If you love helping others and finding ways to improve the quality of life of people, you might be interested to take up Bachelor of Science (BS) in Social Work as a course.
With this career, you are definitely setting yourself up for a bright future that gets to impact not only your life but also the lives of millions of other people.
Registered Social Workers
In the Philippines, registered Social Workers are tasked with the following responsibilities:
- Identify people who are in need of help
- Help individuals of all stages of life to cope with and solve everyday problems
- Advocate for and create plans to improve well-being
- Work with persons, families, or groups
- Respond to those in need of help in crisis situations
- Research and refer their clients to community resources
- Work in an array of public and private organizations
Several social workers describe the profession as challenging, fun, and fulfilling all at the same time because they get to meet different people and help them solve their problems.
Registered Social Workers Board Exam
In the Philippines, to become a Registered Social Worker, an individual must both:
- 1. Be a graduate of a “BS in Social Work” course in an accredited educational institution in the Philippines; and
- 2. Pass the Social Workers Licensure Examination, which is administered by the Board of Social Workers under the supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
The Social Workers Board Exam is conducted once a year, either in June or July of every year.
If you’re interested to be a registered social worker soon, take note that the scope of the Social Workers Licensure Exam consists of the following topics, among others:
- Human Behavior and Social Environment
- Social Welfare, Ethics, Policies, Program including secondary social work method namely: Administration Research, and Supervision
- Social Work Method (Social Case Work, Social Group Work, Community Organization)
- Field Practice
Best Schools for Social Work in the Philippines
Do you want to know which universities in the Philippines are able to consistently top the Social Workers Licensure Exam?
We compiled the data from previous Social Workers Licensure Exams to determine the top schools with the highest Social Workers Board Exam passing rates.
Check out the table below to see if your school is one of the best Social Workers schools in the Philippines!
Schools ranked by Social Workers Board Exam Passing Rate
|RANK||SCHOOL||CITY / LOCATION||PASSING RATE||NUMBER OF PASSERS||TOTAL NUMBER OF TAKERS|
|1||Leyte Normal University||Tacloban||100%||134||134|
|1||Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries||Makati||100%||18||18|
|1||St. Joseph's College Of Quezon City||Quezon City||100%||11||11|
|2||Mindanao State University - Main Campus||Marawi City||98%||527||533|
|2||Bicol University - Daraga||Daraga||98%||344||348|
|3||Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila||Manila||97%||151||155|
|3||Bicol University - Tabaco||Tabaco City||97%||138||141|
|3||Universidad de Manila||Manila||97%||126||129|
|3||Saint Bridget College||Batangas City||97%||77||79|
|3||St. Theresa's College - Cebu||Cebu City||97%||39||40|
|4||Universidad de Sta. Isabel||Naga City||95%||79||83|
|4||University of the Philippines Diliman||Quezon City||95%||65||68|
|4||Cavite State University - Indang Campus||Indang||95%||39||41|
|4||Miriam College||Quezon City||95%||20||21|
|4||La Concordia College||Manila||95%||19||20|
|5||Saint Louis University||Baguio City||94%||305||324|
|5||Silliman University||Dumaguete City||94%||37||39|
|6||Lourdes College||Cagayan de Oro||93%||107||115|
|6||Palawan State University||Puerto Princesa City||93%||103||110|
|6||Urdaneta City University||Urdaneta City||93%||14||15|
|7||Ateneo de Davao University||Davao City||92%||77||83|
|8||Asian Social Institute||Manila||91%||42||46|
|8||St. Paul University Philippines||Tuguegarao City||91%||41||45|
|8||La Consolacion University Philippines||Malolos City||91%||21||23|
|9||Mindanao State University - Maguindanao||Datu Odin Sinsuat||90%||113||125|
|9||Sacred Heart College||Lucena City||90%||98||108|
|9||Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines||Tuguegarao City||90%||9||10|
|10||Philippine Christian University||Manila||88%||104||117|
|10||Centro Escolar University||Manila||88%||77||87|
|10||Southern Christian College||Midsayap||88%||53||60|
|10||College of the Immaculate Conception||Cabanatuan City||88%||37||42|
Note: The table above only ranks schools with at least 10 Social Workers Board examinees. Also, the passing rates just count the first-time takers; repeaters are not included in the passing rate. All figures are based on the four (4) previous Social Workers Licensure Exams conducted in July 2017, July 2015, June 2014, and June 2013.
Source: PRC Philippines (www.prc.gov.ph)