6 Easy Steps to Update your Expired Professional ID (Old Way)

Here are the 6 easy steps to replace your expired professional license either in the Professional Regulation Commission’s office or in satellite offices located inside the Malls.

It’s been two years since my professional license has expired. Finally yesterday I and my wife had the urge to visit Professional Regulation Commission office in Morayta St. Sampaloc, Manila to get a new one. Fortunately, in a matter of four (4) hours, we were able to replace my expired RME license and my wife’s soon-to-be expired license.

We were confused during that time because we no longer remember the procedures to be done for the renewal. Good thing there is a helpdesk staff that was able to answer our queries.

I wrote this post to serve as a guide for professionals who are planning to replace their expired professional license so they no longer have to approach the helpdesk. Also, this post might help shorten your renewal process if followed properly. Everything you want to know about PRC license renewal can be found in this post.

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Here are the 6 Easy Steps to Replace your expired ID in Professional Regulation Commission Office (Old Way)

Go early to the main office to avoid hassle and long queue and follow the steps below.

Step1. One of the requirements is to present your expired PRC License at Window Q or R so you can get the renewal form.
prc license renewal Step1Step2. Proceed to Photobooth to capture your latest photo which will be used on your new professional ID. The payment is only P80 for a 4 pcs passport-size photo with a name tag. Attach 1 photo to your renewal form.
Step2Step3. Get inside the ground floor of PRC main building, and then proceed to the Pre-assessment officer table. Hand over your form to the staff in charge. He/She will give the next instruction.

Step4. Wait for your name to be called at Window 17 to receive your Application for Professional Identification Card form.
Step4Step5. Proceed to the cashier to pay the necessary fees. For a Physician license, the fee is P450. For engineers with a two-year expired license, the payment is P810.
prc license renewal step 5 paymentsprc license renewal step 6Step6. Go back to the PRC office after 7 working days. Present the form (similar to the one above) at Window 28 and wait for your name to be called to get your new License card and that’s it.

3 Steps to get a new PRC ID in Malls and Satellite Offices the Old Way

PRC has improved its service when comes to getting and renewing the PRC ID. They already have branches in different malls located anywhere in the country. As a result, Professionals do not have to visit the main office when their ID expires.

Below are the lists of malls which you can visit to get your new professional identification card. Professional Regulation Commission as part of their e-Services project has made the license renewal process more accessible to applicants by partnering with malls to be their satellite office.

Read: PRC Online Application for Board Exam for First Timers

Professionals can bring their about to expire ID to the participating SM Malls near their place any day of the week during mall hours for renewal application, then get back again to the same mall for the claiming of the new ID after seven (7) working days or during the specified claiming date.

The process is the same as in the main office. The only difference is it delivers convenience on the part of the applicants. They don’t have to visit the PRC main office in Morayta street, Manila, and brave the rush hour traffic.

Initially, there are nine (9) SM malls in Metro Manila and four (4) SM Malls in the province participating in this partnership. Hopefully, in the coming months, these statistics will grow higher.

SM Mall of Asia

List of participating SM Malls in Metro Manila:
SM Manila
SM Quiapo
SM Sta. Mesa
SM Mall of Asia
SM Sucat
SM Novaliches
SM Marikina
SM Masinag
SM Harrison Plaza
SM South Mall

List of participating provincial SM Malls:
SM Lipa City
SM Dasmariñas
SM Bacoor
SM Calamba

Here are the procedures:

Step1. Fill up the renewal form at any PRC branch in SM Mall where you choose to get your new ID.

Step2. Settle the fees. Such as the courier/ delivery fee in case you want your PRC ID to be delivered to your house.

Step3. Claim the ID on the date indicated on your claim stub. If a representative will claim your ID, he/she should bring the official receipt and also the letter of authority / or special power of attorney. (I would advise that you claim it by yourself to avoid hassle on the part of your representative)

For Renewal / Duplicate / Replacement of License

Before you go to their respective satellite office you have to prepare the following requirements:

1. Passport size picture 3 pieces (colored); should be with white background, close up with complete name tag at the lower part. Should observe proper dress code sleeveless is not allowed.

2. Duly accomplished application form. You can get a copy of the form on their website. You can download and print it on 8.5 by 13 inches bond paper.

3. Photocopy of the original PRC License. If lost, you have to submit a notarized affidavit of loss and original with Photocopy of valid ID it should have a picture and your signature.

4. In the case of a Destroyed professional ID, the applicant has to submit a letter of request for its replacement. the destroyed ID shall be surrendered.

