Licensure Examinations for Paraprofessionals Undertaken by the Department of Health


I. Mandates

Presidential Decree No. 856 “Code of Sanitation of the Philippines”



  •          Massage Therapists


    Administrative Order No. 2010-0034 – “Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations Governing Massage Clinics and Sauna Bath Establishments”

    • Embalmers

    Administrative Order No. 2010-0033 “Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations Governing Disposal of Dead Persons”



    The Committee of Examiners for Massage Therapy (CEMT) and the Committee of Examiners for Undertakers and Embalmers (CEUE) were created by the DOH to regulate the practice of massage therapy and embalming to ensure that only qualified individuals enter the profession and that the care and services to be provided are within the standards of practice.


    II. Application Procedure

    A. Who can apply

    •          Any high school graduate
    •          At least 18 years old at the time of the examination


    B. How to apply

    Application Requirements:

    a. Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate (at least 18 years old at the time of the examination)

    b. Certificate of Good Moral Character from barangay captain of the community where the applicant resides

    c. Certification or clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) or provincial fiscal that he/she is not convicted by the court in any case involving moral turpitude.

    d. Medical Certificate from a government physician

    e. Certified True Copy of Diploma or Transcript of Record (at least high school graduate)

    f. Submit Marriage Contract for female married applicant

    g. Certification from any DOH accredited training institution/ provider that he/she has received basic instructions in five (5) subjects based on Program Curriculum

    h. Certification from any DOH accredited training institution/provider that he/she has skillfully embalmed at least 10 cadavers within one year period under his/her supervision

    i. Filled up application form (1 copy)

    j. 1 ½ X 1 ½ size photograph taken within the last 6 months (3 copies)


    When is the licensure examination?

    Massage Therapist – every 1st week of June and December

    Embalmers – every 1st week of March and September


    III. Contact Persons:

    Dr. Josephine H. Hipolito

    Mr. Ryan B. Dordas


    Department of Health- HHRDB,

    2nd Floor, Bldg 12-A, San Lazaro Compound

    Sta. Cruz, Manila

    Contact Number: (02) 651-7800 locals 4202, 4203, 4227