The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) successfully conducted the Computer-Based Licensure Examination (CBLE) for the Geology profession last December 27, 28, and 29, 2021. Accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic which has posted unprecedented challenges in the country's licensure examination system, the PRC primarily through its Information and Communications Technology Service and Licensure Office developed its in-house CBLE system compliant with current technical and security requirements of specific professional regulatory laws and stakeholders.
With a specific schedule and venue, the three-day CBLE was conducted in Manila among one hundred forty-two (142) examinees that reported. Other CBLEs with this feature are also scheduled in the first quarter of 2022.
CBLEs “on-demand”, that is, at any venue and at any time, are also being contemplated, depending on the applicable rules, acceptable technology, and available resources for the profession.
The CBLE seeks to further enhance the efficiency and integrity in the administration of the licensure examinations for competent and competitive professionals needed by the services sector in the country and overseas.