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.
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.
Step2. 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.
Step3. 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.
Step5. 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.
Step6. 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.
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.
List of participating SM Malls in Metro Manila:
SM Sta. Mesa
SM Mall of Asia
SM Harrison Plaza
SM South Mall List of participating provincial SM Malls:
SM Lipa City
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!