Nakatakdang magsagawa ang Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ng 101 licensure examinations ngayong taon upang mabawi ang mga nakanselang exams noong nakaraang taon dahil sa pandemya.
“Dahil mga 11 exams lang ang na-conduct namin last year compared to 83 examinations in 2019. Kaya ngayon, to make up we have scheduled 101 licensure examinations for 2021,” ani PRC Chairman Teofilo Pilando, Jr.
Paglilinaw ni Pilando, prayoridad umano ang licensure exams na may kinalaman sa medisina tulad ng medical technology, sanitary engineering, veterinary medicine, social work, licensure for physicians, respiratory therapy, at optometry.
Dagdag pa niya, lahat umano ito ay nakatakdang isagawa ngayong unang bahagi ng taon.
Kaugnay nito, inilahad din ni Pilado na may ilan pa ring professional boards ang piniling ipagpaliban muna ang pagsasagawa ng eksaminasyon subalit hindi na niya binanggit kung ano ang mga ito.
Siniguro rin niya na ipatutupad ang istriktong health protocols sa examination venues kabilang na ang pagsumite ng PCR test ng parehong examinees at examination personnel at posibleng pagdagdag ng examination venue upang mabawasan ang room capacity at masunod ang social distancing.
Kinukunsidera rin umano nila ang paggamit ng computer-based examinations at inaasahang magagamit na ang pamamaraang ito bago matapos ang taon.
“Pinag-aaralan na namin ‘yung batas ng bawat propesyon, at saka ‘yung mga issues on privacy, security and then appropriate technology. Hopefully before the end of the year, macoconduct na namin, at least for the small boards, meaning ‘yung boards na kakaunti lang ‘yung examinees para mas manageable,” pahayag ni Pilando.
Binigyang linaw din ni Pilando ang isyu tungkol sa PRC IDs na expired o malapit ng mag-expire at ayon sa kanya, “Meron pong automatic extension, lalo na nung nagkaroon ng lockdown, automatically na-extend yung mga mag-eexpire na professional identification cards.”
Dagdag pa niya, “With regard to the CPD (Continuing Professional Development) compliance naman, inextend ng Commission yung undertaking until the end of 2021 para hindi na ipakita ng professional na nakapag-comply sila sa bilang na they are complying with the CPD requirements.”
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