How to Apply for PRC Board Exam Online: First Timers Guide 2020

Here is the PRC Board Exam online application guide for first-time licensure examination takers in 2020. This post will teach you the steps on how to register online for the upcoming board exam conducted by PRC for your profession.

This guide will also cover the application process, registration requirements list, steps in viewing the exam schedule, and checking the respective room assignment online.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) regulates more than 60 professions in the Philippines. For a particular degree holder to be able to practice their respective profession and enjoy the benefits that come with it, they need to take and pass the PRC board exam. Successful examinees will then receive an ID with a respective license number from the commission.

PRC board exam application requires online registration. It’s different from your usual test in school where you show up on the exam day and just take it. This time, you need to submit the exam requirements online according to the schedule set by PRC. Otherwise, if you missed the deadline of application, you need to wait for another 5 to 6 months before you can take the board exam.

Usually, PRC conducts board exams twice per year depending on the profession. Example: Engineering degrees, and Licensure exam for teachers (LET).

There are also degrees that only have one scheduled licensure exam per year. Example: Ocular Pharmacologists, Librarians, Psychometricians, and Foresters.

It is important to be mindful of the schedule because it can cost you time and the wait for the next board exam schedule will be stressful on your part.

PRC has made an improvement in the board exam application. Before, you need to walk-in to the nearest satellite office to process your registration to be able to take the licensure exam. You need to wake up early to go to PRC branch office, fall in line for hours, and get stuck in traffic to complete the whole.

Now, you can do the initial registration process online without leaving your home. The time that you need to show up in the PRC is during the submission of all your requirements. It’s a lot easier as compared years back.

Despite it being easier as compared before, you still need a step by step guide so you will not get overwhelmed with the process. Don’t worry, this post will help you with it. Are you ready to register online for the PRC board exam?

Read: PRC Online Registration for Oath Taking of Passers

How to Apply for PRC Board Exam Online for First-Timers

Follow these steps to register for a personal account on the PRC website. After you are done with the registration, you will use the same account to apply for the board examination.

In this part you need to prepare the following personal details:

  • valid email address (if you haven’t got one, you can create an email account for free at gmail.com, and yahoo mail)
  • valid identification (ID) card, photo size is 2 inches x 2 inches
  • your valid cellphone number
  • your date of graduation (found in your transcript of records)
  • soft copy of your photo ID (you need to upload this online)
  • birthplace
  • permanent mailing address

When you are done, follow proceeding steps to start with your registration. There is a total of 9 steps to complete the whole process. Afterward, you can also view the PRC room assignment online, check the board exam schedule and the application requirements list.

Step 1: Read the PRC LERIS terms of service to start your Registration

Go to the PRC website at https://online.prc.gov.ph/. Understand the details carefully, such as the description of service down to the bottom of the TOS. Then “Agree.”

prc board exam registration online

Step 2: Type in your Personal Details

On the space provided, type in your personal information as indicated on your Notice of Admission (NOA).

This includes your first, middle, and last name. In the drop-down menu select your correct gender, appropriate suffix if there is any, and your civil status.

Encode also your birthdate in this format month/day/year (mm/dd/yyyy). Type in your valid email address, and your desired password. Indicate that you are not a robot in the recaptcha. Hit the green “Register” button.

fill up the prc form

Step 3: Sign in with your Newly Created PRC Account to start the Exam Application

Type in your username (which is also your email address), and your password. Check if the login details are correct then the blue “Sign In” button.

prc leris login form

Step 4: Fill Out Your Personal Information

Fill out your contact details page, family background, and education. In the other information, select in the drop-down menu if you have any existing disability.

Step 5: Upload your Photo ID Online

Your photo ID must be 2 x 2 inches in size taken in plain white background. It should be recent and taken no more than 6 months when you upload it. You must wear decent attire with a collar.

prc license renewal online photo upload

You should not wear eyeglasses in the photo, your ears must be visible, and there should have no shadow in your photo. Make sure that the photo really resembles you. Otherwise, your board exam application will not be processed.

Step 6: Select the Examination Tab in the Choices

Since you are applying for the board exam, select ‘Examination’ in the given choices set by PRC.

