Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) Application (Step-by-Step Instructions)

The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC)

Step-by-Step instructions on how to apply for the Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE).

STEP 1. Secure a Nurses’ Application Form (NAF) from the PRC Customer Service Center (CSC) and accomplish the same.

(Admin Note: You can also download the Nurses’ Application Form (NAF) here.)

STEP 2. Submit the Nurses’ Application Form (NAF) for processing and evaluation at any of the processing windows together with the rest of the other Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) Requirements.

Secure the following from the processor upon approval of your application:

STEP 3. Pay examination fee at any of the cashier Windows and claim the Official Receipt (OR).

  • Baccalaureate Degree: Php 900
  • Non-Baccalaureate Degree: Php 600
  • Removal: Php 450

STEP 4. Pay for metered documentary stamps and mailing envelope with metered documentary stamps at the CSC.

(Admin Note: This is for the Nursing Board Exam Report which will be sent to the address give by the examinee after the nursing board exam result has been released. )

STEP 5. Fill-out the PERRC and NOA form. Indicate the Application Number, OR number and the date on it, and amount paid on the NOA form.

STEP 6. Proceed to any of the Issuance Windows (Window 9, 10, 11, 12) for final review of qualifications and documents and issuance of NOA form, Program of Examination, Examinee’s Kit and Self-Instruction Sheet.

(Admin Note: You can also download the PRC Examinee’s Self-Instruction Sheet here.)

STEP 7. Keep the NOA form and the OR. Bring them on the first day of the examination. For further information, read the General Instructions at the back page of the NOA form, Program of Examination, Examinee’s Kit and Examinee’s Self-Instruction Sheet.

STEP 8. Bring the NOA form when verifying with the PRC the school/building where you are going to sit for the nursing board exam. School/building assignments will be posted at the PRC premises two (2) or three (3) working days before the examination date.


  • No applications shall be accepted after the deadline set by the PRC.
  • Do not apply if you are not qualified. Any payment made will be forfeited.
  • Applications whose entries with respect to NAME, DATE OF BIRTH and GENDER differ from entries in the Birth Certificate, Transcript of Records (TOR), and other required documents WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  • Affidavit of discrepancies will not be accepted.


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