Electrical Engineer

Electrical engineer refers to a person who holds a valid certificate of registration and a valid professional license from PRC, which qualifies him/her to hold himself/herself out to practice electrical engineering in the Philippines, under R.A. No. 7920.

Board refers to the Professional Regulatory Board of Electrical Engineering which is under the administrative control and supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission of the Philippines.

Except as otherwise specifically allowed in RA 7920, a technical examination is required to be undergone and passed by all applicants for registration for the practice of electrical engineering in the Philippines. Examination is given twice a year, in Manila and other places.

Applicants for registration for professional electrical engineer, shall, on or before the date of registration, establish to the satisfaction of the Board that:
a. He is a citizen of the Philippines.
b. He is of good reputation with high moral values.
c. He has not been finally convicted by the court of an offense involving moral turpitude.
d. He is a holder of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electric Engineering (BSEE) from a university, school, college, academy or institute duly constituted, recognized and accredited by the Philippine government.
e. He is a registered electrical engineer with valid certificate of registration and professional license and with four (4) years or more of active practice reckoned from the date of his registration as a registered electrical engineer.

Applicants for examination for registered electrical engineer, shall, on or before the date of the examination, establish to the satisfaction of the Board that:
a. He is a citizen of the Philippines.
b. He is at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
c. He is of good reputation with high moral values.
d. He has not been finally convicted by the court of an offense involving moral turpitude.
e. He is a holder of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from a university, school, college, academy or institute duly constituted, recognized and accredited by the Philippine government.

Applicants for examination for registered master electrician, shall, on or before the date of the examination, establish to the satisfaction of the Board that:
a. He is a citizen of the Philippines.
b. He is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
c. He is of good reputation with high moral values.
d. He has not been finally convicted by the court of an offense involving moral turpitude.
e. He has any of the following technical backgrounds:
1. Has completed at least three (3) years of a five-year Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) program or a three-year course in electrical engineering technology from an engineering school recognized by the Philippine government and, in addition, has a subsequent specific record of one (1) year practice in electrical wiring and installation, operation and maintenance of utilization devices and equipment or
2. Has graduated from a two-year electrician's course of instruction from a vocational or trade school recognized by the Philippine government and, in addition, has at least two (2) years of apprenticeship after completion of the course of instruction on electrical installation, operation and maintenance of utilization devices and equipment or
3. Has completed a one-year electrician's course of instruction from a vocational school recognized by the Philippine government and, in addition, has at least three (3) years of apprenticeship after completion of the course of instruction on electrical installation, operation and maintenance of utilization devices and equipment or
4. Has completed a four-year high school education or its equivalent and, in addition, has subsequent specific record of at least five (5) years of apprenticeship in electric wiring, installation, operation and maintenance of utilization devices and equipment.

Scope of Electrical Engineer Board Examination

For professional electrical engineer, the oral examination or interview shall be conducted on the following documents to be submitted to the Board:
1. Certified experience record from the date applicant took oath as a registered electrical engineer indicating the inclusive dates, companies worked for, description of specific responsibilities, significant accomplishments as well as the name and position of immediate supervisors.
2. Technical paper covering an evaluation, an analysis, a study or a critical discussion of an electrical engineering project or subject, on one or several technical aspects such as: design, construction, installation, commissioning, testing, operation, maintenance, repair, research and the like. The technical paper shall be supported by engineering principles and data. Published or unpublished scientific paper or treatise on electrical engineering theories and applications may be considered as complying with the requirement.
3. Three (3) certifications signed by three (3) professional electrical engineers to the effect that the experience record submitted by the applicant is factual and that the technical paper submitted was actually prepared by the applicant.

For registered electrical engineer, the written examination covers subjects or group of subjects:
1. Mathematics, such as: algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, differential calculus, integral calculus, differential equations, complexnumbers, probability and statistics, advanced engineering mathematics including matrices, power series, Fourier analysis, Laplace transforms, and others.
2. Engineering sciences and allied subjects, such as general chemistry, college physics, computer fundamentals and programming, engineering materials, engineering mechanics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials, thermodynamics, electrical engineering law, engineering economics, engineering management, contracts and specifications, code of professional ethics, Philippine Electrical Code, Parts 1 and 2 and others.
3. Electrical engineering professional subjects, such as: electrical circuits, electronic theory and circuits energy conversion, power transmission and distribution, instrumentation and measurement, circuit and line protection, control systems, principles of communication, electrical machines, electrical equipment, components and devices, electric systems, power plant, electronic power equipment, illumination, building wiring and others.

For registered master electrician, the written examination covers subjects or group of subjects:
1 Technical subjects:
- Ohm's Law: Calculations for resistance, current, voltage and power for direct current and alternating current circuits.
- Electrical machines: Description and operating principles of motors, generators and transformers.
- Control equipment: Description and function of fuses, overload relays, safety switches, magnetic switches, circuit breakers, stardelta motor starters, transformer-type motor starters, D.C. motor starters.
- Electrical components: Description of resistors, capacitors, inductors and semi-conductors.
- Maintenance and repair: Description of the procedures in the maintenance of electrical machinery.
- Test equipment: Types and uses of measuring instruments.
- Electrical engineering law provisions pertaining to registered master electrician.
- Other related subjects as may be prescribed by the Board.
2. Philippine Electrical Code, Parts 1 and 2:
- General requirements for installation of electric wiring and equipment.
- Approved wiring methods.
- Types of wiring materials and wiring devices.
- Installation of switchboard and panel boards.
- Installation in hazardous locations.
- Wiring diagrams of different types of motor starters with motor protection.
- Drawing symbols and wiring plants.
- Other related subjects as may be prescribed by the Board.

Oath of Profession

All successful examinees shall be required to take a professional oath before the Board of Electrical Engineering or any government official authorized by PRC to administer oaths, before entering upon the practice of professional electrical engineer, registered electrical engineer, and registered master electrician.

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