December 2022 Criminology Board Exam: Filing Requirements, Schedule, Deadline, Coverage

The Criminology Board Exam is a standardized test for Filipino citizens who want to become licensed criminologists in the Philippines. Below, we will talk about the requirements, the coverage, the schedule, and the steps you need to take to register for this licensure exam. This license opens a career in law enforcement, government security jobs, and the academe among others.

If you are planning to take the criminology board exam soon, read the step-by-step process below:

Table of Contents:

Who can Take the Criminology Board Exam?

Before you can take the Criminology Board Exam, you must first make sure that you are eligible. Check the list below:

Criminology Board Exam Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Criminology/ Master of Criminology from a PRC-recognized institution
  • At least 18 years old
  • Filipino Citizen
  • A person of good moral character
  • Must not have been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude

If you are sure that you are eligible based on the requirements above, proceed to Step 1:

Step 1: Check the Application Date Period

Here is a summary of the steps: 

Step 1: Check the Application Date Period

Step 2: Prepare for the Online Application

Step 1: Check the Application Date Period

First, you need to know the date of the next exam and the period for application. We try top keep the dates below as accurate as possible. If you missed the last board exam, come back to this page to check the dates for future board exams: 

When is the next Criminology Board Exam?

Next Exam: December 4, 5 and 6, 2022

Start of Filing/Application Date: July 4, 2022

Application Deadline: October 4, 2022

 

Step 2: Prepare for the Online Application

 

Now that you know the date of application, you need to prepare for the online application. To start the online application, you will need the following: 

  • Email Address
  • Mobile Number
  • Digital ID Picture saved in the computer (in jpg format, 2×2 photo with white background, collared attire, less than 6 months old)
  •  Scanned Copy or Clear Photo of your Cedula (Community Tax Certificate or CTC)
  • Other Personal Information (Name, Address, School Graduated, Graduation date, etc.)
If you ahve all of the requirements above, you may proceed to step 3:

 

Step 3: Prepare for the Online Application

 

1. Go to the LERIS Page (Click Here) to start the online application. 

Note: Please take note that the website is sometimes down due to the high volume of traffic. For best results, please try signing up between 12 midnight to 7 AM 

Please be informed that the previous user accounts from www.prc-online.com are no longer active. Register a new account at online.prc.gov.ph.

2. Fill out the Registration Form, check the Terms and Conditions box and click the “Sign Up Now” button

leris-register in prc website

 

If this is not your first time using the LERIS portal, you can sign in using the “Sign In” tab. After typing your email address and password, click the “Sign In” button to start.

PRC Sign In

3. Log in to LERIS using the Sign In tab to complete your personal information details and submit the requirements

You will need the following once your are logged in:
  • Personal information
  • Cedula
  • The photo indicated above

After logging in, add your personal information:

PRC Online Registration Form - Personal Information - LET exam Registration for Filing

The Personal Information you need includes:

  • Name (First, Middle and Last)
  • Suffix (Mr, Miss, etc)
  • Gender
  • Single
  • Citizenship
  • Birthdate
  • Birthplace
  • Family Background (Mother’s, Father’s or Spouse’s Name)
  • Employment Status
  • Community Tax Certificate Details (Cedula Number, Place and Date Issued)

When the information fields are complete, click the “Save Information” button at the bottom of the screen.

To complete the process, confirm the information you have entered. Check the spelling of your name because this can no longer be changed in the future:

Confirm Personal Information

 

Add your Photo

 

You will be able to add a photo to your PRC profile on the following page. Make sure that you already have a digital copy of a 2×2 photo with a white background on your PC. You should also be in collared attire in the photo. If you are wearing glasses in the photo, the photo will not be accepted. Those with long hair should also make sure that their ears are visible in the photo.

PRC Online Registration Form - Add a valid photo - LET exam Registration for Filing

Sometimes, you may get an error when uploading a photo in the PRC online registration portal (LERIS). Your photo needs to be in the shape of a square to be accepted by the system. You can crop your photo to make it fit the requirements of the system.

