Here is How to Renew Your PRC License Online in 2019

PRC online renewal guide for registered 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.

Read: How to Apply for PRC Board Exam Online: Guide for First-Timers

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: Proceed with PRC Online Registration, Supply your Personal Information

This includes your full name, 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.

Supply also in the designated space your email address and your chosen password. Take note that you should fill out all fields marked with an asterisk. Hit Save the information afterward.

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 / passport size, in white background. The photo should be recent not more than 6 months prior to your PRC license renewal online application.prc license renewal online photo requirements

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.
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). 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.
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

64 Professions that can Renew their PRC License Online List

Upon doing some verification, there are total of 64 professions under the Professional Regulations Commission that can renew their license / ID online. These are:

  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer
  • Agriculturist
  • Architect
  • Certified Mine Foreman
  • Certified Plant Mechanic
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Quarry Foreman
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemical Technician
  • Chemist
  • Civil Engineer
  • Criminologist
  • Customs Broker
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Technologist
  • Dentist
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Electronics Technician
  • Environmental Planner
  • Fisheries Technologist
  • Foreign Medical Professional
  • Forester
  • Geodetic Engineer
  • Geologic Aide
  • Geologist
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Interior Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Librarian
  • 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
  • Nurse
  • Nutritionist Dietitian
  • Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapist Technician
  • Ocular Pharmacologist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician (Medical Doctor)
  • Professional Electrical Engineer
  • Professional Electronics Engineer
  • Professional Mechanical Engineer
  • Professional Teacher
  • Psychologist
  • Psychometrician
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Consultant
  • Registered Electrical Engineer
  • Registered Master Electrician
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Sanitary Engineer
  • Social Worker
  • Veterinarian
  • X-Ray Technologist

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.
  • Baccalaureate degree surcharge: 30.00 pesos
  • Surcharge for non-baccalaureate degree: 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.

prc renewal online walk in

source: https://online1.prc.gov.ph/

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 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 at 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 ID 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 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 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 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

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 a minimum which is NOT more than 15 units
prc renewal cpd requirements online

source: 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 is accepted 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.

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.

prc payment over the counter ucpb

The payment reference number comes with 12 alphanumeric characters. Keep in mind that payment validation would take 2 to 3 working days.

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 prc.helpdesk2@gmail.com. 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

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147 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.

    • lyn October 1, 2019, 2:57 am

      hello,
      I just want to find out if anybody here have an idea of renewing a PRC id that was expired for 5 months, what would be the process?

      Thank you

      • michal October 1, 2019, 7:22 pm

        you can still renew it even if its expired.. In my case, i lost my license here in canada which was expired 2017, good thing i still have my old one. So i asked my relative to go to PRC in manila to ask if there is a different process for my case. PRC said that its ok as long as she still have the registration number.

        • Matt October 2, 2019, 2:44 am

          Thanks Michal for sharing!

  • 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.

      • Jane October 1, 2019, 4:08 pm

        Hi,
        Its my first renewal of prc id and have already got an appointment unfortunately, i lost my old id. Will there any conflict?

        • Matt October 2, 2019, 2:46 am

          Hi Jane,

          You do not need to present the old ID. PRC will not collect it.

    • Hedel September 24, 2019, 12:36 am

      How could i re schedule my appointment date? If we missed the day

  • 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.

      • Henry Timan October 18, 2019, 2:40 pm

        I am an ofw under balik manggagawa. For how many days now, I am trying to set an appointment through OSSCO POEA and Robinsons Ortigas, but it saya no slot all the time. Looks like this online setting of appointment is on a limited slots basis. There should be a walk-in option for balik manggagawa program. I sent an e-mail to PRC but no response so far. I have to leave in 3 weeks time.

      • Exequiel Aquino Francisco November 21, 2019, 6:27 pm

        Hi! I have a scheduled appointment at Rob Galleria on Dec. 18. My license expired in 2018. I will use my Master’s Degree which I completed in 2018 to comply to the CPD units required. I heard that you should set your renewal appointment in PICC because they need to authenticate your diploma/transcript. Is this true?

        • Matt November 21, 2019, 7:01 pm

          Hi Sir,

          I do not know how to answer your question because I have not experienced going to PICC to authenticate any of my documents.

  • 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.

