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Civil Engineers Board Exam 2012

The Civil Engineers Board Exam also known as the Civil Engineering Licensure Examination, is a board exam facilitated by the Board of Civil Engineering under the Professional Regulatory Commission to assess the competency of  BS Civil Engineering graduates.

As per R.A. 1080, individuals who passed the board exam need not take the civil service exams to be eligible for the following positions:

  • City Planner
  • Structural Engineer
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Water Resources Engineer
  • Other similar professions

Review Courses for Civil Engineers Board Exam

There are review courses that you can take to prepare for the board exam. The content of these review courses may vary depending on the review centers, but they’re mostly based on the examination scope released by the Professional Regulatory Commission which includes:

  • Mathematics, Surveying, and Transportation Engineering – 35 %
    • Algebra
    • Plane and Spherical Trigonometry
    • Analytics
    • Descriptive and Solid Geometry,
    • Differential and Integral Calculus
    • Highway and Railroad Surveying
    • Plane Topographic and Hydrographic Surveying
    • Advanced Surveying
    • Design and Construction of Highways and Railroads, Piers, Ports, and Wharves
  • Hydraulics and Geotechnical Engineering – 30 %
    • Aqueducts
    • Sanitary Engineering Works
    • Hydrology
    • Water Supply Systems
    • Dikes
    • Dams
    • Irrigation and Drainage Canals
    • Soil Mechanics and Foundations
  • Structural Engineering and Construction – 35 %
    • Rational and Applied Mechanics
    • Steel, Timber, and Reinforced Concrete Structures


Licensure exams for BS Civil Engineering graduates are usually held twice a year, usually around the months of March and October. Below are the dates and testing centers for the 2012 Civil Engineers Board Exam:

May 6 & 7, 2012 Sun, Mon / Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu,
Davao, Iloilo, & Legazpi
April 16, 2012
November 24 & 25, 2012 Sat, Sun / Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu,
Davao, Iloilo & Legazpi
November 7, 2012


The table below shows the number of board passers in the Civil Engineers Licensure Examination in the last 2 years:

 November 2011  5,163  1,770  34.28 %
 May 2011  3,117  1,195  38.33 %
 November 2010  5,028  2,040  40.57 %
 May 2010  3,024  1,097  36.27 %

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