In October 2019, the Professional Regulation Commission issued Memorandum Circular No. 21 (S 2009) in accordance with its powers under RA No. 8981, prescribing the updated list of nonprogrammable calculators permitted to be used in licensure examinations. However, after reviewing the list, the Professional Regulation Board of Civil Engineering determined that many of the calculators listed under MC No. 21 (s. 2009) lack algebraic logic and trigonometric functions, rendering them insufficient for civil engineering licensure examinations. Some of the models listed are incorrect, non-existent, duplicated, or vintage, and still include the prohibited Casio fx 991ES / ES Plus, confusing readers.
The Professional Regulation Board of Civil Engineering issued PRB Resolution No. 02 Series of 2020 to address this issue. The resolution called for an updated list of non-programmable calculators allowed in civil engineering board examinations. This Resolution was first implemented during the May 2020 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination.
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PRC List of Allowed Calculators
The Professional Regulation Commission notifies the public of the following updated list of allowable calculators for use in the Civil Engineering Licensure Examination, as approved by the Professional Regulatory Board (PRB) of Civil Engineering and the Commission, via Resolution No. 02-02. (s.2020).
Allowed Casio Calculator Models
Canon Calculator Models
Sharp Calculator Models
Hewlett- Packard Calculators
|HP Smartcalc 300S
Citizen Scientific Calculators
Aurora Scientific Calculator Models
Olympia Calculator Models
Texas Instruments Scientific Calculator Models
Please be reminded that examinees are allowed to use only one calculator during the exam, unlike in the past when examinees are allowed to bring a spare for emergency purposes. For further concerns and queries, kindly email Licensure Office at the email addresses provided below: