It is undeniable that every aspiring teacher is dreaming to have a professional license. However, it is not easy to obtain such a license because he/she has to pass first the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). It is the examination that was implemented in the Philippines through the Republic Act 7836 or otherwise known as the “Philippine Teachers Professionalization Act of 1994” on December 16, 1994. The RA aims to improve teachers to enhance the educational system of the country.
Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED)
For the Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED) graduates, the examination is consist of two parts: General Education and Professional Education. Each part is consists of 150 test items which will be taken for more or less 3 hours.
Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED)
For the Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) graduates, the examination is consist of three parts: General Education, Professional Education, and their Area of Specialization. The same with BEED, each component is also consist of 150 test items which will be taken for more or less 3 hours.
General Education refers to core subjects like Filipino, English, Math, Science, and Social Science/Studies.
Professional Education refers to the subjects related to the teaching profession like Developmental Reading, Principles of Teaching, Facilitating Learning, Assessment, Child and Adolescent Development, Methods and Strategies, Curriculum Development, and the Teaching Profession in general.
Area of Specialization, on the other hand, refers to the majorship or the specific field that BSED graduate will handle like English, Biology, Chemistry, Values, Math, Filipino, Social Studies, Music, Art, Physical Education, and Health or MAPEH.
Each examinee must have an average rating of at least 75% and must not get a score below 50% in any of the tests to pass the exam. For Elementary Level, examination covers 40% of topics from General Education (Gen Ed) and 60% of topics from Professional Education (Prof Ed). Examination for Secondary Level, on the other hand, covers 20% from Gen Ed, 40% from Prof Ed, and 40% from their area of specialization (majorship). Passing will be hard without knowing the LET Coverage, so don’t forget to check it out from this link: LET Coverage 2020
Requirements for LET
- NSO / PSA Birth Certificate
- NSO / PSA Marriage Contract (for married female applicants)
- Transcript of Records with scanned picture and Remarks “For Board Examination Purposes” (First Timer & Repeater)
- Payment: P900.00 – complete
- Read the detailed post for 2020 LET Requirements and Schedule
LET Application Process
Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has implemented the use of LERIS or the Licensure Examination and Registration Information System. It is a Registration System in the form of a website for the basic professional services like Exam Application, Initial Registration, and PRC License Renewal.
Every applicant is now required to use the LERIS for PRC Online Application. You must complete first this process to generate a particular form. That form is also one of the requirements that you need to submit to their office. Make sure to read this tutorial about PRC Online Application.
Preparation for Licensure Examination for Teachers
Every aspiring teacher needs to exert serious effort and preparation for this exam. In fact, some examinees still failed in spite of their endeavor and the reason for this is that LET is unpredictable. If you want to pass, make sure that you will do your best. Try to answer different LET Reviewers this will enhance your skills in analyzing and answering test questions.
There are two ways on how aspiring teachers can prepare for the exam:
- Enroll in a review center
Review centers are good since they will feed you a lot of updated LET Reviewers. It is up to you if you will use them or not. Remember that review centers, as well as their reviewers, doesn’t guarantee that you will instantly pass the Licensure Examination for Teachers. You still have to make a move and review frequently.
If you are the one who chooses to self-study, here are our suggestions:
- Purchase a reliable LET Reviewer book
- Research if you’re confused with something you didn’t know
- Engage in free online LET Review
- Download free LET Reviewer online
Speaking of downloadable Free LET Reviewers, we will give you links to download them. We have compilations of reviewers that you can use.
Licensure Examination for Teachers Reviewer Compilation
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We will post a compilation of reviewers for the Licensure Examination for Teachers every year. Every available LET reviewers will be added to the table above.
Registration and Renewal of License
Successful examinees are required to undergo Initial Registration after passing the LET to obtain a Professional Identification Card (PIC). This card has three years of validity so, every professional have to renew their license days or months before its expiration. You can read this tutorial on How to Renew PRC License.
The Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) is not just an easy test so if you want to get a professional license, do your best and review always. Try to answer any reviewer because the more you practice answering, the more the chance of passing. We suggest you use even the old reviewers because they will still help you in so many ways. Don’t be discouraged and have a clear vision for your goal. Trust our God, Believe in your self, and do your best.
If you have any questions you can leave comments below. We will be waiting. Good Luck!
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