Construction Industry Authority of the PhilippinesPhilippine Contractors Accreditation (PCAB)

The Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) was formed by virtue of RA 4566 passed by Congress in 1965. It was originally called the Philippine License Board for Contractors (PLBC). With the creation of the CIAP, the PLBC was made an implementing arm thereof, among others, and was renamed PCAB. As such, all the powers and functions of the PLBC were transferred to PCAB. To date, maintains its regulatory and quasi-judicial functions. Pursuant to its mandate, the PCAB issues or denies the issuance of license based on established criteria/qualifications, and investigates violation of RA 4566 and the regulations thereunder as may come to its knowledge and suspends or revokes licenses of contractors as warranted by the investigation results.

Quality Policy

The Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board is a government agency tasked with licensing contractors for public and private construction.

The PCAB is dedicated to providing its constituents with accurate and fast delivery of services, particularly in the issuance of contractors’ license.

In order to achieve this, the PCAB is committed to a continual improvement culture throughout the organization based on its stated mandate and the PNS/ISO 9001:2008 QMS Standard.

The PCAB aims to understand the requirements of our constituents and recognize the importance of accountability, responsibility and transparency.

The PCAB views “quality” as an essential framework to improve service delivery, as well as to reinforce and enhance the agency’s reputation and image.


We shall protect public interest and promote public safety through enlightened regulation of the construction contracting sector. In line with this vision, we shall ensure that only reliable, competent and qualified contractors are allowed to engage in construction contracting business.  We shall continually introduce responsive and meaningful reforms to promote professionalism in the delivery of construction services. We shall always be God-fearing individuals and dedicated public servants.  


Guided by our vision and with our alliance with our partners in government and private sectors, we hereby commit to effectively enforce the provisions of Contractors’ License Law and its Implementing Rules and Regulations for the common good. We shall help create an environment conducive to healthy competition among construction contractors. We shall continuously establish mechanisms for more efficient and effective delivery of licensing/registration services to our clients and all interested parties. In the attainment of our mission, we shall work together harmoniously with the highest standards of public service.

Core Values

  • Accountability
  • Responsibility
  • Transparency
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