Steps to Getting a PRC ID: Online Registration and Renewal

Published: August 21, 2020 | Updated: September 17, 2020 | 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 chosen profession. Congratulations! However, after donning your party hats and celebrating, you need to get your Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID. This ID is a requirement so you can start practicing your profession legally.

In 2012, the PRC launched its online services to accommodate applicants wanting to take license exams[1]. The commission has since then extended its services to cater to professionals who would need to get and renew their PRC License and ID.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can register for a PRC ID online.

What is a PRC License?

The Philippine Regulatory Commission was created in 1973, mandated to regulate 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 are authorized to practice your profession. It is  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?

PRC ID Online Registration and Renewal - What is a PRC ID?

Also called the Professional Identification Card (PIC), a PRC (Philippine Regulatory Commission) ID proves that you are 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In addition, the ID certifies that you are in good standing, meaning your PRC license was not withdrawn or revoked.

Your PRC ID is a valid government-issued ID that 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.

PRC ID Eligibility and Requirements

Here are the qualifications and requirements you must fulfill before getting a PRC ID:

  • Passed 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 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
  • 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”

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

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

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

  • PayMaya
  • Credit or debit card
  • Via BancNet, GCash, or Landbank
  • UCPB (Over the Counter, UCPB Connect, or via the Mobile App)
  • In person, at a PRC cashier

Enjoy no annual fees forever!

Below are the steps for each payment method:

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 “Pay” and wait for the confirmation text from PayMaya

Credit or debit card

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

BancNet, Landbank, or GCash

  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 are using GCash, enter your 11-digit mobile number
  5. Tap “Submit” then click “OK” to confirm your payment

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

 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”

 UCPB Mobile App

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

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

PRC ID Requirements Submission and Claiming

  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 will get your PRC ID within the day

PRC ID Renewal: How to Renew Your ID

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PRC Office. Photo from PRC Website

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

  • A printed copy of the accomplished application form
  • One passport-sized 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

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.

Note that the commission recently extended their validity due to the ongoing community quarantine[2]. Professionals covered by the extension can then apply for PRC ID renewal within 30 days. This will not incur any penalties.

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 SAP 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 will get your replacement ID within the day

Final Thoughts

Getting a PRC ID is made easier through the commission’s online services. No need to waste hours on end 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!

Read more:  Valid IDs in the Philippines You Need to Have

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