Choose the name of examination which is your degree, date of examination, type of examination, and place of examination where you will take the test. Then proceed.

select prc board exam degree

Step 7: Selecting the PRC Branch and Appointment Date

This is the part where you will need to choose the PRC office or service center nearest to your location and your appointment date to submit all the requirements.

Step 8: Selection of Payment Option

For your PRC licensure exam application, you can choose to pay the fee through Bancnet, Landbank, PayMaya, and or thru GCash. You can also choose to pay at PRC cashier office, or through UCPB (online or over-the-counter).

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Choose the most convenient payment option on your part to pay for your board exam application fee.

Step 9: Printing of your Board Exam Application Form

To print the form, you need to log in again to your PRC LERIS account. Once logged in, proceed to the ‘Existing Transaction’ tab located at the upper left part of the page.

Print your board exam application form. Bring the form together with other requirements at the PRC office of your choice in Step 7 at your stated appointment date.

prc online application for licensure exam

Read: How to Renew your PRC License Online Complete Guide

How to View the Board Exam Application Requirements List

The board examination application requirements vary depending on the degree / course that the applicant is going to take.

Requirements include but not limited to:

  • PSA / NSO birth certificate
  • valid NBI clearance
  • marriage certificate for female married applicants.
  • The applicant also needs to submit the respective transcript of records with scanned picture and has remarks of ‘For Board Examination Purposes’ on it.

For the complete list of requirements per degree, you need to visit the official website of PRC. At the upper left part of the home page you will see the examination eServices. Under it, you can see the ‘List of Requirements.’

You will see there the respective degrees that need to apply for the PRC board exam. Choose your degree on the list to view the complete requirements.

How to View the PRC Exam Schedules Online

If you have just finished your degree and are not aware of the board exam schedule. You can visit the official website of PRC at prc.gov.ph to view the previous and current schedule of the licensure exam.

The complete examination schedule can be seen at the upper left side of the home page under the ‘Examination eServices.’

PRC Examination Schedule 2020 and Deadline of Application

Here is the list of schedules for the filling of online application for board exam. If you have plans of taking the board exam related to your completed university degree in the Philippines, then you should be mindful of these schedules.

Just like what I have said before, PRC follows a certain schedule when conducting the licensure examination. If you missed the online application, then you have to wait for a few months before you can have your chance again.

I have provided here the table of the board exam name, exam date, venue or location, the start of the online application processing, and the deadline for filing of the application.

January 2020 Schedule

Name of Board ExaminationDate / Day of ExaminationVenue / PlaceStart of Online ProcessingDeadline of Filing of Application
Sanitary Engineers 14, 15, and 16
(Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
NCROctober 17, 2019December 16, 2019
Architect24 and 26
(Friday and Sunday)
NCR, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Legaspi, and ZamboangaOctober 23, 2019December 26, 2019

February 2020 Schedule

Name of Board ExaminationDate / Day of ExaminationVenue / PlaceStart of Online ProcessingDeadline of Filing of Application
Physical Therapists2 and 3
(Sunday and Monday)

NCR, Cebu, and DavaoNovember 4, 2019January 3, 2020
Occupational Therapists2 and 3
(Sunday and Monday)
NCR, Cebu, and DavaoNovember 4, 2019January 3, 2020
Master Plumber9 and 10
(Sunday and Monday)
NCRNovember 13, 2019January 13, 2020
Real Estate Consultants (Revalida)17, 18, 19, 20, and 21
(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)
NCR
Mechanical Engineers23 and 24
(Sunday and Monday)
NCR, Baguio, Cebu, Lucena, and TaclobanNovember 25, 2019January 24, 2020
Certified Plant Mechanic23 and 24
(Sunday and Monday)

NCR, Baguio, Cebu, Lucena, and TaclobanNovember 25, 2019January 24, 2020

March 2020 Schedule

Name of Board ExaminationDate / Day of ExaminationVenue / PlaceStart of Online ProcessingDeadline of Filing of Application
Physicians8, 9, 15, and 16
(Sunday, Monday, Sunday, and Monday)
NCR, Baguio, Cebu, and ZamboangaDecember 16, 2019February 7, 2020
Qualifying Assessment for Foreign Medical Professionals7 and 14
(Saturday, and Saturday)
NCR December 16, 2019February 4, 2020
Professional Teachers29
(Sunday)
NCR, All Regional Offices, Zamboanga, and BacolodOctober 17, 2019January 29, 2020

