2023 Librarian Licensure Examination: what you need to know

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2023 Librarians Licensure Examination Schedule and Venues

This November 2022, the Professional Regulation has posted the schedule of the Librarians Licensure Examination for 2023. The board exam for librarians schedule for 2023 will be on September 11-12, 2023 (Monday and Tuesday).

The target date for the release of exam results will be on September 15, 2023, Friday.

Librarians board exam 2023 schedule and dates to remember
Schedule of the Librarian Licensure Examination 2023 and dates to remember

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

2023 Librarians Licensure Examination Application Schedule

Application for examination will start on June 9, 2023, Friday. The deadline of applications will be on August 11, 2023, Friday. The expected release date of the results will be on September 15, 2023, 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. Follow the instructions in LERIS.

Requirements for 2023 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 required documents for application to take the board exam:

  • 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.

2023 Librarians Licensure Examination 2-Day Schedule and Program

This schedule is based on the 2022 program, which is likely still the same schedule to be used in 2023. This post will be updated if there are any changes announced.

Day 1

7:00 A.M. – 7:45 A.M.: General Instructions and Filling out of Forms
8:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.: Library Organization and Management (20%)
11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.: Reference, Bibliography and User Services (20%)
2:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Indexing and Abstracting (15%)

Day 2

8:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.: Cataloging and Classification (20%)
11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. Selection and Acquisition (15%)
2:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Information Technology (10%)

According to RA 9246, in order to pass the licensure examination, one must have a grade average of at least 75% with no grade lower than 50% on any subject.

Review Centers

As of this writing, there are no announcements yet from review centers about their schedules for their review programs. This post will be updated once review programs are announced. Here are two organizations that have offered review classes before. For inquiries, kindly contact them. Follow their pages to be updated:

Libraryanihan, in partnership with the University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies, is offering the LIS Refresher Programs. 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. 

Librarian Licensure Examination Reviewers

FREE LLE Reviewer from Benguet State University (2021):
FREE LLE Reviewer (2022):

Buy LLE reviewers online:
The Complete Reviewer for the Librarians Licensure Examination
Vol 7 (2018) in Shopee:
Vol 5 (2011) in Shopee:
Vol 4 (2005) in Shopee:

Abstracting and Indexing Made Easy 2nd ed. (2018)

More than Books: Perspectives on the Management of Information Resources and services in Libraries (2004) in Shopee:

Librarian Licensure Examination 2023 Results

The expected release date of the results will be on September 15, 2023. The official results will be released first in the PRC website. This post will be updated with the LLE top perfroming schools, top ten test-takers, and total number of passers when it is available.

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  1. SEPTEMBER 2022 PASSER! ♥ Thank you Ma'am, sa Lahat ng tips and Vlogs niyo po, laking tulong po para sa mga katulad kong self review lang ang ginawa. :)