Steps to Getting a PRC ID: Online Registration and Renewal Guide

Published: August 11, 2021 | Updated: August 17, 2021 | Posted by: Moneymax | Government Services


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After many sleepless nights reviewing for the licensure examinations, your hard work has finally paid off. You’ve passed the exam and can now practice your profession. Congratulations! However, after donning your party hats and celebrating, you need to get your ID or license from the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC). This PRC ID is a requirement so that you can start practicing your profession legally.

Thankfully, you can now access PRC’s online services to apply for examinations, initial registration, PRC ID renewal, and Certification of Board Rating and Passing.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get a PRC ID online.

What is a PRC License?

Created in 1973, the PRC regulates various professions in the Philippines. The Commission serves over four million professionals from over 43 regulated professions. It also caters to hundreds of thousands of aspiring professionals taking the licensure examinations every year.

A PRC license proves that you’re authorized to practice your profession. It’s  issued to highly skilled professionals such as architects, engineers, doctors, dentists, accountants, and veterinarians.

Read more: PRC Online Application: Guide for Professionals in the Philippines

What is a PRC ID?

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Also called the Professional Identification Card (PIC), a PRC ID proves that you’re a registered professional in the Philippines. It also shows that you have the legal authority to practice your profession.

In addition, the ID certifies that you’re in good standing, meaning your PRC license was not withdrawn or revoked.

Your PRC ID is a valid government-issued ID you can use in transactions with government agencies, banks, and other institutions. The ID is also required in job applications for positions like nurse, physical therapist, teacher, librarian, accountant, and many more.

With the ongoing COVID-19 vaccinations in the country, you can also present your PRC ID during your vaccination, as it’s honored as a valid ID. The same goes for when you apply for your National ID.

PRC ID Eligibility and Requirements

Before getting a PRC ID, you have to pass the professional licensure examination. You can take the exam if you meet the following requirements:

  • Filipino citizen
  • At least 18 to 21 years old
  • Good moral character
  • Graduate or Degree holder of a school, college, or university recognized by the government
  • Never been convicted of any offense involving moral turpitude

PRC Online Registration Requirements

Thinking of how to get a PRC ID? You can apply for a PRC ID online. However, you must create an account first.

Prepare these requirements for your account registration:

  • Email address
  • Mobile number
  • Personal information (including date of graduation)
  • ID picture (in JPEG format)
  • Valid ID

Once registered, you must personally submit the following documents during your appointment schedule:

  • Printed Oath Form (Downloadable from PRC Online Services)
  • Two passport-sized photos in white background with full name tag
  • Two sets of metered documentary stamps
  • Community Tax Certificate or Cedula

How to Get Your PRC License ID Online

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Here’s a detailed guide on how you can register for a PRC online account and get your PRC ID:

PRC Online Registration Procedure

  1. Go to PRC Online Services at online.prc.gov.ph.
  2. Under the “Register” tab, read the Terms and Conditions.
  3. Click the “I Agree” button to proceed.
  4. Fill out the online form with the needed information.
  5. Next, nominate a password and click the CAPTCHA checkbox.
  6. Click the “Register” button.

Setting Up Your PRC Online Profile

  1. Visit the PRC Online Services website.
  2. Sign in using your nominated email address and password.
  3. Enter the required personal details.
  4. Click the “Save Information” and “Next” buttons.
  5. Upload your ID picture in JPEG format.
  6. Next, click the “Select Transaction” button.
  7. Tap on the “Initial Registration” tab.
  8. Choose your profession.
  9. Enter your application number.
  10. Lastly, click “Proceed”.

Scheduling a PRC Appointment

  1. From the drop down menu, choose your preferred PRC branch.
  2. Click “Proceed”.
  3. Check your appointment details.
  4. Verify that you chose the right date and time.
  5. Book your appointment.
  6. Pay for the initial registration fee.
  7. Review your transaction summary.
  8. Click the Submit button.
  9. Pay for the transaction using your preferred payment method.
  10. Once your payment is confirmed, print the Oath Form.

Paying for PRC Registration Fee

You can pay for your PRC registration fee through the following methods:

  • PayMaya
  • Credit or debit card
  • BancNet, GCash, or Landbank
  • UCPB (over the counter, UCPB Connect, or via the Mobile App)
  • In person at a PRC cashier
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How to Pay PRC Using PayMaya

  1. Launch your PayMaya app and log in.
  2. Choose “Pay Bills” and select PRC as the biller.
  3. Enter the required details and the amount to pay.
  4. Click on “Pay” and wait for the confirmation text from PayMaya.

How to Pay PRC Using a Credit or Debit Card

  1. Enter your card details in the PRC LERIS.
  2. Click on “Pay Now.”

How to Pay PRC Using GCash, BancNet, or LANDBANK

  1. Choose your preferred payment option.
  2. Make sure you have an ATM card with any BancNet-member bank, a Landbank iAccess account, or a GCash account.
  3. Click “Submit” and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  4. Enter your 16-digit BancNet ATM card number and pin, or your 10-digit Landbank ATM account number. If you’re using GCash, enter your 11-digit mobile number.
  5. Tap “Submit” then click “OK” to confirm your payment.

