Complete Guide to LET Requirements & Application

The Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) is a very important step that aspiring teachers in the Philippines must first pass through. This exhaustive guide gives detailed information on the LET Requirements and how to apply for it in September 2024.

About LET

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) holds the LET twice annually to gauge aspiring teachers’ competence. The exam is divided into two categories:

  1. Elementary Level: For those who may want to teach at the elementary school level.
  2. Secondary Level: For those who may want to teach at the secondary school level.

LET Requirements

General Requirements

Applicants need to meet these general LET Requirements:

  1. Filipino Citizen: Either natural-born or naturalized Filipino citizen.
  2. Age: Not less than 18 years old upon application filing date.
  3. Education:
    • Elementary Level: Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (B.E.Ed) or its equivalent.
    • Secondary Level: Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education (B.S.Ed) or any bachelor’s degree with not less than eighteen units of professional education.

Specific Requirements

To satisfy the LET Requirements, candidates will be required to produce the following documents:

  1. Original and Photocopy of Transcript of Records (TOR): Indicated “For Board Examination Purposes”.
  2. Original and Photocopy of Birth Certificate: Issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
  3. Original and Photocopy of Marriage Certificate: PSA issued, for married female applicants only.
  4. Two (2) Passport-Sized Photos: With white background and name tag.
  5. Certification of Good Moral Character: From your school or employer.
  6. Community Tax Certificate (Cedula).
  7. Application Form Duly Notarized: Downloaded from the PRC website.
  8. Certification of Retention/Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship: For dual citizens (if applicable).

Requirements for Retakers

These are the documents an applicant retaking the LET should still prepare:

  1. Printed Copy of Appointment Schedule.
  2. Original Notice of Admission (NOA): From the previous exam.
  3. Photocopy of Transcript of Records (TOR): If NOA is no longer available.

Application Process

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Download and Fill Out the Application Form: Go to the PRC site, download and fill in the application form accurately.
  2. Prepare the Required Documents: Ensure that you have all necessary documents including a fully accomplished application form, passport-size pictures, valid ID, and examination fee.
  3. Submit Your Application: Bring your application to a nearby PRC Regional Office or Service Center. Applications are on a first-come, first-served basis, so submit early to secure a slot.
  4. Pay the Examination Fee: The fee is Php 900 for both levels, payable through over-the-counter at PRC offices, accredited banks, or online payment channels among others.
  5. Get Your Notice of Admission (NOA): Once approved and processed, your NOA will be released indicating your examination schedule and venue.

Important Dates

  • Application Period: It commences on May 29, 2024, until July 29, 2024.
  • Examination Date: September 29, 2024 – the specific date will be indicated in your NOA.

Online Application Procedure

For the online application procedure, refer to the Teach Pinas guide below:

  1. Create an Account: Visit the PRC Online Application System (OAS) and sign up with an active email address.
  2. Sign In and Update Profile: Provide the necessary personal details.
  3. Choose an Exam and a Testing Center: Determine the appropriate test level and select the preferred place for taking it.
  4. Complete Online Application Form: Fill in the form with exact data.
  5. Upload Required Documents: Ensure that these documents are in .jpeg format without being more than 5 MB in size.
  6. Submit Application: Confirm your submission and then await approval.
  7. Personal Appearance and Payment: Set a schedule for appearance and payment within 48 hours from the time of approval.
  • Online Filing Period: May 29, 2024 – July 29, 2024, or until slots are filled.

Examination Day Reminders

  1. Bring Your NOA: Make sure you bring your admission slip.
  2. Valid ID: The same identification used during the application process.
  3. Pencils and Erasers: Bring at least two sharpened Number Two pencils and a good quality rubber eraser.
  4. Dress Code: Comfortable clothing with preferably a collar is advised.
  5. Prohibited Items: Cell phones, calculators, or any kind of notes are not allowed in the test room.

Examination Coverage and Format

Elementary Level

  1. General Education: English, Filipino, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
  2. Professional Education: Teaching profession; principles of teaching; educational technology; curriculum development; field study.

Secondary Level

  1. General Education: English, Filipino, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
  2. Professional Education: Teaching profession; principles of teaching; educational technology; curriculum development; field study.
  3. Specialization: Subjects like Mathematics, English, etc.

Number of Items and Time Allocation

  • Elementary Level: 150 items in General Education plus 150 items in Professional Education.
  • Secondary Level: 150 items in General Education plus 150 items in Professional Education plus 150 items in Specialization.

Passing Score

To pass the examination, a candidate must attain an overall score of at least 75%.

Post-Examination Procedures

Checking Results

The PRC will post the results on their website and in major newspapers about sixty days after the examination. Passers are required to download their Certificates of Registration (COR) together with their Professional Identification Cards (PIC).

Oath-Taking and Registration

Successful examinees shall take an oath before they can collect their COR and PICs.

Verification of Rating

You may check your individual examination rating up to fifteen days following the exam through the PRC website. If you passed, go to the nearest PRC Regional Office to claim your Certificate of Registration. Only you can receive it; no proxy allowed.

Tips for Successful Application and Examination

  • Apply Early: The earlier your application is submitted, the better the chances of getting a slot in the testing center.
  • Review Thoroughly: Use review materials and join study groups to effectively prepare.
  • Stay Updated: Regularly visit the PRC’s website for any updates or schedule changes.
  • Follow Instructions: Obey all instructions given in your NOA as well as from the examination proctors.
  • Organize Your Documents: Take note of what you need on the exam day.
  • Check for LET Exam Updates: Always be updated with the latest announcements by visiting the PRC website.


Applying for the Licensure Examination for Teachers requires careful preparation and attention to detail. By following this guide on the LET Requirements and application process, you can increase your chances of successfully passing the September 2024 LET and starting a fulfilling career in teaching in the Philippines. For more detailed information and updates, visit the Professional Regulation Commission website. Good luck with your application and examination!