Teachers-to-be: Prepare Early and Pass the April 2011 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET)

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

(H. Jackson Brown Jr.)

Success comes to those who prepare early and are able to commit themselves to their life goals.  Starting early gives you time to think ahead about your strategies for success.  What opportunities do you currently face? How do you plan to outbeat others?  What resources do you have at hand? What resources will you be needing?  What are your strengths ?  your weaknesses and limits?

Teachers, aspiring teachers, education graduates and even LET retakers, it’s time to prepare for the April or even the September 2011 licensure NOW. Yesterday, the Professional Regulatory Commission announced that applications for the 2011 LET can already be filed starting today, October 1, 2011.

Here’s PRC’s pronouncement signed by PRC Chairman Nicolas Lapena Jr., quoted verbatim:

The PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION announces that the 2011 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) will be held simultaneously in Manila, and other designated regions and cities nationwide on April 3, 2011 and September 25, 2011 .

All qualified applicants may file their applications on the following schedules:

Date of Examination : April 3, 2011
Filing Period : October 1, 2010 – January 28, 2011

Filing/Test Centers:


Date of Examination : September 25, 2011
Filing Period : April 4, 2011 – June 30, 2011

Filing/Test Centers:


After reading this post, check out if you already have these requirements for the LET.  If you don’t have them yet, access them soonest.  By experience, the first documentary requirement has proven to be the bottle neck for reasons like:  one’s file is missing, name is erroneous, student clearance is pending; records from another school has not been received (for those who studied in different colleges); photo has not been provided by applicant (for scanning); and the need for another Transcript since the notation:  For Board Examination Purposes Only” has been omitted.

  1. Original and photo/xerox copies of Transcript of Records with Special Order and Date of Graduation with SCANNED PICTURES AND WITH REMARKS “FOR BOARD EXAMINATION PURPOSES ONLY”View Res.2004-200..(Graduates of government schools and institutions/programs accredited by recognized accrediting agencies under the FAAP are exempted from SO [B]) . Graduates of New Schools/Degree/Programs must submit School Recognition and/or Permit to Operate.
  2. Original and photo/xerox copy of NSO-issued of Birth Certificate (in NSO security paper; if NSO copy not very clear, bring copy from local civil registrar)
  3. Four (4) passport size colored pictures with complete name tag in white background
  4. Current Community Tax Certificate (Cedula)
  5. Original and photo/xerox copies of NSO-issued Marriage Contract in NSO security paper (for married female only;if NSO copy not very clear, bring copy from local civil registrar)
  6. Other specific requirements as required by the Commission and/or the Professional Regulatory Board.

When you’re done checking the above requirements, take time to really look at yourself and your motives for taking the LET.  Preparing to pass the LET is not easy, particularly with the past three LET’s drastic changes in test items and overall test specifications —  to professionalize teaching.

Remember that passing and even topping the LET may be doable with an average of three months’ study diligence and when you  register early, you free up more time for review.  But, contemplate on the more important thought that  success as a good teacher is a lifetime commitment and pursuit.

Are you ready to take your first step in becoming a good professional teacher?


We’re now offering an online-based LET review! Click here to know more.

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346 Responses to Teachers-to-be: Prepare Early and Pass the April 2011 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET)

  1. crystal 2012/05/15 at 1:55 pm #

    pwede pa ba mag enroll by july? or sa online? im from laguna pa kasi.. and magkano ang bayad?

    saka ask ko lng yung schedule ng filing ng requirements para sa let exam sa september? thanks a lot.

    • MindGym 2012/05/15 at 2:18 pm #

      Hi Crystal,

      You may find all the details you need about our LET review here: http://www.mindgymphilippines.com/letreview

      Our latest LET review class is on June 9 and starting tomorrow is our late registration (meaning the slots might be filled up by today). We already have an ongoing batch by July so if you’re interested, you need to join the June 9 batch and sign up ASAP.

  2. susana 2012/05/22 at 6:33 am #

    Gud day sir/ma’am. i’am elementary education graduate matagal nang nagtapos but i’m not a board passer yet. i have 2 times to take an exam. depress po bfore dahil dko maipasa so, how many times allow to take the board exam? mayron po bang limitation?

    • MindGym 2012/05/22 at 8:59 am #

      You can take as many times as you want (we know some who took 5 takes). But of course you have to think of the time and resources you’ll be spending every time you take it.

      Isn’t it wiser and more practical to just PASS the LET the next time you take it? Not only will you SAVE a lot of money, stress, and time, you’ll also be able to inch your teaching career progressively for life by having your license.

      Take this in mind Susana, we encourage you to adopt a positive mindset by looking forward to passing the LET instead of checking how many times you need to take.

      If you’re in Manila, you might be interested to join in our LET review to boost your confidence in passing the LET. We’ve had students who are retakers who have successfully passed the LET 🙂 The main thing the retakers-passers have in common though is that they are the ones who studied and attended review sessions diligently (versus to those who kept on skipping class). Be sure that you’re ready to invest your time reviewing for the next two-three months.

