Special licensure exams for OFWs in Middle East set

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 01 2013 03:28 PM | Updated as of Jul 01 2013 11:28 PM

MANILA – The conduct of the Special Professional Licensure Board Examinations (SPLBEs) for overseas Filipino workers in the Middle East will be held on October 15, 16, and 17, 2013.

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh said the SPLBE schedule was announced in a press release posted on the website of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

The testing centers are in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Doha in Qatar; and Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

The licensure examinations are for the following:

1. Architects
2. Certified Public Accountants
3. Civil Engineers
4. Registered Electrical Engineers and Registered Master Electricians
5. Electronic Engineers
6. Mechanical Engineers
7. Nurses

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) must submit to the PRC a list of pre-qualified applicants for the applicable licensure examination until August 15, 2013.

Applicants are urged to file their applications via the On?line Application System (OAS)

After submitting the online application for licensure exams, applicants must submit to POLO at the respective Embassies/Consulates until Friday, September 13, 2013 the following basic documents:

  • Photocopy of Transcript of Records (with or without scanned picture and remarks “For Board Examination Purposes Only”)
  • Photocopy of valid passport
  • Four (4) passport size pictures with complete nametag in white background
  • Original copies of above mentioned documents shall be presented to the PRC examination team for validation upon their arrival at the examination venues.

Professional Regulatory Board (PRB) – Specific Original Documents

For Architects:

Accomplished Logbook for Diversified Experience for local/overseas experience (certified by mentor-architect) and/or Certificate of Related Work Experience for overseas experience signed by the employer for a minimum of 3,840 hours. Scanned copies shall be submitted through e-mail to the Board of Architecture for conditional approval.
Updated PRC ID of mentor, PTR, IAPOA
Affidavit must be signed and sealed by Architect-mentor

For Registered Master Electricians:

Certificate of experience on prescribed form (PRC Form No. 104), certified and signed by REE/RME/PEE and Certification from the Company.

For CPAs:

Certificate of Completion for refresher course, if applicable. Repeaters shall submit proof of most recent exams taken (NOA, OR)

For Nurses:


First Timer: BSN graduates under CMO No.14 S 2009- Certificate of Undertaking signed by the Dean and Registrar, duly notarized.

BSN graduates under CMO No.30 S 2001-original copy of the Summary of Related Learning Experience (RLE) and original copy of the OR-DR cases in the new format. Repeater: Basic Documents.

Payment of examination fees shall be remitted by the applicants/examinees through the designated Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) Overseas Remittance Offices (OROs).