April 2020 Schedule

Name of Board ExaminationDate / Day of ExaminationVenue / PlaceStart of Online ProcessingDeadline of Filing of Application
Electronics EngineersApril 1 and 2
(Wednesday and Thursday)
NCR, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Legaspi, Lucena and TaclobanJanuary 2, 2020March 2, 2020
Electronics TechniciansApril 3
(Friday)
NCR, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Legaspi, Lucena and TaclobanJanuary 2, 2020March 2, 2020
MidwivesApril 5 and 6
(Sunday and Monday)
NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaJanuary 8, 2020March 9, 2020
Registered Electrical EngineersApril 14 and 15
(Tuesday and Wednesday)
NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena and TaclobanJanuary 15, 2020March 16, 2020
Registered Master ElectriciansApril 16 (Thursday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena and TaclobanJanuary 15, 2020March 16, 2020
PharmacistsApril 26 and 27 (Sunday and Monday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Lucena, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaJanuary 24, 2020March 24, 2020

May 2020 Exam

Name of Board ExaminationDate / Day of ExaminationVenue / PlaceStart of Online ProcessingDeadline of Filing of Application
Civil Engineers May 3 and 4 (Sunday and Monday)NCR, All Regional Offices; ZamboangaNovember 18, 2019March 20, 2020
Chemical EngineersMay 6, 7, and 8 (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)NCR and CebuFebruary 6, 2020April 6, 2020
Certified Public AccountantsMay 10, 17, and 18 (Sunday, Sunday, and Monday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban and TuguegaraoNovember 18, 2019March 25, 2020
Dentist (Written)May 12, 13, and 14 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)NCRFebruary 12, 2020April 13, 2020
Dental Hygienists (Written)May 21 (Thursday)NCRFebruary 21, 2020April 21, 2020
Dental Hygienists (Practical)May 22 (Friday)NCRFebruary 21, 2020April 21, 2020
Dentist (Practical) May 26, 27, 28, and 29 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)NCRFebruary 26, 2020April 27, 2020
NursesMay 31 and June 1 (Sunday and Monday)NCR, All Regional Offices; ZamboangaMarch 2, 2020April 30, 2020

June 2020

Name of Board ExaminationDate / Day of ExaminationVenue / PlaceStart of Online ProcessingDeadline of Filing of Application
Criminologists June 7, 8, and 9 (Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday)NCR, All Regional Offices; ZamboangaDecember 9, 2019March 31, 2020
Environmental Planners June 11 and 12 (Thursday, and Friday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian and TaclobanMarch 13, 2020May 12, 2020
Interior DesignersJune 23, 24, and 25 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)NCRMarch 25, 2020May 25, 2020
ArchitectsJune 28, and 30 (Sunday and Tuesday)NCR, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Legaspi and ZamboangaMarch 30, 2020May 29, 2020

July 2020 Exam Schedule

Name of Board ExaminationDate / Day of ExaminationVenue / PlaceStart of Online ProcessingDeadline of Filing of Application
Landscape ArchitectsJuly 1 and 2 (Wednesday and Thursday)NCRApril 2, 2020June 1, 2020
PsychologistsJuly 5 and 6 (Sunday and Monday)NCRApril 24, 2020June 23, 2020
PsychometriciansJuly 5 and 6 (Sunday and Monday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaApril 24, 2020June 23, 2020
Master PlumberJuly 11 and 12 (Saturday and Sunday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi and TaclobanApril 10, 2020May 12, 2020
Radiologic TechnologistsJuly 26 and 27 (Sunday and Monday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaApril 27, 2020June 26, 2020
X-Ray TechnologistsJuly 26 and 27 (Sunday and Monday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaApril 27, 2020June 26, 2020
Real Estate BrokersJuly 31 (Friday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi and TaclobanApril 30, 2020July 1, 2020

