What is Prometric Examination?

Prometric Examination for Nurses is also known as Saudi Council Examination. This examination is similar to the Nursing Licensure Examination in the Philippines. It aims to ensure a better employment status for foreign nurses willing to work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) as reported by Manila Bulletin, 2009 encouraged that nurses intending to work in Saudi Arabia must pass the exam. Filipino nurses willing to work in foreign lands must be competent enough and meet the standards and competency levels needed and required by the health regulatory agencies of the country/ state they are willing to work for.

Where is Prometric Exam Testing Center in the Philippines?

The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties has granted the accreditation to this exam center:

  • Prometric Testing Center
    • Ateneo Professional Schools, 130 H. Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
    • Telephone No.: (632) 892-0383
  • Prometric Testing Center
    • Tread, Inc., Suite 308, Centro Maximo D., Jakosalem St., Cebu City
    • Tel no. 032-2535514

What is in the Prometric Examination?

The Prometric Examination for Nurses is mainly composed of 70 questions in a multiple choice format. The examination would run for about two hours. In browsing the site of Prometric Exam, http://www.prometric.com/NurseAide/CT.htm you will find that the description for nurses belongs to the category nurse aide. 

A Nurse Technician examination would be made up of the following parts:

  • Nursing Fundamentals: 28%
  • Medical – 23%
  • Surgical – 20%
  • Pediatric – 16%
  • Community – 13%

For Nurse Specialists, the following parts of the exam would be: Assessment – 10%

  • Nursing Problem – 6%
  • Planning – 20%
  • Implementation – 50%
  • Evaluation – 14%

45% will be the passing rate for nurse technicians while for nurse specialists is 50%. A Score Report will be released after the examination, so the nurse examinee will immediately know whether he/ she passed or failed the examination.

How to schedule and register to the Prometric Examination Procedure?

  1. Go to their website: http://www.prometric.com.
  2. A tab will show up and is allotted for examination takers. Browse a list box with choices: Academics, Professional, Government and Corporate and choose Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.
  3. Browser for job selection will appear.
  4. A registration form is supplied and fills it out.
  5. Payment information will be opened.
  6. Schedule of examination and sitting arrangement can readily be available on the web. Website: http://www.prometric.com/. Result is valid up to three years.

How much is the Prometric Examination fee?

When registering via online, major credit cards are the only ones accepted such as MasterCard, Visa and America Express. Those who opted to send their applications via mail, they must also send the payment using the form provided as well as the payment is in a form of cheque. 

Registrants in Saudi Arabia must pay an examination fee of $80.00. Those in Asia would pay $90, while nurses coming from Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East are required to pay $100.00