How to Apply for PRC Licensure Examination Online: An Ultimate Guide

This post was most recently updated on January 26th, 2019

PRC online application has made applying for the board examination tremendously better.

In the old, sluggish system, applicants wasted a lot of time just to get, accomplish, and submit their application forms at the PRC office.

By contrast, PRC’s newly developed LERIS (Licensure Examination and Registration Information System) has enabled examinees to accomplish their application forms and secure an appointment with the PRC online.

Now fully implemented in the PRC central and regional offices, LERIS has dramatically cut processing time so you can complete the entire application process relatively faster.

In this definitive guide, I’ll walk you through all the steps required for PRC online application–from the initial online transaction to the final procedures at the PRC office.

Already passed the exam? Read this instead: How to Register and Get PRC ID After Passing the Licensure Exam

 

1. Prepare all the requirements.

When applying for the licensure examination, you need two sets of requirements. Let’s go over each of these in detail.

 

A. Application form requirements.

The first one is intended for the application form.

All applicants, regardless of the course, are required to accomplish the application form and secure an appointment with the PRC online.

I’ll discuss in the succeeding steps how to complete the application form via LERIS. For now, here are the requirements you need for the online application:

a. Internet connection and a web browser (preferably Mozilla Firefox).

b. A valid e-mail address (with password).

c. Mobile number.

d. Your personal data (including date of graduation).

e. A valid ID card (e.g., NBI clearance, Police clearance, Philippine passport, Philippine Postal ID, etc.).

f. 2 x 2 ID picture in .jpg format saved on your device (desktop computer, laptop, phone, or tablet). If you’ll have your photo taken at a studio, request for an e-file or soft copy to get your ID picture in .jpg format. For photo specifications, please jump to step 4 of this guide.

 

B. Course-specific requirements.

Meanwhile, the second set of requirements includes course-specific documents. These may include Transcript of Records, Birth Certificate, Marriage Contract, NBI clearance, etc.

This page shows the list of documentary requirements arranged according to course. You may also view the PDF version here.

You will need to bring these requirements along with the duly accomplished application form (more on this later) on the day of your appointment at the PRC.

 

2. Register with the PRC online portal (LERIS).

In order to complete the exam application online, you first need to create an account with LERIS.

If you don’t have an account yet, go to the PRC Online Services (LERIS) website and register.

After reading the terms of services, click the green “I Agree” button.

Then, complete the registration process by filling out the form with the requested information.

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Here’s the list of personal information you need to provide.

  • First, middle, and last name.
  • Name suffix like Jr. or III (leave blank if you have none).
  • Gender.
  • Civil status (Single/Married/Divorced).
  • Birthdate.
  • Your e-mail address and a password (must be at least 6 characters composed of numbers, letters, and special characters).

When you’re done, click “Register.”

 

3. Sign in to your account and complete your online profile.

Log in using the same username (i.e., your e-mail address) and password you created during registration.

Complete your profile by filling in the requested information in the blank spaces provided.

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To accomplish this form, you will need to provide the following personal information:

  • Citizenship.
  • Birthplace.
  • Permanent mailing address (No./Street, Barangay, Town or City, Province).
  • Mobile number (required).
  • Telephone/Landline number (optional).
  • Alternate e-mail address (if you have any).
  • Your father’s name and citizenship.
  • Your mother’s name and citizenship.
  • The name of your school, its address, the course you took in that school, and the date of your graduation.
  • Valid ID number as well as place and date it was issued.

Below the “Valid ID” section, there’s a box that says “Check if this is for PRC ID Renewal.” Since you’re applying for the licensure examination, leave this box unchecked.

Double-check the information you’ve provided and correct any spelling or syntax errors.

Once you’re done, click “Save Information” to proceed to the next step.

A small box will then appear asking you to verify if the name you’ve provided is complete and accurate.

Click “YES” to confirm.

 

4. Upload your photo.

You will be taken to a page containing a small grey box with a camera icon on its bottom left corner.

Click this camera icon to show the photo requirements you need to adhere to.

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To prevent any delay or disapproval, make sure that the 2 x 2 ID picture you’ll be uploading follows the guidelines below:

  • 2 x 2 size in a plain white background.
  • Must be recent and should resemble the applicant.
  • Taken not more than 6 months prior to uploading.
  • Applicant must wear decent attire with collar.
  • Must show the applicant’s ears.
  • With no shadows.
  • Applicant must not wear eyeglasses.

If you’re ready to upload the picture, click “Proceed.”

Click “Choose file” and select the image stored in your device.

Finally, click the “Upload Image” button to proceed to the next step.

 

5. Select the licensure examination you’re applying for.

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Click “Select Transaction” on the upper right corner of your profile page.

Choose the first tab (i.e., “Examination”).

Next, select the name of your examination, examination type (Complete/First-timer, Repeater, or Removal/Conditioned), date of examination, and place of examination.

