Criminology Board Exam Schedule 2024 : CLE Requirements

Criminology Board Exam Schedule 2024 : CLE Requirements :- The Criminology Board Exam is a licensure examination held in the Philippines for aspiring criminologists. It is administered by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board of Criminology.

Here’s a comprehensive overview of the Criminology Board Exam:

Who can take the exam?

  • Graduates of Bachelor of Science in Criminology (BSCrim) programs accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
  • Foreign graduates with a degree in Criminology recognized by CHED

Exam requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Valid NBI clearance
  • Regional Trial Court (RTC) clearance
  • Two certificates of good moral character
  • Official transcript of records
  • Diploma
  • Marriage certificate (if married)
  • Birth certificate
  • CHED Certificate of Authentication and Verification (for first-time applicants)
  • Payment of examination fee

Examination format:

  • The exam consists of four parts:
    • Criminal Justice System (25%)
    • Criminal Law and Procedure (25%)
    • Criminology (25%)
    • Correctional Administration (25%)
  • Each part consists of 100 multiple-choice questions.
  • The exam duration is four hours.

Examination schedule:

  • The exam is usually held twice a year, in March and September.
  • The schedule and application period are announced by the PRC on their website.

Passing rate:

  • The passing rate for the Criminology Board Exam varies depending on the year.
  • In June 2022, the passing rate was 30.28%.

Criminology Board Exam Schedule 2024 : CLE Requirements

Criminology Board Exam Schedule 2024

The Criminology Board Exam Schedule for 2024 has not yet been released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). The PRC typically announces the schedule and application period several months in advance of the exam.

However, based on the previous year’s schedule, we can expect the Criminology Board Exam to be held twice in 2024:

  • March 2024
  • September 2024

The Exact Dates and application deadlines will be announced by the PRC on their website and social media pages.

Batch Date of Exam Start of Online Application Deadline of Filing Places
First batch February 02,03, and 04, 2024 October 26, 2023 December 26, 2023 NCR, Baguio, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Calapan, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Koronadal, Legazpi, Lucena, Palawan, Pagadian, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Zamboanga, Bacolod, Bayambang, Bohol, Calbayog, Cauayan, Dumaguete, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos  Sur, Kidapawan and Occidental Mindoro
Second Batch July 31, August 01,  & 02 April 23, 2024 June 24, 2024 NCR, Baguio, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Calapan, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Koronadal, Legazpi, Lucena, Palawan, Pagadian, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Zamboanga, Antique, Bacolod, Bayambang, Bohol, Cauayan, Dumaguete, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Kidapawan and Occidental Mindoro

How to Apply ?

Here are the steps on how to apply for the Criminology Board Exam:

1. Check the PRC website for the announcement of the application period.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) usually announces the application period several months before the exam. You can find the announcement on the PRC website and social media pages.

2. Prepare the required documents.

The required documents for application include:

  • Completed application form: This can be downloaded from the PRC website.
  • Valid NBI clearance: This can be obtained from any NBI clearance center.
  • Regional Trial Court (RTC) clearance: This can be obtained from the Regional Trial Court nearest your residence.
  • Two certificates of good moral character: One from your college and one from your barangay.
  • Official transcript of records: This should be issued by your college registrar and should have a scanned picture, Special Order No. (unless not required), and the remarks “For Board Examination Purposes.”
  • Diploma: This should have the date of graduation and Special Order Number (unless not required).
  • Marriage certificate (if married): This should be a PSA-issued certificate.
  • Birth certificate: This should be a PSA-issued certificate.
  • CHED Certificate of Authentication and Verification (CAV) (for first-time applicants): This can be obtained from CHED.
  • Payment of examination fee: This can be paid at any PRC accredited payment center.

3. Submit your application form and documents online.

The PRC has an online application system where you can submit your application form and documents. You can access the online application system through the PRC website (

4. Wait for the exam schedule and confirmation.

The PRC will send you a confirmation email once your application has been processed. The email will also include your exam schedule and room assignment.


  • NSO / PSA Birth Certificate
  • NSO / PSA Marriage Contract (for married female applicants)
  • Transcript of Records with scanned picture and remarks “For Board Examination Purposes”
  • Valid NBI Clearance
  • RTC Clearance – First Timer & Repeater
  • Three (3) Certificates of Good Moral Character from the following: (First Timer & Repeater )
  1. Barangay Chairman
  2. Parish Priest
  3. Dean of School
  4. Employer
  • Payment: P900.00

Criminologist Board Exam Coverage :

The Criminology Board Exam covers a wide range of topics related to criminal justice, law enforcement, and social science. Here’s a breakdown of the major areas covered in the exam:

1. Criminal Justice System (25%)

  • History and development of the Philippine criminal justice system
  • Structure and function of the different agencies involved in criminal justice
  • Legal processes, from arrest to sentencing and rehabilitation
  • Rights of suspects and accused persons
  • Ethical considerations in criminal justice

2. Criminal Law and Procedure (25%)

  • The Revised Penal Code of the Philippines
  • Rules of Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence and investigation
  • Special penal laws
  • Juvenile justice system

3. Criminology (25%)

  • Theories of crime causation
  • Crime prevention and control strategies
  • Victimology
  • Criminal behavior
  • Social control and deviance

4. Correctional Administration (25%)

  • Principles and practices of correctional administration
  • Prison and jail management
  • Rehabilitation programs for offenders
  • Community-based corrections
  • Parole and probation

Each of these major areas is further divided into subtopics that are covered in the exam. The specific topics that are covered may vary slightly from one exam to the next. However, the overall framework of the exam remains the same.

