The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases has given its cue to the conduct of licensure examinations scheduled for January to March this year despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

In Resolution No. 95, the IATF said the examinations would be held with strict observance of the country’s health protocols.

Agencies attached to the conduct of such examinations, like the Professional Regulation Commission, were also directed to “render full assistance for the safe and successful conduct of the examinations.”

Licensure examinations for medical technologists, sanitary engineers and architects are scheduled for January.

Board exams for veterinarians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, real estate consultants, geologists master plumbers, psychologists, mechanical engineers and certified plant mechanics are scheduled for February.

The qualifying assessment for foreign medical professionals and licensure examinations for physicians, respiratory therapists, medical technologists, optometrists, ocular pharmacologists and professional teachers will be held in March.

The majority of examinations slated for the second half of 2020 were moved to this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. John Ezekiel J. Hirro