MedTech Board Exam Schedule and Subjects

To become a licensed Medical Technologist in the Philippines, you should pass the Medical Technologist Licensure Exam given by the Professional Regulation Commission which is usually held twice a year.

All applicants who wish to take the MedTech licensing exam must have completed either a BS in Medical Technology or a BS in Public Health at an institution of higher education with accreditation.

Medical Technology Licensure Exam Schedule

PRC issued the schedule of the Medical Technologist Board Exam for the year 2022. The First Batch which is on January 15-16 is only for approved examinees of the August 2021 MedTech Licensure Exam.

The Second Batch is on March 16-17, 2022. The start of application is on December 16, 2021, until February 16, 2021.

While the third Batch of the MedTech Board Exam is on August 20-21, 2022 with the opening of application on May 20, 2022, and the deadline of application on July 20, 2022.

Shown below is the schedule of the 2022 Medical Technology licensure exams:

Date of ExamStart of ApplicationDeadline of Application
January 15-16, 2022For approved examinees of the August 2021 MedTech Board exams only
March 16-17, 2022December 16, 2021February 16, 2022
August 20-21, 2022May 20, 2022July 20, 2022

MedTech Board Exam (MTLE) Subjects Coverage

The Medical Technologist Licensure Exam (MTLE) consists of six subjects. Here’s the Coverage for the Med Tech Board Exam with the corresponding percentage.

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1. Hematology – 20%

  • Blood collection, anticoagulants – 10%
  • Cell counts (RBC, WBC, platelet, reticulocytes) – 30%
  • Blood tests (Hemoglobin, Hematocrit) – 15%
  • Cell morphology (Normal and abnormal: peripheral blood, bone marrow) – 20%
  • Coagulation tests (BT, CT, Prothrombin time, RBC fragility tests, etc) – 15%
  • Special tests – 5%
  • Quality control – 5%

2. Microbiology and Parasitology – 20%

  • Microbiology – 70%
    • Bacteria – 80%
    • Fungi – 5%
    • Viruses – 10%
    • Rickettsiae – 5%
  • Collection – 10%
  • Preparation and Staining – 15%
  • Culture and Identification – 40%
  • Sensitivity – 10%
  • Media Preparation – 10%
  • Sterilization – 5%
  • Water, food, milk, and utensils – 5%
  • Quality Control – 5%
  • Parasitology – 30%
  • Life Cycle – 10%
  • Morphology – 50%
  • Tests – 25%
  • Fecal – 10%
  • Blood and Tests – 5%

3. Clinical Chemistry – 20%

  • Specimen collection – 5%
  • Instrumentation and calibration – 5%
  • Reagent preparation and Laboratory math – 5%
  • Quality Control – 10%
  • Clinical Chemistry proper – 50%
  • Biochemistry – 10%
  • Principles and Methods – 20%
  • Interpretation – 10%
  • Normal values (SI units) – 10%
  • Endocrinology and Toxicology – 10%
  • Blood gas analysis – 10%
  • Laboratory safety – 5%

4. Blood Banking & Serology – 20%

  • Blood Banking – 50%
  • Typing and Cross-matching Antiglobulin test – 20%
  • Blood types – 20%
  • Genetics: Principles and Testing – 5%
  • Blood storage and Transport – 10%
  • Donor recruitment and Bleeding – 15%
  • Blood components – 15%
  • Transfusion practice – 10%
  • Special procedures (Elution, etc.) – 5%
  • Serology – 50%
  • The immune system – 20%
  • Antigen, Antibodies complement, HLA – 20%
  • General principles – 10%
  • Methods, procedures, and interpretation – 45%
  • Updates (HIV Tests, etc.) – 5%
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5. Clinical Microscopy – 10%

  • Urine – 40%
  • Feces – 10%
  • Seminal Fluid – 8%
  • CSF – 10%
  • Transudate & Exudate – 8%
  • Synovial Fluid – 2%
  • Amniotic Fluid – 2%
  • Gastric fluid & Duodenal drainage – 4%
  • Sputum – 5%
  • Bronchial washings – 2%
  • Peritoneal, Pleural, Pericardial fluid – 5%
  • Quality Control – 4%

6. Histopathologic techniques & Med. Tech. Laws – 10%

  • Histopathologic techniques – 85%
  • Tissue Processing – 40%
  • Routine – 30%
  • Special – 10%
  • Cytology – 10%
  • Staining – 20%
  • Routine – 15%
  • Special – 5%
  • Autopsy – 5%
  • Special procedures – 5%
  • Clerical/Logging – 5%

Medical Technologist Licensure Board Exam Requirements

Here are the needed Medtech requirements you have to prepare when filing your application:

  • PSA/NSO Birth Certificate
  • PSA/NSO Marriage Contract (only for married female applicants)
  • Transcript of Records with scanned picture and remarks “For Board Examination Purposes”
  • Examination fee: Php 900.00

Please take note that the applicants must apply for a REFRESHER course certification from a medical technology school approved or certified by CHED-FTB after three failed tests.

How to apply for the MTLE Board Exam?

The application will be done online at PRC LERIS. Go to https://online2.prc.gov.ph/ to apply. You may want to see our guide on how to register on PRC LERIS.

Applicants are also advised to pay through Landbank (i-access), PayMaya, or UCPB(over the counter). After your application, you can go to the PRC office to submit all the requirements needed.

Summary of MTLE Results

Here is the summary of results for MTLE results in previous years:

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Month of ExamNo. of ExamineesNo. of PassersPassing Rate (%)
August 20223,5821,79647.63%
March 20222,7521,26846.08%
January 20222,6191,30749.90%
March 20213,2511,92159.09%
January 20212,8351,91967.69%
September 20196,4534,74373.50%
March 20194,0922,80168.45%
September 20186,0704,71877.73%

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