The professional regulations commission (ORC) announced the changes of the board examinations for Mechanical Engineers this year, 2010. In the memorandum signed by PRC chairman NICOLAS P. LAPEÑA, JR., based on Resolution No. 2010-13, series of 2010 the Board of Mechanical Engineering announces the re-scheduling of the first phase of the year 2010 Mechanical Engineers licensure examination from April 24-25 to March 27-28 (Saturday-Sunday) . The same announcement mentioned that the deadline for filing of application is on March 8, 2010 and the second phase of the exam will be held on October 12-13, 2010. Implications This is almost one month in advance from the previous schedule. It means that your time to review has been shortened. Your original schedule and the schedule of your review center should also adjust to meet the demands of the shorter period of preparation.