For those aspiring to become professional teachers in the Philippine public school system, taking the Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET) is a must. The LET is given twice a year in March and September.
But before you even start to review for the exams to become a teacher, you would need to apply for the LET first. To do this, you’ll need to submit all the necessary LET application requirements, documents, and pay the examination fee. These LET examination requirements for the LET exam will vary between first-time test-takers, as well as retakers.
Our team has provided this guide for all of those who need assistance with their LET journey.
- Who can take the LET in the Philippines?
- LET Qualifications
- LET Examination Requirements
- LET Exam Application Process
- 1. Figure out the next exam date and application range
- 2. Prepare the following information for the LET Online Application
- 3. Proceed with the LET online application
- 4. Choose your payment option
- 5. Process your application at your designated PRC Regional Office
Who can take the LET in the Philippines?
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
- Filipino citizens or aliens whose country has reciprocity with the Philippines as stated by RA No. 7836 as amended by RA 9293.
- Applicants must be of good moral character and reputation with moral values. Applicants must not be convicted by the court by final judgment for an offense involving moral turpitude.
Enumerated below are the qualifications that are required for candidates who want to become professional teachers in the Philippines:
- An applicant who aspires to be a professional education teacher must have a BSEEd degree or its equivalent.
- Similarly, applicants who aim to be licensed secondary education teachers must have a bachelor’s degree in education or its equivalent.
- All candidates with an equivalent degree must take at least 18 units in Professional Education to qualify.
- Applicants are qualified to take the exam if they have a bachelor’s degree in arts and sciences with a minimum of ten units in professional education and holders of Early Childhood Education (BECED) degrees.
- For graduates who want to be licensed teachers in the Philippines to teach vocational and two-year technical courses, a bachelor’s degree in the field of profession or its equivalent is a requirement and must have attained at least 18 units in professional education to be qualified to take the exam.
LET Examination Requirements
Once you’ve determined if you are qualified to take the LET, prepare the following documentary LET exam requirements below to file your application:
- A printed copy of your appointment schedule;
- Original and photocopy versions of your Transcript of Records (TOR), the seal of the school, date of graduation, with scanned picture and remarks: “For Board Examination Purposes Only”;
- Original and photocopy versions of your Birth Certificate issued by the PSA;
- For married female applicants, provide the original and photocopy versions of your marriage contract issued by the PSA;
- Original and photocopy versions of any government-issued ID.
- Present a photocopy of the SO (Special Order) duly signed the CHED if your school is not exempted from the issuance of SO.
For applicants re-taking the LET, prepare the following documentary LET exam requirements and submit them to your designated PRC Regional Office on the appointment date:
- A printed copy of your appointment schedule;
- Original Notice of Admission (for the previous exam);
- If the NOA is no longer available, you can present a photocopy of your TOR.
LET Exam Application Process
1. Figure out the next exam date and application range
You need to understand the allotted time you have left to study and apply for the next exams. This is important so that you will know the amount of time you have to prepare for your licensure examination for teachers’ requirements and study all the necessary subjects for the licensure exam.
Take note, the LET is usually scheduled in the months of March and September. The application dates last for two months and usually start four months before the licensure exams and will end two months before the months of exams.
Unfortunately because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) did not open new registrations for this upcoming March board exam schedule. Instead, those scheduled for the March 2020 and September 2020 exams will be taking the LET on March 28, 2021.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and delayed a lot of licensure examinations, it is best to wait for announcements from the PRC for further updates on the new schedule of exams so that you can plan ahead on your study plan and requirements for LET exam.
2. Prepare the following information for the LET Online Application
If you have identified that you are in the timeframe of the licensure exam application period, you can now proceed with the online application.
To start, you will be needing the informatory LET examination requirements mentioned below before proceeding with the PRC LERIS platform:
- Mobile number
- Email address
- Digital ID picture saved in the computer – 2×2 photo of yourself in a collared attire with a white background in JPG format; the photo must be less than 6 months old
- Cedula (CTC or Community Tax Certificate)
- Personal information including your: Name, School graduated from, Address, Graduation date, etc.
3. Proceed with the LET online application
Here is a step-by-step guide that will show you how to file your exam application online through the PRC’s online portal:
- Go to the PRC LERIS online portal to get started.
- Accept the Terms of Service and click the “I Agree” button
- Fill in the appropriate details to create a new account
- If you already have an existing account, you can just proceed with the “Sign In” tab on the right side. After filling in your email address and password, you can click the “Sign In” button to continue.
- You must log in to your account so you can complete your personal information details and add a photo to your PRC LERIS profile. In this section, you will be needing your:
- Personal information:
- Name (First, Middle, and Last)
- Suffix (Mr, Miss, etc)
- Civil Status
- Family Background (Mother’s, Father’s, or Spouse’s Name)
- Employment Status
- Community Tax Certificate details (Cedula number, place, and date issued)
- 2×2 photo
- Personal information:
- Once you have typed in the information details, click the “Save Information” button at the bottom of the page.
- You may then upload your 2×2 picture to complete your profile information. Make sure that the uploaded image is of good quality and passes the photo requirements as mentioned earlier.
- Afterward, click the “Select Transaction” button at the upper-right portion of the screen. You will then be asked to select your preferred transaction on the pop-up box that will appear. Choose the Examination tab then proceed with filling out the necessary information as indicated. After so, click the “Proceed” button to continue.
- You will be redirected to a new page with the PRC LERIS platform that will ask you to select your preferred PRC Regional Office and appointment date. Pick the preferable payment method of your choice and your transaction will be complete. You will have the choice to pay the fee at the PRC office or via bank payment. A pop-up box will appear which shows the summary of the transaction. Then click ‘Submit’.
4. Choose your payment option
Applicants who have chosen to pay personally at the PRC office will be required to pay at their chosen appointment date and location only.
The PRC has been accepting payments via Over-the-counter at any UCPB branch. If you have chosen this method, just take note of the reference number provided and proceed to any UCPB branch for payment. However, please be reminded that the validation of this payment method will only last from 2 to 3 working days.
If you have chosen the Landbank payment gateway, you will have to select your payment method once you are redirected to the Landbank payment portal. Choose the Landbank payment if you have a Landbank account. If you do not have one, proceed with the GCash option instead.
Create a GCash account if you don’t have one. Once verified, load the amount or more than the indicated amount. Enter your 11-digit GCash mobile number and reply to the SMS confirmation with the 4-digit mobile pin.
After your payment of P900.00 has been made, go back to your account and view the Existing Transaction tab to see the status of your payment. Afterward, print the application form to conclude your LET online application process.
5. Process your application at your designated PRC Regional Office
On the date of your appointment, proceed to the PRC of your selection. Bring all the necessary LET examination requirements listed earlier.