The Filipino Student’s Guide to the Electronics Technician Exam
Mar 07, 2019
By : Karl Nicole Nucum
Do you have a knack for troubleshooting and repairing electronic gadgets? If you are a graduate of a technical-vocational or an associate course in Electronics, you can be an Electronics Technician! However, you need to get a license first before you can practice this profession. To be a registered electronics technician, you need to pass the electronics technician exam (also known as the Electronics Technician Licensure Examination). If you’re planning to take this test, here are the important things you need to know:
What is the Electronics Technician Exam in the Philippines?
The electronics technician exam—or properly known as the Electronics Technician Licensure Examination—is one of the annual board exams conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). The board exam aims to screen and qualify aspiring electronics technicians in the country. The ECT licensure exam is under the Republic Act No. 9292 also known as the “Electronics and Communications Engineering Act of the Philippines”.
What is the coverage of the Electronics Technician Exam?
The Electronics Technician exam is a written test. Aside from mathematics, you also need to prepare your knowledge on the basic principles of electricity, the Philippine Electrical Code, and a lot more. Here’s the component of the exam:
|Technical Subjects and Law Ethics
What is the passing rate for the Electronics Technician Licensure Exam?
You need to have a rate of 70% in each subject to pass the Electronics Technician Licensure Examination. If you scored below 70% (but not lower than 60%) in one of the subjects, you may take one removal examination. Note that you may only do the removal exam once.
What are the application requirements of the Electronics Technician Licensure Exam?
You need to complete at least third year in the BS ECE program before you can take this test. Or you must be a graduate of an associate or technical-vocational course in Electronics.
Here are the following documents you need to prepare for the Electronics Technician Licensure Exam:
- NSO/PSA Birth Certificate
- Transcript of Records with scanned picture and Remarks “For Board Examination Purposes”
- Complete payment of PHP 600 for the registration fee
- If you are a graduate of BS Computer Engineering you need to take the subject “ECE Laws and Ethics”
When is the Electronics Technician Exam in the Philippines?
The Electronics Technician Licensure Exam happens every April and October. You can check the examination schedules on the PRC website. Here are the important dates you need to remember:
|Exam date||Place||Opening of online processing||Deadline in filing|
|April 5, 2019||Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Legaspi, and Tacloban||December 3, 2018||March 4, 2019|
|October 21, 2019||Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Lucena, and Tacloban||July 19, 2019||September 19, 2019|
How to apply for the Electronics Technician Licensure Exam?
Don’t worry because you no longer have to deal with the long registration lines. With PRC’S Licensure Examination and Registration Information System (LERIS), you can apply for the Electronics Technician board exam online!
Here’s a step-by-step guide for the online application:
Step 1: Gather all your documents.
Step 2: Register and sign in to your LERIS account.
Step 3: Fill out all the required details.
Step 4: Upload your photo (follow the photo requirements set by PRC).
Step 5: Select the Electronics Technician Licensure Examination tab.
Step 4: Schedule an appointment date with PRC.
Step 5: Choose your preferred payment method and pay for the exam fee.
Step 6: Print the application form.
Step 7: Submit your requirements to the PRC office on your appointment schedule.
Where can I check the Electronics Technician Licensure Exam results?
The Professional Regulation Commission releases the results of the ECT board exam within fifteen days after the date of the examination. You can check the complete list of board passers, topnotchers, and the top performing schools on the PRC official website. Just go to the online verification part of the website and log in your details to get your ratings.
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