Saturday, July 6, 2013

CIVIL ENGINEERING BOARD EXAM REVIEW TIPS, POINTERS, CUES AND GUIDES

CIVIL ENGINEERING BOARD EXAM REVIEW TIPS, POINTERS, CUES AND GUIDES


(Compilation Series of my Blog Posts for Tips on How to Have An Effective Review in Civil Engineering Licensure Examinations)


By: Dindo Mojica, C.E., M.Eng, 3°




I had transferred/migrated my blog posts of Civil Engineering review tips at Philippine Civil Engineering Review Tips (http://philcivilengineeringreviewtips.blogspot.com) for Civil Engineering graduating students, reviewees and repeaters.

These blog posts were written for CE students and reviewees for their reference on how to study and review for the CE board exams as prescribed by the Professional Regulations Commission. It was the author's unselfish desire to help candidates for the CE board exams to give tips, ways,strategies, cues and pointers on how a student/reviewee can pass the CE board exam (depending his/her desire to pass) through this blog.

The blog posts were the author's experiences when he was a student/reviewee and sharing to students/reviewees to become successful Civil Engineers in the future.

Hope that this blog may help you a lot and inspire you in achieving your dreams to pass the CE board exams.








INITIAL REGISTRATION PROCESS OF NEW CIVIL ENGINEERS AT PROFESSIONAL REGULATIONS COMMISSION (PRC) - MANILA

INITIAL REGISTRATION PROCESS OF NEW CIVIL ENGINEERS AT PROFESSIONAL REGULATIONS COMMISSION (PRC) - MANILA 

By: Dindo Mojica, C.E., M.Eng, 3°



At last you’re now a civil engineer. After more than 4-6 months (or even more than that) of hardwork, dedication and patience during your review, you have passed the CE Board Examinations. You had exceeded the challenge.

After you pass the CE Board Examinations as conducted by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), it’s time for you to apply for your PRC Civil Engineer ID/license card together with your Certificate of Registration as proof/evidence of being a licensed professional.

I’m going to share to you the steps on how a newly-passed Civil Engineer can have an initial registration at the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

Professional Regulations Commission - Manila

Take Note: Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

(Data as of May 2013 when I renew my PRC license)

Requirements to bring/to be accomplished:

  1. duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  2. current Community Tax Certificate (cedula)
  3. 1 piece passport size picture (colored with white background and complete name tag)
  4. 2 sets of metered documentary stamps
  5. 1 short brown envelope with name and profession
      
Procedures:

1.   New civil engineers who passed the board examination must read the news and guidelines (as prescribed by PRC in the internet or newspaper) for the schedule of registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration. (For example, for those who passed the May 2013 CE Board exam are required to register on May 20, 2013 but not later than May 22, 2013.)

 2.   New civil engineers may get their PRC Registration Form No. 001 (PRC Oath Form) at Public Assistance Unit.

Sample Panunumpa ng Propesyonal Form

prc form by Dorie Maquinta-ortiz



3.  After filling out/accomplishing the oath form, they may fall in line for the metered documentary stamp of their oath forms (outside PRC Building)

4.   New civil engineers must take oath before a notary public or any authorized person to administer oath. Then the notary public will sign the oath form at PRC Legal Division/PRC Attorney (located at PRC Main Building – Ground Floor)

5.  New civil engineers must proceed to Registration Division and submit to the Registration Officer their notarized and metered oath form at designated counters

6.    After the registration officer verifies the new engineer form the master list and assess it for payment, applicant must proceed to the Cashier Section and pay the prescribed fees (Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2013-2016).

7.   New civil engineers must go back to the Registration Division and submits the notarized and metered oath form. Then the registration officer will issue you a claim slip on when you will claim your new PRC ID. (Note: you may also claim your PRC ID after 15 working days or the scheduled oath-taking)

8.   New civil engineers may also register as new regular members of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Inc. (PICE). You will see a mini-booth/kiosk (sometimes in PRC or during your oath-taking) wherein there are PICE personnel that can assist you in registration/membership matters. You may download their registration form at this link: PICE Registration Form


9.  After 15 working days, the applicant must go back to PRC Registration Division at Window 13, 23 or 32 to claim your new PRC ID/license card. Or the other option is to wait for your scheduled oath-taking wherein your new PRC ID will be released after your oath-taking.
My recent PRC ID card (renewed)

10.  After 3 months, you may also claim your Certificate of Registration at Registration Division on Windows 17, 19, or 31. After claiming your Certificate of Registration, you must proceed to Customer Service for affixing metered documentary stamps on your Certificate of Registration.

My CE Board Certificate (almost a decade ago)


Source: PRC Flow Chart of Initial Registration of Various Professions


For more information, you may visit the Professional Regulations Commission website for initial registration procedures for professionals:

Initial Registration - Professional Regulations Commission


You have now your new PRC ID and new PRC CE Certificate of Registration as proof of becoming a new Civil Engineer.


Good Luck and Congratulations!

HOW TO RENEW YOUR PRC CE LICENSE AT SELECTED SM MALLS

HOW TO RENEW YOUR PRC CE LICENSE AT SELECTED SM MALLS





Requirements:

Passport-size picture with name tag and on white background
Photocopy of recent PRC ID (front and back)
(Bring your own paste and black ballpen, if necessary)

Note: I had just asked a SM Business Service Center Personnel at SM City San Lazaro for the inquiries regarding PRC renewal. (As of May 2013) Note: they started offered this service from April 2013.


STEPS:

1. Go to SM Business Centers/Offices at selected SM malls as prescribed/designated by the PRC. It is open on Sundays-Mondays (everyday) at mall hours.



2. A SM Business Center personnel will ask your profession, your license number and your birthday because they will check it online for verification purposes. Also ask the personnel if your profession is available for processing online.


3. If the verification is done, a SM Business Center personnel will give you a photocopy of PRC ID Renewal Form, just fill it up and paste your passport-size picture. You may also download a copy of the PRC ID form at the PRC website - 


http://www.prc.gov.ph/uploaded/documents/RD%20renewal%20form%20051012.pdf

or you may view this at:

PRC ID FORM by may1st2008



4. After accomplishing the PRC ID Renewal Form, you must give it to the SM personnel together with the photocopy of your recent PRC ID.


5. Pay the prescribed fees (depends on your profession; for Civil Engineers - P450) and a Service Fee (SM Business Center) of P130. 


Note: Please ask the SM personnel for the Service fee for any SM branch

Correction: According to Ms. Patricia Nadine Mirasol (http://ideacrib.blogspot.com/), the Service Fee in SM Business Center at SM Mall of Asia is P50.


6. Waiting period for your PRC license is about 1 to 2 months and you may also claim your PRC ID at SM Business Center where you applied for. Just ask the SM personnel about their hotline numbers if you're PRC ID is ready for pick-up.





Please see my post on PRC CE ID Renewal  (PRC Manila) for additional information

More info at:

PRC ID RENEWAL CENTERS: Now Open at 13 SM Malls ~ Do it yourself Travels, Photographs and memories