Here is How to Renew Your PRC License Online in 2019

Registered professionals working in the Philippines can renew their PRC license online through the online services of the Professional Regulation Commission.

The full implementation of this online renewal system started back in September 1, 2018 in all PRC regional branches and satellite offices. This includes the One-Stop Service Centers for OFWs (OSSCO) / service centers. This new system allows online application, online appointment, and online payment for the renewal of PRC license ID card.

You can access the online renewal service twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week whether you are in the Philippines, or residing overseas as an OFW. You just need a laptop or desktop that is connected to the internet with an installed web browser recommended by the commission. Depending on your chosen payment options, you might need an existing bank account that can transfer payment to any of PRC accredited payment facilities.

Aside from license renewal, PRC online services also allow aspiring professional to process exam application, initial registration of new board passers / successful examinees, verification of rating of exam passers, replacement of lost PRC ID card, and license verification of registered professionals.

8 Steps to renew your PRC License Online

Step 1: Create your new online user account in PRC website www.prc.gov.ph

In this step you need to prepare the following requirements:
– valid and secured email address (you can create free email address at google.com/gmail or yahoo.com)
– your valid mobile phone number
– personal data which includes your date of graduation, spouse name, mother’s name, father’s name, and citizenship of both parents.

– Photo ID in JPEG format (soft copy), saved in your personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. Photo ID should be colored, 2 x 2 inches in size, white background, taken no more than 6 months prior to your PRC ID renewal application. Applicant in the photo must wear decent attire with collar

– Valid ID card (government IDs and / or company ID) for verification of your identity

Visit the official website of Professional Regulation Commission (www.prc.gov.ph). Go to the middle left part of the homepage. You will see the “Registration eServices.”

Choose the “ID Renewal.” On the drop-down list go to the link https://online.prc.gov.ph/ to be redirected to a new web page called PRC LERIS.

Read and understand the “terms of services” then click “I Agree”

prc license renewal online step one

Step 2: Supply your Personal Information

This includes your contact details like your permanent mailing address. Family background such as the name of your parents and their citizenship. Educational background such as name of your school, school address, your degree / course taken. Employment details. Any disability.

Take note that you should fill out all fields marked with an asterisk. Hit Save the information afterwards

prc license id renewal step two

Step 3: Uploading of your Photo ID

Make sure that the photo which you will upload in this step complies with the photo requirement set by PRC. You should wear decent attire with collar in the photo. It should be colored and in jpeg format. The size should be 2 x 2 inches, in white background. The photo should be recent not more than 6 months prior to your PRC license renewal online application.

Take note that the same photo will be reflected on your newly issued PRC ID which will be valid for 3 years. So, make sure that the photo you submitted shows how good looking you are.
prc license renewal online photo requirements

There is a chance that your application will not be processed if the photo in your application does not resemble you. Your submitted photo has different background other than the required plain white and has shadows. You are wearing eyeglasses and your ears are covered.

Step 4: Choose Renewal in the Selection of Transaction

In this part you have to select the kind of transaction that you want to process. There are five choices which are Examination, Initial Registration, Renewal, Duplicate, and Certification.
Since you want to process the renewal of your PRC ID License, then you need to choose the “RENEWAL” tab. It is the one in the middle.
prc id renewal online

Choose your Profession, and input your PRC License Number. Double check the details to minimize mistake and then “PROCEED.”

Step 5: Setting of Your Appointment and selection of PRC Office

In this part you will need to select the PRC regional office / satellite offices where you will submit your printed / photocopied documents. Also, your chosen branch office is where you will collect your newly issued PRC License ID card.

Usually, the scheduled date and time is automatically assigned to you by the computer, however you will be given one-time chance to reschedule your appointment.

If you choose to “RESCHEDULE” then choose the new appointment date and state a valid reason. For example, you are an OFW and your date of arrival in the Philippines won’t match the given date and time of your appointment, then state it as your reason.

Appointment slots are free of charge so stay away from “fixers” that offer services to transact with Professional Regulation Commission on your behalf.
prc appointment free slots

PRC has no same-day appointment policy with this you need to set your appointment date in advance.

Step 6: Choose the PRC available Payment Options

After selecting the PRC Regional Office, the itemized fee will be reflected. There are fourth (4) payment options available for you. These are:

  • Over-the-Counter at PRC-Cashier (at your chosen regional office / service center)
  • Landbank ePayment / Bancnet / GCash (needs an existing account)
  • United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) Connect, UCPB App (needs an existing account), or through Over-the-Counter in UCPB branches (no need for existing bank account)
  • PayMaya, starting June 28, 2019 PRC online services accepts payments via PayMaya using your debit and credit cards under JCB, Visa, Mastercard, and also through PayMaya account.
prc landbank ucpb over the counterprc-paymaya-2019

Choose which among the 4 options is the most convenient for you to pay PRC license renewal processing fee.

In my case, I opt for the UCPB Over-the-Counter payment as it is more convenient on my part since there is a branch near my location. Also, because I do not have an existing bank account with Landbank and UCPB. Though, UCPB charge Php30 service fee.

My Actual UCPB Over-the-Counter Payment slip:
prc ucpb over the counter

Step 7: Printing of your Documents

The documents that you are about to print is the “APPLICATION FOR PROFESSIONAL IDENTIFICATION CARD (PIC) form.” You need to bring and submit it form together with other needed documents such as the required Continuing Professional Development (CPD units) documents at the PRC regional office of your choice.

Read: 6 Easy Steps to Renew PRC License in Regional Offices and Malls
prc documents for printing

To print the said form sign in again to your PRC LERIS account (online.prc.gov.ph/Home) then go to “Existing Transaction” tab located just below your Profile tab. You may check my actual form below:
prc declaration attestation

My Printed Payment Details below:
prc payment details printed version

Step 8: Proceed to the PRC Regional Office / Service Center based on your choice at Step5

Bring the following requirements:

  • Hard copy of your “Application for Professional Identification Card” form
  • hard copy of your PRC license renewal payment receipt
  • Extra photo ID (this is optional just in case the PRC staff need for another copy)

Go to the PRC regional office or service center at the scheduled appointment date and time to submit all requirements. And also, to collect your renewed PRC License ID card.

PRC ID Renewal Requirements

  • Completely filled out Application for Professional Identification Card (PIC)
  • One passport sized picture with white background and full name tag
  • CPD units earned (for more information inquire to prc.cpdsecretariat@gmail.com)
  • Certificate of good standing for certain boards / profession (additional requirements / this can be acquired at your professional regulatory board / association)
  • Special power of attorney and valid ID for authorized representative of the applicant
  • Renewal fee amount or payment receipt

How much is the PRC License Renewal Fees

Here are the details about the cost of renewing your PRC ID license online. Your license has a validity of 3 years so you need to pay the total amount for that duration. Keep in mind that there will be a surcharge for late renewal of your PIC.

  • Professions requiring baccalaureate degree: P150.00 per year or total of P450.00 for 3 years
  • Professions requiring a non-baccalaureate degree: 140.00 pesos per year or total of 420.00 pesos for 3 years
  • Surcharge applies for those who will renew their license 20 days after their birth month.
  • Surcharge for Baccalaureate degree: 30.00 pesos
  • Surcharge for non-baccalaureate degree: 28.00 pesos

Allowed Persons in Express Lane, and Courtesy Lane during PRC License Renewal

Based on the PRC Memorandum Order No. 09, series of 2018 dated February 12, 2018. PRC offices all over the country will provide a priority / express lane for Balik Manggagawa Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

There will also be a courtesy lane for pregnant women, senior citizen, nursing mothers, and Person with Disability (PWD) professionals who will be renewing their professional license.

There will be a designated staff that will handle the PRC license renewal of these persons.

Here is the reference:

prc express lane

When and Where can I Claim my newly Renewed PRC License

After completing all the PRC online procedures for the renewal of your license, you can claim your fresh PRC ID card at your selected branch / satellite offices on your chosen appointment date.

Can I renew my PRC License without CPD Credit Units

According to page 2 of PRC Resolution No. 2019-1146 under Section 3 Sections 10.2. Series of 2019, effective March 1, 2019:

  • Filipino Professionals working abroad are exempted from CPD requirements
  • Newly licensed professionals will also be exempted from CPD requirement on their first renewal cycle
  • For those who will renew their license, the required CPD credit units are reduced to minimum which is NOT more than 15 units
prc renewal cpd requirements online

www.prc.gov.ph/cpd-irr-page / www.prc.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2019-1146%20CPD%20IRR.PDF

According to PRC website, renewal of Professional License ID without full CPD compliance are accpeted until December 2020.

prc cpd compliance

source: https://online.prc.gov.ph/

For your concerns about “Continuing Professional Development” or CPD for your PRC renewal, you can inquire directly to prc.helpdesk2@gmail.com or visit any PRC office.

* There you go guys, I hope this post will be able to somehow help you whenever you are going to renew your PRC License Online

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37 comments… add one
  • Cyril James Bual July 17, 2019, 10:50 pm

    Thanks for this one. I followed your guide to the letter. I have a question though, did they ask for your current PRC ID upon claiming the new one? I have an unexpired PRC ID which will expire in less than a year, but see, I lost it abroad a few months ago.

    • Matt July 18, 2019, 12:41 am

      If I remember it correctly, they did not ask for my old PRC when I get the new one.

  • Larryfied July 18, 2019, 3:31 pm

    Hi, thanks for the very informative guide. May I just ask, did they require you to submit certificates of trainings and seminars for CPD units completion? Thank you so much in advance!

    • Matt July 18, 2019, 4:41 pm

      Hi Larry,

      Yes, though I think this depend on the profession. It would be better to inquire directly to PRC if you need cpd units and also how many units you need to acquire prior to your license renewal.

  • Eric July 24, 2019, 1:44 am

    Hi. I just heard that you have to get your proof of cpd units(certificates,etc.) be validated at the PICC branch office before submitting. please enlighten me. thanks

    • Matt July 24, 2019, 4:34 am

      Hi Eric,

      Based on my experience I did not do that. I did not go to PICC to have my certificates with indicated number of cpd units be validated in PICC.

  • Gladys Mae Pascua Lerios July 25, 2019, 4:32 am

    Do they accept walk-ins? I tried to schedule online but the open slots are later than the date of my flight abroad.

    • Matt July 25, 2019, 8:06 am

      As far as I know they do not accept walk-ins.

  • Ryan August 2, 2019, 2:09 am

    I tried to set a schedule in Rob Manila but the earliest schedule available is on October 7, 2019. I am just on vacation from abroad and I will be going back this September. Is there any way to renew my PRC within this month of August? Thank you.

    • Matt August 2, 2019, 3:20 am

      Hi Ryan,

      It would be best to inquire directly to PRC because they can give you suggestion about your concern.

  • deliy August 4, 2019, 4:17 am

    thanks for this help.. especially those who are not tech in terms of online applications, anyway do we need to print all hard copies of reference # and can we go for early application like my schedule is at 4-5 PM, but I wan to pay it in my vacant early hours. thanks.

    • Matt August 4, 2019, 9:38 am

      As far as I know, you need to go to the PRC office based on your chosen schedule.

  • Macey August 4, 2019, 2:56 pm

    Hi, did you received the PRC License on that same day? or they will schedule you again for the releasing? Thank you.

    • Matt August 4, 2019, 3:17 pm

      Yes, I received it on the day I visited the PRC satellite office.

  • Annie August 7, 2019, 5:59 am

    Good day, just want to ask if I can go to the main office to renew my expired license?

    • Matt August 7, 2019, 6:58 am

      Hi Annie,

      Yes, you can do that but you need to have an appointment since PRC no longer accept walk-ins.

  • Aileen August 7, 2019, 10:10 am

    Thank you for providing this detailed guidelines, very helpful.

    • Matt August 7, 2019, 1:34 pm

      Hi Aileen, You’re welcome!

  • Aema August 9, 2019, 2:01 am

    Hi,
    Just registered online and input correct info details to renew my license.
    But when i tried to proceed to renewal of my license, im having record mismatched.
    Checked my PIC, all details are correct. Would you have any idea why?
    Thanks.

    • Matt August 9, 2019, 3:14 am

      Hi Aema,

      You need to inquire directly to PRC. Sorry, I do not have an idea about it.

  • RP August 10, 2019, 1:37 pm

    Hi, I already did the online renewal but missed my appointment date. Do you have any idea what to do if the said appointment date has been missed? Do I have to set a new appointment date again?Thank you.

    • Matt August 10, 2019, 1:39 pm

      You can try to reschedule it.

      • RP August 12, 2019, 8:59 am

        Thank you for your response. However, do you have any idea how to reschedule it thru online? It seems that there is no option when I tried it. I am an OFW kasi kaya I can only do online transaction. Thank you again.

        • Matt August 12, 2019, 9:16 am

          Hi RP,

          I suggest that you send an email to prc.helpdesk2@gmail.com. I am sorry but I can’t answer your question as I haven’t experienced that situation. I think there is an option to reschedule the appointment but it can be done prior to the appointment date and not after it.

          Please share here what they are going to suggest to you so other readers of this blog post can also know about it. Thank you in advance.

  • Leah L. Austria August 12, 2019, 12:46 pm

    How to make an appointment in prc? im doing an online renewal but it says that i have 8 days left to renew my license? What do i need to do?thanks.

  • Larrah August 13, 2019, 4:47 am

    Good day. I would like to inquire regarding the priority lane for pregnant women. I am a pregnant woman, do i still have to set for appointment online or I can go directly to PRC office/ satellite office thru walk -in to process the renewal of my prc license? pls i hope to hear something back. thank you

    • Matt August 13, 2019, 5:44 am

      Hi Larrah,

      Based on what I’ve read, pregnant women, Senior Citizen, persons with disability (PWD), nursing mothers and senior citizens are allowed to use the courtesy lane.
      Here is my source prc.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2018-09_0.pdf.

      But to be safe, I suggest that you call the PRC office where you will process your PRC renewal for verification purposes.

      • Larrah August 13, 2019, 8:23 am

        Ok thank you so much for the response

  • Edfel August 15, 2019, 7:45 am

    Once I have printed the form, do I have to notarize it since I do not have a cpd unit to be presented? Thanks

    • Matt August 16, 2019, 3:38 am

      As far as I know, you do not need to notarize forms for PRC.

  • Antonio Bullecer August 18, 2019, 6:53 am

    I suggest PRC should take into consideration renewal of licenses be done also by walk-in processing. There are so many license holders who are not computer savvy – they tend to forget usernames and passwords easily due to age. That is one. How about those licenses needed for businesses. Are we going to stop operation because of expired licenses of designated Staff? How about those leaving the country? Please think of it. The scheduled renewal of license for Filipino professionals still best done during his/her birthday every 3 years. Just like drivers’ license – which I observed very appropriate – the volume of applicants is very limited since no 100 to 300 persons celebrate the same birthday applying for renewal at a specific LTO office. Also, same with our respective Professional licenses, PRC has to devise flexibility and systematic approach to properly address this license renewal problem. Just my suggestion. Thanks.

    • Matt August 18, 2019, 7:05 am

      Thank you Antonio for sharing your insights.

  • Aly August 18, 2019, 3:21 pm

    Hi, just double checking. I am actually applying for the examination and was having a hard time choosing among the payment methods as I do not have any bank account and was wary of using gcash/paymaya. Did I read it right that you can pay thru UCPB even without an account? Can you assist me on some procedures? Thanks alot!

    • Matt August 18, 2019, 3:51 pm

      Yes, you can pay at UCPB. Probably the staff at UCPB can assist you with the process. I have included my actual payment slip though it is for renewal.

  • Giovanni Jude Mantua August 19, 2019, 6:52 am

    Hi thanks for the guide. I tried paying my renewal fee via Paymaya because I didn’t know any LDB or UPCB near our place and there is this 7/11 just outside our street which is more convenient for me. I just install paymaya in my phone. Note: your account needs to have money first before you can use it to pay your PRC fees. So just load up in the nearest 7/11 and you’re good to go.

    • Matt August 19, 2019, 8:42 am

      Hi Giovanni,

      Thank you for sharing your experience.

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