      If you’re really keen in making a difference in how you will take the LET this September 30, consider joining us. It’ll be fun and worthwhile and you’ll meet a lot of friends too 🙂 You can check out more of what we’re doing at http://www.facebook.com/mindgymphilippines

      Also, join us at our upcoming LET review starting this June 9! Details on the package and how to register at http://www.mindgymphilippines.com/letreview

      Hope to see you around soon!

  3. Syndicaeduc 2012/09/09 at 6:48 pm #

    PRC hasn’t posted yet the Sept 2012 LET Exam room assignments, is there a chance/possibility wherein something goes wrong with application/filing and so to find out later that you’re not on the list?

    • MindGym 2012/09/13 at 3:34 pm #

      As long as you have “proof” of your PRC application, aka the receipts and other papers they gave to you when you applied, you’ll be fine 🙂

  4. dina 2013/04/25 at 4:23 pm #

    goodafternoon.,.mam, kailan po mag apply sa Let yung first timer?para po ma ready po namin ung mga requirements..tanx hopefully you will answer this.

  5. minami 2013/05/02 at 10:25 pm #

    what are the requirements for LET retakers? is there a downloadable form (from the website) that i could bring/use if i go to PRC’s mobile outreach service?

  6. jona 2013/05/07 at 10:20 am #

    hi ma’am/sir
    ako poh si jona…i just want to confirm if all the repeaters is on june 7 is the application for the let exam for september 2013?

  7. ellaine 2013/07/22 at 6:38 pm #

    tanong ko lang di b tlaga pd mgtake ng exam ang female n may anak na pero di xa kasal?

    • MindGym 2013/07/22 at 8:12 pm #

      Hi Ellaine, I don’t think that discrimination exists with the LET. What’s important is that you’ve taken the necessary education units, along your undergraduate degree and other academic/gov’t-related requirements.

  8. RYAN 2013/09/08 at 9:21 pm #

    Hi! Any idea on how PRC classify major or field of specialization when for Non-education graduates? I’m reporting ’bout RA 7836 (Board Examination) this coming Saturday. And most of my classmates are nursing, IT or computer related, HRM, Bussiness course graduates.

    • MindGym 2013/09/09 at 3:05 pm #

      Hi Ryan, after fulfilling the required 18 units of education units, PRC will classify non-educ grads their LET specializations according to the CONTENT of their course or majority of units taken. It’s all about the similarity of content between what you majored in and a particular LET Specialization.

      Non-educ units usually have equivalent LET specializations, ie a majority of the classes taken by Nursing grads are in the biological sciences therefore they will be assigned to Biology. ComSci/IT/business administration/HRM courses have business technology classes in their curriculum, therefore they might be given TLE as specialization also this has the widest “coverage” because of its many included topics). Tourism, polsci, economics, foreign service or courses related to cultures/groups/economies will most likely be assigned to Social Studies. If you are a fine arts grad, it’s MAPEH. Communication arts graduates have a lot of writing classes, therefore it’s English. “Values”/moral formation majors like Psychology and the likes will be assigned to Values Education.

      However, you should take note that there’s a HUMAN ELEMENT involved because a PRC staff will be the one assigning you your LET Specialization. As of today, there isn’t a 100% sureshot formula (unless PRC updates their rules/standards for this). You have a chance to explain your cause if you think you should be rightly assigned to Math vs TLE (like as a business administration graduate, and you took a number of math classes as proven by your transcript or recommendation by a colleague or supervisor).

      Hope this helps!

  9. Bhen 2014/05/20 at 8:46 pm #

    Hi Sir/Ma’am, I graduated BSEd in 2005 but I never try to take LET, instead I decided to work abroad in 2005 and until now I’m still working here. Do I still have a chance to take the LET? Please I need your kind advice. Hoping to hear something from you soon. Thank you.

    • MindGym 2014/05/21 at 12:30 pm #

      Hi Bhen, yes you may still take the LET as long as you have your education degree, which the PRC requires. You’ll also need to submit other documents like the application form, etc. You may have family help you in submitting your documents if you are abroad; make sure they have an SPA document for authorization (Special Power of Attorney).

      When are you planning to take the exam? If it’s for next year, you may want to join our online LET review, which OFWs use while they are still working abroad. Check it out here: http://www.myreviewcoach.com

      • JHEN 2014/11/25 at 10:12 am #

        Hi sir/mam,may i ask if when po ang LET exam this 2015?is it on January or March?

        • MindGym 2014/11/25 at 12:24 pm #

          Hi Jhen, the first LET for 2015 is on March 29, 2015. Kindly wait for updates from PRC regarding the filing dates. We’ll post them on our Facebook Page as soon as we hear about it so please “Like” us to keep informed! http://www.facebook.com/mindgymphilippines