For example, if you’re an elementary education graduate who is applying for LET (licensure examination for teachers) for the first time, you need to input the following information:

  • Name of the Examination: PROFESSIONAL TEACHER.
  • Examination Type: Complete/First timer.
  • LET Level: Elementary.

Once you’re done, hit “Proceed” to confirm the selection.

 

6. Schedule an appointment with the PRC.

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Choose your preferred PRC Regional Office where you’ll file your application.

Here’s a list of PRC Regional Offices you can choose from.

To accommodate more applicants, PRC has also opened different service centers in select malls and establishments.

After choosing a PRC Regional Office from the drop-down list provided, the system will automatically provide you with an appointment date and time. This is when you’ll personally submit the application form along with other requirements (see step 1) to the PRC.

Take note that PRC has a “no same-day appointment” policy which means you can’t have an appointment with the PRC on the same day of your online transaction. All appointments are scheduled in advance.

Also, remember that appointment slots are free and very easy to get as long as you have an Internet connection.

PRC warns applicants against fixers who may ask for your personal information, e-mail address, and password and promise quick transaction with the PRC in exchange for a fee.

If you’re sure about your appointment, click “Proceed.”

 

7. Choose your preferred payment method.

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Although the modes of payment will be expanded in the future, LERIS only offers three payment options as of this writing.

To pay the application fee, you can choose from these three options:

  • PRC – CASHIER (over the counter).
  • LANDBANK (online payment).
  • UCPB (over the counter).

 

Option 1: PRC – CASHIER (over the counter).

Select PRC – CASHIER if you prefer to make the payment personally at the PRC office or service center on the day of your appointment. As of this writing, application for licensure examination costs Php 900.

A summary of your transaction will be displayed.

Click “Submit” to proceed to the next step.

 

Option 2: LANDBANK (online payment).

Meanwhile, if you prefer to pay via LAND BANK, you will be redirected to the LBP ePayment Portal.

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To make online payment through this portal, you can choose from three different payment options:

  • LAND BANK (if you have an ATM account with Land Bank).
  • BancNet (for banks other than Land Bank. For your convenience, here’s a list of BancNet participating banks).
  • G-Cash (an online payment service that turns your Globe mobile number into a virtual wallet).

 

For Land Bank ATM Card.

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Enter the following details to complete the transaction:

  • 10-digit Land Bank ATM account number.
  • Joint Account Indicator (JAI), if applicable.
  • Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Click “Submit” to confirm payment.

A summary of the transaction will then be displayed. You can click “Print” to get a copy of this payment confirmation (recommended) or “Ok” to proceed to the next step.

For Land Bank-related payment concerns, you can call 405-7000 or email at [email protected]

 

For BancNet ATM Card.

prc online application bancnet

Upon choosing “BancNet” as a payment option, you will be redirected to a BancNet window or page.

In case it doesn’t appear, ensure that the popup blocker in your browser is disabled or turned off before trying another transaction.

BancNet will request for the following information:

  • Bank Name.
  • Your 16-digit ATM Card Number.
  • Account type.
  • Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Click “Pay” to submit payment.

You will then be given a copy of the payment confirmation. Click either “Print” to save a copy of it or “Continue” to return to the payment portal.

 

For G-Cash.

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If you choose to pay via G-Cash, you will be asked to enter your 11-digit mobile number.

For successful payment, make sure your G-Cash account is loaded with the required amount (Php 900 + Php 20 transaction fee).

To authorize the payment, reply with your 4-digit mobile PIN to the SMS confirmation that will be sent to you.

 

Option 3: UCPB (over the counter).

In December 2018, UCPB or United Coconut Planter’s Bank started accepting payments for different transactions with PRC like exam application, PRC ID renewal, and initial registration.

The payment can be made over the counter at any UCPB branch.

Since you don’t necessarily need to have an account with UCPB to make the transaction, this payment option is ideal for those who can’t use Option 2 to pay the fee online.

Should you choose UCPB, a reference number will be displayed on your screen. Record or take a screenshot of this reference number and provide it when making the payment personally at any UCPB branch.

 

8. Print your application form.

how to print prc online application

Go back to your profile page and choose “Existing Transaction” from the main menu.

Click the “Payment Details” to double-check if your online payment has pushed through.

Select “Print Document” to view the printable copy of your duly accomplished PRC examination application form.

Click the printer icon on the upper right-hand corner of the document to start printing.

On the day of your appointment, bring the printed application form to the PRC along with other documentary requirements (see step 1) and the application fee in case you’ve selected the PRC – CASHIER payment option (see step 7).

