R.A. 9297 Ch.E. Law
Also known as the Ch.E. Law of 2004, this law repealed the R.A. 318 which was the first law upholding the practice of Chemical Engineering in the Philippines.
The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of R.A. 9297 serve as guide for implementation of the law.
Code of Ethics
A Code of Ethics prepared by the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee, was presented to the 1960 annual convention. It was approved and adopted as the Code of Ethics for Chemical Engineers in the same convention.
A new Code of Ethics was published on March 30, 2009 and took effect on April 15, 2009. The revisions on the Code of Ethics were recommended by the PIChE College of Fellows committee headed by Engr. Evelio Echavez. The revised code incorporated the amended laws that apply to the practice of the Chemical Engineering Profession.
Dry Seal Application Form
One of the provisions of R.A. 9297 is that Licensed Chemical Engineers must affix their seal and signature on blueprints related to the construction of a manufacturing facility or any extension of an existing manufacturing facility.
Application form is to be filled up by Licensed Chemical Engineers when applying for a Chemical Engineer's Dry Seal.
Please be reminded to attach the photocopy of the Updated PRC Licence and the Professional Tax Receipt (PTR) together with the application form which will be submitted to your chapter for proper endorsement to PIChE NBOD. Dry Seal Application fee is PhP1,500 which is not inclusive of freight or delivery costs that may be incurred depending on proximity.
Chemical Engineer's License Renewal
As Licensed Chemical Engineers, it is our ethical, moral and legal duty to renew the PRC ID prior to its expiration. Chemical Engineers practicing the profession are required to update their PRC ID as required by law.