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DepEd Learner Reference Number (LRN) Frequently Asked Questions

The Learner Reference Number (LRN) is a permanent twelve (12) digit number which the pupil, student, or learner shall keep while completing the basic education program, regardless of transfer to another school or learning center in the public or private sector, and promotion/moving up to the secondary level.

Learner Reference Number (LRN) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Learner Reference Number (LRN)?

A unique and permanent 12 digit number is assigned to anyone enrolled in the Philippine Basic Education system.

The Philippines national student identification number.

This applies regardless of the learner’s transfer to another school or learning center in the public or private sector, and promotion/moving up to the secondary level.

A learner has two or more LRN, what should the school do?

An issue of multiple LRN happens when the school or other schools created another LRN of a single learner who already had an existing LRN with different data sets. The data of these two or more LRNs pertaining to a single learner should be merged into one.

To resolve this, the school should fill out RF01 or Request Form 01 -Template for Reporting Multiple LRN. A birth certificate and Form 137/138 are also required if there are any discrepancies in data like birthdate, name, previous school enrolment., etc.

Send the RF01 to the respective Division/Region. “School must submit the issues to the Division Office. Regional Office to filter, consolidate, endorse, and encode issues in the online form.”

In the case of multiple LRN, what LRN should prevail?

The oldest created LRN would prevail. The system can detect which LRN was created first.

A learner is a transferee from a private school but still has an unsettled account. Can the private schools decline the transfer out request in LIS?

The private school should still confirm the transfer out request in LIS from the receiving school and thick the checkbox With an Unsettled Account.

This way, the private school can still track the learner in another school without hindering enrolment.

What is the age cut-off date for accepting Kindergarten enrollees?

For public schools, the learner must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2019.

For private schools, the learner must be 5 years old on or before October 31, 2019. (As per DO 20, s 2018)

A learner’s LRN was found to be deactivated
(was probably disapproved by the DPO). Upon compliance with the requirements and enrolment, should the school create another LRN for the said learner?

No, the school should request for the reactivation of the LRN by filling out RF 02 – Request Form 02 Template for Enrolment with Data Issues.

“School must submit the issues to the Division Office. Regional Office to filter, consolidate, endorse, and encode issues in the online form.”

For LRN and enrolment, whose responsibility it is to deal with the LIS issues concerning the learner? Is it the parents or the school?

It is the school’s responsibility to resolve or escalate any LIS issues concerning a learner.

How to escalate LIS-BEIS Issue to the national ICTS-USD Helpdesk for data corrections and other technical concerns?

The school must escalate the issue first to their respective Division. Divisions or Regions can log the issue to the ICTS-USD Ticketing System thru an online form accessible only to the Planning Officers. A system-generated ticket number will be issued to the email provided.

What is the Learner Information System (LIS)?

The Learner Information System (LIS) IS an online facility that provides for the registration of learners enrolled in schools run or licensed by the Department of Education (DepEd) in the Philippines.

It is the national registry of all learners in Basic Education.

Learner Reference Number (LRN) Format for K-12 Learners

Learner Reference Number (LRN) Format

Learner Reference Number (LRN) Format for ALS Learners

DepEd Policies on Learner Reference Number (LRN)

  • Only the following institutions are authorized to issue LRN to learner (DepEd Order No 52, s. 2016)
    • Public schools
    • Private schools licensed by DepEd
    • ALS Community Learning Centers
  • Every learner in the basic education system can posses only one permanent and perpetual LRN.
  • The DepEd Central Office and the Regional Offices cannot issue LRN to new learners, and will not disclose an existing LRN.
  • The learner receives their LRN immediately upon first entry to Kinder, Grade 1 (Kindergarten Catch-Up Education Program / KCEP), and ALS
  • LRN issues to learners in Grade 1 (non-KCEP) to Grade 12 require approval from the Division Office through LIS.
  • The claiming of LRN is free of charge.

Quick History of the Learner Information System (LIS)

YearDepEd OrderDetails
2011DO 67 s. 2011The buildup of Learner BD. All public schools are called upon to submit a master list of learners for SY 2011.
2012DO 22 s. 2012LRN is created for every public-school learner. Online database of learners from public schools launched.
2013DO 33 s. 2013Online updating of learner via LIS
2014DO 13 & 42 s. 2014Full implementation of LIS
2015DO 26 s. 2015ALS and private schools
DO 48 s. 2015Early registration for SHS
2016DO 25 s. 2016SHS enrollment in all public schools
DO 34 s. 2015SHS enrollment in private schools

Data in the Learner Information System (LIS)

  • Basic personal data of the learner
  • Enrollment history (formal and non-formal)
  • Classes and class advisers (for formal)
  • Learning facilitators (for ALS and Abot-Alam)
  • Grades and evaluation results;
  • Indication of benefits (4Ps, CCT, ESC, QVR)
  • Health and nutritional status
  • Etc.

Learner Information System (LIS) Users

The following must register and update their learners’ profile in the LIS (do 22 s. 2012, do 16 s. 2015, and DO 52 s. 2016)

  • All public and private elementary and secondary schools
  • State universities and colleges (SUC), local universities and colleges (LUC), and higher education institutions (HEI) offering elementary and secondary schools
  • All programs under the Alternative Learning System (ALS, including Abot-Alam, whether DepEd-delivered, -procured, or -partnered)

LIS Functional Design

  • Registry of all learners in the Philippines
  • Enrollment Data
  • Class Management
  • Transfers/movement of Learners
  • Learner Promotion/Graduation
  • Alternative Learning System

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39 thoughts on “DepEd Learner Reference Number (LRN) Frequently Asked Questions”

  1. Hi sir, if ang student is enrolled in a US-accredited and US-based school, then ng enrol sa school dito sa Philippines, will they be given an LRN?

