The Daily Manila Shimbun


IATF OKs holding of licensure exams for professionals set in first quarter

January 22, 2021

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has approved the conduct of licensure examinations for professionals scheduled for the first quarter.

IATF Resolution No. 95 issued on January 21 said the decision was reached following the request of the Professional Regulation Commission.

The licensure examinations for professionals scheduled for January to March 2021 shall be conducted "with observance of the strict health protocols as approved by the Department of Health," the task force said.

The IATF directed the concerned agencies to render full assistance for the safe and successful holding of the examinations.

Some 20 licensure examinations are set to be held during the first quarter.

Among them are the licensure examinations for medical technologists, sanitary engineers, architects, veterinarians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, mechanical engineers, foreign medical professionals, physicians, optometrists, and professional teachers.

The PRC postponed most of the professional licensure exams last year due to coronavirus pandemic. Celerina Monte/DMS