PRC online renewal guide in 2021 for professionals in the Philippines and OFWs who will renew their license ID through the online services of the Professional Regulation Commission.
The full implementation of this online renewal system started back on 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 license ID card.
You can access the PRC online 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 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 professionals 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 Easy Steps to Renew your PRC License Online Quickly
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 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 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 new web page called PRC 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: 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 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 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 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 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 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). Payment validation is within 2 to 3 working days.
- 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.
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 a Php30 service fee.
My Actual UCPB Over-the-Counter Payment slip:
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.
To print the said form sign in again to your PRC 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 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.
Watch the 7-minute walkthrough video from start to finish:
How to Renew PRC ID via Shipping Delivery Service
Registered professionals can now renew their PRC ID online and have the ID card delivered at their home address via shipping service. This option is available in NCR residents. Also, the shipping transactions are not valid for cashier payments or UCPB.
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: Select Payment Channel
For shipping service, the available payment option as of the moment is Credit / Debit card (PayMaya, VISA, JCB, Mastercard), Pay by PayMaya, LandBank, and BancNet.
All payment options charged 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 Transaction
Make sure that all of your details are accurate before submitting your application. This includes misspellings, capitalization, mailing address, and other details. Affix your signature by ticking the checkbox beside your name. In the “Undertaking” part, PRC will also remind you of the CPD units that you have submitted based on the required CPD units. Based on what I understand, you still can renew your PRC ID without CPD units. However, you need to submit the complete number of credit units for the next renewal of your PRC ID. Otherwise, you won’t be able to renew your license when it expires again.
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 in the PRC official website.
Step 5: Wait for the Delivery of your PRC ID
PRC will delivery your ID based on your given shipping details. According to the PRC website, the delivery lead time of the PRC ID card is within 10 to 14 working days after confirmation of the payment.
PRC Renewal Requirements in 2021
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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 an authorized representative of the applicant
- Renewal fee amount or payment receipt
63+ Professions that can Renew their PRC License Online List
Upon doing some verification, there is a total of 64 professions under PRC that can access this online renewal facility. These are:
- Aeronautical Engineer
- Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer
- Certified Mine Foreman
- Certified Plant Mechanic
- Certified Public Accountant
- Certified Quarry Foreman
- Chemical Engineer
- Chemical Technician
- Civil Engineer
- Customs Broker
- Dental Hygienist
- Dental Technologist
- Electronics Engineer
- Electronics Technician
- Environmental Planner
- Fisheries Technologist
- Foreign Medical Professional
- Geodetic Engineer
- Geologic Aide
- Guidance Counselor
- Interior Designer
- Landscape Architect
- Master Plumber
- Mechanical Engineer
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Medical Technologist (MedTech)
- Metallurgical Engineer
- Metallurgical Plant Foreman
- Midwife and Midwife (RA 2382)
- Mining Engineer
- Naval Architect and Marine Engineer
- Nutritionist Dietitian
- Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapist Technician
- Ocular Pharmacologist
- Physical Therapist
- Physician (Medical Doctor)
- Professional Electrical Engineer
- Professional Electronics Engineer
- Professional Mechanical Engineer
- Professional Teacher
- Radiologic Technologist
- Real Estate Appraiser
- Real Estate Broker
- Real Estate Consultant
- Registered Electrical Engineer
- Registered Master Electrician
- Respiratory Therapist
- Sanitary Engineer
- Social Worker
- X-Ray Technologist
How much is the PRC Renewal Fee
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 renewal fee: P150.00 per year or total of P450.00 for 3 years
- Professions requiring a non-baccalaureate degree renewal fee: 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.
- Baccalaureate degree surcharge fee: 30.00 pesos
- Surcharge for non-baccalaureate degree fee: 28.00 pesos
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.
PRC License Renewal thru Authorized Representative Requirements
If you need to renew your PRC ID through an authorized representative, here are the two (2) options if ever you will not be present during your appointment schedule and collection of PRC ID.
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.
Can I Walk in to Renew my PRC License instead of online?
No, you cannot do Walk In. PRC implements no same-day appointment policy. If you will make transactions to renew your PRC license, apply for board examination, or process initial registration for oath taking, you need to schedule your appointment date in advance. You can get an appointment date online at PRC LERIS website.
How to Renew PRC ID Due to Change of Status by Walk-In
This is applicable for female registered professionals who recently got married and want to use the surname of their husband/spouse. This is processed by Walk-in.
You do not have to wait until your current PRC license become expired to change your status. You can change it immediately, as long as you already have the marriage contract/certificate of marriage issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and prepared the 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 at 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 Regulations 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).
PRC Renewal due to Change of Status Requirements
- 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 Php225.00 for a statutory fee
Note: The steps and requirements may have changed at the time you renew your PRC license due to marriage. For updates, I suggest that you visit the Public Assistance Desk at your chosen PRC office.
Maximum Processing time for PRC ID Renewal Due to Marriage
The maximum processing time for a change of name due to marriage is two (2) months or 60 days after receiving the complete documents.
What is the PRC License ID Validity
The standard validity of the PRC License / ID card is three (3) years. If you receive your license in year 2019, it will be valid up to the date of your birthday in the year 2022. Afterward, you need to process the renewal of your PRC license again online.
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 citizens, 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:
Can I renew my PRC License without CPD 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 a minimum which is NOT more than 15 units
According to PRC website, renewal of Professional License ID without full CPD compliance is accepted until December 2020.
For your concerns about “Continuing Professional Development” or CPD for your PRC renewal, you can inquire directly to email@example.com or visit any PRC office.
How to pay the PRC Renewal Fee through UCPB Over-the-Counter Steps
These are the simple steps when you pay your PRC transaction. Please keep in mind that the PRC payment reference number is a requirement when paying through over the counter at UCPB. There is also an additional Php 30.00 service fee that will be collected on top of your PRC payment.
Step 1: Visit the UCPB branch near you
Go to the UCPB branch office nearest to your location.
Step 2: Fill up the bills payment yellow form
Type in the name of the institution in the ‘payment for,’ payor’s name, date, and your contact number.
Step 3: Present the screenshot or printout PRC payment reference number to the bank teller
Here is the sample of the screenshot or printout of the reference number.
The payment reference number comes with 12 alphanumeric characters. Keep in mind that payment validation would take 2 to 3 working days.
How to Print the PRC Renewal Form in 3 Steps
You can print your renewal form before or after your 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 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.
How to update my Wrong Spelling First Name, Middle Name, and Surname
If you type your first name, middle name, or surname incorrectly during your registration, the only way to change or update your mistyped name is to send an email to Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Probably for an immediate response, you can visit the PRC office near your place.
* 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