Steps and Procedures

Step1. Present the duly accomplished renewal form at the receiving counter, together with the above-mentioned requirements

Step2. Settle the fees at the Cashier, secure an official receipt (I’m not particular with the fee as it depends on the number of months lapse from the validity of your license)

Step3 Submit the official receipt and all the documents at the releasing window and receive your claim slip. (On your claim stub will reflect the date that your license can be claimed).

Requirements for Change of Status / Change of Name

  • Passport size picture 3 pieces (colored); should be with white background, close up with complete name tag at the lower part. Should observe proper dress code sleeveless is not allowed.
  • Duly accomplished application form. The form should be filled up in capital letters. You can get a copy of the form on their website or you may check this link for the scanned copy.
  • Authenticated copy of Marriage Contract issued by the NSO
  • A statutory fee of P 225.00
  • Metered documentary stamp (One set)
  • Photocopy of the original PRC license. IF lost you have to submit a notarized affidavit of loss and original with Photocopy of valid ID it should have a picture and your signature.

For steps / Procedures refer to the above mentioned because it’s basically the same.

That’s it! I hope this helps!

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24 comments… add one
  • irene

    My PRC license card has been expired since october 2012, is it possible to renew it through any of the participating renewal centers in SM malls?

    • mattscradle

      I think it is possible.

  • MJ

    that’s good to know :) at least much convenient.. but i have an expired PRC license and i have to change my status too.. can it be done in the mall?

  • Percival M Gutierrez

    How much is the fee for renewal? thanks!

  • Jairus

    How much is the fee for renewal of PRC id of teachers? thanks

  • myrimar asido

    hi..gud pm…do you have any idea what to do in case you lost your official receipt in claiming your renewed license…i have a certification to prove that my license is under renewal..will it help with my lost OR?thanks

  • Chaz Cervantes

    is there an available renewal center @ SM bacolod? I took the Exam in Cebu. Thanks!

  • jenny

    can i renew my license that has expiresd 7 years already at sm mall?

    • jenny

      please reply for my question i’m about to go to SM now..

  • JC

    I am glad to hear the good news, and happy for those who are near the prc mall location. But my question for now, what about those who are in the provinces like here in Visayas provinces? Do we need to travel far to PRC just to renew our license? What happened on the online renewal of PIC -PRC Card? I’m hoping this could be generated again coz we are in the modern period and I think the PRC can do this now. I must need a feedback for those who are interested, we must bring this up again.

    They posted on their website the Online Renewal of PIC but it is not working. What is the use of this if not activated…

  • marvin geronimo

    my teacher’s license has been expired since 2006. can i still renew it and how much may it cost if it can still be renewed.

  • alvin

    I tried to renew my RME ID here in SM Dasmarinas, but they say that only selected professions are allowed to and RME is not included. Is it true that there only selected professions are allowed on these malls?

  • Reneelynn Tiglao

    what if i lost my PRC ID and is not yet expired. can i process it to SM malls business centers?

    • Adam

      Hi Reneelynn, you can’t get a new prc ID if the old one is not expired yet right?

      • ayen marfa

        Replacement… Its not yet expired but it’s lost so replacement..

        • MarArc

          Correct. Just secure replacement of the card. But don’t worry. You’ll be able to another one.

  • philip cruz

    Hi, I have renewed my PRC license once in SM Marikina. Just a few weeks ago, I lost my PRC ID :(. I tried to check if I could request for a duplicate/replacement in SM Marikina last April 5, 2016 and when I asked the security guard, I was immediately told that they currently don’t process renewal of PRC ID (I already forgot to ask if they can process duplicate/replacement) and they haven’t received any update yet from PRC as of that date. So I presume that they are not processing any renewal for quite a while now. My question, does anybody know if SM malls can process duplicate/replacement of PRC ID? And if they can, when would they start processing PRC ID’s? Thanks.

  • Charly B Dawi

    I did get my prc card since 2007 because of my NSO is not clear daw ung name to dun how can get

  • Hubaida A Mamalinta

    I took and passed PBET 1985 how am i going to renew it online….what am going to do?

  • Aurora D. Rocillo

    I’m a nurse my PRC card was expired 2 yrs ago can I renew it in Sm mall dasmarinas

  • Marianne D

    website for PRC states that you need to schedule an appointment. Can we do walk-in? thanks.

    • Matt

      Hi Marianne, as far as I know, PRC no longer accepts walk-ins.

  • Kim

    Cannot secure a slot in any branch? Any idea kung twing kelan nagoopen ng slot and PRC for license renewal?

  • Fortunato R Sagudo Jr

    Is any branch of SM Malls now accepting renewal of professional ID application? if so, is SM MOA one of them. Thank you.

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