PRC Online Application: Guide for Professionals in the Philippines

by Venus Zoleta, on category "Government Services"

May 31, 2019


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Like other government agencies in the Philippines, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has made several services available online through the Licensure Examination and Registration Information System (LERIS). This way, professionals can transact more quickly and conveniently with the PRC any time.

The PRC online services you can avail include licensure exam application, initial registration for issuing of license/PRC ID, and license renewal.

Here’s a quick guide to help you transact with the PRN online minus the hassle.

How to Register for PRC Online Account

To start your PRC online application, you need to register for an account first.

PRC Online Registration Requirements

  • Active email address
  • Mobile number
  • Personal information, including education and employment details
  • Recent 2×2 ID photo (in JPG format and plain white background, with the applicant wearing decent attire with a collar)
  • Valid ID

PRC Online Registration Steps

LERIS PRC Online Services

  1. Visit the PRC LERIS website. If you have an account from www.prc-online.com, it’s no longer active. You need to sign up for a new account at online.prc.gov.ph.
  2. Read the terms of service on the right side of the page. When you’re done, click the I Agree button.
  3. Enter your personal details (under the Registration tab) as indicated in your Notice of Admission (NOA) or PRC ID.
  4. Enter your email address and password (at least six characters consisting of numbers, letters, and special characters). Type your password again to confirm it.
  5. Review your details, check the box next to “I’m not a robot,” and click the Register button.
  6. Log in to your account. Under the Sign In tab, enter your email address and password. Check the box next to “I’m not a robot,” and click the Sign In button.
  7. Provide your details. Click the Profile tab on the left side of the page and provide your personal information, contact details, family background, and data on your education, employment, and valid ID. The fields in red asterisk are required. When you’re done, click the Save Information button.
  8. Upload your photo. Read the photo requirements and click the Proceed button. Click the Choose File button to choose the photo to upload. Lastly, click the Upload Image button.

Now, you’re ready to perform any online transaction available at the PRC LERIS.

PRC Online Exam Application Steps

Use the PRC online application system to apply for a PRC licensure examination.

Here’s how to apply for the PRC exam online:

  1. Sign in to your PRC online account.
  2. Click the Select Transaction button on the right side.
  3. Click the Examination tab.
  4. Choose the name, type, date, and place of examination.
  5. Click the Proceed button.
  6. Set an exam appointment by choosing your preferred PRC regional office. The system will give you an appointment date and time.
    – If you’re okay with the schedule, click the Proceed button.
    – If you’d like to change the schedule, click the Reschedule button, choose a new appointment date, state your reason for the reschedule, and click the Confirm button.
  7. Your transaction summary will appear on the screen. Click the Submit button to save the transaction.
  8. Choose a payment channel and click the Submit button.
  9. Review your transaction details and payment summary. Tick the small box underneath to agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  10. Enter your ATM account number and Joint Account Indicator (the two-digit number at the lower right corner of your ATM card).
  11. Click your ATM PIN on the PIN pad.
  12. After, click the Submit button.
  13. Select the OK button to confirm payment.
  14. Choose the Print button to print your payment confirmation slip.
  15. Then, click the Existing Transaction button on the left side. Click the Print Document button to print your accomplished PRC Exam Application Form.
  16. Affix your signature on the form.

PRC Online Application Form

Once you’re done with your PRC online application, go to your chosen PRC regional office or service center on your scheduled appointment and submit your printed application form and other licensure exam requirements.

Check the PRC website for the list of licensure examination requirements according to your profession.

PRC Online Application for Initial Registration Steps

It’s easy to apply for a professional identification card (also called the PRC ID) for the first time if you do it online.

Here’s how new board passers can file their application for PRC ID online:

  1. Sign in to your PRC online account.
  2. Click the Select Transaction button on the right side.
  3. Click the Initial Registration tab.
  4. Choose your profession.
  5. Enter your application number as indicated in your NOA or licensure exam application form.
  6. Click the Proceed button.
  7. Set an appointment by choosing your preferred PRC regional office. The system will give you an appointment date and time.
    – If you’re okay with the schedule, click the Proceed button.
    – If you’d like to change the schedule, click the Reschedule button, choose a new appointment date, state your reason for the reschedule, and click the Confirm button.
  8. Your transaction summary will appear on the screen. Click the Submit button to save the transaction.
  9. Choose a payment channel and click the Submit button.
  10. Review your transaction details and payment summary. Tick the small box underneath to agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  11. Enter your ATM account number and Joint Account Indicator (the two-digit number at the lower right corner of your ATM card).
  12. Select your ATM PIN on the PIN pad.
  13. After, click the Submit button.
  14. Choose the OK button to confirm payment.
  15. Click the Print button to print your payment confirmation slip.
  16. Then, click the Existing Transaction button on the left side. Click the Print Document button to print your accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal.
  17. Affix your signature on the form.