Step 4: Schedule an appointment to the Local PRC Office

You will be able to schedule an appointment with the PRC Office of your choice through LERIS after you have completed your registration. 

To schedule a visit to your local PRC office, go back to your profile and click on the “Select Transaction” Button. This can be found in the sidebar on the upper right side of the screen:

By clicking on the “Select Transaction” button, you will open a pop-up with multiple tabs. Click on the Examination Tab as seen below:

After filling up the required information, click on the “Proceed” button in the bottom right part of the popup.

Criminologist online registration schedule appointment

Another popup will show wherein you will be able to choose a PRC office location, date of transaction, and your preferred payment method:

Criminologist online registration schedule appointment - Confirmation

Step 5: Make Payment in your Chosen Payment Method

After following the instructions above, a reference number will be assigned to your transaction. Take note of this reference number because you will need it when making the payment to your preferred payment option.

In our case, Land Bank Online Payment was the only available option. Through this payment option, you can pay using your ATM card and GCash. PRC does state that there will be more payment options on the way.

Regardless of your chosen payment option, you will need to keep a receipt of your payment as proof. Your LERIS will update automatically after a day of two of payment. 

Step 6: Go to the PRC Regional Office on your Schedule

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

LET Requirements For Filing For First Time Test Takers:

1. Original and Photocopy of Transcript of Records (TOR) from your school with:

  • Special Order (SO)
  • Date of graduation
  • Seal of the school
  • Scanned picture
  • Remarks “For Board Examination Purposes Only” (CHED recognition and permit to operate for graduates of new schools / programs)

2. Original and Photocopies of Authenticated Birth Certificate (NSO)/ PSA Marriage Contract for female applicants

3. Receipt of Examination Fee (Paid through your selected payment option Step 5)

4. Cedula (Photocopy)

5. PRC Number (From the Information Section of the PRC Office) 

 

Step 7: Prepare for the Criminology Board Exam

 

When you have the Notice of Admission or NOA, you are eligible to take the exam. To prepare for the exam, you must first collect your notes on all the subjects covered by the exam: 

 

COVERAGE OF CRIMINOLOGY BOARD EXAM

 

The December 2022 Criminologist board exam covered the following subjects:

 

 

  • Criminal Jurisprudence and Procedure 20%
  • Law Enforcement Administration 20%
  • Correctional Administration 15%
  • Criminalistics 20%
  • Criminal Sociology 15%
  • Ethics and Human Relations 10%

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What is the Criminology Board Exam Passing Rate?

 

To pass the board exam, the test taker must score an average of 75% with no rating of less than 50% in the subjects enumerated above. 

 

What to Wear During the Exam?

 

To avoid headaches, you should also prepare the things you need in advance. This includes your clothes for the exam date. 

 

On the day, wear a white collared shirt with black pants and black shoes. 

 

 

 

Regional PRC Offices Contact Information

If you have concerns and you need help from the local PRC Offices, you may want to call them through these numbers:

NCR – [email protected]
BAGUIO – [email protected] Tel No. (074) 665-4338, 661-9105, 665-4335
BUTUAN – [email protected]
CAGAYAN DE ORO – [email protected] Tel No. (08822) 712-772
CEBU – [email protected] Tel No. (032) 2535330
DAVAO – [email protected] Tel Nos. (082) 234-0007 to 08 (082) 234-0006
GENERAL SANTOS – [email protected]
ILOILO – [email protected] Tel Nos. (033) 3292730, (033) 3292733, (033) 3293705
LEGAZPI – [email protected] Tel No. (052) 4813079
LUCENA – [email protected] Tel No. (042) 3737316
PAGADIAN – [email protected] Tel No. (062) 9250080
ROSALES PANGASINAN – [email protected] Tel No. 09065686215
SAN FERNANDO – [email protected]
TACLOBAN – [email protected] Tel Nos. (053) 3239729, (053) 8322519, (053) 8322520
TUGUEGARAO – [email protected] Tel No. (078) 3040701

Do You Need Technical Assistance with Your PRC website account?

If you have technical concerns with the PRC websites including resetting your password, mismatched record edit, and other related concerns, you may email them at:
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