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Philippine PRC Licensure
Architect is a person professionally and academically qualified, registered and licensed under R.A. No. 9266. He/she has received a Certificate of Registration and Professional Identification Card issued by the Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture and the PRC of the Philippines. He/she is responsible for advocating the fair and sustainable development, welfare and cultural expression of society’s habitat in terms of space, forms and historical context.
Board refers to the Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture in the Philippines.
A licensure examination is required to be undergone by all applicants for registration for the practice of architecture. The exam is to be given by the Board in such places and dates as the PRC may designate subject to compliance with the requirements prescribed by PRC in accordance with R. A. No. 8981.
Applicants for architect board examination shall establish to the satisfaction of the Board:
a. He/she is a Filipino citizen or a citizen of a foreign country qualified to take the examination as provided for in R.A. 9266.
b. He/she is of good moral character.
c. He/she is a holder of a degree of Bachelor of Science in Architecture conferred by a school, college, academy or institute duly recognized and/or accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and in addition has a specific record of at least two (2) years or equivalent of diversified architectural experience duly certified by a registered/licensed architect: Provided, however, that an applicant holding a Master’s Degree in Architecture from a school, college, university or institute recognized by the government shall be credited one (1) year in his/her practical experience.
d. He/she has not been convicted of any criminal offensive involving moral turpitude.
Scope of Architect Board Examination
The examination shall include but not limited to the following subjects:
1. History and theory of architecture
2. Principles of planning and architectural practice
3. Structural design, building materials, and architectural specifications, and methods of construction and utilities
4. Urban design and architectural interiors
5. Architectural design and site planning
Based on Sec. 15 of The Architecture Act of 2004, in order to pass the examination, an examinee must obtain a weighted general average of seventy percent (70%), with no grade lower than fifty percent (50%) in any given subject.
Oath of Profession
All successful examinees shall be required to take an oath of profession before any member of the Board of Architecture or before any government official authorized by Professional Regulation Commission or any person authorized by law to administer oaths upon before entering the practice of architecture.
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