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

Rescheduled Board Exams for 2021

Here is the updated list of 2021 board exams which were postponed and rescheduled due to the pandemic.

ProgramOld SchedNew Sched
Radiologic TechnologistApril 11-12, 2021May 16-17, 2021
X-Ray TechnologistApril 11-12, 2021May 16-17, 2021
Architecture (ALE)January 29 & 30, 2021June 25 & 27, 2021
Nurse (NLE)May 30 & 31, 2021July 3-4, 2021
Real Estate BrokersApril 18, 2021July 21, 2021
Real Estate Consultant (Written)February 4, 2021July 21, 2021
Real Estate Consultant (Revalida)February 15-19, 2021July 22-26, 2021
Master PlumberFebruary 20-21, 2021July 18-19, 2021
PsychologistFebruary 23-24, 2021August 1-2, 2021
Mechanical Engineer (ME)February 27-28, 2021August 15-16, 2021
Certified Plant Mechanic (CPM)February 27-28, 2021August 15-16, 2021
Registered Electrical Engineer (REE)April 20-21, 2021September 5-6, 2021
Registered Master Electrician (RME)April 22, 2021September 7, 2021
Professional Teachers (LET)March 28, 2021September 26, 2021
Chemical EngineerMay 11-13, 2021
October 2-4, 2021
October 3-5, 2021
Certified Public Accountant (CPALE)May 16, 17, & 23, 2021October 10, 11, and 12, 2021
Certified Public Accountant (CPALE)October 9, 10 & 16, 2021October 10, 11, & 12, 2021
Optometry Practical Phase (OLE)April 27-30, 2021October 18-21, 2021
ForesterAugust 12-13, 2021October 20-21, 2021
Electronics Engineer (ECE)April 14-15, 2021October 24-25, 2021
Electronics Technician (ECT)April 16, 2021October 26, 2021
Electronics Engineer (ECE)October 23-24, 2021October 24-25, 2021
Electronics Technician (ECT)October 25, 2021October 26, 2021
Civil Engineering (CE)May 2-3, 2021November 14-15, 2021
Nurse (NLE)November 20 & 21, 2021November 21 & 22, 2021
Dental Hygienist (Written Phase)May 19, 2021November 23, 2021
Dental Hygienist (Practical Phase)May 20, 2021November 24, 2021
Dentist (Written Phase)May 5-7, 2021November 28-30, 2021
Dentist (Practical Phase)May 25-28, 2021December 1-4 & 7-10, 2021
Physical Therapist (PT)February 7-8, 2021December 5-6, 2021
Occupational Therapist (OT)February 7-8, 2021December 5-6, 2021
CriminologyJune 13, 14 & 15, 2021December 12, 13 & 14, 2021
Dental Technologist (Written Phase)December 8, 2021December 16, 2021
Dental Technologist (Practical Phase)December 9-10, 2021December 17-18, 2021
Interior DesignerJune 29-30 & July 1, 2021Year 2022
Landscape ArchitectJuly 6-7, 2021Year 2022

This table will be immediately updated should there be further changes on board exams postponement/cancellations.

Questions?

For those who want to clarify something, PRC advised to email them through the Licensure Exam Division at below contacts:

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9 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

  • 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

  • Shang May 4, 2021 @ 3:21

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

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