Top Rank Review Academy was founded in January of 2013 in its main branch in Nicanor Reyes (Formerly, Morayta), Manila. It opened its first review program for Nursing Graduates for the May 2013 Philippine Nurse Licensure Examination simultaneously in Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Marikina, Bataan, Pangasinan, Dagupan, Baguio, and General Santos City. Top Rank was founded at the brink of the decline of the enrollees for Nursing, likewise, the number of the students enrolling for the review has experienced a drastic decrease. This, however, served as a challenge, more than a deterrent, for Top Rank to level up the game and provide better quality review than most of its competitors.
Though rough and totally not perfect, Top Rank fought for its place in the dwindling review industry by consistently producing board topnotchers and board passers. What started as two topnotchers in its first season in 2013, later became three topnotchers in May of 2014. As Top Rank furthered its services and continuously innovated to improve its review program, it has achieved six topnotchers in December of 2014. Never resting on its laurels, Top Rank is always in a continuous quest for improvement, hence pushed itself further, until it has produced a phenomenal sixteen topnotchers in the May 2015 PNLE. Many have doubted this result, hence, on this same season, Top Rank released its first infomercial, featuring all the said sixteen topnotchers and their inspirational stories that featured their journey towards reaching the top. Believing that your greatest competitor is yourself, Top Rank further levelled up the playing field until it bested its own performance by producing twenty topnotchers in the December 2015 Nurse licensure examination. This is considered by Top Rank as a paramount achievement, hence it has now set the new benchmark of review excellence. In the recent June 2016 PNLE, Top Rank still proudly announced that while most of the board topnotchers are products of different universities in-house review programs, Top Rank has still produced the most number of topnotchers amongst its review competitors with five in the top ten slots.
True to the achievement of its vision of becoming the premier review provider of choice across the different fields, in 2014, Top Rank has started to broaden its horizon by opening a review program for Radiologic Technology and Midwifery. The following year, in 2015, it started to offer programs for Medical Technology, and Dentistry, while this year, in 2016, it had opened its programs for Licensure Examination for Teachers, Pharmacy, and Criminology. In the July 2016 Radiologic Technology Licensure Examination, Top Rank Review Academy has produced four board placers in the top ten slots.
In 2014, Top Rank opened its international examination department dubbed as Top Rank iLEARN, which stands for International Licensure Examination Advanced Review for Nurses. Right from its launching, it has produced numerous passers of different international examinations for the Saudi Arabia, USA, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Qatar and other middle-eastern countries. In that same year, Top Rank Review Academy along with a sister company called the Institute for Continuing Career Advancement (ICCA), was invited by the Educational Attache of the Republic of Indonesia to present its review program in a seminar in Bandung, Indonesia. With an aim to be the official review provider for Indonesian nurses to take international examinations, Top Rank then worked closely with the Indonesian Nurses Association and APTIKES. Within the same year, Top Rank-ICCA went back to Indonesia in December as it was invited to present in a convention of the different Directors and Presidents of various universities all over Indonesia. In 2016, as the goal continues to materialize, Top Rank-ICCA was invited twice in March and August as its management team held as series of International Seminars in different Colleges of Nursing across Central Java. It held its fifth visit to Indonesia for a try-out in Bandung and Semarang Cities in September of the same year.
Three years after its establishment, Top Rank has now expanded to other areas of the Philippines, establishing branches in Nueva Vizcaya, Laoag Ilocos Norte, Iloilo City, Zamboanga City, and Koronadal in South Cotabato. Later in the year 2016, it aims to open more branches in the areas of Davao City, Cagayan de Oro, and Bacolod City due to the request of Top Rank’s clients from these areas demanding for a branch near them.