NLE Requirements for Retakers and First Timers

The NLE Requirements for first timers and retakers and also the application filing at PRC are detailed below.

Each year, tens of thousands of nursing graduates are taking the nursing board exam and not even half of it have made it successfully. In the first batch in June this year, there are only 16,219 passers out of 37,887 examinees (42%).nle requirements

So if you are one of those who didn’t make it, just take it again. Check the requirements for repeaters:

NLE Requirements First Timers and Retakers

First Timers
1. Duly accomplished Nurses’ Application Form (NAF)
2. NSO Documents (both original and photocopy)

  • a. Birth Certificate
  • b. Marriage Contract (for female married first timers)

3. TOR with the following indications:

  • a. Degree/course (For graduates of New Schools / Degree / Programs, School Recognition and/or Permit to Operate should be submitted)
  • b. Exact date of graduation
  • c. Special (S.O.) / exemption / accreditation / deregulation status (For graduates of any government schools and institutions / programs accredited by recognized accrediting agencies under the FAAP, S.O. is an exemption)
  • d. Scanned picture
  • e. “FOR BOARD EXAMINATION PURPOSES ONLY” remarks.

4. Notarized Documents

  • a. OR & DR cases
  • b. Summary of RLE

5. Examination Fee

  • a. Baccalaureate Degree: P900
  • b. Non-Baccalaureate Degree: P600
  • c. Removal: P450

6. Other Requirements

  • a. 4 pcs passport pictures in white background with complete name tag
  • b. 1 pc window mailing envelope with metered postage stamp
  • c. Current Community Tax Certificate (cedula)

Repeaters (skip step 4 from First Timers Checklist)
1. Duly accomplished Nurses’ Application Form (NAF)
2. NSO Documents (both original and photocopy)

  • a. Birth Certificate
  • b. Marriage Contract (for female married first timers)

3. TOR with the following indications:

  • a. Degree/course (For graduates of New Schools / Degree / Programs, School Recognition and/or Permit to Operate should be submitted)
  • b. Exact date of graduation
  • c. Special (S.O.) / exemption / accreditation / deregulation status (For graduates of any government schools and institutions / programs accredited by recognized accrediting agencies under the FAAP, S.O. is an exemption)
  • d. Scanned picture
  • e. “FOR BOARD EXAMINATION PURPOSES ONLY” remarks

4. Examination Fee

  • a. Baccalaureate Degree: P900
  • b. Non-Baccalaureate Degree: P600
  • c. Removal: P450

5. Other Requirements

  • a. 4 pcs passport pictures in white background with complete name tag
  • b. 1 pc window mailing envelope with metered postage stamp
  • c. Current Community Tax Certificate (cedula)

NLE Application Filing

1. Secure Nurses’ Application Form (NAF) at the Information Desk. Or you can download it here.
2. Fill up the form and proceed to Processing Counters (windows 5,6,7,8 or other designated)

  • a. Other Degree Holder / Second Courser – proceed to the Rating Division for interview by the BON; Regional Filing Center – submit and return at appointed schedule
  • b. Repeater / Conditioned – proceed to Records Section / Unit for rating/result verification
  • c. Repeater with change of civil status – proceed to the Asst. Secretariat’s office for change status approval
  • d. Foreign Sounding Surname/Born Abroad/Foreign Parent/s – proceed to Legal Division/Unit for approval of citizenship

3. Pay examination fee at the Cashier’s Counters (windows 1,2,3,4 or other designated)
4. Accomplish all PRC forms. Copy Application Number on the Notice of Admission
5. Proceed to the Customer Service Center/PRC Coop Store for the metered stamps and window mailing envelope
6. Proceed to the Issuance Counters (windows 9, 10, 11, 12 or other designated)
7. Return to PRC 2-3 days before the exam date for verification of school/building/room assignment.

There will be NO EXTENSION of the deadline. All applicants are enjoined to file early to avoid overcrowding and long queues. Only those with complete and appropriate documents will be accommodated.

