2021 Librarian Licensure Examination: what you need to know

2021 Librarians Licensure Examination Schedule and Venues

According to the PRC's schedule of the 2021 board exams, the Librarian Licensure Examination or the LLE will be on September 8-9, 2021 (Wednesday and Thursday). 

Examination venues will be in NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Rosales, Tacloban and Tuguegarao. 

Please note that this schedule might be subject to change due to COVID-19 precautions and the different protocols followed by cities, provinces, and regions. If there are any changes, this post will be updated.

Even with the pandemic, PRC has been conducting licensure examinations this year with health protocols being followed. 

Visit the PRC website and follow their social media pages for news and updates about the 2021 LLE.

2021 Librarians Licensure Examination Application Schedule and requirements

Application for examination will start on June 8, 2021, Tuesday. The deadline of applications will be on August 9, 2021, Friday.

Applicants are encouraged to register online for the LERIS: Licensure Examination and Registration Information System in order to apply for the examination online.

To see instructions on creating an account and applying to take the exam, PRC created an Online Step-by-Step Manual for your reference. Simply follow the instructions in LERIS.

Requirements for Librarian Licensure Examination Application 

According to RA 9246 or the Philippine Librarianship Act of 2003, only graduates of the courses Bachelor of Library and Information Science and Master of Library and Information Science can take the LLE. The applicant must be a citizen of the Philippines or a foreign citizen whose country has reciprocity with the Philippines as regards the practice of librarianship can take the exam.

Here are the other requirements: 

  • NSO / PSA Birth Certificate
  • NSO / PSA Marriage Contract (for married female applicants)
  • Transcript of Records with scanned picture and Remarks "For Board Examination Purposes"
  • Valid NBI Clearance (First Timers & Repeaters)
  • One (1) Certificate of Good Moral Character from any of the following:
    • Barangay
    • School
    • Church
    • Employer
There is an application fee of 900 pesos.

I recommend that applicants process these documents as early as possible, especially the Transcript of Records with scanned picture and Remarks "For Board Examination Purposes". Your school documents might take a while to claim from your School Registrar, and the pandemic or other circumstances might cause further delays. It never hurts to be ready.

2021 Librarians Licensure Examination Results

This post will be updated once the examination results are released. 

It usually takes 2-3 working days for the results of the Librarian Licensure Examination. We might expect the results to go out on September 14 or 15 or maybe earlier.

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Online Review Centers for Librarian Licensure Examination 2021

At this time, only UPSLIS has posted their online review for the LLE 2021. This post will be updated if there are other schools or organizations offering online review. 

Online review classes available for the LLE:
  • 2021 LIS Refresher Program [click for more information]
    Libraryanihan, in partnership with the University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies, is offering the LIS Refresher Program this 2021. The LIS Refresher Program is designed for fresh graduates of BLIS and MLIS who wish to strengthen and update their knowledge in preparation for entering the library and information profession.

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