The Criminologist Licensure Examination was held earlier this month by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). On Friday, PRC announced that a total of 5,202 out of 20,819 passed the exam.
Gander Suello Quillip, from University of Mindanao-Digos College topped the passers with his score of 88.40%. On 2nd place was Matthew Tobias Solomon from ICCT Colleges Foundation Inc with 88.35, and ranked 3rd with a score of 87.95, John Carlo Fetalcorin Fetalvero from Bestlink College of the Philippines.
The examination was given in the cities of Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Manila, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.
The PRC said the results of examination with respect to four examinees were withheld pending final determination of their liabilities under the rules and regulations governing licensure examinations.
PRC said that starting July 13, 2017, registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done online.
Criminology is the study of crime, criminal behavior patterns and the law. Subjects in this course include Police Photography, Ballistics, Forensic Science, Toxicology,Polygraphy and Legal Medicine. The course also offers special Physical Education classes which include Martial Arts, First Aid, Survival Training, Markmanship and Combat Shooting.
Criminology is a proffesion. A graduate of BS in Criminology who passed the Criminologist Licensure Examination is called a Criminologist.
In the Philippines, Criminology Licensure Examinations are held twice a year for aspiring law enforcers.