Criminologist Licensure Examination Schedule

2021 (December)

Date of Exam: December 12, 13, and 14 (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)

Opening of online processing: July 13, 2021

Deadline of Filing: October 13, 2021

Place of Examination:
  • NCR
  • Baguio
  • Cagayan de Oro
  • Cebu
  • Davao
  • Iloilo
  • Koronadal
  • Legaspi
  • Lucena
  • Pagadian
  • Pampanga
  • Rosales
  • Tacloban
  • Tuguegarao
  • Zamboanga

2020 (June)

Date of Exam: June 7,8, and 9 (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)

Opening of online processing: December 9, 2019

Deadline of Filing: March 31, 2020

Place of Examination:
  • NCR
  • All Regional Offices
  • Zamboanga

2020 (November)

Date of Exam: November 28, 29, and 30 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

Opening of online processing: June 16, 2020

Deadline of Filing: September 28, 2020

Place of Examination:

  • NCR
  • All Regional Offices
  • Zamboanga


Date of Exam: November 29, 30, and December 1 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Opening of online processing: June 17, 2019

Deadline in Filing: September 30, 2019

Place of Examination
  • Manila
  • All Regional Offices
  • Zamboanga
  • General Santos
  • Rosales, Pangasinan

Qualifications of an applicant for the Criminologist Licensure Examination:

  1. Must be a citizen of the Philippines or a foreign citizen whose country/state has reciprocity
    with the Philippines in the practice of criminology;
  2. Must be of good moral character, good reputation, and of sound mind and body certified
    by the school where the applicant graduated and the barangay where the applicant lives,
    unless the examinee is a foreign national, a certification from any professional of good
    standing will do;
  3. Must hold a bachelor's degree in criminology duly accredited by the CHED and conferred by a
    school/college/university duly authorized by the government or its equivalent degree
    obtained by either by a Filipino or foreign citizen from an institution of learning in a
    foreign country/state: provided, that it is duly recognized and/or accredited by the CHED;
  4. Must not have been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude by a court of
    competent jurisdiction; and
  5. Those who failed five (5) times whether consecutive or cumulative in the criminologist
    licensure examination must present a certification issued by a reputable institution
    duly recognized by the CHED that such applicant has satisfactorily completed a refresher
    course in criminology.

Ratings in the Criminologist Licensure Examination

To pass the criminologist board exam, a candidate must obtain a weighted average rating of 75% with no grade less than 60% in any given subject.

In case the examinee obtains a weighted average of 75% but has a grade below 60% in any of the subjects, the result of the examinee shall be deferred, and be required to retake that particular subject/s.

The deferred examinee shall only be allowed to retake once within 2 years from the date of the examination and shall be required to obtain a grade not lower than 80% on the subject, to be considered to have passed the licensure examination.

If the examinee failed to retake the after the lapse of 2 years or failed to get the passing mark of 80%, the examinee shall retake all the board subjects.

Any examinee who failed 3 or more board subjects shall be deemed to have failed the board examination. (sec.17, RA 11131)

Report of Rating

The Board shall submit to the Commission the ratings obtained by the candidates not later than 10 days after the last day of the examination unless the period is extended for a valid cause. (Sec.18, RA 11131)

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