Last August, the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) had conducted the Physical Therapist Licensure Exam in various areas in the Middle East and from which, 6 of 19 takers (31.5%) passed the examination, as shared in a report by the GMA News Online.
Through the Special Licensure Board Examination (SPLBE) offered by the PRC, Filipinos overseas can take licensure examinations without the need to physically visit the Philippines for this purpose. The SPLBE is based on the Republic Act No. 8981, or the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC) Modernization Act of 2000 and Executive Order No. 835, enacted in October 9, 2009.
6 out of 19 Pass Physical Therapist Examination in Middle East
Here are the names of the successful takers of the Physical Therapist Licensure Exam last August:
- Alcaraz, Maria Esther Cortes
- Detaro, Elaine Calica
- Ferenal, Mildred Calipayan
- Guanco, Carmencita Atienza
- Hall, Eloisa Abraham
- Manaloto, Ruel Sangalang
The SPLBE was offered in various locations in the Middle East including Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Al-Khobar, Jeddah and Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; and Qatar and Kuwait.
Based on the new PRC guidelines, OFWs are to submit their application for SPLBE via the overseas professional organizations. Alternatively, they may also submit their application personally at the Philippine embassy or consulates through the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLOs).
After which, the Philippine embassies or POLOs will submit the number of the pre-registered applicants to the PRC at least 90 days or 3 months before the target examination date.
The PRC and the Professional Regulatory Boards (PRB) will convene to determine the appropriate date/s and venue/s for the examination before these are relayed to the respective embassies, consulates, and POLOs, which can also send in their proposals for available venues to be used.
Application forms for the SPLBE are available for download at the PRC website.
Congratulations to the newly-licensed physical therapists! Through the SPLBE, we hope that there would be more of our licensed professional kababayans produced, both in the Philippines and abroad. (ALSO READ: Tips on How to Find a Job in Kuwait )