Electrical Engineering Licensure Board Exam: Application Requirements, Coverage, and Schedule

If you want to learn more about what it takes to pass the Electrical Engineering Licensure Board Exam to get your license, we’ve got you covered.

We’ll go through the majority of what you need to know about the board exam in this article, from the timetable to the credentials. That said, if you’re interested and would like to learn more, keep on reading.

What is an Electrical Engineer?

Electrical engineers are responsible for the development, construction, and management of electricity, which is used to power the earth. They are problem solvers who research and apply the mechanics and mathematics of electricity, electromagnetism, and electronics to both large- and small-scale applications for information processing and energy transmission.

Electrical engineers deal with a wide range of electronic instruments that form civilization, from small pocket devices to huge power plants and supercomputers.

Electrical engineers often focus on large-scale electrical systems like motor control and power generation and transmission. They employ a wide variety of technology, from building lighting and wiring to the construction of home equipment, telecommunication networks, electrical power plants, and satellite communications.

Electrical engineers design or build electrical structures and circuits in computers and handheld devices in the developing area of microelectronics.

What is the Electrical Engineering Licensure Examination?

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) is the official state body in charge of all licensure exams in the country – except for the Philippine Bar Exam as which is conducted by the Supreme Court. Therefore, the PRC is in charge of conducting the Electrical Engineering Licensure Exams on a routine basis.

In order to take the Electrical Engineering Licensure Exams, applicants must satisfy the registration criteria outlined in the subsequent sections.

To protect the practice’s integrity, qualified applicants and soon-to-be practitioners must follow these clear PRC application requirements before taking the licensing exam.

2021 Licensure Requirements for the Electrical Engineering Board Exam

All aspiring Electrical Engineers must have a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and satisfy the following requirements:

  • Birth Certificate

    • You can acquire your Birth Certificate from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
    • Obtaining a copy of your Birth Certificate will cost around Php 140.
  • Transcript of Records

    • Must include the Special Order, Date of Graduation, scanned photo with remarks stating: “For Board Exam Purposes Only”, and Seal of the School. Applicants can acquire their TOR in their respective schools (college or university).
    • The cost for obtaining a copy of your Transcript of Records will depend on the school.
  • NBI Clearance

    • You can acquire this clearance from the NBI.
    • Obtaining a copy of your NBI clearance will cost around Php 115.
  • Community Tax Certificate (CTC) or Cedula

    • You can acquire your CTC from your barangay or city hall.
    • The cost for obtaining a copy of your Community Tax Certificate (CTC) or Cedula will depend on the city.
  • Marriage Certificate

    • Only required from married female applicants. You can acquire your Marriage Certificate from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
    • Obtaining a copy of your Marriage Certificate will cost around Php 140.
  • Metered Documentary Stamp

    • You can purchase the Metered Documentary Stamps from the PRC office of the scheduled place of your appointment.
    • Obtaining Metered Documentary Stamps will cost around  Php 21.
  • 4 pcs Passport Sized Photos

    • The images must be white in the background and have a collar in the attire for the candidate. The images should be in a JPG format.
    • The cost for obtaining a copy of your Passport Sized Photo will depend on the studio.
  • Re-examination of failed subjects is allowed any number of times

Electrical Engineering Licensure Exam Application Process

The LERIS online portal of the Professional Regulation Commission offers a basic automated procedure for each initial scheduling of filing an application, making scheduling an appointment very easy for all applicants. The PRC highly advises all candidates to set their preferred schedules online before submitting their documentary requirements to a provincial or PRC satellite office near them as they will not be accommodated if no appointment made online was scheduled prior.

If you are unable to register due to technical problems, our step-by-step approach will help; however, if you are already comfortable with the method, go to the PRC LERIS website for swift registration.

Electrical Engineering Board Exam Coverage

The Licensure Examination for Electrical Engineering consists of 3 major topics. We will discuss them one by one:

  1. Mathematics (25%)

    1. Algebra Trigonometry
    2. Analytical Geometry
    3. Differential Calculus & Differential Equations
    4. Integral Calculus
    5. Complex Numbers
    6. Probability & Statistics Matrices
    7. Power Series
    8. Power Series & Fourier Analysis
    9. Laplace Transforms
  2. Engineering Sciences and Allied Subjects (30%)

    1. General Chemistry
    2. College Physics
    3. Computer Fundamentals & Programming Engineering
    4. Materials Engineering Mechanics
    5. Fluid Mechanics
    6. Strength of Materials
    7. Thermodynamics
    8. Electrical Engineering Law
    9. Engineering Economics
    10. Engineering Management Contracts & Specifications
    11. Code of Professional Ethics
    12. Philippine Electrical Code Parts 1 and 2
  3. Electrical Engineering Professional Subjects (45%)

    1. Electric Circuits Electronic
    2. Theory & Circuits Energy Conversion
    3. Power Transmission and Distribution
    4. Instrumentation & Measurement
    5. Circuit and Line Protection
    6. Control System Principles of Communication
    7. Electrical Machines Electrical Equipment
    8. Components & Devices
    9. Electric Systems
    10. Power Plant
    11. Electronic Power Equipment
    12. Illumination
    13. Building Wiring

Electrical Engineering Board Exam Schedule

The Electrical Engineering Licensure Board Exams are normally conducted at least once a year, according to the Professional Regulation Commission.

This schedule includes the dates for all licensure examinations which outlines when and how candidates for the Electrical Engineering Licensure Exam should register for the exam, as well as the timeframe for successfully submitting their documentary requirements.

Because of the seriousness of the pandemic, if you have any issues or concerns about taking the licensure exam, you should also visit the official Commission website on a regular basis for the most recent news and advice.