  2. Piano kopo maluku LRN ko hindu dw po marital ung pangalan ko sa school ko nung college sa ABE International college Cubao branch po.. 2009 po ako ng graduate

  3. Hi sir. I lost my I.D I don’t know my LRN number can you help me because i forgot it and i trying to find my old school ID but i didn’t find it please help me. thankyou

  4. Hello sir. How can I get my LRN sir. my teacher can’t find my LRN.
    please sir help me to find my LRN I need it so mush because I want to graduate at ALS to find a job. thank you sir. I hope you can help me sir.

  5. Hi how can i get LRN i dont know why i dont have a record in my previous school i search it online but not found . I really need it for als

  6. Hello, I’d want to request my LRN number because i forgot it.I have to take ALS exam.
    Ramcel Tamayo Capistrano is my name.
    Bagong Silangan High School in Quezon City was where I studied.

  7. I would like to know to where i will go to verify the correct LRN number of my daughter, i already go to registrar office the school which my daughter enrolled but according to the registrar the LRN of my daughter is correct, but, my problem is if will fill up the online application for Senior High School Voucher for my daughter its not accepted by the OVAP System and keep on pop up ” the LRN you entered is incorrect, please try again” . I hope you will help me regarding this matter. Thank you.

  8. Maganda araw po! Sa ngayon po kasi ay nasa enhanced community quarantine po kami. Di ko po makuha yung card ko sa former school ko mageenroll po sana at kinakailangan ko po ng LRN. San ko po ba makukuha through online and lrn ko.

  9. Matagal na po ako nag stop sa pag aaral.5 years na po mahigit di ko na po alam saan hahanapin yung LRN number ko.Kailangan ko po ito para sa pag enroll this month.Paano ko po ulit ito malalaman??????????????????

  10. Sir, Nawala kasi Id ko need ko now asap LRN ko can you help me sir . Need ko kasi mka enroll now kasi baka ma closan na ako . Karlo Angelo E. Servado

  11. hello how to i get my lrn ? need kopo para sa Al’s wala po akong id at card na mahanap please help. my name is Rafael S. Manlapaz year 2010-2011 Thankyou

  12. Is it true that the DEPED wont issue an LRN to those students who are using their mothers surname?
    I am having an issue regarding this matter..pls reply thank you

  13. good day! meron po kami transferree student grade 7 but the problem is i cannot continue to enrol as grade 7 kasi po ang nakalagay is: SY 2019 – 2020 / Grade 6 / No status. ano po ba ang gagawin. pls help po. thank you and God bless

  14. Hello po may anak po akong kaka- enroll lang po sa Grade 10 sa Public school nitong November matagal po syang natigil ng pag-aaral dail napabarkda at napariwara sa buhay ngunit ngayon po ay nakapag bagong buhay napo sya after ng matapos nya ang isang taong rehabilitation.
    bale po ngayon naka enrol na sya for Grade 10 hinihingi po ng school yung LRN nya pero hindi po sya na bigyan ng LRN sa kadahilanan pong natigil sya ng schooling from SY 2013-2014 to 2019-2020
    Ang sabi po sa kanyang huling school na pinasukan ay year 2015 daw po nirequired ng DepEd ang mga Private school na magbigay ng LRN sa kanilang mga estudyante.
    Pano po kaya ito? maaari pa rin po ba syang mabigyan ng LRN?
    Sana po may makasagot ng aking katanungan…Maraming Salamat po…

  15. ma’am/sir pls i need my LRN#, i lost my ID and i hope I get answers as soon as possible bc my teacher needed it. my name is Christine Chua Gloria my teacher before in ALS is Ma’am Joy Ann Trinidad, thx po

  16. My son is studying in India since UKG to Grade 2, now he is enrooled in one og the school in the Philippines, TI have done the admission and he started his Virtual learning since September 4,2020. The school requested me to give LRN number which Indian school dont provide. What should I do if I cant send the LRN number. Please your advice. THANK YOU

  17. sir can you please tell my lrn in RLLMHS PPLSS sir i realy forgot my lrn and i lost my id and i connot enroll plss help me sir T^T

  18. Hi sir . Can i ask my LRN in yr 2009 elementary . I forgot and my mama lost my documents . I wanna enroll but I need LRN .. please help me find my LRN .. THANK YOU

  19. i would like to know my lrn because its required in my new school and i wasnt able to find it in my report card from my previous school

  20. Can you help to know my LRN number because i forgot it and i trying to find my old school ID but i didn’t find it, please help me to knowing my LRN numbers because i need it now this school year.

  21. If a child studies in a British school here in UAE. Does the student need this LRN to enrol should the parents decide to return to the Philippines for good?

  22. Gud, can I ask if how to check my LRN number, because I forgot to save it, and also my school, in highschool is too far from my school..

  23. Hi sir, may I ask if LRN still needed for an application in college? I cannot go to my former school (SHS) yet to get my requirements like good moral certificate and even my card because of quarantine restrictions, however, Im planning to enroll online . But the form ask me to enter LRN. Is LRN a must on college or not?


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