Best Electrician Schools in the Philippines

James Ryan Jonas

Electricity is undeniably one of the most important resources in human life. It powers appliances, gadgets, and equipment which give homes and offices comfortable living and working conditions. Thus, the installation, management, and maintenance of electricity is important and this, among others, is the job of a Master Electrician.

Registered Master Electrician (RME)

In the Philippines, Registered Master Electricians perform the following tasks, among others:

  • Inspecting, maintaining, and repairing electrical circuits, from the wires to the transformers
  • Gathering of information from blueprints and diagrams
  • Using equipment to determine any concerns regarding these said electrical parts

Master Electricians Licensure Exam

The Registered Master Electricians (RME) Licensure Exam is conducted in April and September of every year.

If the job piques your interest and you are considering to be an electrician in the future, take note of the following Scope and Coverage of the RME Board Exam:

1. Technical subjects (50%)

  • 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 functions of fuses, overload relays, safety switches, circuit breakers, star-delta motor starters, transformer type motor-starters, DC motor starters
  • 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 electricians
  • Other related subjects as maybe prescribed by the Board.

2. Philippine Electrical Code Parts 1 and 2 (50%)

  • General requirements for installation of electric wiring and equipment
  • Approved wiring method
  • 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 plans
  • Other related subjects as may be prescribed by the Board

What you want to know would be the schools which train the highest number of graduates who pass the RME exam, right? Well, look no further for here they are.

These data were compiled from previous Master Electricians Licensure Exam to find out the schools with the highest Master Electricians Licensure Exam passing rates. Hope you find this information useful!

Best Electrician Schools in the Philippines

RankSchoolPassing RateNumber of PassersTotal Number of Takers
1University of San Carlos, Cebu City100%1818
1Mindanao State University - Gensan, General Santos City100%1818
1University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos, Bacolod City100%1515
1Central Philippine University, Iloilo City100%1111
1Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Manila100%1111
2Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Sto. Tomas, Sto. Tomas97%9496
2Pangasinan State University in Urdaneta, Urdaneta City97%3435
3Saint Mary's University, Bayombong96%2728
4De La Salle Lipa, Lipa City95%142148
5Camarines Norte State College - Main Campus, Daet94%7175
5University of Saint Louis, Tuguegarao City94%5255
6Technological University of the Philippines - Visayas, Talisay City93%1516
6Batangas State University - Lipa Campus, Lipa City93%1516
7Adamson University, Manila92%7379
7Laguna State Polytechnic University - San Pablo Campus, San Pablo City92%6671
7Technological University of the Philippines - Taguig, Taguig City92%2527
7University of Perpetual Help System JONELTA in Biñan City, Binan City92%2426
7De La Salle University Dasmariñas, Dasmarinas City92%1314
7Garcia College of Technology, Kalibo92%1213
8STI West Negros University, Bacolod City91%2123
9Technological Institute of the Philippines, Manila90%7684
9Mindanao State University - Main Campus, Marawi City90%1011
9Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela, Valenzuela City90%1011
10Mapúa University, Manila89%8089
11University of Batangas, Batangas City88%6978
11Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manila88%1517
12Western Institute of Technology, Iloilo City87%158181
12Batangas State University - Alangilan Campus, Batangas City87%97111
13Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila86%125145
13Bicol University - Main Campus, Legazpi City86%121140
13Divine Word College of Legazpi, Legazpi City86%2529
14Bohol Island State University - Main Campus, Tagbilaran City85%200234
14Saint Louis University, Baguio City85%127149
14Southern Luzon State University, Lucban85%125147
14Far Eastern University Institute of Technology, Manila85%4047
14University of the East, Manila85%1821
15Technological University of the Philippines, Manila84%143169
15Bohol Island State University - Calape, Campus Calape84%84100
15University of Mindanao, Davao City84%7285
15Isabela State University - Ilagan Campus, Ilagan84%2833

Note: The table above only ranks the passing rates of First-time takers only; repeaters are not included in the passing rate. All figures are based on the four (4) previous Master Electricians Board Exam, specifically the ones held last April and September during the years 2016 and 2017.

Sources: PRC Philippines (,, Truity

James Ryan Jonas teaches business management, investments, and entrepreneurship at the University of the Philippines (UP). He is also the Executive Director of UP Provident Fund Inc., managing and investing P3.2 Billion ($56.4 Million) worth of retirement funds on behalf of thousands of UP employees.