TOPNOTCHERS: April 2024 Pharmacist Licensure Exam (PHLE)




The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 1,185 out of 2,147 passed the Pharmacists Licensure Examination given by the Board of Pharmacy in NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Koronadal,  Lucena, Pampanga, Rosales, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga this April 2024. 

The members of the Board of Pharmacy who gave the licensure examination are Hon. Anthony Aldrin C. Santiago, Officer-In-Charge; Dr. Mildred B. Oliveros and Dr. Adelina C. Royo, Members.

The results were released in four (4) working days after the last day of examination.

Summary of Results

Held on April 16-17, 2023
Released on April 23, 2024

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Initial Registration for New Professionals

The schedule of Online Registration of new passers/successful examinees for the issuance of their licenses will be held on the following dates:

  • To be announced (TBA)

Initial registrants are advised to register online via PRC Official Website (Online Registration Page) and follow the steps in online registration. Here are the registration requirements:

  • Notice of Admission/NOA (for identification purposes only)
  • Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • Two (2) pieces of passport-sized ID photos in white background and with complete name tag
  • Two (2) sets of documentary stamp
  • One (1) piece short brown envelope

PRC added that successful examinees shall personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

Verification of Rating

The verification of ratings for the April 2024 Pharmacist Licensure Exam (PHLE) will be available online few working days after the posting of results.

Successful takers can refer to PRC Official Website and use the Verification Page to know their board examination passing rate.

As posted, a passer shall only provide the exam name, the date of examination, the application number, first name and last name and the birth-date.

Oath-Taking Ceremonies

The COVID-19 pandemic is over and the Professional Regulation Commission has already started conducting face-to-face oath-taking for new professionals.

All successful examinees interested in attending the face-to-face mass oath-taking shall register no later than 12:00 NN of the day before the date of the oath-taking at to confirm their attendance. The exact date, of whether the oath-taking will be conducted face-to-face or virtual, will be provided here once announced.

Further, inductees shall bring ANY of the following on the day of the oath-taking:

  • Vaccination Card
  • Negative RT-PCR results taken within 48 hours before the oath-taking

Inductees are advised to register and confirm their attendance in the regions where they took their licensure examination and intend to register as professionals.

Meanwhile, those who will not be able to attend the scheduled face-to-face mass oath-taking may attend the online oath-taking or request for a special oath-taking.

Coverage of Exam

The April 2024 Pharmacist Licensure Exam (PHLE) will cover the following topics:

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry (20%)
  • Pharmacognosy (15%)
  • Practice of Pharmacy (17.5%)
  • Pharmacology-Pharmacokinetics (15%)
  • Pharmaceutics (17.5%)
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control (15%).

Exam Statistics & Passing Rate

Exam Date No. of Examinees No. of Passers Passing Rate
November 2023 4,038 2,974 73.65%
April 2023 2,275 1,420 62.42%
November 2022 3,828 2,390 62.43%
April 2022 1,870 678 36.26%
November 2021 2,371 1,207 50.91%
June 2021 2,337 1,546 66.15%
April 2021 1,168 674 57.71%
August 2019 4,455 3,097 69.52%
March 2019 3,234 2,100 64.94%
August 2018 4,230 2,927 69.20%
March 2018 3,039 1,695 55.77%
August 2017 5,079 2,784 54.81%
March 2017 3,732 2,426 65.01%
June 2016 2,784 1,406 50.50%
January 2016 2,710 1,487 54.87%
July 2015 3,142 2,004 63.78%

PRC Regional Offices Directory

  • If you have concerns and you need help from the Professional Regulation Commission, you can now access their office address, contact number and email address through this link: PRC Official Directory

PRC LERIS Account Assistance

If you have technical concerns with the with your LERIS account, including resetting your password, mismatched record edit, and other related concerns, you may email the Licensure Exam Division through the following emails:


Exam Updates

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