The PRC was considering the acceptance of vax cards instead of RT-PCR tests for examinees.
PRC — The Professional Regulation Commission was considering the acceptance of vaccination cards instead of RT-PCR tests for examinees.
On Saturday, the PRC said it was considering the acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination cards instead of an RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) test or certificate of quarantine for personnel and examinees.
According to PRC Chairperson Teofilo Pilando Jr., the Commission was coordinating with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) and the Department of Health to amend the joint administrative order to accept vax cards instead of a certificate of quarantine or RT-PCR tests.
Pilando encouraged the personnel and examinees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as it’s one of the requirements of IATF-EID and PRC.
Pilando said that the Commission strived to strictly implement the health and safety protocols during the preparation, administration, and post activities of board exams to minimize the risk among the personnel, examinees, and the board.
He added that the Commission followed the protocols imposed in the joint administrative order.
“PRC follows the protocols imposed in the joint administrative order such as requiring a negative RT-PCR test result or a certificate of 14-day quarantine, as well as the usual physical distancing, wearing of face mask, thermal scanning, and the like,” Pilando said.
Pilando noted that the Commission also followed requirements enforced by the local IATF and local government units (LGUs).
Meanwhile, Pilando said that the Commission was able to conduct 62 out of 101 board exams scheduled for 2021, which was greater compared to 11 out of 85 licensure exams conducted in 2020.