Bantay, Ilocos Sur – On January 19-20, 2023, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) through its PRC Regional Office I (PRC-ROI) actively participated in the Onsite Conference held by The Association of Registrars of Higher Education Institutions of Region I (ARHEI1) in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on January 19-20, 2023.
With the theme "Transforming Challenges to Best Practices", the conference aims to update the knowledge of its officers and members about the procedures and requirements for licensure examination and applications for registration and accreditation without examination.
Mr. Bryan S. De Guzman, Professional Regulations Officer III of the Application Section of PRC-ROI represented the Regional Office and served as the resource person for the said conference. Participants were apprised of the required documents that applicants in various professional licensure examinations must submit or present to be admitted to take the licensure examination. Discussed also were the two classifications of documentary requirements, basic and additional, that applicants must meet.
The conference ended with an open forum where registrars were able to seek clarification on a range of issues related to the licensure examination. One of the questions raised was how to deal with discrepancies in their students’ birth certificates, such as birthdates, spellings of names, middle names, and surnames. Another question was about the appropriate major for each straight program for those who intend to take the Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers.
The updates provided by the PRC-ROI during the Onsite Conference of the Association of Registrars of Higher Education Institutions of Region 1 were well-received by the attendees. Informative, educational, and valuable as it is, this updated knowledge will better equip the Higher Education Institutions of Region I in guiding their graduates on PRC licensure examination processes and help them meet the requirements for admission to various professions.