August 2020 Exam Schedule

Name of Board ExaminationDate / Day of ExaminationVenue / PlaceStart of Online ProcessingDeadline of Filing of Application
Sanitary EngineersAugust 4, 5, and 6 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)NCRMay 6, 2020July 6, 2020
Mining EngineersAugust 4, 5, and 6 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)NCR, Baguio, Cebu and DavaoMay 6, 2020July 6, 2020
Physical TherapistsAugust 8 and 9 (Saturday and Sunday)NCR, Baguio and CebuMay 8, 2020July 9, 2020
Occupational TherapistsAugust 8 and 9 (Saturday and Sunday)NCR, Baguio and CebuMay 8, 2020July 9, 2020
VeterinariansAugust 11, 12, and 13 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao and TuguegaraoMay 14, 2020July 13, 2020
Nutritionists - DietitiansAugust 16, and 17 (Sunday and Monday)NCR, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and ZamboangaMay 18, 2020July 17, 2020
Guidance CounselorsAugust 14, 15, and 16 NCR, Cagayan de Oro and CebuMay 21, 2020July 20, 2020
Mechanical EngineersAugust 22 and 23 (Saturday and Sunday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Lucena, Tacloban and ZamboangaMay 22, 2020July 27, 2020
Certified Plant MechanicAugust 22 and 23 (Saturday and Sunday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Lucena, Tacloban and ZamboangaMay 22, 2020July 27, 2020
Social WorkersAugust 25, 26, and 27 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)NCR, All Regional Offices; ZamboangaMay 27, 2020July 27, 2020
Medical Technologists August 29, and 30 (Saturday and Sunday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban and TuguegaraoMay 29, 2020July 30, 2020

September 2020

Name of Board ExaminationDate / Day of ExaminationVenue / PlaceStart of Online ProcessingDeadline of Filing of Application
ForestersSeptember 1 and 2 (Tuesday and Wednesday)NCR, All Regional Offices; ZamboangaJune 3, 2020August 3, 2020
Registered Electrical EngineersSeptember 4 and 5 (Friday and Saturday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban and ZamboangaJune 5, 2020August 4, 2020
Registered Master ElectriciansSeptember 6 (Sunday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban and ZamboangaJune 5, 2020August 4, 2020
LibrariansSeptember 8 and 9 (Tuesday and Wednesday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Tacloban and TuguegaraoJune 10, 2020August 10, 2020
Real Estate AppraisersSeptember 8 (Tuesday)NCR, Baguio, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Legaspi, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaJune 10, 2020August 10, 2020
Qualifying Assessment for Foreign Medical ProfessionalsSeptember 11 and 18 (Friday and Friday)NCRJune 3, 2020August 13, 2020
PhysiciansSeptember 12, 13, 19, and 20 (Saturday, Sunday, Saturday, and Sunday)NCR, Baguio, Cebu and DavaoJune 3, 2020August 13, 2020
Respiratory TherapistsSeptember 15 and 16 (Tuesday and Wednesday)NCR, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and ZamboangaJune 15, 2020August 17, 2020
Professional TeachersSeptember 27 (Sunday)NCR, All Regional Offices; Zamboanga, Bacolod and Laoag April 6, 2020July 29, 2020
Agricultural & Biosystems EngineersSeptember 29 and 30 (Tuesday and Wednesday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Legaspi and TuguegaraoJune 30, 2020September 1, 2020