Criminal Jurisprudence, Procedure, and Evidence (20%)

  • Criminal Law Book 1
  • Criminal law Book 2
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Court Testimony

Law Enforcement Administration (20%)

  • Police Organization and Administration with Police Planning
  • Industrial Security Management
  • Police Patrol Operations with Police Communication System
  • Police Intelligence
  • Police Personnel and Records Management
  • Comparative Police System

Criminalistics (20%)

  • Personal Identification
  • Police Photography
  • Forensic Ballistics
  • Questioned Documents Examinations
  • Polygraph (Lie Detection)
  • Legal Medicine

Crime Detection and Investigation (15%)

  • Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation
  • Traffic Management and Accident Investigation
  • Special Crimes Investigation
  • Organized Crime Investigation
  • Drug Education and Vice Control
  • Fire Technology and Arson Investigation

Sociology of Crimes and Ethics (15%)

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Ethics and Values
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Human Behavior and Crisis Management
  • Criminological Research and Statistics

Correctional Administration (10%)

  •  Institutional Corrections
  • Non-Institutional Corrections

Things to Remember

  • School Assignment– Your school assignment will be posted 3 days before the date of the examination. Check the PRC website or the PRC Facebook Page for updates.
  • Report to your assigned school early– You have to be early on the day of the exam. Report to your school assignment at 5:30 AM to verify your room and seat arrangement. Late examinees will not be entertained.
  • Wear the prescribed attire– The prescribed attire for the examinees:
    • Male examinees- tucked-in white polo shirt with collar (without any seal, logo, or mark), decent pants, or slacks.
    • female examinees- tucked-in white blouse or shirts with a collar (without any seal, logo, or mark), decent pants, slacks, or skirt, pony-tailed long hair
  • Bring the needed things with you

a. Notice of Admission
b. Official Receipt
c. Two or more pencils (No. 2)
d. Ballpen with BLACK INK ONLY
e. One (1) piece Long Brown Envelope
f. One (1) piece Long Transparent (non-colored) Plastic Envelope (for keeping your
valuables and other allowed items

  • Things that are prohibited to bring:

a. Books, notes, review materials, and other printed materials containing coded
b. Calculators
c. Smart Watches, Cellular Phones, Earplugs, Bluetooth, Transmitters, Portable Computers, and other electronic gadgets/devices which may be used for communication purposes.
d. Bags of any kind (ladies’ bags, shoulder bags, attache cases, backpacks, etc.)
e. Other examination aides not stated in this program

Precautionary Measures & Protocols

  • All examinees shall be required to wear and bring their own protective facemasks and alcohol-based sanitizers.
  • All examinees and examination personnel shall be required to queue upon entry with a one-meter distance radius from other examinees.
  • Body temperature will be checked before entering the testing area. Those with fever, cough, or cold shall not be allowed entry to the testing venues. Affected examinees shall be allowed, however, to take the next licensure exam without additional cost.
  • Bring your own packed lunch and snacks. No one is allowed to go outside during break time.
  • In addition to the above, pursuant to Memorandum No. 68 (s. 2020), the examinees are required to submit RT-PCR Test Results, if falling under the groups stated in DOH Memorandum 2020-258A, or Certificate of Quarantine. Only those examinees with negative results shall be allowed to take the examination.

Criminology Board Exam CLE Requirements

There are two main aspects to consider when discussing Criminology Licensure Exam (CLE) requirements: documentary requirements and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements.

Document Requirements:

These are the documents you need to submit when applying for the Criminology Board Exam:

    • Completed application form
    • Valid NBI clearance (First-timers & Repeaters)
    • Regional Trial Court (RTC) clearance (First-timers & Repeaters)
  • Two (2) Certificates of Good Moral Character (with corresponding dry seal) from:
    • Dean of the Criminology Program
    • Barangay where the applicant currently resides
  • Original and photocopy of the birth certificate on security paper issued by the PSA
  • Original and photocopy of Transcript of Records (TOR) with:
    • Scanned picture
    • Special Order No. (unless not required)
    • Remarks “For Board Examination Purposes” (First Timers & Repeaters)
  • College Diploma with indication of date of graduation and Special Order Number (unless not required)
  • In case of degree of equivalency:
    • College Diploma
    • Certificate of Equivalency issued by CHED
  • CHED Certificate of Authentication and Verification (CAV) (First-time applicants)
  • Payment of examination fee (P900.00)

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Requirements:

At this point in time, there are no mandatory CLE requirements for aspiring criminologists in the Philippines. However, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board of Criminology encourage continuous learning and professional development for criminologists.

Here are some ways criminologists can continue their professional development:

  • Attend seminars and workshops
  • Enroll in graduate studies
  • Join professional organizations
  • Conduct research
  • Write articles and publications
  • Mentorship

Completing CLE programs can benefit criminologists by:

  • Enhancing their knowledge and skills
  • Staying updated on the latest trends and developments in the field
  • Expanding their network of professional contacts
  • Improving their career prospects

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