In case you encounter technical problems while completing the online application, you can email PRC’s technical team at [email protected]

 

9. Proceed to the PRC on the date and time of your appointment.

Although the procedures may vary depending on your chosen PRC office, expect to complete the following activities on the day of your appointment:

a. Upon arrival, go to the PRC Customer Service center and pay for the documentary stamp (Php 21 per piece).

b. Next, proceed to the Processing Counter to submit all the requirements which include your printed application form and other course-specific documents.

The Processing Officer will ask for your signature, thumb mark, and the documentary stamp. After checking and evaluating the requirements you’ve submitted, you will then be issued the Permanent Examination & Registration Record Card (PERRC) which you should accomplish immediately.

c. Go back to the PRC Customer Service center to buy a metered mailing envelope (Php 30 per piece).

d. Submit the metered mailing envelope with the processed application form and the rest of the requirements at the Issuance Counter. Wait for your name to be called.

After evaluating all the documents you’ve submitted, the issuing officer will print, sign, and issue you the Notice of Admission (NOA) with the attached Program of Examination and metered mailing envelope.

And there you have it: Your PRC online application is now complete. To know your room assignment, don’t forget to check the PRC website 2 to 3 days before your scheduled examination.

Already passed the exam? Read this instead: PRC Online Registration for Board Passers

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

According to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), the following are the basic qualifications for the licensure examination:

  • Filipino citizen.
  • At least 18 to 21 years old.
  • Of good moral character.
  • Graduate or degree holder from a recognized school, college, or university.
  • Has not been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude with final judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction.
  • Other qualifications that mat may be stated in the concerned Professional Regulatory Law.

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The Professional Regulation Commission clearly stated that an applicant must be a Filipino citizen in order to qualify for any professional licensure examination.

However, foreigners can still take the exams if there’s a “proof of reciprocity” between the Philippines and the applicant’s country of origin.

Moreover, foreigners who are recognized Filipino citizens or have dual citizenships are welcome to apply for the local licensure exams as long as they can present the following:

  • ID Certificate from the Bureau of Immigration.
  • Certificate of Oath of Allegiance.
  • Certificate of Dual Citizen/Certificate of Recognition as Filipino Citizen.

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Yes, you can.

Your representative can complete the PRC online application and secure appointment with the PRC on your behalf.

However, before your representative can personally appear at the PRC to submit the requirements, you first need to secure and issue a special power of attorney.

The said legal document will appoint your representative to file the application while you’re away.

The Notice of Admission, on the other hand, will not be issued to you until you personally appear at the PRC Application Division at least a week before the first day of examination.

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As of this writing, the following is the PRC exam application fee in terms of college degree and type of examination that the applicant will be taking:

  • Baccalaureate degree – Php 900.00
  • Non-baccalaureate degree – Php 600.00
  • Conditioned – Php 450.00
  • For Dental Technician and Hygienist – Php 1,000.00
  • For Ocular Pharmacology – Php 1,500.00

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This post was most recently updated on January 19th, 2019

Repeaters and conditional applicants may follow the same procedures for PRC online application. 

However, in step 5 of the online application, indicate under the “Examination Type” your status as an examinee (i.e., whether you’re a “Repeater” or “Removal/Conditioned”).

Once you’ve secured an appointment with your preferred PRC office, prepare the following requirements:

Bring all the requirements to the PRC on the day of your appointment to complete the application process.

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PRC makes official announcements either through its website or social media pages whenever there is systems maintenance.

During these situations, LERIS is totally inaccessible so applicants are advised to do walk-in applications.

If no official announcement has been made, wait for a few minutes and access the website again.

You can also contact the PRC technical team at [email protected]

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27 thoughts on “How to Apply for PRC Licensure Examination Online: An Ultimate Guide

  • 01/27/2019 at 7:12 am
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    My appointment is this coming Feb.1,2019..1:00 PM. aT ROBINSON Butuan City. at ang aking Reference no ay EXJYBX9J5BRZ . Na screen shoot ko po ito. Then nagka offline agad ako. Ang tanong kopo. PWD PO BANG IPAKITA KO NALANG ITONG SCHEDULE NANG APPOINTMAENT at REFERENCE no. ko sa PRC ROBINSON, Butuan city at doon na sa cashier ako magbayad at humungi ng APPLICATION FORM?

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  • 01/27/2019 at 7:02 am
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    My schedule for filing ( teachers exam ) is this coming Feb.1,2019 at 1:00pm at ROBINSON, Butuan City. And my reference no. is EXJYBX9J5BRZ. Na screen shoot ko po ito..
    My problem is nag offline agad ako.. . Ang tanong kopo pwd na po bang ipakita ko nalang yong schedule ko at reference no.. at doon na ako magbayad at humingi ng APPLICATION FORM? sa PRC ROBINSONS, Butuan City?
    Pls. I’m waiting for your response. God Bless!