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Jenny Margallo
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39 Replies to “NLE Requirements for Retakers and First Timers”

    1. hi, its maybe too late pero as far as i know pwede ka mag exam as many as you want. yun nga lang every 3rd failed exam, kailangan mo kumuha ng refresher for a year sa school kung saan ka grumaduate. like example;
      1st take – failed
      2nd take – failed
      3rd take – failed
      *REFRESHER FOR 1 YEAR*
      4th take – failed
      5th take – failed
      6th take – failed
      *REFRESHER FOR 1 YEAR*
      7th take – failed
      (etc.)

      pero still not sure. sabi lang ng parents ko na thats how it works pero hindi sila nursing related jobs. baka sources lang nila or gossip.
      still correct me if im wrong.

  1. My name is victor yakubu am from bayelsa state i was among the successful candidates that wrote the NAF exam in the year 2015, i am so happy as this was my fourth time of writing it and all my appreciation goes to Major General Ahmed Mohammed for his assistance i am very happy that few months from now i will be a member of NAF. if your name is still not out yet, i will advice you contact him to help you before the last list is out and it is only few names that will be released so hurry up and here is Air Vice Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar number 08144702657. 08077687246.

  2. My name is victor yakubu am from bayelsa state i was among the successful candidates that wrote the NAF exam in the year 2015, i am so happy as this was my fourth time of writing it and all my appreciation goes to Major General Ahmed Mohammed for his assistance i am very happy that few months from now i will be a member of NAF. if your name is still not out yet, i will advice you contact him to help you before the last list is out and it is only few names that will be released so hurry up and here is Air Vice Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar number 08144702657. 08077687246.

  3. Good evening sir/maam. I graduated College of Nursing since 2012. May I ask if you accept the OR and DR longforms and also Summary of RLE that valid until December 2012. It is my first time to take a board exam. May I ask advices about this. Thank you. God bless.

    1. Hi anu po yong rply? My expiration ba ang mga cases or tanggap lng ng prc kpag nag file ka kahit expired na ng mga cases u? Rply plz… same ka c ang case natin

    2. Hello po
      Ask ko lang kong pwde ba mag take ng exam kahit walang ipakita na or/Dr cases koh po. Kasi na expired na yung mga cases koh…. Pls reps thank u

  4. Hi… I’m Paula batch 2007… Pwde po b mag apply online for retakers..? Nsa Singapore po kc ako nag work.. Ano po bang Bago ngaun kc mtagal n po ako d nka pag take Ng board exam… Thanks!

    1. hi, its maybe too late pero as far as i know pwede ka mag exam as many as you want. yun nga lang every 3rd failed exam, kailangan mo kumuha ng refresher for a year sa school kung saan ka grumaduate. like example;
      1st take – failed
      2nd take – failed
      3rd take – failed
      *REFRESHER FOR 1 YEAR*
      4th take – failed
      5th take – failed
      6th take – failed
      *REFRESHER FOR 1 YEAR*
      7th take – failed
      (etc.)

      pero still not sure. sabi lang ng parents ko na thats how it works pero hindi sila nursing related jobs. baka sources lang nila or gossip.
      still correct me if im wrong.

  5. good day maam/sir ask ko lng po f pwd mag file kaht nawala ung noa pangalawang kuha ko po ito ngaun salamat hope for your response po.pls

  6. Man/sir.good day po retaker po ako ask ko po panu po if nasubmit ko po ung order.cases q po sahospital nung nagfile po aq prc eh wla napo aq copy tas nung nagretake po aq ulit sinabi q po ung case ko tas pinagfile napo aq without the case po panu po yan makakapagfile papo ba aq ng exam for january tnx po

  7. Hi po ask ko lang po retaker po ako at magtake ng june exam kasi wala akong summary of RLE kailangn pa po ba un pag mag file na sa PRC? Thanks

  8. Hello, I’m from batch 2009 at balak kopo sana mag rwtake ng board? Pwede pa po ba or need ko ng refresher course? May limit napo ba pagtake ng board? 3 besea napo ako nagtke pero dpa rin kasi ako pumapasa. Ittry kopo sana ngayon baka sakali palari ako.

    1. Hi I’m also batch 2009, and planning to take the board exam this year. I just don’t know if there are other requirements coming from our schools that needs to be take or we could directly file at PRC.

