What are College Courses with Board Exams in the Philippines?

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.

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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 NameEquivalent 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 ArchitectureArchitect
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 SchoolCertified 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 EngineeringChemical Engineer
At least 30 units of undergraduate Chemistry CourseChemical Technician
BS in ChemistryChemist
Chinese Druggist
BS in Civil EngineeringCivil Engineer
Bachelor of Science in CriminologyCriminologist
Bachelor of Science in Customs AdministrationCustoms Broker
Graduate of Two years Certificate in Dental HygieneDental Hygienist
Two-year course graduate from Vocation or Trade SchoolDental Technologist
Doctor of Dental MedicineDentist
BS in Electronics EngineeringElectronics 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.
Electronics Technician
Graduate degree in Environmental Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, City Planning, Town and Country Planning, and/or human settlementsEnvironmental Planner
BS in Fishery TechnologyFisheries Technologist
Foreign Medical Professional
Bachelor of Science in ForestryForester
Bachelor of Science in Geodetic EngineeringGeodetic Engineer
Geologic Aide
Bachelor of Science in Geology, BS in Geological Engineering, MS in GeologyGeologist
Master’s Degree in Guidance & CounselingGuidance Counselor
BS in Interior DesignInterior Designer
BS in Landscape ArchitectureLandscape Architect
Bachelor of Library and Information ScienceLibrarian
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 PlumberMaster Plumber
BS in Mechanical EngineeringMechanical 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 TechnologyMedical Technologist (MedTech)
BS in Metallurgical EngineeringMetallurgical 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 employerMetallurgical Plant Foreman
Midwife graduate from government-recognized School of Midwifery Midwife
Midwife (RA 2382)
BS in Mining EngineeringMining Engineer
BS in Naval Architecture Naval Architect
BS in NursingNurse
BS in Nutrition and DieteticsNutritionist Dietitian
Bachelor of Science in Occupational TherapyOccupational Therapist
Occupational Therapist Technician
Doctor of OptometryOcular Pharmacologist
Doctor of OptometryOptometrist
Bachelor of Science in PharmacyPharmacist
Bachelor of Science in Physical TherapyPhysical Therapist
Doctor of MedicinePhysician (Medical Doctor)
Bachelor of Science in Electrical EngineeringProfessional Electrical Engineer
Bachelor of Science in Electronics EngineeringProfessional 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 EducationProfessional Teacher
Master’s Degree in PsychologyPsychologist
Bachelor of Science in PsychologyPsychometrician
BS in Radiologic TechnologyRadiologic 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 ServiceReal Estate Consultant
Bachelor of Science in Electrical EngineeringRegistered Electrical Engineer
BS EE GraduateRegistered Master Electrician
Bachelor of Science in Respiratory TherapyRespiratory Therapist
Bachelor of Science in Sanitary EngineeringSanitary Engineer
Bachelor of Science in Social Worker or Master of Science in Social WorkSocial 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 CHEDSpeech-Language Pathologist
Doctor of Veterinary MedicineVeterinarian
Associate in Radiologic TechnologyX-Ray Technologist
Note: Please use this list as a reference only

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.

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