NLE, Nursing Board Exam May 2021, to push through on July 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission announced that the May 2021 Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE) schedule which was earlier re-scheduled to November 2021 will now push through on July 3-4, 2021.

The announcement were issued through PRC Resolution No. 1353 series of 2021, entitled “Rescheduling the May 2021 Nurses Licensure Examination (NLE) to July 3 & 4, 2021 and retaining the November 21 & 22, 2021 Schedule for the Second Batch of NLE”.

The revision in schedule was made due to numerous requests of conducting the NLE at an earlier dates to help augment the governments workforce in battling the COVID-19.

See Also: May 2021 and November 2021 Nursing Licensure exam updates

To quote from the resolution,

Whereas, there is a clamor to reconsider the possibility of conducting the NLE at earlier dates due to the urgent call of the government to augment the workforce of the medical professions, especially the Registered Nurses, on the country’s battle against COVID-19, pandemic.

Here is the copy of the resolution from PRC:

Several board exams scheduled on first and second quarters of 2021 were cancelled and re-scheduled due to COVID-19 pandemic. However, there were also licensure exams that pushed through following a strict health and safety protocols imposed by the commission. Among are the board exams for Medical Technologists/ MTLE, Social Workers, Veterinarians, Physicians/ PLE, Pharmacists.

2021 Nurse Licensure Exam Schedule

Shown below is the revised schedule of the 2021 NLE.

ProgramOld ScheduleNew Schedule
NurseMay 30 & 31, 2021July 3 & 4, 2021
NurseNovember 20 & 21, 2021November 21 & 22, 2021

Board Exams for 2021

Here is the updated list of 2021 board exams including their re-scheduled/ new date(s) of exams.