        1. Hi Claudette parehas tayo 2009, ngtake ako last june 2009 sa baguio bka this november ka din magtatake. dito kalang ba sa manila? nakakatamad kasi pag walang kasama, dami kong katanungan na PRC lang talga makakasagot. nawala NOA ko tagal n kc . at di ko sure kung pede pa ako or need ng refresher baka may nahagilap ka ng info. hoping for your reply thanks.

          1. Baka pwede pa magfile kahit walang refresher..baka magrerefresh lang pag magduduty ka ma sa hosp baka requirement yan sa aapplyan nq hospital ,im not sure lng

  9. Hi same case here Myca, I’m from batch 2010 though.. but I don’t think meron ng limit or refresher course about that. Coz if so, it should be announced by the BON or so. So I came back here sa Pinas and leave my job in Bangkok. To take another risk & shot, I enrolled sa review center already for this upcoming November board exam. We just don’t give up on our profession do we? 🙂
    Everything is in His timetable. Maybe it’s our time this year. So cheer up!

    1. Hi May, Nakapasa kanaba 2017 pa namn ung reply mo. sana mabasa mo. 2009 pa last take ko sa bagiuo not sure kung pano gagawin balak ko mg take ulit this november 2018. nawala narin NOA ko kaya di ko ma verify ung ratings ko sa website ng prc. baka may tips ka sakin . hoping for your reply. thanks

  10. Hi same case here Myca, I’m from batch 2010 though.. but I don’t think meron ng limit or refresher course about that. Coz if so, it should be announced by the BON or so. So I came back here sa Pinas and leave my job in Bangkok. To take another risk & shot, I enrolled sa review center already for this upcoming November board exam. We just don’t give up on our profession do we? 🙂
    Everything is in His timetable. Maybe it’s our time this year. So cheer up!

  11. I just want to ask if there is an expiration for the cases? I was graduated year 2008 I didn’t take nursing board exam. I’m just planning to take next year.. my cases still valid or not? The prc will accept it or not? Any rply plz… tnx

    1. Hello,,,same case here,,iba lang year natin of graduation but never nag take ng board…I am worried baka expired na ung mga cases sa OR/DR

  12. good day! I would like to ask if what are the updated requirements for retakers this june 3 and 4, 2018 NURSING LICENSURE EXAM?My last exam was last june 2016 pa po and graduated last 2010

    THANK YOU
    GOD BLESS

  13. Good day po, ask ko lang po if klan po ang last filing po ng nle retakers for nle this June 2018, hoping for the reply po

  14. I just want to ask if there is an expiration for the cases? I was graduated year 2005 I took nursing board exam. I’m just planning to take this year.. my cases still valid or not? The prc will accept it or not? Any rply plz… tnx

    REPLY

    1. As long as it its signed and notarized then it will be valid. As i know the format of cases will not be change to the latest form since yours is 2005 format.

    2. Hi, nakapagtake kanaba?, 2009 last take ko sa bagiuo , gusto ko rin magtake ulit ngaung novermber 2018, not sure kung pano gagawin nawala din ung NOA ko tagal na kc. baka mabigyan mo ko ng tips kung pano. thanks hoping for your reply.

  15. Hi. 2008 po me nag graduate at di po nakapasa. Still want to try for the 2nd time. Puwede pa po ba? At kung sakali ano po gagawin? Thank you po.

    1. Hi, 2009 pa ako last ng take ko sa bagiuo/ not sure nga kung pano gagwin sa requirements nawala din NOA ko tagal narin. baka may Idea ka. or the best way na gawin ay pumunta sa PRC kung pano process. ang alam ko pede ka pa nmn magtake. ang problema kung pano requirements ng matagal na di ngtake. next week punta ako prc kung pano. if my time ka punta tayo para sure ang process hehe

  16. Hi, 2009 pa ako last ng take ko sa bagiuo/ not sure nga kung pano gagwin sa requirements nawala din NOA ko tagal narin. baka may Idea ka. or the best way na gawin ay pumunta sa PRC kung pano process. ang alam ko pede ka pa nmn magtake. ang problema kung pano requirements ng matagal na di ngtake. next week punta ako prc kung pano. if my time ka punta tayo para sure ang process hehe

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