    • Ivy Cendaña September 15, 2019, 8:04 am

      Aema, re your mismatched problem, try to call 3100017 or 3101027. I experienced the same. Hope it would help you too

      • Matt September 15, 2019, 9:47 am

        Thank you IVY!

  • 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.

          • Lily August 20, 2019, 11:15 pm

            Hello, My appointment is scheduled on September. Do i need to bring 2×2 photo with name tag? Because you mention that extra photo is optional.thank you.

          • Matt August 21, 2019, 3:23 am

            It’s your backup in case the photo you uploaded in your PRC account will be rejected by the PRC staff.

  • 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

        • Matt August 13, 2019, 2:12 pm

          Welcome!

    • Jaymert August 22, 2019, 4:41 am

      Hello!

      Thanks for this helpful information. I just want to ask if the 15 CPD unit requirement is already implemented.

      Thank you.

      • Matt August 22, 2019, 7:21 am

        Hi Jaymert,

        I think March 1, 2019 is the implementation.

  • 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.

  • Albertson August 19, 2019, 5:49 pm

    Hi Matt

    Do you have an idea what would be updated requirements for renewing PRC license of OFWs? Will PRC still require OFWs to submit certificate of good standing from professional org (e.g. IECEP) and the affidavit of undertaking?

    • Matt August 20, 2019, 3:41 am

      Hi Albertson,

      As far as I know, you only need to show proof that you are an OFW, you can renew your license. There is no need for any affidavit or good standing certificate.

      • Albertson August 20, 2019, 6:07 am

        Many thanks Matt!

        • Matt August 20, 2019, 10:38 am

          Welcome!

  • lian August 21, 2019, 1:51 am

    good morning. ask ko lng po. i have already register online for renewal of my prc ID last january 2019 but I was not able to process it due to personal reasons. I want to renew my licence but I don’t remember my password. I click the “forgot password” but it is says temporary close due to too many request. I created a new account and new password but it says that “the name already exist”.. what will I do? please help me

    • Matt August 21, 2019, 3:21 am

      Hi Lian,

      You can send an email to prc.helpdesk2@ gmail.com or you can proceed to PRC Office near you.

  • Princess August 21, 2019, 6:03 am

    I have an appointment on 08/23, 3-4pm for my renewal. Is there a way I can reschedule it to an earlier time slot on the same day?

    In case cannot be rescheduled, how long would the processing time take?

    Thanks!

    • Matt August 21, 2019, 7:24 am

      Hi Princess,

      You can reschedule it when you are setting your appointment in the PRC website.

  • Lennie Dato August 21, 2019, 1:04 pm

    hi! just want to clarify with regards to bringing extra id picture which you mention in step 8 is optional only. but below that, you mention that a passport id picure with nametag is also a requirement? do i need to bring a passport size picture with nametag aside from the 2×2 size? thank you so much…
    thumbs up??? for this very helpful blog.

    • Matt August 21, 2019, 4:28 pm

      Hi Lennie, as far as I know, the passport-sized ID picture is equal to 2 x 2.

      Good luck and may you have a smooth renewal of your license.

  • eleazar August 22, 2019, 7:21 am

    question about my forgotten online password i wanted to renew my license but the site mentioned that i have my existing account but i forgot my password. and it states that it is temporarily not available (forgotten password)

    • Matt August 22, 2019, 7:25 am

      Hi Eleazar,

      I suggest that you email PRC about it prc.helpdesk2 @gmail.com or you can visit the PRC branch near you for your concern.

  • Alfred August 22, 2019, 9:18 am

    Good day!

    What if I did not arrived on the said appointment but already scheduled that date and paid online? Can I still go another day on PRC?

    THANKS

    • Matt August 22, 2019, 11:44 am

      You need to send an email to prc.helpdesk2 @gmail.com or visit the PRC branch.

  • Jithromycin August 22, 2019, 5:57 pm

    Hallo Matt,

    Thanks for this walk-trough, very helpful indeed! So just a recap, all i need to bring on the day of my appointment are:
    – Printed document of my receipt (Renewal); and
    – Extra passport size photo just in case the PRC staff rejects the one i uploaded online right?
    Also, is it okay to renew an expired license in a regional branch or do i need to go to the main office to have my license renewed?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Matt August 22, 2019, 6:50 pm

      Hi,

      My PRC ID also was expired when I renew it. All I can say is that I renew it in PRC branch in Robinsons Mall. I did not go to the main office.

