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General practice of Chemistry

Any person who shall practice or offer to practice chemistry in the Philippines without being registered or exempted from registration in accordance with the provisions of this Act, or any person presenting or attempting to use as his own, the certificate of registration of another, or any person who shall give any false or fraudulent evidence of any kind to the Board or to any member thereof in obtaining a certificate of registration, or any person who shall falsely impersonate any registrant or like or different name, or any person who shall attempt to use a revoked or suspended certificate of registration of like or different name, or any person who shall in connection with his name or otherwise assume, use or advertise any title or description tending to convey the impression that he is a chemist without holding a valid certificate of registration, or any person who shall violate any provision of this Act, or any person or corporate body who shall violate the rules and regulations of the Board or orders promulgated by it duly approved by the President of the Philippines upon the recommendation of the Commissioner of Civil Service18 for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, shall upon conviction, be sentenced to a fine of not less than one hundred pesos nor more than one thousand pesos or to suffer imprisonment for a period of not exceeding three months or both, in the discretion of the court.

Qualification of Board Members

Each member of the Board shall, at the time of his appointment:

  1. A citizen of the Philippines and resident thereof.
  2. At least thirty years of age.
  3. A duly registered chemist in the Philippines, who has at least ten years experience along chemical work previous to his appointment.
  4. Not a member of the faculty of any school, college or university where a regular course in chemistry is taught, nor have pecuniary interest in such institution. The members of the first Board of Examiners for Chemists appointed under this Act, shall be considered registered or licensed for the purpose thereof, and shall be issued upon payment of ten pesos a certificate of registration in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
Members of the Board

Republic Act No. 10657

An Act Regulating and modernizing the practice of Chemistry in the Philippines, repealing for the purpose Republic Act numbered seven hundred fifty-four (R. A. No. 754), otherwise known as the Chemistry Law of the Philippines

Republic Act No. 754

An Act to Regulate the Practice of Chemistry in the Philippines, and for other purposes


The Board of Examiners for Chemists was created with the approval on June 18, 1952 of Republic Act No. 754 or the “Chemistry Law.”

The first Board was composed of Benito F. Legarda as Chairman, and Eduardo Taylor and Marcos Alicante as Members. The Syllabi of the Subjects in the Chemistry licensure examination was promulgated on September 13, 1994. Two days later on September 15, the Board conducted its first fully-computerized licensure examinations and released the results on December 9, 1994.

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Resolution No. 2023-05 (Chemical Technicians)

Resolution No. 2023-09 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2023-10 (Chemists)



Resolution No. 2021-07 (Chemical Technicians)




Resolution No. 2020-07 (Chemists)


Resolution No. 2019-14 (Chemical Technicians)

Resolution No. 2019-07 (Chemical Technicians)

Resolution No. 2019-06 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2019-05 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2019-04 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2019-03 (Chemists)




Resolution No. 2018-19 (Chemical Technicians)



Resolution No. 2017-13 (Chemical Technicians)



Resolution No. 2016-01 (Chemical Technicians)

Resolution No. 2016-05 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2016-06 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2016-07 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2016-08 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2016-09 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2016-10 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2016-11 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2016-12 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2016-13 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2016-14 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2016-15 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2016-16 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2016-18 (Chemists)

Resolution No. 2016-19 (Chemists)



Resolution No. 2015-01 (Chemical Technicians)

Resolution No. 2015-02 (Chemical Technicians)

Resolution No. 2015-03 (Chemical Technicians)



Resolution No. 2014-08 (Chemical Technicians)