2023 ARCHITECTURE LICENSURE EXAM: Exam Schedule, Application Period, Deadline, Filing Process



What is the Architecture Licensure Exam?

The Architects’ Board Exam is the final test to becoming a professional architect in the Philippines. This exam is managed by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) and is usually held in January and June.

To take the exam, you will have to apply to the PRC during the published registration periods. On this page, we will talk about how you can go about online registration, submission of documentary requirements, and payment of fees.


Who can Take the Architects’ Board Exam?

Only Filipino graduates of BS Architecture or an academically equivalent course are eligible to take this exam. In addition to the college diploma, the prospective test taker must also have two (2) years of diversified training and experience after graduation before taking the test. Check the rest of the eligibility requirements below:

Architecture Board Exam Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Architecture/ Master of Architecture from a PRC-recognized institution
  • BS in Architecture Holders: Two (2) years of diversified training and experience after graduation
  • If the applicant has a Master’s Degree in Architecture, they are only required one (1) year of practical experience
  • At least 18 years old
  • Filipino Citizen
  • A person of good moral character
  • Must not have been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude


What is the Architects’ 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.


How much is the Architect’s Board Examination fee?

The PRC examination fee for the Architect’s board exam is P900. You can pay this fee by choosing a payment option in your LERIS account after choosing a PRC appointment schedule.


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 – prcncr.fad@gmail.com
BAGUIO – prc.baguio@gmail.com Tel No. (074) 665-4338, 661-9105, 665-4335
BUTUAN – prc.butuan@gmail.com
CAGAYAN DE ORO – prc.cdo@gmail.com Tel No. (08822) 712-772
CEBU – prc.cebucity@gmail.com Tel No. (032) 2535330
DAVAO – prc.davao@gmail.com Tel Nos. (082) 234-0007 to 08 (082) 234-0006
GENERAL SANTOS – prcgensantos@gmail.com
ILOILO – prc.iloilo3@gmail.com Tel Nos. (033) 3292730, (033) 3292733, (033) 3293705
LEGAZPI – prc.legazpicity@gmail.com Tel No. (052) 4813079
LUCENA – prc.lucena@gmail.com Tel No. (042) 3737316
PAGADIAN – prc9armm@gmail.com Tel No. (062) 9250080
ROSALES PANGASINAN – prc.region1@gmail.com Tel No. 09065686215
SAN FERNANDO – prc.region3@gmail.com
TACLOBAN – prc.taclobancity@gmail.com Tel Nos. (053) 3239729, (053) 8322519, (053) 8322520
TUGUEGARAO – prc.tuguegarao@gmail.com Tel No. (078) 3040701


Do You Need Technical Assistance with Your PRC LERIS 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: technicalassistance@prc.gov.ph