      Aside from the mentioned need to bring. You also need to have a hard copy of your “Application for Professional Identification Card.”

      Good luck and may you have a smooth license renewal.

      • Ethel October 14, 2019, 3:21 am

        Hi! I will be renewing my license on Oct. 28. Do I need to bring all my certificates as a proof of the CPD points? Thank you.

        • Matt October 14, 2019, 4:02 am

          Hi Ethel,

          You need to photocopy your certificates because you need to submit them to PRC. Good luck!

  • Frederick Siasa Brin August 25, 2019, 4:57 am

    Hi there!

    I have the online registration last June 2019 and unfortunately I forgot my password and now I can’t log in and proceed for PRC license renewal for appointment.

    Please help me regarding this concern.

    Thanks!

    • Matt August 25, 2019, 11:26 am

      Hi Frederick,

      The best way is to email PRC or visit any of their branch.

  • June August 27, 2019, 3:13 pm

    Hi! thank you very much for your detailed infos on renewing prc license!

    I just want to ask, what is the earliest possible time when can I renew my license? It will expire on September 2020.

    Thank you!

    • Matt August 27, 2019, 11:46 pm

      Hi June,

      You may send an email to PRC prc.helpdesk2 @gmail.com about your concern.

  • Ann August 29, 2019, 4:01 pm

    What to do if applying for renewal id says that my name is mismatched. I renewed my id last 2017 online btw. I don’t know why they say that in fact all entries is me

    • Matt August 29, 2019, 4:08 pm

      Hi Ann,

      The best way is to send PRC an email at PRC prc.helpdesk2 @gmail.com regarding your concern. I hope your concern will be solved soon.

  • Jay August 31, 2019, 7:37 am

    Hi, I’m about to renew my license. Why is the ‘Central Office’ not part of the choices to pick up your ID? Are the slots full already?

    • Matt August 31, 2019, 7:57 am

      Hi Jay,

      The central office is the one in Morayta. Its address is P. Paredes Street in Sampaloc, Manila 1008. You can determine if the slots are full on a specific date when you set an appointment online at LERIS website.

  • yani September 1, 2019, 3:57 am

    I did the online renewal and I am scheduled to complete my renewal or visit the office on October 4, my question is, can I walk in to their office prior to the scheduled date?

    • Matt September 1, 2019, 7:26 am

      No, you can’t.

  • kreez September 3, 2019, 1:01 am

    hi, this is awesome info.. just want more clarification and more infos on what to do,,,
    been searching and asking my friends in phils. what to do in renewing the PRC license i have. it will expire this december 2019. and im so worried with the said renewing license required additional units, but since im living here abroad and yes im pretty sure i dont have additional units or trainings done yet.
    am i still be able to renew my license tho i dont have the said extra additonal units or trainings?
    in my case, what should i have to prepare when i renew my license? i live here in abroad but am not an ofw, what documents do i have to show as a proof am a resident of other country? and since i am not an ofw its like i cant get a ofw certification from the phil.embassy here….
    just so confuse, im scheduled to go home this coming december and one purpose is to renew my prc license too.

    • Matt September 3, 2019, 4:25 am

      Hi Kreez,

      Even if you are not an OFW but you are working abroad then I think you need to show proof that you are working overseas. Or you can send an email directly to PRC since they can give you the best advice prc.helpdesk2 @gmail.com. Good luck!!!

      • Min October 1, 2019, 2:35 am

        Hi!
        I just would like to ask if cpd units are required for renewal even if your not in practice with your profession?

  • Jocelyn S. Manuel September 3, 2019, 8:58 am

    I followed the steps but after i fill up the information there was a mismatched with the infos a gave them, do i need to go to the head office ?

    • Matt September 3, 2019, 9:04 am

      You do not need to go to the main office. Just visit the PRC satellite office near you. Good luck!

  • darrs September 5, 2019, 3:36 am

    hi! i’m about to do this online renewal, unfortunately i cant give my license number since I cant remember it and my card is lost. I currently not in the phil., is there any way i can renew my license? what do you think are the requirements and/or can i send someone in PRC to do the renewal in my place? thanks very much!

    • Matt September 5, 2019, 11:19 am

      You can send them an email prc.helpdesk2 @gmail.com

  • Niezel September 5, 2019, 8:41 am

    How to recover the password of the email address? Thank you.

