OFWs May Take Board Exams Abroad
Jan 2, 2014
Filipino college graduates who were not able to take their licensure examinations for their respective undergraduate degrees and are now OFWs in the Middle East may have the chance to do so, as the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has mandated that a Special Professional Licensure Board Examination (SPLBE) be conducted in countries in the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The SPLBE allows Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who want to become licensed in the college degrees that they receive to take the licensure examination without leaving their employer country and return to the Philippines.
The special licensure board examinations which the PRC is now offering are for architects, civil engineers, electrical engineers, certified public accountants, master electricians, electronic engineers, mechanical engineers and nurses.
Previous SPLBEs are held in Abu Dhabi in UAE; Doha, Qatar; and in Riyadh and Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). However, dates and venues for SPLBEs will be determined by the PRC in coordination with the Professional Regulatory Boards (PRBs) and this shall be communicated to the concerned embassies/consulates or POLOs, which can also recommend the venues.
Application forms for the examinations may be downloaded from the PRC website at www.prc.gov.ph.
Keep posted for the requirements and steps to be taken to be able to apply for SPLBE.