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 July 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

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
20MedTechAugust 21-22, 2021
21Social WorkerAugust 24-26, 2021
22Architecture (ALE)January 29 & 30, 2021June 25 & 27, 2021
August 27 & 29, 2021
23Sanitary EngineerAugust 31, Sept. 1-2, 2021
24Registered Electrical Engineer (REE)April 20-21, 2021September 5-6, 2021
Registered Master Electrician (RME)April 22, 2021September 7, 2021
25LibrarianSeptember 8-9, 2021
26PhysicianSeptember 11-12, 18-19, 2021
27Qualifying Assessment of Foreign Medical ProfessionalsSeptember 13 & 20, 2021
28Respiratory TherapistSeptember 15-16, 2021
29Real Estate AppraiserJune 2, 2021September 22, 2021
30Professional Teachers (LET)March 28, 20211st Batch – September 26, 2021
2nd Batch – January 30, 2022
3rd Batch – March 27, 2022
4th Batch – June 26, 2022
31Agricultural and BioSystems EngineerSeptember 29-30, 2021
32Metallurgical EngineerOctober 2-4, 2021
33Chemical EngineerMay 11-13, 2021October 3-5, 2021
34Geodetic EngineerOctober 6-7, 2021
35Fisheries TechnologistOctober 6-7, 2021
36Certified Public Accountant (CPALE)May 16, 17, & 23, 2021October 10, 11, and 12, 2021
37Optometry (Written Phase)October 12-14, 2021
38Ocular PharmacologyOctober 12, 2021
39Nutritionists-DietitiansAugust 9 & 10, 2021October 17-18, 2021
40Optometry (Practical Phase)April 27-30, 2021October 18-21, 2021
41ForesterAugust 12-13, 2021October 20-21, 2021
42Electronics Engineer (ECE)April 14-15, 2021October 24-25, 2021
Electronics Technician (ECT)April 16, 2021October 26, 2021
43Electronics Engineer (ECE)October 23-24, 2021October 24-25, 2021
Electronics Technician (ECT)October 25, 2021October 26, 2021
44Customs BrokerNovember 3-4, 2021
45MidwiferyNovember 7-8, 2021
46AgriculturistNovember 8-11, 2021
47Civil Engineering (CE)May 2-3, 2021November 14-15, 2021
48Aeronautical EngineerNovember 16-18, 2021
49Nurse (NLE)November 20 & 21, 2021November 21 & 22, 2021
50PharmacistNovember 25 & 26, 2021
51Dental Hygienist (Written Phase)May 19, 2021November 23, 2021
Dental Hygienist (Practical Phase)May 20, 2021November 24, 2021
52Dentist (Written Phase)May 5-7, 2021November 28-30, 2021
Dentist (Practical Phase)May 25-28, 2021December 1-4 & 7-10, 2021
53Physical Therapist (PT)February 7-8, 2021December 5-6, 2021
Occupational Therapist (OT)February 7-8, 2021December 5-6, 2021
54Dental Technologist (Written Phase)December 8, 2021December 16, 2021
Dental Technologist (Practical Phase)December 9-10, 2021December 17-18, 2021
55Real Estate Consultant (Written)February 4, 2021July 21, 2021
December 9, 2021
56CriminologyJune 13, 14 & 15, 2021December 12, 13 & 14, 2021
57Radiologic TechnologistDecember 20-21, 2021
58X-Ray TechnologistDecember 20-21, 2021
Real Estate Consultant (Revalida)February 15-19, 2021July 22-26, 2021
January 2022
59Environmental PlannerJuly 27 & 28, 2021February 2022
60Real Estate BrokersApril 18, 2021July 21, 2021
April 2022
61Interior DesignerJune 29-30 & July 1, 2021Year 2022
62Landscape ArchitectJuly 6-7, 2021Year 2022
63Master PlumberFebruary 20-21, 2021July 18-19, 2021
July 2022
64PsychologistFebruary 23-24, 2021August 1-2, 2021
Year 2022
65PsychometriciansFebruary 23-24, 2021August 1-2, 2021
Year 2022
66Guidance CounselorAugust 18-19, 2021Year 2022

Source: PRC (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?

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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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14 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?

  • Allan Boy Reyes Queano May 10, 2021 @ 7:38

    Kelan ba tlaga ang NLE? NOVEMBER b I July? At hirap kasi magugulat k b lng exam na pla? Yung NOA yun PA Ren ang gagamitin I mgproprovide NG bago? My proctor kasi na strict, salamat

  • marife palabay santos May 19, 2021 @ 7:50

    Extend din b deadline ng filling?

  • Salimah B.Acmad May 24, 2021 @ 17:53

    pa update po ng NLE filling
    2021?

  • Alma May 27, 2021 @ 21:54

    Tuloy na po ba ung exam ngayong july 3-4?

  • Maricres Doller Jun 7, 2021 @ 19:45

    Saan po na link makikita ang list of examinees phoe in tacloban?

  • Rodel Daus Jun 17, 2021 @ 0:30

    Tuloy po ba Ang board exam Ng NLE sa July 3-4 at kailangan po ba may ipakita na swabtest negative at yon dati pa ba na moa Ang ipakikita salamat po sa respont ninyo

  • april rose Jun 21, 2021 @ 13:07

    hi paano po process ng pagkuha ng exam ng nursing ngaun dahil sa pandemic d ko po alam panu mgstart ulitplzz help gusto ko kase mgexam ulit ngaun nov.09156229814

  • Rudilyn Ruiz Palmes Jun 22, 2021 @ 22:31

    Goodevening po,
    Since di po ako nakasali sa First batch ngayong July , ano po gagawin para makasali this second batch Nov.?Apply at update requirements po ba?
    Thank you po,

  • Gehnny ortaleza Jul 20, 2021 @ 11:50

    Goodam po ask ko lng kong my exam pa ng nle ngaung november at kelan ang filling kng my exam ng november please thank u

  • Ginadine Lapiña Jul 25, 2021 @ 20:42

    Hi po, kailan ang filing para sa November NLE exam?

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