Baldoz envisages a hassle-free summer for all NLE, LET applicants
As DOLE’s PRC rolls out licensure application caravan in 4 Metro SM Malls

“To all our future registered nurses and teachers, here’s a hassle-free summer for all of you. Watch out for the PRC’s application caravan in four SM Malls in Metro Manila and file your NLE and LET applications.”

This is the message of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz after she received a report from Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Chairman Teresita Manzala that the PRC is rolling out its application caravan in four SM Malls for this year’s Nursing Licensure Examinations (NLE) set on 25-26 May and the Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (LET) on 27 July.

The application caravan will be conducted from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the following malls on the following dates:  24-28 March—SM Novaliches; SM Southmall; and SM San Lazaro; and 7-11 April, 26-30 May, and 9-13—SM Manila, SM Novaliches, and SM South Mall.

The deadline for the filing of applications is as follows: For Nurses—28 March for Repeaters and 11 April for First-Time Takers; and for Teachers—30 May for Repeaters and 13 June for First-Time Takers.

The Professional Regulation Commission, an attached agency of the DOLE, had issued Memorandum Circular No. 2014-03 on 20 March providing for the conduct of the application caravan.

“The caravan is to be implemented in anticipation of the significant volume of applicants for the nurses and teachers licensure examinations,” said Baldoz, citing the PRC circular, adding that the expected volume of examinees is based on last year’s record, as follows:  (a) for the June 2013 NLE, 37,887 examinee-applicants; and (b) for December 2013 NLE, 35,475.

On the other hand, the September 2013 LET recorded a total of 62,160 examinee-applicants for elementary teachers and 64,792 for secondary school teachers; and for March 2013 LET, 37,117 examinee-applicants for elementary school teachers and 38,433 examinee-applicants for secondary school teachers.

“Applicants for licensure examination are advised to encode their data via the Online Application System (OAS) facility of the PRC website before proceeding to the above-mentioned SM Malls,” Baldoz said.

The OAS, which went into full operation in July 2013, enables applicants for licensure examinations to apply online, anytime, and anywhere and take the licensure examination at the PRC testing centers indicated in their Application Forms.

“With the OAS, clients will be able to avail of PRC services easily anytime, anywhere, or even within the comfort and convenience of their homes or offices, thereby, hastening PRCs delivery of needed services while decongesting its offices of thousands of professionals and licensure examination applicants who transact business with PRC every day,” she added.

The PRC emphasized, however, that it will continue to accept applications for examinations at its central offices located at P. Paredes St. cor. N. Reyes St., Sampaloc, Manila.

The implementation of the PRC’s Application Caravan and ‘e-Services’ is a PRC strategy to enhance human capital through education and training by strengthening the national licensing, competency assessment, and certification systems.

Any questions about this release? Please call the PRC’s Application Division at tel. no. 3101027 Monday to Friday (8:00am to 5:00pm), except holidays.

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