  • Niezel September 5, 2019, 8:45 am

    I mean, without going to their office, their hotline is currently down.

  • LEIZEL Ann September 5, 2019, 3:37 pm

    I forgot my email and password account in signing in to prc renewal. Can I make again? Using may name? I am trying to make a new account but It did not accepted because my name has already an account.

    • Matt September 6, 2019, 3:01 am

      You cannot make a new account because you are already registered. You can send an email to PRC prc.helpdesk2 @gmail.com regarding your concern.

  • Carlo September 8, 2019, 5:11 pm

    Hi Matt, My license expires in 8 days (September) But the earliest schedule that I can only find is on December. Should I continue to schedule on the December month? or should I walk-in directly to PRC Manila?

    • Matt September 9, 2019, 4:47 am

      Hi Carlo,

      PRC does not accept walk-in since the implementation of the online renewal system.

  • Mirannel Macaranas September 8, 2019, 10:52 pm

    Hi..Thank you very much for the detailed information, however, I am trying to renew my PRC license on line, I am based here in USA, the PayMaya does not accepts my payment ( I have tried my debit card and even my credit card Capital one, which can be used internationally) with no success, though you have mention that they can accept payments starting June 28, 2019. My question is, how can I pay if I will send my mother-in-law as my representative to the UCPB bank?Should she just need to say to the teller the PRC transaction payment and after that do I have to wait to the LERIS to post my payment before I print the document that is needed to present on the PRC satellite service? A little lost on that side, I hope you could help me the steps. Thank you very much.

    • Matt September 9, 2019, 5:30 am

      Hi Mirannel,

      Yes, you can pay using paymaya since June 28, 2019 though, I do not know why you can’t use that online payment facility (I included a link for reference). When you do the over the counter payment at UCPB, you need to present the print-out / screenshot of the PRC payment reference number. The PRC payment reference number comes with 12-alpha numeric characters. Good luck!

      • Mirannel Macaranas September 9, 2019, 2:32 pm

        Ok, update.. So, I have no idea why the paymaya does not work on me so I tried to choose to pay in PRC branch/satellite branch instead and that works for me, it led me now to the screen that my pending payment and the ref no. as well that they allow you to screen shot/picture it to present on the PRC cashier. So, in this sense, we need a representative to do the transaction in behalf of us,just make sure to give them your authorization letter and documents needed as well (which is Im not sure what else, but I will follow the advice you have mentioned above, except the CPD)….And thats it, we will see the result. I am scheduled on October 17, 2019. Thank you very much for the information and the fast response to my queries. God bless!

        • Matt September 9, 2019, 5:32 pm

          Hi Mirannel,

          I hope it will be smooth this time. Good luck!

  • LEZLY L. EDUARTE September 11, 2019, 2:35 am

    Good Morning! Just registered online and input correct info details to renew my license.
    But when i tried to proceed to renewal of my license, In appointment I cant select preferred PRC regional office . What can I do. thank you.

    • Matt September 11, 2019, 3:22 am

      Hi Lezyl,

      Since you input incorrect details I suggest that you email PRC at prc.helpdesk2 @gmail.com and inform them about your concern. You can also visit the PRC branch near your location.

  • Raisa Mae Soria September 11, 2019, 1:35 pm

    Hello!
    Thank you for sharing this.
    I am an ofw just having my vacation here and I would like to renew my license. Do you know what are the requirements for OFW to be exempted for CPD? Can I go at PRC office without an appointment or PRC account?

    Thank you so much. Godbless.

    • Matt September 11, 2019, 3:21 pm

      HI Raisa,

      You need to show proof that you are an overseas Filipino worker to be exempted with cpd requirement (please read the reference I have included in the post).

      As far as I know, PRC implements no same-day appointment policy, hence you cannot do walk-in anymore (please read my reference included in the post).

      I also suggest that you inquire directly to PRC office near you for other concerns and also to get first hand knowledge of their latest PRC ID renewal policy.

      Thank you and Good luck!

      • Raisa Mae D. Soria September 12, 2019, 11:13 pm

        Thank you so much.

        Just want to clear something, for the ID picture.
        2×2 or passport size? With nametag or no?

        Thanks ?

        • Matt September 13, 2019, 12:15 am

          Hi Raisa,

          As far as I know, the requirement is passport size picture or 2×2 with name tag. When I checked online 2×2 inch is the size of the passport picture.