On your scheduled appointment, submit your printed oath form and the following requirements to your chosen PRC regional office or service center:

  • Community Tax Certificate (cedula)
  • Two documentary stamps
  • Two passport-size photos in white background and with a full name tag
PRC oath taking of the top board and bar passers

Photo from Professional Regulation Commission Facebook page

Initial registration applicants are also required to attend the oath-taking ceremony before claiming their PRC ID card and Certificate of Registration on the same day.

Online Application for PRC ID Renewal Steps

Registered professionals in the Philippines can apply online for renewal of their PRC ID. It’s renewed on or before the professional’s birth month every three years, and as early as 10 months before its expiration date.

Before renewing your PRC ID, make sure to comply first with the requirements of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) law.

Here’s how to apply for online PRC ID renewal:

  1. Sign in to your PRC online account.
  2. Click the Select Transaction button on the right side.
  3. Click the Renewal tab.
  4. Choose your profession.
  5. Enter your PRC license number.
  6. Click the Proceed button.
  7. Set an appointment by choosing your preferred PRC regional office. The system will give you an appointment date and time.
    – If you’re okay with the schedule, click the Proceed button.
    – If you’d like to change the schedule, click the Reschedule button, choose a new appointment date, state your reason for the reschedule, and click the Confirm button.
  8. Your transaction summary will appear on the screen. Click the Submit button to save the transaction.
  9. Choose a payment channel and click the Submit button.
  10. Review your transaction details and payment summary. Tick the small box underneath to agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  11. Enter your ATM account number and Joint Account Indicator (the two-digit number at the lower right corner of your ATM card).
  12. After, click your ATM PIN on the PIN pad.
  13. Select the Submit button.
  14. Click the OK button to confirm payment.
  15. Choose the Print button to print your payment confirmation slip.
  16. The, click the Existing Transaction button on the left side. Click the Print Document button to print your accomplished PRC ID renewal application form.
  17. Affix your signature on the form.

To claim your renewed PRC ID card, go to your chosen PRC regional office or service center on your appointment schedule. Submit your printed PRC ID renewal application form and one passport-size photo in white background with a name tag.

PRC Online Application for Certifications of Board Rating and Passing

Since March 2019, the PRC has been accepting online applications for Certification of Board Rating and Passing through the LERIS site.

Here’s how to file your online application for the Certificate of Board Rating and Passing:

  1. Sign in to your PRC online account.
  2. Click the Select Transaction button on the right side.
  3. Click the Certifications tab.
  4. Choose your certificate and profession.
  5. Enter your application number. If you forgot this number, click the link below the field and select your licensure exam date.
  6. Enter the quantity or number of copies you’d like to request.
  7. Click the Proceed button.
  8. Set an appointment by choosing your preferred PRC regional office. The system will give you an appointment date and time.
    – If you’re okay with the schedule, click the Proceed button.
    – If you’d like to change the schedule, click the Reschedule button, choose a new appointment date, state your reason for the reschedule, and click the Confirm button.
  9. Your transaction summary will appear on the screen. Click the Submit button to save the transaction.
  10. Choose a payment channel and click the Submit button.
  11. Review your transaction details and payment summary. Tick the small box underneath to agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  12. Enter your ATM account number and Joint Account Indicator (the two-digit number at the lower right corner of your ATM card).
  13. Click your ATM PIN on the PIN pad.
  14. Select the Submit button.
  15. Choose the OK button to confirm payment.
  16. Click the Print button to print your payment confirmation slip.
  17. Choose the Existing Transaction button on the left side. Click the Print Document button to print your Order of Payment form and claim slip.

Claim your Certificate of Board Rating and Passing on your appointment date and time. Go to your chosen PRC regional office or service center and submit your printed Order of Payment form and claim slip.

Where to Pay for PRC Online Services

Professionals who apply online via LERIS should pay only to one of the following PRC-authorized payment channels:

  • LANDBANK Link.BizPortal using any of these payment options: Land Bank ATM card, ATM or debit card of a Bancnet member-bank, or GCash
  • Over-the-counter deposit at any UCPB branch (payment validation within two to three working days)
  • PRC cashier (at the appointment place and schedule only)

Reminders When Using PRC Online Services

1. Set Your Appointment Date in Advance

The PRC has a No Same-Day Appointment policy, which means you’re not allowed to set an appointment on the same day as your online transaction.

2. Beware of Fixers

PRC online appointment slots are free of charge. Never deal with anyone claiming to be a PRC official or have connections with the agency and offering assistance for PRC transactions in exchange for a fee.

3. Email the PRC for Questions or Concerns

Sometimes, the PRC customer hotlines are unavailable. You may reach the PRC’s Information and Communication Technology Service through prc.helpdesk2@gmail.com if you have any question or need help with your PRC online application, particularly about online transactions, PRC account password reset, or Land Bank payments.

Final Thoughts

Dealing with over-the-counter government transactions can take several hours of your day. Take advantage of the online services available at the PRC website to save your time and sanity.

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