No.ProgramOld SchedNew Sched
1Medical TechnologistJanuary 21-22, 2021
2Sanitary EngineersJanuary 25-27, 2021
3VeterinarianFebruary 3-4, 2021
4Social WorkerFebruary 10-12, 2021
5GeologistFebruary 16-18, 2021
6Qualifying Assessment of Foreign Medical ProfessionalsMarch 5-12, 2021
7PhysicianMarch 7,8,14 & 15, 2021
8Respiratory TherapistMarch 10-11, 2021
9MedTechMarch 17-18, 2021
10Optometrist (Written)March 21-23, 2021
11PharmacistApril 25-26, 2021
12Radiologic TechnologistApril 11-12, 2021May 16-17, 2021
12X-Ray TechnologistApril 11-12, 2021May 16-17, 2021
13Naval Architect and Marine EngineerJune 7-9, 2021
14PharmacistApril 25-26, 2021June 29-31, 2021
15Nurses (NLE)May 30 & 31, 2021July 3-4, 2021
16Metallurgical EngineerJuly 5-7, 2021
17VeterinarianAugust 4-6, 2021
18Mining EngineerJuly 12-14, 2021August 9-11, 2021
19Mechanical Engineer (ME)February 27-28, 2021August 15-16, 2021
Certified Plant Mechanic (CPM)February 27-28, 2021August 15-16, 2021
20Social WorkerAugust 24-26, 2021
21Architecture ALEJanuary 29 & 30, 2021June 25 & 27, 2021
August 27 & 29, 2021
22Sanitary EngineerAugust 31, Sept. 1-2, 2021
23Registered Electrical Engineer (REE)April 20-21, 2021September 5-6, 2021
Registered Master Electrician (RME)April 22, 2021September 7, 2021
24LibrarianSeptember 8-9, 2021
25Physician (Postponed in Manila & Tuguegarao)September 11-12, 18-19, 2021
26Qualifying Assessment of Foreign Medical Professionals (Postponed-Manila)September 13 & 20, 2021
27Respiratory Therapist (Postponed in Manila)September 15-16, 2021
28Real Estate Appraiser (Postponed in Baguio, Iloilo, Pagadian, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga)June 2, 2021September 22, 2021
29Professional Teachers LET (Postponed in Manila, Butuan, Lucena & Romblon)March 28, 20211st Batch – September 26, 2021
2nd Batch – January 30, 2022
3rd Batch – March 27, 2022
4th Batch – June 26, 2022
30Agricultural and BioSystems EngineerSeptember 29-30, 2021
31Metallurgical EngineerOctober 2-4, 2021
32Chemical EngineerMay 11-13, 2021October 3-5, 2021
33Fisheries TechnologistOctober 6-7, 2021
34Certified Public Accountant (CPALE)May 16, 17, & 23, 2021October 10, 11, and 12, 2021
35Ocular PharmacologyOctober 12, 2021
36Nutritionists-DietitiansAugust 9 & 10, 2021October 17-18, 2021
37ForesterAugust 12-13, 2021October 20-21, 2021
38Electronics Engineer (ECE)April 14-15, 2021October 24-25, 2021
Electronics Technician (ECT)April 16, 2021October 26, 2021
39Electronics Engineer (ECE)October 23-24, 2021October 24-25, 2021
Electronics Technician (ECT)October 25, 2021October 26, 2021
40Physician Licensure Exam in NCR/TuguegaraoSeptember 2021October 30-31 and November 1-2, 2021
41Customs BrokerNovember 3-4, 2021
42MidwiferyNovember 7-8, 2021
43AgriculturistNovember 8-11, 2021
44Civil Engineering (CE)May 2-3, 2021November 14-15, 2021
45Aeronautical EngineerNovember 16-18, 2021
46Nurse (NLE)November 20 & 21, 2021November 21 & 22, 2021
47PharmacistNovember 25 & 26, 2021
48Dental Hygienist (Written Phase)May 19, 2021November 23, 2021
Dental Hygienist (Practical Phase)May 20, 2021November 24, 2021
49Dentist (Written Phase)May 5-7, 2021November 28-30, 2021
Dentist (Practical Phase)May 25-28, 2021December 1-4 & 7-10, 2021
50Physical Therapist (PT)February 7-8, 2021December 5-6, 2021
Occupational Therapist (OT)February 7-8, 2021December 5-6, 2021
51Dental Technologist (Written Phase)December 8, 2021December 16, 2021
Dental Technologist (Practical Phase)December 9-10, 2021December 17-18, 2021
52Real Estate Consultant (Written)February 4, 2021July 21, 2021
December 9, 2021
53CriminologyJune 13, 14 & 15, 2021December 12, 13 & 14, 2021
54 Certified Public Accountant (CPALE) in NCROctober 10, 11 & 12, 2021December 16, 17 & 18, 2021
55Radiologic TechnologistDecember 20-21, 2021
56X-Ray TechnologistDecember 20-21, 2021
57Geodetic EngineerOctober 6-7, 2021December 22-23, 2021
58Real Estate Consultant (Revalida)February 15-19, 2021July 22-26, 2021
January 2022
59Optometry (Written Phase)October 12, 13 & 14, 2021December 2022
Optometry (Practical Phase)
For examinees who finished the OLE – Written Phase on October 12, 13, & 14, 2021
October 20, 21, & 22, 2021January 2022
Optometry (Practical Phase)
For examinees who finished the OLE – Written Phase last March 21, 22, & 23, 2021
October 20, 21, & 22, 2021January 2022
60MedTechAugust 21-22, 2021January 15-16, 2022
61Environmental PlannerJuly 27 & 28, 2021February 2022
62Real Estate BrokersApril 18, 2021July 21, 2021
April 2022
63Interior DesignerJune 29-30 & July 1, 2021Year 2022
64Landscape ArchitectJuly 6-7, 2021Year 2022
65Master PlumberFebruary 20-21, 2021July 18-19, 2021
July 2022
66PsychologistFebruary 23-24, 2021August 1-2, 2021
Year 2022
67PsychometriciansFebruary 23-24, 2021August 1-2, 2021
Year 2022
68Guidance CounselorAugust 18-19, 2021Year 2022

Source: PRC (This table will be immediately updated should there be further changes on board exams postponement/cancellations.)

Questions?

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17 comments… add one
  • April Tango May 3, 2021 @ 14:52

    Pwede pa po humabol sa filing ng nle? Hindi na po kasi natuloy magfile last month kasi na postpone na po yung exam.

