Any person who is practicing anything electrical in the Philippines needs to have at least a National Certificate II (NCII) from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) or a license as a Master Electrician or a Licensed Electrical Engineer which is regulated by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). Certain tests have to be passed: a practical and written exam for the NCII from TESDA; and a board exam for the Professional Identification Card (PIC). Each certification or license has a specific scope, with registered electrical Engineers having the broadest.
To date, the licensure exam for electrical engineers is composed of Mathematics (25%), Engineering Sciences and Allied Subjects (30%), and Electrical Engineering Professional Subjects (45%), with a passing general weighted average rating of 70% with no grade below 50%. Meanwhile, to become a master electrician one has to pass the exam with Technical Subjects (50%) and Philippine Electrical Code (50%) as its topics with the same provision for the grade.
While some settle for 70% to get their professional license as electrical engineers, others just push themselves to their limits and achieve the highest grades.
Below is the cream of the crop in the last 5 years, the top one from the electrical engineering licensure exam from 2015 to 2019. This is followed by a list of the passing rate in covering the same period.
Passing Rate of Electrical Engineering Board Exam from 2015 to 2019
|EXAMINATION DATE||# OF PASSERS||# OF TAKERS||PASSING RATE|
Electrical Engineering Board Exam Top 1 from 2015 to 2019
|APRIL 2015||PRINCE GYL CONDE DIMPAS||89.25%||EASTERN VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY (for.L.I.T.)TACLOBAN|
|SEPTEMBER 2015||MARTHA ISABEL SALOMON DEALINO||90.95%||UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINESDILIMAN|
|APRIL 2016||JOHN RAYMOND SABULARSE TOLEDO||91.55%||MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY-MANILA|
|SEPTEMBER 2016||ALFRED ISAAC RONDINA AJO||92.40%||CEBU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY|
|APRIL 2017||KENT MEYLER MALONES SAMARANOS||90.90%||MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITYGEN. SANTOS CITY|
|SEPTEMBER 2017||EDILBERT VALLECERA TANDAAN||91.80%||CAMARINES SUR POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE-NABUA|
|APRIL 2018||KEVIN RESTUBOG RELLEVE||92.75%||UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES- LOS BAÑOS|
|SEPTEMBER 2018||NIÑO BOY ARMARIO DACER||93.05%||BICOL UNIVERSITY-LEGAZPI|
|APRIL 2019||CHRISTIAN YECYEC CAHIG||93.50%||MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY- ILIGAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY|
|CLARK SIGMUND RABANO DE CASTRO||93.50%||UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-LOS BAÑOS|
|SEPTEMBER 2019||MIKHAEL GLEN BORJA LATAZA||92.60%||UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS|
As of now, there are more than 180 electrical engineering schools in the country.