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Industrial Engineer Certification Exam In The Philippines: What You Need To Know

2022-04-05

Industrial Engineering (IE) is the branch of engineering that deals with design, planning and optimisation of production and manufacturing processes. If you’re someone who is keen in the field of engineering and business, industrial engineering may be a good fit for you. IE leads to fascinating careers in various industries like automotive manufacturing, financial services, airline operations, supply chain, and many more!

While a lot of engineering fields require a licensure exam before graduates can practice their degrees as a professional, Industrial Engineering graduates don’t have to. Instead, they need to pass the Industrial Engineering Certification Exams bago sila matawag na Certified Industrial Engineers. If you’re planning to take the certification exam for industrial engineers, here are some of the important things you need to know:


What is the Industrial Engineer Certification Exam?

Para maging isang certified o professional Industrial Engineer, an IE graduate needs to pass the Industrial Engineering Certification Exams. The exam is conducted by the Industrial Engineering Certification Board (IECB) under the direct supervision of the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers (PIIE). Mayroong dalawang klase ng certification ang pwede mong kunin kapag ikaw ay graduate ng Industrial Engineering:

Certified Industrial Engineering Examination (CIE)

Ang Certified Industrial Engineering (CIE) examination ay isang certification exam para sa mga fresh graduates ng Industrial Engineering as well as those who have relevant years of experience. Kapag pumasa ka sa CIE Certification, magkakaroon ka ng designation for associate practice.

Professional Industrial Engineering Examination (PIE)

Once you pass the Professional Industrial Engineering (PIE) examination, you will be given a certification. Maglelevel up ka na rin dahil pwede ka ng magkaroon ng designation for professional practice. However, to take the PIE exam, note that you must be a CIE examination passer, a master’s degree holder, and have a total of 7 years of work experience.


Who can take the Industrial Engineer Certification Exam?

To qualify for the Certified Industrial Engineer exam, you must be:

  • An Active Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineer (PIIE) member;
  • A Filipino citizen; and
  • A bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from a CHED-recognized institution with an accredited BS IE program.

Note: Here are some Bukas partner schools offering a degree in Industrial Engineering!


What are the subjects covered in the Industrial Engineer Certification Exam?

The CIE applies a general breadth of knowledge from analysis to evaluation. The exam covers both professional IE courses and non-professional technical courses. The coverage is based on the newly-approved curriculum by CHED for BSIE.

It contains 150 multiple-choice questions wherein 110 items consist of fundamental industrial engineering knowledge while the remaining 40 items are designed to test your in-depth knowledge in the following focus areas:

  • Work measurement
  • Processes
  • Support operations
  • Management
  • Operation Research and Networking
  • Quality


What are the requirements for the Industrial Engineer Licensure Exam?

The following documents are required to process your application for the exam:

  • A filled-out Application Form and one (1) photocopy
  • Certified true-copy of the applicant’s official transcript of undergraduate and graduate records (if applicable)
  • Two (2) colored 2” x 2” size ID pictures formal attire and white background color
  • Certified true-copy of birth certificate from NSO
  • Two (2) photocopies of marriage certificate (for married women)

Admission fee: Php 2,000


When is the next Industrial Engineer Certification Exam?

There are no fixed dates yet for the next certification exam. However, the Industrial Engineering Certification Board posts regular updates about the CIE on their official website and social media accounts. Follow them on social media and check their official website for the latest updates!

Habang naghihintay sa susunod na exam dates, pwede mo nang simulan ang paghahanda sa mga documents and other requirements na kakailanganin mo for your application. You may download the PIIE Application form from the website (piie.org) while the CIE Application form is downloadable at the IECB website (iecb.com.ph).



Certifications are not considered board examinations. This means that you can already practice industrial engineering after you graduate. However, makatutulong pa rin sa’yo ang mga certifications tulad ng CIE and PIE para mapataas ang iyong credentials sa industriya. This shows your future employers how qualified you are in your profession, and it may even open up more career opportunities and higher compensation benefits for you!

Handa ka na bang kumuha ng Industrial Engineer Certification Exam? It’s best to prepare your application and review ahead of time to avoid cramming. Do you need more study tips and advice for your upcoming certification exam or student journey in general? Check out our other blogs today. Kasama mo ang Bukas!

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Written by: Karl Nicole Nucum