  • nj September 15, 2019, 12:47 am

    hi for ofw can i walk in? thank you

    • Matt September 15, 2019, 5:52 am

      Based on the reference I have included in the post, walk in is not allowed.

  • kimnamjoon September 21, 2019, 8:46 pm

    Wow, this is very helpful. I followed the steps and thankfully I now have a schedule for my ID renewal! It’s just right in time for my vacation, as I am working abroad. Thanks, Matt!

    • Matt September 22, 2019, 2:53 am

      Welcome, I hope your renewal will be smooth!

  • Joan September 22, 2019, 5:51 am

    Hello just want to ask regarding the renewal of license. I have an immediate need of renewing my license it was expired last year. Is it possible that I can renew it even if I am still here abroad? I will just have a representative to process the renewal of my ID.. If that’s possible what are the requirements needed.

    • Matt September 22, 2019, 9:50 am

      Hi Joan,
      There are two scenarios for you to renew your license with the help of a representative.

      1. If your representative is also a PRC registered professional he/she only need an authorization letter plus that person’s own PRC ID to transact with PRC on your behalf.
      2. If your representative is NOT a PRC registered professional that person needs a special power of attorney, his /her valid and identification card, and your valid identification card to be able to transact with PRC on your behalf.

      I think in the two option, number 1 is the easiest for you.

      I hope this helps. Good luck Joan!

      • Jay September 27, 2019, 5:42 pm

        What if the registered PRC professional is already retired? do i have to do option 2?

        • Matt September 28, 2019, 3:24 am

          This is just my opinion if the professional is retired but still has a PRC valid license I think you can still do option 2.

  • leonila torrevillas September 25, 2019, 6:07 am

    I cannot proceed to applying online renewal because I forgot the email that I used when I registered. I can no longer sign in.

    • Matt September 25, 2019, 1:23 pm

      Hi Leonila,

      You need to send an email to PRC prc.helpdesk2 @gmail.com or visit prc branch near your place.

  • Jay September 27, 2019, 5:16 pm

    Can I renew even if my license is expired? I am living in the US now and I need a license verification do I need my license to be renewed for verification? Thank you.

    • Matt September 28, 2019, 3:27 am

      In my opinion your validity matters for verification of your license. The reason is if your ID is expired then it is no longer valid to use for verification.

  • Joseph A. Lopez September 30, 2019, 1:31 am

    Hello, my PRC license is 24 years expired. I am working as a Nurse in a foundation(NGO) here in Negros Occidental. And now our company required us to renew our PRC. What are we going to do? Thanks..

    • Matt September 30, 2019, 3:07 am

      Hi Joseph,

      Since your Nursing License has been expired for more than 20 years, I think the best way is to visit the PRC branch near your location. Inquire to them directly. I hope they can help you renew your license.

      I think there is a PRC satellite office in Robinsons Place Bacolod its address is Lacson St, Bacolod, 6100 Negros Occidental.

      There is also a satellite office in Robinsons Place Dumaguete its address is Dumaguete Business Park, Dumaguete, Negros Oriental.

      I hope somehow, I was able to help you with my reply. Good luck!

  • cecilia ramos October 3, 2019, 2:52 am

    a reliable source told me that cpd units are not required for renewal until Dec. Can I claim my ID without it? Can I send a representative to claim it in case I wouldn’t be available? thanks so much

    • Matt October 3, 2019, 4:16 am

      Hi Cecilia,

      You can inquire directly to PRC about your concern at prc.helpdesk2 @gmail.com or visit any PRC office. Good luck!

  • MARJORIE R. NUER October 8, 2019, 7:57 am

    what if after registering you forgot your email and password? I cant sign in even if tried to put my email and paswword.

    • Matt October 8, 2019, 8:12 am

      Hi Marjorie,

      You need to send an email to prc.helpdesk2 @gmail.com or visit any PRC office near you.

  • Ana October 17, 2019, 4:30 pm

    Do I need to create 2 accounts if I have to renew 2 ID also?

    • Matt October 17, 2019, 5:27 pm

      If its different IDs from 2 different persons, then you need to create two different accounts.

  • shaneen October 18, 2019, 10:34 am

    I already had a scheduled appointment at PRC but decided to cancel due to my work schedule. I didn’t expect the next available schedule would go beyond my expiry date. Would it still be possible to push through with the schedule I had cancelled?