  • April tango May 3, 2021 @ 14:54

    How po yung filing pwede pa po ba humabol? Thanks

    • Allan Boy Reyes Queano May 10, 2021 @ 8:36

      July n ba ang exam, di na Nov.? Yun PA Ren Yung gagamitin na NOA sa nka pagfile na 2019 pa yata ung NOA ko NG hawak? 0 mgproprovide ng bago? My strict kasing proctor bka yun pa ang dahilan di ako pakuhanin ng exam. Thanks

  • Shemaia Twinkle Bacani May 3, 2021 @ 15:06

    Good Day Maam/Sir
    Gusto k po sana iask If pwede Pa po mag Submit ng requirements For Nursing Licensure Examination It should be this May , We Already payd for the exam pero Bigla pong na re schedule na po kse ulet ng Juky ,naka asigned po ako na mag exam sa PRC Baguio branch, Ask K dn po if pwedeng mag submit Ng requirements sa PRC calasiao or PRC Rosalaes Pangsasinan Kse hndi pa po Pwedeng umakyt ng Baguio Masyado pa Po kseng Mahigpit ang Naguilian Road going Baguio.

    Thank You so much for your Coordination
    Have a Nice Day and God Bless
    Keep Safe Po

  • Anonymous May 3, 2021 @ 15:53

    Good day sir /mam.i ws not able to registered last march.due to scheduled in my present work..and was declare again ecq in area was affected.(.southern area.)..i wanted ro retake NLE board this coming july 3,4 2021.my last take was nov 2019..can i regitser at this in point??so that by this july i will take NLE. Thankyou very.

  • Anonymous May 3, 2021 @ 16:10

    Is there an extension for filling ?

  • Leny parcon May 3, 2021 @ 16:13

    Good pm, ask lng po panu po mag pa change location thank you po

  • Leslie Ann Tiria May 3, 2021 @ 18:28

    Good Evening Ma’am/Sir!

    Ask ko lang po sana How about yung mga hindi pa po nka pag file nung April 30 dahil biglaan postponed at hindi na muna tinuloy ang filing. Possible po ba na mag open ulit for filing ang PRC for July NLE takers? Thankyou! Keep safe..

  • Just asking May 4, 2021 @ 0:22

    Tanong ko lang po , nakapagregister po ako lonline last april pero dipa po nakabayad dahil bglang postpone, makoconsider pa din po ba yun? Sana masagot po, thank you

    • Anonymous May 10, 2021 @ 19:47

      Baka pwde pa ping humabol sa filling..please lang po,need na po talagang mag exam this july.please grant our request to extend the filling for the july exam

  • Shang May 4, 2021 @ 3:21

    Hi po yung bs nutrition and dietitics po kailan? Postpone po ba?😞😞😞

  • Anonymous May 10, 2021 @ 19:48

    Baka pwde pa ping humabol sa filling..please lang po,need na po talagang mag exam this july.please grant our request to extend the filling for the july exam

  • anony May 13, 2021 @ 20:01

    What to do if we are not allowed to take the July exam because it is Saturday and sunday.religious

  • Juvy Awingan May 18, 2021 @ 10:01

    Good am po..when po Ang online registration sa July 3-4 na examination..ty po

  • Mirdy May 27, 2021 @ 10:09

    Pano po malalaman kung kasali sa 1st batch na magtetake ng exam sa july?

  • Allan Boy Reyes Queano Jun 22, 2021 @ 10:07

    Update NG NLE 2021? Tuloy n b tlga sa July? Yung NOA ko 2019 PA..

  • Rodrigo P.Bulatao Jr. Jul 16, 2021 @ 8:00

    Good morning po..
    Itatanong ko lang po..paano po ung d po nakapunta sa examination place late na po kasi nabasa Ang post na July 3 and 4 2021 Ang nle examination..
    Pwede p po bang mapasama sa second batch dis November po? O kailangan it po magfile Ng para sa sunod na exam dis November 2021?
    Salamat po sa sasagot🙂

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