October 2020

Name of Board ExaminationDate / Day of ExaminationVenue / PlaceStart of Online ProcessingDeadline of Filing of Application
Chemical EngineersOctober 2, 3, and 4 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)NCR and CebuJuly 3, 2020September 1, 2020
Naval Architects and Marine EngineersOctober 6, 7, and 8 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)NCRJuly 8, 2020September 7, 2020
Metallurgical EngineersOctober 6, 7, and 8 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)NCR, and Cagayan De OroJuly 8, 2020September 7, 2020
Certified Public Accountants (CPA)October 10, 11, and 17 (Saturday, Sunday, and Saturday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban and TuguegaraoMay 25, 2020August 26, 2020
Optometrists (Written)October 13, 14, and 15 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)NCRJuly 14, 2020September 14, 2020
Ocular PharmacologistsOctober 13 (Tuesday)NCRJuly 14, 2020September 14, 2020
Optometrists (Practical)October 18, 19, 20, and 21 (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday)NCRJuly 20, 2020September 14, 2020
ChemistsOctober 20, and 21 (Tuesday and Wednesday)NCR, Cagayan De Oro and CebuJuly 22, 2020September 21, 2020
Chemical TechniciansOctober 22 (Thursday)NCR, Cagayan De Oro and CebuJuly 22, 2020September 21, 2020
Electronics EngineersOctober 24, and 25 (Saturday and Sunday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Lucena and TaclobanJuly 24, 2020September 24, 2020
Electronics TechniciansOctober 26 (Monday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Lucena and TaclobanJuly 24, 2020September 24, 2020
Geodetic EngineersOctober 28, and 29 (Wednesday and Thursday)NCR and CebuJuly 30, 2020 September 28, 2020
Fisheries TechnologistsOctober 28, and 29 (Wednesday and Thursday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaJuly 30, 2020September 28, 2020

November 2020

Name of Board ExaminationDate / Day of ExaminationVenue / PlaceStart of Online ProcessingDeadline of Filing of Application
Customs BrokerNovember 4 and 5 (Wednesday and Thursday)NCR, Cebu and DavaoAugust 6, 2020October 5, 2020
MidwivesNovember 7 and 8 (Saturday, and Sunday)NCR, All Regional Offices; ZamboangaAugust 7, 2020October 8, 2020
AgriculturistsNovember 10, 11, and 12 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)NCR, All Regional Offices; ZamboangaAugust 12, 2020October 12, 2020
Civil EngineersNovember 14, and 15 (Saturday and Sunday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaMay 11, 2020October 1, 2020
Aeronautical EngineersNovember 17, 18, and 19 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)NCRAugust 19, 2020October 16, 2020
GeologistsNovember 17, 18, and 19 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)NCRAugust 19, 2020October 16, 2020
NursesNovember 21, and 22 (Saturday and Sunday)NCR, All Regional Offices; ZamboangaAugust 21, 2020October 19, 2020
CriminologistsNovember 28, 29, and 30 (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)NCR, All Regional Offices; ZamboangaJune 16, 2020September 28, 2020

December 2020

Name of Board ExaminationDate / Day of ExaminationVenue / PlaceStart of Online ProcessingDeadline of Filing of Application
Dentists (Written)December 2, 3, and 4 (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)NCRSeptember 2, 2020November 3, 2020
Real Estate Consultants (Written)December 6 (Sunday)NCRSeptember 7, 2020November 5, 2020
Dental Technologists (Written)December 7NCRSeptember 9, 2020November 9, 2020
Dental Technologists (Practical)December 8 and 9 (Wednesday and Thursday)NCRSeptember 9, 2020November 9, 2020
PharmacistsDecember 12 and 13 (Saturday and Sunday)NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaSeptember 14, 2020November 11, 2020
Dentists (Practical)December 15, 16, 17, and 18 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)NCRSeptember 2, 2020November 16, 2020

Reference

he data is good as of the writing date, I strongly suggest that you check the official website of PRC at prc.gov.ph if there are changes. Usually, it is announced on the government website.

How to Check the PRC Room Assignments Online

To view the location and room assignment for the upcoming board examination, you can visit PRC website at prc.gov.ph.

At the upper left side of the home page, you will the ‘Examination eServices.’ Among the three choices, select ‘Room Assignment’ to view the dates, place of exam, and room assignment.

how to check prc room assignment

The details are in PDF file. It will show you the exam dates, name school, school building name, address, your seat number, your complete name, and the school you previously attended prior to taking the board exam.

check the room assignment prc

You might have issues and concerns relating to this that is why PRC recommends that you report to the school assignment before the call time which is 6:30 AM on the day of your board exam.

*I hope this helps during your PRC board exam registration and application online. I also wish you good luck with your upcoming board exam.

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1 comment… add one
  • DARLING GARAY January 18, 2020, 10:57 am

    nakagawa na ako ng account pero pag “sign-in” laging incorrect password. ano po bang mali?

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