Qualifications and Requirements of Applicants for Registered Master Electrician Examination


Qualifications and Requirements of Applicants for Registered Master Electrician Examination.

R.A.7920 Article III Section 18.
Qualifications of Applicants for Registered Master Electrician Examination. - Any person applying for admission to the registered master electrician examinations, as herein provided, shall establish to the satisfaction of the Board that, on or before the date of the examination, he possesses the following qualifications:

(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; and
(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.

Requirements for RME Board Examinations:
1. Original & Photocopy of Birth Certificate
PSA & LCR
2. Original & Photocopy of Marriage Contract
PSA & LCR (for Women)
3. Original & Photocopy of Transcript of Record (TOR) with S.O. number, Date of Graduation, with scanned picture & additional remarks "FOR BOARD EXAM PURPOSES" must be indicated in the TOR.
4. High School Diploma for high school graduate
5. Four (4) pcs. Passport Size colored pictures with complete name tag & white background
6. Latest Community Tax Certificate (Cedula)
7. Window mailing envelope with metered stamp
8. Examinations Fee Php600
9. Company Certificate of Employment (COE)
10. Certificate of Experiences (PRC form 104) to be signed by duly licensed Electrical Practitioners such as PEE, REE or RME, with at least 5 years active holder of PRC license & not expired. And also to be notarized.

R.A.7920 Article III Sec. 19 (c)
(c) Registered master electrician:
The applicant shall pass a written examination on the different subjects or group of subjects as follows:

(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, star- delta motor starters, transformer-type motor starters, D.C. motor.
  • 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.

The number of test questions shall be such that the examinations can be finished in one (1) eight-hour day.

The relative weights shall be fifty percent (50%) for technical subjects and fifty percent (50%) for Philippine Electrical Code.

The passing general average rating shall be seventy percent (70%) with no grade below fifty percent (50%) in any subject.

Reference: Republic Act 7920 and prc.gov.ph
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