UPDATES: May & November 2021 Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE) Schedule

MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has released the schedule of the 2021 Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE) through PRC Resolution No. Resolution No. 1283 Series of 2020 entitled “Schedule of Licensure Exams for the Year 2021”.

Update as of May 3, 2021: NLE May 2021 was now moved at an earlier date, now on July 2021. See the full details here.

Update as of April 22, 2021: NLE May 2021 has been postponed! Read the full announcement here.

The 2021 licensure exams for aspiring Registered Nurses (RN) will be held at PRC testing centers located at the National Capital Region (NCR), Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

Several board exams scheduled on first quarter of 2021 were cancelled and re-scheduled (see below) 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 and Physicians/ PLE.

Is the May 2021 NLE cancelled/ postponed?

Yes, the May 2021 NLE has been postponed to November 21-22, 2021.

On March 26, 2021, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has allowed the conduct of board exams scheduled on May up to June 2021.

2021 Nursing Licensure Exam/ NLE Schedule

ProgramOld ScheduleNew Schedule
NurseMay 30 & 31, 2021November 21 & 22, 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.

PRC has released the schedule of board exams for the year 2021 on November 2020 through Resolution No. 1283 Series of 2020. These includes the opening of online processing, deadline of filing, target release of results, among other important announcements.

Questions?

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

To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the Nurse Licensure Examinations for 2021 including the updated dates of online processing, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.

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4 comments… add one
  • Ginadine Lapiña Apr 7, 2021 @ 9:28

    Hi po, hindi po ba postponed ang NLE 2021?thank you

  • Hilda karay-Abig Apr 22, 2021 @ 17:56

    Updated nursing board exam this coming may,2021 if not cancelled?

  • Nin Crausus May 3, 2021 @ 18:38

    How about the filing schedule?

  • mj May 3, 2021 @ 19:21

    postponed din po ba filing for NLE July 3-4,2021 exam?

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