Held twice every year usually in May and November, PRC’s Chemical Engineering Licensure Examination is the final arbiter if one can practice legally the chemical engineering profession in the Philippines. Graduates of the more than 30 chemical engineering schools around the country can take the exam and obtain their professional license once they pass the test.
As provided in the Republic Act No. 9297 or The Chemical Engineering Law of 2004, the scope of the board exam is 40% Chemical Engineering, 30% Physical and Chemical Principles, and 30% General Engineering which is typically given in three days. The Board of Chemical Engineering prepares the examination items.
The same law also states that the general average to pass the board exam is 70% with no less than 50% in any examination subject.
Based on data from the Professional Regulation Commission, the average passing rate in the Chemical Engineering Licensure Examination is 60% between 2015 and 2019, with number of takers ranging between 400 to 1,200 per test.
Below is an infographic showing who garnered the highest grades in the ChE Board Exam from 2015 to 2019, followed by a table showing the passing rates and list of the top 1 covering the same period.
Passing Rate of Chemical Engineering Board Exam from 2015 to 2019
|EXAMINATION DATE||# OF PASSERS||# OF TAKERS||PASSING RATE|
Chemical Engineering Board Exam Top 1 from 2015 to 2019
|MAY 2015||REMINGTON BACALOCOS SALAYA||83.30%||CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY|
|NOVEMBER 2015||SED ANDERSON KHE HOLAYSAN||85.90%||DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA|
|MAY 2016||LAWRENCE PAUL ABAPO PAMATMAT||85.90%||ADAMSON UNIVERSITY|
|NOVEMBER 2016||CLARENCE JOSEPH UY CO||85.50%||DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA|
|MAY 2017||WAYNE LORENZ BAGANO TANDINGAN||85.20%||UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS|
|NOVEMBER 2017||JOHN CYRIL PASTRANA CLAUR||84.60%||UNIVERSITY OF SAINT LA SALLE|
|NOVEMBER 2017||JARED PHILIP MARQUEZ CONDEZ||84.60%||UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES- VISAYAS-ILOILO CITY|
|MAY 2018||PETER MATTHEW PAUL TORIBIO FOWLER||83.00%||MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY-MANILA|
|NOVEMBER 2018||PETER NICHOLAS SAQUIDO ONGLAO||84.40%||UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES DILIMAN|
|MAY 2019||JOHN PAOLO LUCIN LAZARTE||84.10%||DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA|
|NOVEMBER 2019||MARTIN ZECHARIAH MAGAT VALENCIA||86.10%||DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA|