PRC Renewal is a process of renewing your expired PRC-issued ID (license) via Online at the Professional Regulations Commission’s website in 2023.
PRC implements this Online Renewal System on September 1, 2018, in all PRC regional branches and satellite offices including the One-Stop Service Centers for OFWs (OSSCO). This new system allows online application, online appointment, and online payment for the renewal of license ID cards.
As a professional registered under PRC, your ID has a validity of 3 years. You have to renew your license before it expires to continuously practice your profession.
You can access the PRC renewal facility 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 has an internet connection and 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 the PRC-accredited payment facilities.
8 Easy Steps to Renew PRC License Online
Step 1: Create your new online user account on PRC website www.prc.gov.ph
In this step you need to prepare the following requirements:
- valid email address (you can create a free email address at google.com/gmail or yahoo.com)
- your valid mobile phone number
- personal data which includes your date of graduation, spouse’s 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. The applicant in the photo must wear decent attire with a collar
- Valid ID card (government IDs and/or company ID) for verification of your identity
Visit the official website of the Professional Regulation Commission (www.prc.gov.ph). Go to the middle left part of the homepage. You will see “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 Web portal called LERIS.
Read and understand the “terms of services” then click “I Agree”
Step 2: Proceed with PRC Online Registration, Supply your Personal Information
This includes your full name, contact details like your permanent mailing address. Family backgrounds such as the name of your parents and their citizenship.
Educational background such as the name of your school, school address, your degree/course taken. Employment details. Any disability.
Supply also in the designated space your email address and your chosen online password. Take note that you should fill out all fields marked with an asterisk. Hit Save the information afterward.
Step 3: Upload your Photo ID to your online account
Make sure that the photo which you will upload in this step complies with the photo requirement set by PRC. There is no dress code but you should wear decent attire with a collar in the photo. It should be colored and in jpeg format. The size should be 2 x 2 inches/passport size, 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.
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 a 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.
Choose your Profession, and input your PRC License Number. Double-check the details to minimize mistakes and then “PROCEED.”
Step 5: Schedule an Appointment and Choose a 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 are automatically assigned to you by the computer. However, you will be given a one-time chance to reschedule your appointment. If you choose to “RESCHEDULE” then select a new date and state a valid reason.
Appointment slots are free of charge so stay away from “fixers” that offer services to transact with Professional Regulation Commission on your behalf.
Step 6: Pay the PRC Renewal Fee
After selecting the PRC Regional Office, the itemized fee will be reflected. There are four (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 an existing bank account). Payment validation is within 2 to 3 working days.
- PayMaya, starting June 28, 2019, PRC online services accept payments via PayMaya using your debit and credit cards under JCB, Visa, Mastercard, and also through PayMaya account.
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 charges a Php30 service fee.
My Actual UCPB Over-the-Counter Payment slip:
Step 7: Print your Documents
The document that you have to print is the “APPLICATION FOR PROFESSIONAL IDENTIFICATION CARD (PIC) form.” Bring and submit the form together with other required documents to the PRC regional office of your choice.
To print the said form sign in again to your LERIS account (online.prc.gov.ph/Home) then go to the “Existing Transaction” tab located just below your Profile tab. You may check my actual form below:
My Printed Payment Details below:
Step 8: Proceed to the PRC Office based on your choice at Step 5
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 another copy)
Go to the PRC regional office or service center to submit all the requirements. And also, to collect your renewed PRC License ID card.
5 Steps to Renew PRC License via Shipping Delivery Service
To renew PRC license via shipping delivery service, log in to your User Account then tap the Renewal Tab. Tick Yes when asked if you want to avail the shipping service. Pay the renewal fee, pay the shipping fee, and submit your application. Wait for the delivery of your renewed PRC ID card based on your shipping details. Below is the 5-step guide.
Step 1: Select Renewal as Your Transaction
When you login with your online account and have chosen the renewal transaction. You will be asked if you want to avail of the shipping service. To do so, you need to tick the “Yes” option. Afterward, you have to fill in your shipping details. This includes your home address, contact person, contact number, zip code, and city.
Step 2: Choose the Payment Channel
For shipping service, the available payment options as of the moment are Credit / Debit card (PayMaya, VISA, JCB, Mastercard), Pay by PayMaya, LandBank, and BancNet.
All payment options charge a convenience fee. There is an additional 1.25% of the total transaction amount for card payment, 8 pesos for paymaya payment, 10 pesos for landbank, and 20 pesos for Bancnet.
Step 3: Submit the Transaction
Make sure that all of your details are accurate before submitting your application. Review your particulars for issues such as misspellings, capitalization, wrong mailing address, and other details. Read also the information under the “Declaration and Attestation” as well as in the “Undertaking” part. Afterward, affix your signature by ticking the checkbox beside your name then submit your application.
Step 4: Pay the Shipping Fee
Upon payment of your PRC transaction, you need to pay the shipping fee within 7 days. Check the shipping fee on the PRC official website.
Step 5: Wait for the Delivery of your PRC ID
PRC will deliver your ID based on your given shipping details. According to the PRC website, the delivery time of the PRC ID card is 10 to 14 working days after confirmation of the payment.
9 Steps to Renew PRC License Due to Change of Status by Walk-in
This is for registered female professionals who recently got married and want to use the surname of their husband/spouse.
Female professionals can change their surname immediately after marriage, as long as they have the marriage contract/certificate of marriage issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and other requirements.
Step 1: Fill up the Petition for Change of Registered Name Due to Marriage Form
In the designated space in the form, supply all the needed information as accurately as possible. Write your full name, date and place of birth, month and year you passed your board exam, husband’s name, place and date of marriage.
Step 2: Notarize your Petition Form
Go to the Second floor of PRC’s main building, at the legal division have your petition notarized.
Step 3: Verification of Registered Names and Assessment of Fees
Head straight to the ground floor of the main building and proceed to the Registration Division to verify your registered name and assessment of your fees.
Step 4: Verification of Your Examination Records
Forward your documents to the Records Section to verify your examination records. Its office is located on the ground floor of the Annex Building.
Step 5: Payment of Fees
Proceed to the cashier to pay the required amount.
Step 6: Get the Metered Documentary Stamp
You can get it at the Customer Service located on the PRC ground floor.
Step 7: For Teachers, Verification and Payment of Fees Steps
Go to the third (3rd) floor of Annex Building. (Registration: Window-21 or Window-22 and Records: Window-9)
Step 8: Go to the PRC Office to Submit your Petition Form
Submit the petition form together with the required documents such as Marriage Certificate issued by PSA / NSO. Get your Claim Stub and Official Receipt
Step 9: Collect your PRC ID Card After 60 Days (Max)
You can claim your PRC licensed card at your chosen PRC office after 60 days (maximum).
What are the Requirements for PRC Renewal in 2023?
The requirements for PRC Renewal are an application form, ID picture, CPD units, certificate of good standing, and cash. Below are the complete lists of 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 information inquire to email@example.com) / first-timers are exempted on their first renewal cycle
- Certificate of good standing for certain boards/professions (additional requirements / this can be acquired at your professional regulatory board/association)
- Special power of attorney and valid ID for an authorized representative of the applicant
- Renewal fee amount or payment receipt
What are the Requirements to Renew PRC License thru an Authorized Representative?
Below are the documents that you need to prepare for the two (2) options.
- Option 1: If your representative is also a PRC-registered professional that person needs to present an authorization letter plus his / her own PRC ID to be able to transact with PRC on your own behalf.
- Option 2: If your representative is NOT a PRC-registered professional that person needs to present a special power of attorney, his / her valid identification card, plus your own valid identification card to be able to transact with PRC on your behalf.
What are the requirements for PRC License Renewal to change status due to marriage?
Below are the requirements for PRC License Renewal to change status due to marriage.
- Photocopy of your PRC License
- Filled up and notarized Petition form for change of registered name due to marriage
- Original Marriage Certificate contract issued by PSA
- Metered documentary stamps (available at PRC office at a cost of 25pesos)
- Passport-sized ID picture 2 pieces with full name tag in white background (available at PRC for 90 pesos for 4 photos)
- Renewal fee amount depending on your profession plus 225.00 pesos for a statutory fee
How much is the PRC License Renewal Fee?
The PRC license renewal fee ranges from 140 pesos to 150 pesos per year. The details about the cost of renewing your PRC ID license online can be found below.
- Professions requiring baccalaureate degree renewal fee: 150.00 pesos per year or a total of 450.00 pesos for 3 years
- Professions requiring a non-baccalaureate degree renewal fee: 140.00 pesos per year or a total of 420.00 pesos for 3 years
- Surcharge applies for those who will renew their license 20 days after their birth month.
- Baccalaureate degree surcharge fee: 30.00 pesos
- Surcharge for non-baccalaureate degree fee: 28.00 pesos
How to Print the PRC Renewal Form in 3 Steps
You can print your renewal form before or after you are done with the payment. Printing your PRC renewal form only requires 3 steps.
Step 1: Log in with your PRC Online Account
Go to the PRC LERIS website at https://online.prc.gov.ph/. Type in the email address you use to register with PRC, and password on the space provided. Tick the “I am not a robot” ReCaptcha, then sign in.
Step 2: Go to Existing Transaction to Print your Renewal Form
On the left side of the web page, you will see the ‘profile,’ ‘existing transaction,’ and ‘contact us’ tabs. Go to the ‘existing transaction’ tab.
At the upper middle part of the page, you will see the ‘Print Document’ link.
Step 3: Print your PRC Renewal Form
Once you go to the link, a new window will popup. It will show your renewal form in PDF format.
At the upper left side of the window, you will see the printer icon. Go to that icon print the form.
Verify all the details in the form to prevent mistakes. Afterward, affix your signature in the space provided.
Can I Walk in to Renew my PRC License instead of online?
No, you cannot Walk In. PRC implements no same-day appointment policy. If you will make transactions to renew your PRC license, you need to get an appointment date in advance.
Can I renew my PRC License without CPD Units?
Yes, you can renew your PRC license without CPD units. According to the latest announcement on the PRC website, you can renew your PRC license without CPD units until December 31, 2023.
Who are the allowed Persons in Express Lane, and Courtesy Lane during PRC License Renewal
Balik Manggagawa Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), pregnant women, older people above 60 years old, nursing mothers, and Persons with disabilities (PWD). This is based on the PRC Memorandum Order No. 09, series of 2018 dated February 12, 2018.
Below is the reference.
How long is the Validity of the PRC License?
The validity of the PRC License is three (3) years. Afterward, you need to process the renewal of your PRC license again online.
Do I need a photo with a nametag for PRC ID Renewal?
No, you do not need a photo with a nametag for your PRC ID Renewal. Your photo should be 2 x 2 inches in size on white background. It should be recent and not more than 6 months prior to uploading it. You also wear smart casual in the photo.
Can I still renew my expired PRC License?
Yes, you can still renew your expired PRC license. You have to pay an additional surcharge of 30.00 pesos or 20 percent of your annual renewal fee if you will renew your license 20 days after your birth month.
Can I renew my PRC license without my old license?
Yes, you can renew your license even without the old license as long as you know your registration number. PRC does not collect your old license hence you can keep it for yourself.