Pursuant to Republic Act No. 7392 or the Philippine Midwifery Act of 1992, all applicants for registration to the practice of midwifery in the Philippines shall be required to undergo an examination. In line with this law, the Professional Regulation Commission and the Professional Regulatory Board of Midwifery announced the schedule of exam, the opening of the online processing, and the deadline for filing for the 2019 Board Licensure Examination for Midwives.
Midwifery Board Exam Schedule
The Licensure Examination for Midwives will be held on the following dates:
|EXAM DATE||PLACE||OPENING OF ONLINE PROCESSING||DEADLINE IN FILING|
|APRIL 10-11, 2019||Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga||December 11, 2018||March 11, 2019|
|NOVEMBER 2-3, 2019||Manila, All Regional Offices; Zamboanga||July 3, 2019||October 3, 2019|
Applicants must secure an appointment before going to any PRC office to file your application. When securing an appointment, use the PRC online application system. Follow our online board exam application guide to accomplish this task.
Board Exam Requirements and Qualifications
In compliance with the Republic Act No. 7392, an applicant for the Licensure Examination for Midwives must have the following qualifications:
- He or she must be a citizen of the Philippines of a foreign country which has a law or policy on reciprocity for the practice of the midwifery profession;
- With good moral character and is in good health;
- A graduate of midwifery in a government recognized and duly accredited institution.
In addition to these prerequisites, the candidate for the licensure exam must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of the issuance of a certificate of registration.
Applicants must submit these documentary requirements to the PRC office on your appointment day:
- An NSO or PSA Birth Certificate
- For married female applicants, submit an NSO / PSA Marriage Contract
- Transcript of Records with scanned picture and Remarks “For Board Examination Purposes”
- A notarized proof of having handled 20 deliveries, 5 sutures, and 5 intravenous injections signed by Principal or Dean.
- Payment of Php 600.00
Registered nurses who want to take the midwifery board exam must submit the following requirements:
- A copy of PRC ID Card / TOR / Board Certificate
- A duly notarized record of twenty (20) deliveries actually handled with records of five (5) sutures and five (5) intravenous injections signed by Hospital Director or Municipal Health Officer.
- Certificate of Consent (from the hospital where cases were performed)
- Certificate of Trainings on Expanded Function on RA 7392 accredited by PRC CPD Council for Midwifery of Registered Midwife who supervised ( Graduate Midwife & RN )
- PRC ID License and Employee’s ID of the Supervising Registered Midwife.
- PRC ID license & Employee’s ID of the Certifying Officer (must be a registered physician)
The two-day examination will cover the following subjects:
- Fundamentals of Health Care
- Infant Care and Feeding
- Primary Health Care
- Professional Growth and Development
The following will be integrated with the above subjects:
- Fundamentals of Sociology
- Principles of Bacteriology
- General Anatomy and Physiology
- General Psychology
To become a registered midwife in the Philippines, a candidate must obtain a general rating of seventy-five percent (75%) in the written test with no grade lower than fifty percent (50%) in any subject.