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Criminologists Board Exam 2012

The Criminologists Board Exam, also known as the Licensure Exam for Criminologists, is a board exam facilitated by the Board of Criminology under the Professional Regulatory Commission to assess the competency of BS Criminology graduates.

As per R.A. 1080, individuals who passed the board exam need not take the civil service exams to be eligible for the following positions:

  • Dactylographer
  • Ballistician
  • Questioned Document Examiner
  • Correctional Officer
  • Law Enforcement Photographer
  • Lie Detection Examiner
  • Probation Officer
  • Agents in any law enforcement agency
  • Security Officer
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Police Laboratory Technician
  • Patrolman in chartered cities and municipalities (provided they posses the general qualifications for appointment provided in Section 9 of Republic Act 4864)

Review Courses for Criminologists Board Exam

There are review courses that you can take to prepare for the board exam. The content of these review courses may vary depending on the review centers, but they’re mostly based on the examination scope released by the Professional Regulatory Commission which includes:

  • Criminal Jurisprudence, Procedure, and Evidence (20 %) –
    •  Criminal Law Book I
    • Criminal Law Book II
    • Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Court Testimony
  • Law Enforcement Administration (20%)
    • Police Organization and Administration with Police Planning
    • Industrial Security Administration
    • Police Patrol Operations with Police Communication System
    • Police Intelligence
    • Police Personnel and Records Management
    • Comparative System
  • Criminalistics (20%)
    • Personal Identification
    • Police Photography
    • Forensic Ballistics
    • Questioned Documents Examination
    • Polygraph (Lie Detection)
    • Legal Medicine
  • Crime Detection and Investigation (15%)
    • Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation
    • Traffic Management and Accident Investigation
    • Special Crime Investigation
    • Organized Crime Investigation
    • Drug Education and Vice Control
    • Fire Technology and Arson Investigation
  • Sociology of Crimes and Ethics (15%)
    • Introduction to Criminology and Psychology of Crimes
    • Philippine Criminal Justice System
    • Ethics and Values
    • Juvenile Delinquency
    • Human Behavior and Crisis Management and Criminological Research and Statistics
  • Correctional Administration (10%)
    • Institutional Corrections
    • Non-institutional Corrections


Licensure exams for BS Criminology graduates are held twice a year, usually around the months of March and October. Below are the dates and testing centers for the 2012 Criminologists Board Exam:

March 25-27, 2012 Sun, Mon,Tue / Manila,
All Regional Offices (except Pagadian), Zamboanga
March 05, 2012
October 27-29, 2012 Sat, Sun, Mon /Manila, All Regional Offices, Zamboanga October 08, 2012


The table below shows the number of board passers in the Licensure Exam for Criminologists in the last 2 years:

October 2011 17,804 7,789 44.00 %
April 2011 10,943 2,361 21.00 %
April 2010 16,664 5,880 35.32 %
April 2010 9,739 3,084 31.66 %

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  1. really appreacited if u can also send a link of reviewer books in thia site.thaank you

    • Hi, Mary Grace!

      Thanks for coming back!

      Unfortunately, we have no available links to review materials for the board exams as of now. We’ll definitely update the post if and when we come across such information, though.


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