The May 2021 Chemical Engineers Licensure Examination (CHELE) has been postponed.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Wednesday, April 7,  announced that the examination will now be held in October.


“With the recent surge of coronavirus disease 2019, anxiety and fear of acquiring the same, and mobility restrictions due to quarantine classifications, the Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers (PICHE), upon consultation with other stakeholders, including schools and examinees, requested for the postponement of the May 2021 CHELE to continuously safeguard the health and welfare of the examinees as well as examiners and examination personnel,” PRC said in Resolution No. 1342 dated April 5.

“The Professional Regulatory Board of Chemical Engineering (Board) and the Licensure Office (LO), upon evaluation of the request, deemed it necessary to recommend to the Commission the postponement of the conduct of the May 2021 CHELE and to reschedule the same to October 2021,” it further read.

“Premises considered the Commission resolved, as it so resolves to postpone the May 11, 12, and 13, 2021 Chemical Engineers Licensure Examination and to reschedule the same to October 3, 4 and 5, 2021,” PRC said.

The PRC also said that the previously scheduled Oct. 2, 3 and 4, 2021 CHELE under Resolution No. 1283 (s. 2020) shall be moved to Oct. 3, 4 and 5, 2021.

The Commission said those who have queries and concerns may email the Licensure Office at  and

Source: Manila Bulletin (