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

Already have a college or university degree and want to begin the process of acquiring a Professional Identification Card from the PRC? Then this is the post for you.

We’ll discuss everything you need to know about the Sanitary Engineering Licensure Board Exam, including the requirements you must present, the opening and closing dates for submitting applications, and, most notably, what will be included on the day of examination.

If you’re determined to get your license, keep reading.

What are Sanitary Engineers?

Sanitary engineers are responsible for using engineering techniques to enhance human community sanitation, especially by ensuring the collection and recycling of human waste, as well as the provision of clean potable water.

What are the Sanitary Engineering Licensure Board Exams?

The Sanitary Engineers Licensure Board Exam is conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), a state commission responsible for conducting all licensure examinations except the bar exam. The Sanitary Engineering Licensure Board Exam is the Philippines’ formal licensure exam for all aspiring professional sanitary engineers.

All applicants who wish to take the licensure test must be graduates of an accredited school, college, or university with a BS in Sanitary Engineering or a BS in Civil Engineering and major subjects in sanitary engineering.

These standards are mandatory for the competence of the licensure examination for sanitary engineers in order to ensure the efficiency of the manpower produced. This is not a disadvantage to your submission. They simply train you to be prepared with the fundamental knowledge and information needed to enrich your experience.

Requirements for the Sanitary Engineer Board Examinations

This is a list of all the specifications you must meet before applying to take the Sanitary Engineering Licensure Board Exam:

  • PSA/NSO Birth Certificate
  • PSA/NSO Marriage Contract (only for married female applicants)
  • Transcript of Records with scanned picture and remarks “For Board Examination Purposes”
  • Community Tax Certificate
  • Documentary stamps
  • Passport-sized pictures
  • Three (3) Certificate of Good Moral Character from any of the following:
    • Parent
    • School
    • Barangay
    • Office of occupation or supervisor
  • Examination fee: Php 900.00

Please bear in mind that after three failed exams, candidates must apply for a refresher course qualification from a sanitary engineering college or university approved or accredited by CHED-FTB.

Sanitary Engineering Licensure Examination Application Procedure

The PRC application for board exam has been streamlined by the PRC License Examination and Registration Information System (LERIS). The PRC calls on applicants, before delivering a series of documentary requirements at their chosen Geographic or PRC Satellite office, to validate their preferred date of appointment via the PRC LERIS web portal.

If you are unaware of the application procedure, our step-by-step process will guide you to arrange your desired appointment date – or if your knowledge of the process is already defined, simply go straight to the PRC LERIS web portal to start the application.

Sanitary Engineering Licensure Board Examination Coverage

Five board topics are included in the Sanitary Engineering Licensure Board Exam. We have detailed a complete list as a reference for all examinees below with their respective weight:

1. Environmental Engineering – 20%

Under Environmental Engineering, the following aspects and their accompanying percentage will be included in the licensure examination:

  • Ecology
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Environmental Impact and Assessment
  • Atmospheric Pollution and Abatement
  • Noise Pollution and Abatement
  • Land and Soil Pollution and Abatement
  • Lake and River Pollution Abatement
  • Pertinent Laws and Regulations
    • Rules and Regulations of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR);
    • Rules and Regulations of Laguna Lake and Development Authority (LLDA);
    • Rules and Regulations of Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Municipal and City Ordinances;
    • Rules and Regulations of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Boards (HLURB);
    • Rules and Regulations of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS);
    • Rules and Regulations of the Department of Health (DOH);
    • Philippine Environmental Code.

2. Public Health Engineering – 20%

Under Public Health Engineering, the following aspects and their accompanying percentage will be included in the licensure examination:

  • Plumbing
    • Development of Sources of Water for Residences
    • Sewage Treatment and Disposal for Building and Premises Design
    • Water Supplying System for Building and Premises Planning
    • Sanitary Piping and Ventilating System Planning
    • Storm and Subsurface and Drainage System Planning
    • Water Heating System Planning
    • Fire Protection System in Building Planning
    • Gas Oil and Compressed Air Piping Piping
    • Water Pump, Tank, Cistern, Sewage and Sump Pit Sizing
    • Pipe Installation and Workmanship Methods
    • Plumbing Plan and Specification
  • Public Health Engineering
    • Control of Communicable Disease
    • Biostatistics or Vital Statistics
    • Insect and Vermin Control
    • Light and Ventilation in Building
    • Food Sanitation Objectives
    • School Sanitation
    • Industrial Hygiene Principles
    • Swimming Pool and Bathing Places
    • Municipal and Rural Health Sanitation
    • Pertinent Laws and Allied Codes

3. Civil Engineering – 15%

Under Civil Engineering, the following aspects and their accompanying percentage will be included in the licensure examination:

  • Mathematics
    • Algebra and Trigonometry
    • Analytic and Trigonometry
    • Differential Calculus
    • Integral Calculus
    • Differential Equations
    • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Geology
  • Surveying
    • Basic concepts
    • Basic surveying and measurements
    • Survey operations
    • Engineering Surveys
  • Hydraulics
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Hydraulics
  • Design and Construction Management
    • Engineering Mechanics
    • Strength and Materials
    • Engineering Materials
    • Theory of Structures
    • Soil Mechanics Foundations
    • Design of Timber Structures
    • Reinforced Concrete Principles
    • Design of Steel Structure
    • Contracts Specifications
    • Construction Project Management

4. Waste Water Engineering – 20%

Under Waste Water Engineering, the following aspects and their accompanying percentage will be included in the licensure examination:

  • Industrial Wastewater Collection, Treatment, and Disposal
  • Domestic Wastewater Collection, Treatment, and Disposal
  • Storm Drainage

5. Water Supply Engineering – 20%

Under Water Supply Engineering, the following aspects and their accompanying percentage will be included in the licensure examination:

  • Hydrology
  • Microbiology
  • Advanced Water Treatment
  • Sanitary Chemistry
  • Water Sources and Treatment
  • Water Distribution System
  • Waterworks Management and Economics

Sanitary Engineer Licensure Examination Schedule in 2021

According to the Professional Regulation Commission, the Sanitary Engineering Licensure Examinations are usually carried out twice a year by the Board (PRC).

You can, right here, check the full schedule for guidance. The timetable indicates when applications are open and when they are due in 2021 for the Sanitary Engineering Licensure Examinations.

You can always visit the official website of the Professional Regulation Commission to learn the latest up-to-date information and alerts when you have questions or doubts about the license examination, especially in view of the pandemic ramifications.