2024 Librarians Licensure Examination: guide and what you need to know

This is a comprehensive guide on the Librarians Licensure Examination this 2024. This is the professional board exam for aspiring librarians in the Philippines. Once the test-taker passes the exam, he or she is considered as a professional librarian. 

For board exam tips, you may check out my board exam tips videos on Youtube or previous posts on this website.

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2024 Librarians Licensure Examination Schedule and Venues

The board exam for librarians schedule for 2024 will be on September 10-11, 2024 (Tuesday and Wednesday). The target date for the release of exam results will be on September 16, 2024, Monday.

Examination venues will be in NCR.

Edit as of June 19, 2024: Only NCR has been listed as the place of examination

2024 Librarians Licensure Examination Application Schedule

The opening of online application will be on June 10, 2024 (Monday) and the deadline in filing of applications will be on August 12, 2024 (Monday).

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 2024 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.

2024 Librarians Licensure Examination 2-Day Schedule and Program

This schedule is based on the 2023 program, which is likely still the same schedule to be used in 2024. 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 organizations that offering review classes for 2023. For inquiries, kindly contact them. Usually, review centers post their review schedules near the exam schedule, around June to August or earlier. Follow their pages to be updated:

1. Library-Bayanihan (formerly Libraryanihan), in partnership with the University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies, is offering an LIS Refresher Program. 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. For more information about their review program, visit their website at

2. The Philippine Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science (PATLS) also offers LLE review classes.

Librarian Licensure Examination Reviewers

For a complete list of reviewers and reference sources for the exam, see Where to buy online: Reviewers for Librarian Licensure Examination.

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

This post will be updated once the results are published. The expected date of results release will be on September 16, 2024 (Monday).

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Posted on Feb 14 2024
Updated June 19 2024

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