cindy.

      As far as we know, training points are currently not counted in the 30-unit requirement for ChemTech application.

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

      Here are some of our suggestions for you:
      1. Obtain more Chemistry-related work experience (5 years = 12 units max);
      2. Take ChemTech subjects that are offered by educational institutions to augment unit deficiencies. The Board of Chemistry released guidelines on this. We’ll keep you updated regarding this matter, but as far as we know, certificate programs for those who wish to complete the 30-unit requirement for ChemTech licensure exam application are being offered by Silliman University and the University of San Carlos; and
      3. Do you have OJT units (Chemistry-related) that can increase the total unit count?

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

  9. Hi Ma’am/ Sir,

    I’m a graduate of BS Biology, I only have 15 units of Chemistry subjects and working for 5 years as Laboratory Safety Officer in Chemistry Laboratory in College. Am I eligible to take Chem. Tech. Board exam?

    Thank you!

    1. Hello, Dande!

      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.

      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 released guidelines on this, and we’ll keep you updated regarding this matter, but as far as we know, certificate programs for those who wish to complete the 30-unit requirement for ChemTech licensure exam application are being offered by Silliman University and the University of San Carlos; and
      2. Do you have OJT units (Chemistry-related) that can increase the total unit count?

      Happy to help!

      Yours truly,
      The SRC Team

  10. Hello,

    I would like to ask what is the breakdown of each topic/subject sa exam (if you have an idea)?
    Also, how many items per subject and time allotted?

    Thank you.

  11. Hi,
    I am currently a fourth year student taking up chemical engineering. I finished most of my chemistry course. Am I eligible to take chemtech borad exam?

    1. Hello, Daphne!

      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).

      Generally, BS Chemical Engineering graduates meet the minimum 30-unit requirement to take the ChemTech Boards.

      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

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