  • Ia October 18, 2019, 2:57 pm

    Hi, I hope you can help me. I lost my PRC license 2015. I never practised my nursing career and now I am thinking about starting it. Can I still renew my license and file it as lost?

    • Matt November 13, 2019, 9:38 am

      It is still possible to renew your ID as long as you still know your PRC license number.

  • Edcel November 15, 2019, 11:10 am

    I lost my id since 90s and been employed in a non-electrical jobs. After many years of changing residence to residence i do not have now my number which i already forgot. Problem is when i apply online for renewal as instructed by prc facebook messenger account i cannot proceed without my prc license number. I emailed prc and still noreply. The landline is always busy. Need online appointment to go to PRC but need again my PRC number. Any suggestion po. Maraming salamat.

    • Matt November 15, 2019, 11:33 am

      Hi Edcel,

      I suggest that you visit the nearest PRC branch for your concern.

      • Bie November 17, 2019, 9:51 pm

        Good morning, is it okay to renew license, one day after the on-line schedule? Actually my schedule is today but theres an important matter that come up and i need to attend to.. so i decided it to take care tomorrow, is it okay?

        • Matt November 18, 2019, 2:15 am

          Hi Bie,

          Please inquire directly to PRC regarding your concern.

  • Miracle cayamanda November 18, 2019, 8:46 am

    Hi. Do you need to present the old id for renewing new id?

    • Matt November 18, 2019, 12:58 pm

      Hi Miracle,
      No, you do not need to present your old PRC ID.

  • Diane November 18, 2019, 11:51 pm

    Hi. Can we go earlier than our scheduled time?

    • Matt November 19, 2019, 1:01 am

      Hi Diane, when you go to the PRC office prior to your scheduled time, you are walking in. PRC does not accept walk-in applicants.

  • Charm November 19, 2019, 4:22 pm

    Hi I already renew my pic but I signed the oath of undertaking and write that I need 45 plus 24 units but recently I learned that we are exempted because It was our first time to renew can I change the entries??

  • Jay November 22, 2019, 6:48 am

    Hi Sir Matt, thank you for this blog. I was able to renew my expired RN license when I was on vacation in the Phils last month following your guide. No CPD units required right now but they told me to provide it on the next renewal. Process took only about 15 mins. and I was given my new card same day which was awesome lol. Thanks again.

    • Matt November 22, 2019, 8:03 am

      Hi Jay,

      I am happy that I was able to help you through this blog post. Cheers!

  • Queenie November 23, 2019, 4:04 am

    What are the options if i lost my prc id?

  • ianne November 26, 2019, 3:00 am

    do i need to present my old license upon renewal?

    • Matt November 26, 2019, 3:02 am

      Hi Ianne,

      Based on my experience, No.

  • Amanda December 2, 2019, 4:37 pm

    Hi! Im planning to renew my expired license (expired July 2019). Were you asked to pay additional fees? Or anything related to PAP Membership?

  • Mia Tegio December 3, 2019, 1:54 pm

    Hi 😊 Just want to ask, Is it possible to reschedule my appointment but I already paid at UCPB and already have my reference number?

  • Aya December 4, 2019, 6:02 am

    Hello everyone, i want to ask if its possible to renew my license at the same time change my last name due to change of status. Or should i renew first then change of last name after? Thank you very much

  • faidah m. maguidala December 4, 2019, 7:52 am

    when doing online trasaction in renewal of license for getting of schedule. it always says refresh the page and try again. even if i have a good internet connection. i tried to do it at different times too but still not working.. what to do

  • ian December 5, 2019, 1:30 am

    Anyone already tried renewing their license without earned CPD? (second time renewal)

    how was your experience with the renewal with incomplete or 0 cpd? I’ve read licenses can be renewed with incomplete cpd until december 2020.

  • evann casoy December 5, 2019, 8:32 am

    I had just signed in to my LERIS account but the application for PIC Form renewal did not appear. I can’t fill in the form and print it. I need your help asap. Thank you

  • Ailyn December 6, 2019, 1:49 am

    Hi wanna ask if ur ofw as u said is exempted with cpd do I need to show some requirements to prove I’m ofw I wanna know so I can bring it if I will renew my pre lisence thank u I will appreciate ur reply !!

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