How to Pay PRC via UCPB Over the Counter

  1. Print or take a screenshot of your reference number.
  2. Go to the nearest UCPB branch.
  3. Fill out a Bills Payment slip.
  4. Write your reference number for the Payment Reference.
  5. Go to the cashier and present your Bills Payment slip.
  6. Pay for the fee.
  7. Get your transaction slip.

How to Pay PRC Using UCPB Connect

  1. Enroll PRC as a biller using your UCPB Connect account.
  2. Enter the 12-digit alphanumeric character generated from PRC’s system.
  3. Tap on “Pay Bills”.
  4. Fill out the required information and click “Submit”.

How to Pay PRC Using UCPB Mobile App

  1. Launch your UCPB app and log in.
  2. Select “Pay Bills” and choose PRC from the drop down menu.
  3. Provide the required details and enter the 12-digit alphanumeric character generated from PRC’s system.
  4. Click on “Submit.”

How to Pay to a PRC Cashier

  1. Print or take a screenshot of your reference number.
  2. On your appointment, present your reference number.
  3. Pay for the registration fee at the PRC cashier.

How to Claim PRC ID: Requirements and Steps

  1. Go to your selected PRC branch on your appointment schedule.
  2. Proceed to the Customer Service Center.
  3. Obtain two documentary stamps for your Oath Form and Registration Certificate.
  4. Submit your Oath Form at the designated window.
  5. Sign on the Registry Sheet.
  6. Submit your other requirements.
  7. Receive your ID Claim Slip.
  8. On the date indicated on your claim slip, go to the same PRC branch.
  9. Attend the mass oath-taking ceremonies.
  10. Submit your claim slip to receive your PRC ID and Certification of Registration.
  11. You’ll get your PRC ID within the day.

PRC ID Renewal: How to Renew Your ID

To renew your PRC ID, you need to submit the following documents:

  • Printed copy of the accomplished application form
  • One passport-size photo in white background with full name tag
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units earned
  • For authorized representatives filing the renewal and/or claiming the PRC ID:
    • Special Power of Attorney
    • Valid ID of the professional and representative
  • For PRC-registered professionals standing as representatives:
    • Authorization Letter
    • PRC ID

The following professions also require an updated certification of good standing from the Accredited Professional Organization (APO):

  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Agricultural and biosystems engineering
  • Architecture
  • Customs brokers
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics engineering
  • Geodetic engineering
  • Guidance and counseling
  • Environmental planning
  • Interior design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Librarianship
  • Psychology
  • Real estate services
  • Respiratory therapy

PRC ID online renewal is similar to the initial registration:

  1. Visit the PRC Online Services website
  2. Log in to your account and set an appointment
  3. Pay the renewal fee and print your application form
  4. Go to your preferred PRC branch
  5. Submit your license renewal requirements

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PRC ID Fees

The following are the fees you must pay to get or renew your PRC ID:

Professions requiring baccalaureate degrees:

  • Initial registration fee – PHP 600
  • Annual renewal fee – PHP 450 for every three years

Professions requiring non-baccalaureate degrees:

  • Initial registration fee – PHP 450
  • Annual renewal fee: – PHP 420 for every three years

Medical representatives and real estate salespersons:

  • Initial registration fee – PHP 300
  • Annual renewal fee – PHP 300 for every three years

PRC ID Validity

PRC IDs are valid for three years for all professions. The validity date is indicated on your card. You must renew it during your birth month as well.

How to Replace Lost PRC ID

If you lost your PRC ID, you must get a new one. Here are the replacement requirements:

  • Printed Application Form
  • Affidavit of Loss
  • One passport-sized picture in white background with full name tag
  • Special Power of Attorney

If your SPA was filed through an authorized representative, follow these steps to get an ID replacement:

  1. Visit the PRC Online Services website.
  2. Log in to your account.
  3. Print the application form.
  4. Choose an appointment schedule and preferred PRC branch.
  5. On your scheduled date, go to your chosen branch.
  6. Submit the requirements.
  7. Pay the PHP 250 application fee.
  8. You’ll get your replacement ID within the day.

FAQs on How to Get PRC ID

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1. Does the PRC accept walk-in applications?

No, you need to set an online appointment in advance through the PRC’s Licensure Examination and Registration Information System before heading to your selected PRC branch.

2. I made a mistake entering my name. Is there anything I can do?

Yes, you can email technicalassistance@prc.gov.ph for correcting wrong details in your personal information.

3. Can I have my PRC ID delivered?

Yes, you can avail of the delivery service by selecting “Delivery” under Select Mode of Transaction (Pick-Up or Delivery). This service is currently available for Metro Manila addresses only.

4. How much is the shipping fee?

The shipping fee is PHP 180 and delivery usually takes up to seven working days.

5. How to track my PRC ID delivery?

You’ll receive a tracking number once you settle the shipping fee. You can check the tracking number on your PRC account dashboard and see the updates on your delivery on the WExpress website.[1]

Read more: Civil Service Exam: Simple Guide for Aspiring Filipino Public Servants

Final Thoughts

Getting a PRC ID is made easier through the Commission’s online services. No need to waste hours on end and expose yourself to coronavirus risk just to get an appointment. Just make sure to prepare all documents needed before your initial registration and appointment.

Your ID is more than proof that you can practice your profession legally. It’s a testament to your determination and passion. Congratulations!

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Source: [1] WExpress Tracking