There are 56+ college courses that have board exams in the Philippines. These courses lead to professions that are regulated and supervised by the 45 Regulatory Boards under the Professional Regulation Commission.
The graduates of these courses have to take the board examination administered by the PRC and/or fulfill the requirements specified by the commission before they can practice in their field of specialization in the Philippines. Meanwhile, once they obtain their license, they have to renew it periodically.
There are college courses in the list that undergo 6 to 8 years of postgraduate programs such as Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine. Some of these courses are Bachelor’s degree which takes 5 years to finish such as Bachelor of Science in Engineering, and Physical Therapy.
Some of these college courses take 4 years to complete like Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, BS Accountancy, BS Nursing, and MedTech. There are also courses that require a training certificate/diploma that is acquired from 12 months to 3 years of training such as Associate in Radiologic Technology, and Diploma in Midwifery.
Below is the complete list of College Courses with Board exams and the respective Professions it leads to in the Philippines. Also, included in the list are the vocational courses leading to professions that require registration with PRC.
|Course Name||Equivalent Profession|
|Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering||Aeronautical Engineer|
|Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering||Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer|
|Air Cond. & Refrigeration Specialist|
|BS in Agriculture (General Course)||Agriculturist|
|Bachelor of Science in Architecture||Architect|
|Certified Mill Foreman|
|Completed a mine and/or quarry course of instruction from a vocational or trade school. Has at least 5 years of actual experience in mining and/or quarrying.||Certified Mine Foreman|
|Two-year course graduate from Vocational or Trade School||Certified Plant Mechanic|
|BS in Accountancy||Certified Public Accountant (CPA)|
|Completed a mine and/or quarry course of instruction from a vocational or trade school. Has at least 5 years of actual experience in mining and/or quarrying.||Certified Quarry Foreman|
|BS in Chemical Engineering||Chemical Engineer|
|At least 30 units of undergraduate Chemistry Course||Chemical Technician|
|BS in Chemistry||Chemist|
|BS in Civil Engineering||Civil Engineer|
|Bachelor of Science in Criminology||Criminologist|
|Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration||Customs Broker|
|Graduate of Two years Certificate in Dental Hygiene||Dental Hygienist|
|Two-year course graduate from Vocation or Trade School||Dental Technologist|
|Doctor of Dental Medicine||Dentist|
|BS in Electronics Engineering||Electronics Engineer|
|Graduate of a minimum of two-year associate, technician, trade of vocational course in electronics or has completed at least 3rd year BS ECE|
*Graduates of BS Computer Engineering must have taken the “ECE Laws & Ethics” subject.
|Graduate degree in Environmental Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, City Planning, Town and Country Planning, and/or human settlements||Environmental Planner|
|BS in Fishery Technology||Fisheries Technologist|
|Foreign Medical Professional|
|Bachelor of Science in Forestry||Forester|
|Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering||Geodetic Engineer|
|Bachelor of Science in Geology, BS in Geological Engineering, MS in Geology||Geologist|
|Master’s Degree in Guidance & Counseling||Guidance Counselor|
|BS in Interior Design||Interior Designer|
|BS in Landscape Architecture||Landscape Architect|
|Bachelor of Library and Information Science||Librarian|
|BS in Architecture, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Mining, and Electrical Engineering graduates. For non-degree holders, a notarized 5 year of certificate of experience signed by a Registered Master Plumber||Master Plumber|
|BS in Mechanical Engineering||Mechanical Engineer|
|*Has failed to pass the board examination for Medical Technology but had obtained a general average rating of at least 70%.||Medical Laboratory Technician|
|Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology||Medical Technologist (MedTech)|
|BS in Metallurgical Engineering||Metallurgical Engineer|
|*Has at least 10 years of experience in any metallurgical works as defined in Section 12 of Presidential Decree No. 1536 and as certified by the applicant’s present employer||Metallurgical Plant Foreman|
|Midwife graduate from government-recognized School of Midwifery||Midwife|
|Midwife (RA 2382)|
|BS in Mining Engineering||Mining Engineer|
|BS in Naval Architecture||Naval Architect|
|BS in Nursing||Nurse|
|BS in Nutrition and Dietetics||Nutritionist Dietitian|
|Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy||Occupational Therapist|
|Occupational Therapist Technician|
|Doctor of Optometry||Ocular Pharmacologist|
|Doctor of Optometry||Optometrist|
|Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy||Pharmacist|
|Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy||Physical Therapist|
|Doctor of Medicine||Physician (Medical Doctor)|
|Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering||Professional Electrical Engineer|
|Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering||Professional Electronics Engineer|
|Bachelor of Science in Food Technology or its equivalent (BS Food Science and Technology, BS Food Engineering, BS Food Technology and Entrepreneurship, and BS Food Science)||Professional Food Technologist|
|Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (with 4 years of active practice in the ME field)||Professional Mechanical Engineer|
|Bachelor of Science in Education||Professional Teacher|
|Master’s Degree in Psychology||Psychologist|
|Bachelor of Science in Psychology||Psychometrician|
|BS in Radiologic Technology||Radiologic Technologist|
|Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate Management (BS REM)||Real Estate Appraiser|
|Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate Management (BS REM)||Real Estate Broker|
|Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate Service||Real Estate Consultant|
|Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering||Registered Electrical Engineer|
|BS EE Graduate||Registered Master Electrician|
|Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy||Respiratory Therapist|
|Bachelor of Science in Sanitary Engineering||Sanitary Engineer|
|Bachelor of Science in Social Worker or Master of Science in Social Work||Social Worker|
|Graduate of a bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology or Speech-Language Pathology from school, college or university in the Philippines or abroad, where such degree is recognized by the CHED||Speech-Language Pathologist|
|Doctor of Veterinary Medicine||Veterinarian|
|Associate in Radiologic Technology||X-Ray Technologist|
How to Apply for the PRC Board Exam?
To apply for the PRC board exam, qualified degree holders must register on the PRC LERIS website at https://online.prc.gov.ph/. Afterward, the person must log in to his/her LERIS account and then proceed to the “Select Transaction” link. From there, select “Examination” in the choices.
What are the Engineering Courses without Board Exam?
Industrial Engineering and Computer Engineering are engineering courses without board exams in the Philippines.
Does BS in Information Technology have a board exam?
No, BS in Information Technology does not have a board exam.
What are Vocational Courses in the Philippines?
Vocational Courses in the Philippines are training programs that prepare an individual to learn specific sets of skills and trades. In the Philippines, TESDA offers a wide array of vocational courses for students who want to upskill themselves. The average duration of vocational courses is between 144 hours to 960 hours.
How to Pass the PRC Board Exam in the Philippines?
To pass the PRC board exam in the Philippines, a person has to review the lessons, enroll in a review center class, take the refresher course, pray, and practice answering sample exam questions.