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  • 01/14/2019 at 9:32 pm
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    Palagi n lng error at under maintenance Ang prc online website.. hnd mkpagpa appointment kelangn n tlga magrenew..ng try ndn mg walk in hnd nmn nla inientertain kc kelngn mo ung barcode pra mkpagbyad.. Ang tanging option lng eh online appointment.. jusko 2weeks ng ganito.. error lng plagi.. pls nmn Po pkiaus na.. kelngn n Po tlga mgkapagrenew..

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  • 01/11/2019 at 1:06 pm
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    can in have the official website for application,,i am always redirecting to the null website.. thanks anyways

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  • 01/11/2019 at 7:40 am
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    8888
    Ilang araw na di ako maka set ng appointment dahil ang LERIS laging nag rereload at nag e-error. After ko pumunta ng regional office this coming monday as walk in, kung di nila ako i-acommodate dahil kailangan may online appointment tatawag na ako sa 8888. And kung sino man jan having the same problems due to inefficient transactions by a government institution I advice you to do the same para naman maaksyunan na. Lahat ng taong nagtatrabaho at gustong magtrabaho sa pilipinas dumadaan sa prc. Walang respeto sa mga professionals and those who are trying to get a license to work and participate in the Philippine economy. Ano ba talaga PRC? Tulong ba kayo sa pilipinong gustong magtrabaho o isang malaking balakid at sakit ng ulo? Umayos naman kayo.

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  • 01/11/2019 at 3:19 am
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    Since december until now wala talaga…. Paano ba to PRC? I want to get appointment ma araw man o sa gabi wala talaga.. like now I started 1 AM pero 4:30 AM nlang wala din pang ilang gabi ko na to.. PRC please find solution for this….Salamat po

    [email protected]

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  • 01/11/2019 at 2:39 am
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    Since december pa ako login ng login wala talaga di makapasok.. pahelp nman po kung paano makakuha ng appointment malapit na po deadline BSpharmacy salamat po.

    [email protected]

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  • 01/10/2019 at 5:34 pm
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    Okay naman sakin yung website, kaso pagdating na dun sa pagcomplete ng profile details, Lalo na yung mga may drop down menu (Birth Place / Name of School), kusang nagrereload yung site. Tapos error na naman. Tapos uulitin ko na naman lahat ng natype ko. Paulit ulit.

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  • 01/10/2019 at 3:40 pm
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    Mag claim lng naman ako ng board certificate tapos mgpapa certified true copy. Need ba talaga ang online registration? Malapit na po deadline eh

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    • 01/10/2019 at 8:33 pm
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      @Nurse

      This guide is for those applying for the board exam. We’re currently working on a separate guide for those who already passed the exam and requesting for board exam cert. Thanks.

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  • 01/10/2019 at 12:20 pm
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    PRC site is always undermaintenance for the past 2 everytime i get to set an online appointment. Should i go directly to the office even without having an online appointment?

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  • 01/09/2019 at 6:03 pm
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    Gusto nila online appointment pero palagi namang nag eerror yung page. Paano ba yan???

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  • 01/09/2019 at 1:59 pm
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    help po malapit na ang dead line ng PRC until now hindi parin ako maka pasok early in the morning ,gabi , tannghali hindi parin since december papo ako nag on line hindi parin po palagi napo akong puyat.,pls po patulong

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    • 01/11/2019 at 7:42 am
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      Call 8888 for help para marami na tayo at maaksyunan na

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  • 01/09/2019 at 4:15 am
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    Lagi pong Error pag binubuksan ko, pls help me

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  • 01/08/2019 at 1:16 pm
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    nakakainis.. nkailang input nko ng info then bgla nlang lalabas “undermaintenance” Ano b kailangan gawin? mag walkin? nahihirapan n talaga ko mgfile.

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  • 01/08/2019 at 6:05 am
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    I always try to go online but always undermaintenance even 10 pm or 7 am I also try that hours but still undermaintenance. Can I go to your office for online because I wondering the deadline.

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  • 01/08/2019 at 5:57 am
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    Bakit po laging undermaitenance po yung account na online.prc. gov.ph pahelp naman po kung anu yung bagong account for online application for exam. Salamat and Godbless us

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  • 01/07/2019 at 6:16 am
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    Kahapon pa po ako log in ng log In sa PRC but laging incorrect yung password and email kahit na nakakailan na akong try gumawa ng account but in the end pag dating sa pag log in wala pa RIn.
    No Slots na bA? Or may problem lng tlaga ang Prc???

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  • 01/02/2019 at 7:50 am
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    Is my reference of transaction via Landbank already cancelled if I did not able to pay for it on that same day? What will happen to my slot?

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    • 12/27/2018 at 2:57 pm
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      @milson eyon selong

      Same process. Please read the whole article.

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  • 12/19/2018 at 7:26 pm
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    PRC site is always undermaintenance for the past 2 everytime i get to set an online appointment. Should i go directly to the office even without having an online appointment?

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