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


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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 PRC board exam application requirements.

Even though you can now file your application and set an appointment online via the PRC LERIS system, applicants are still required to submit documentary requirements on the day of their scheduled appointment.

Although the set of documentary requirements vary depending on the Professional Board that administers your licensure examination, the following are the most common ones required from all applicants regardless of their course:

  • Duly-accomplished and printed PRC examination application form (more on this later);
  • Original and photocopies of your Transcript of Records (TOR) with Special Order, the seal of the school, date of graduation, and scanned picture and remarks “For Board Examination Purposes Only”;
  • Original and photocopies of your NSO or PSA Birth Certificate;
  • Original and photocopies of your NSO or PSA Marriage Contract (for married female applicants only);
  • Valid NBI Clearance (required for some first-timers and repeaters who will take specific licensure examinations).

Please go to this page to see the full list of documentary requirements arranged according to the course. You may also view the PDF version here.

 

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.

Before you proceed, make sure you have the following:

  • An Internet connection and a web browser (preferably Mozilla Firefox).
  • A valid e-mail address (with password).
  • Mobile number.
  • Your personal data (including date of graduation).
  • A valid ID card (e.g., NBI clearance, Police clearance, Philippine passport, Philippine Postal ID, etc.).
  • 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 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.

If you don’t have an account yet, go to the PRC Online Services (LERIS) website and register. Otherwise, skip this step and jump to the next.

****Take note that the LERIS system becomes inaccessible sometimes. If the aforementioned link doesn’t work, you may also try to access mirror sites in this link or this link. In case all links can’t be accessed, it’s most likely that the LERIS system is under maintenance so you should try again some other time. Also, if you previously used the old PRC website (www.prc-online.com), please be aware that all the saved information about you can no longer be used, hence the need to create a new account with LERIS.****

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.

prc online services

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.

how to apply prc online

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.

Related: How to Check Board Exam Rating or Verify PRC License Online

 

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.

prc online application for let

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.
  • The applicant must wear decent attire with a collar.
  • Must show the applicant’s ears.
  • With no shadows.
  • The 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.

prc online application tutorial

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.

prc online application user guide

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 transactions with the PRC in exchange for a fee.

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

 

7. Choose your preferred payment method.

prc online application payment

Although the modes of payment will be expanded in the future, LERIS only offers five 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)
  • Credit Card
  • PayMaya

 

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, the 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 LANDBANK, you will be redirected to the LBP ePayment Portal.

how to process prc application online

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

  • LANDBANK (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).
  • GCash (an online payment service that turns your Globe mobile number into a virtual wallet).

 

For Land Bank ATM Card.

prc online application landbank

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 pop-up blocker in your browser is disabled or turned off before trying another transaction.

BancNet will request 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.

prc online exam application services

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.

 

Option 4: Credit or Debit Card.

Powered by PayMaya – VISA, this convenient payment option automatically deducts from your account the total amount of the PRC application fee plus 1.25% convenience fee.

 

Option 5: PayMaya.

If you have a PayMaya wallet, you can choose it to quickly pay the PRC application fee plus a small convenience fee of Php 8.00

 

8. Print your PRC examination 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).

1. Who can apply for the licensure examination?

2. Are foreigners allowed to take professional licensure examinations in the Philippines?

3. I’m currently abroad. Can I apply for the licensure examination through a representative?

4. How much is the examination fee?

5. What are the requirements for those re-taking the licensure examination?

6. The LERIS website is down and inaccessible. Can I do a walk-in application instead?

 

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

  1. Ask lng po if repeater po yung status nang taker if na fail last exam at kukuha ulit this may 2020?

    1. We already answered this in the FAQ section: https://filipiknow.net/prc-online-application-for-repeaters/

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  3. Goodday po..hindi po ako makaregister..may lumalabas po kc na name already registered.eh first time ko pa lng po mag exam eh..panu po un..

  4. Pwede po parents ang mag submit ng application form sa prc? Ano po ang kelangan na ipakita ng parent if ever?

    1. I think your parents need to bring your authorization letter and valid IDs (yours and your parents’). However, please call the PRC to confirm if this is allowed.

  5. Good day po, ask ko lang po kapag nag register dati pero di nag exam repeater po ba ilalagay ko sa application?

  6. Hello po! First timer or Repeater po ba ilalagay kapag nagpasa ulit ng application online kung di naman po ako nakapag-exam last October 2019? Kasi registered po ako sa PRC. Balak ko po this April 2020 magtake ng exam. Thank you po.

  7. Ask ko lng po. Nailagay ko dun sa valid id no. Is passport id no. at nkabayad napo ako dun pag view ko application form ko for Community Tax Cert no. ung nkalagay dun. Ok lng po ba un?

    1. Yes, but you need to inform PRC about this on the day of your scheduled appointment so they can make the necessary changes.

    1. Select other payment options then. If you insist on paying it via PRC – Cashier, then wait for it to reappear again or ask PRC directly via phone or social media when it will become available again.

  8. Hello, they did not gave back my metered envelope after receiving My Noa and
    the program. Is that how it usually is?

  9. WHAT IF NA CANCEL KO PO TRANSACTION ANO PO GAGAWIN KO PO KASI NAGCHANGE AKO SANA NG TRASACT NG PRC CASHIER HUHUHU

    1. If you haven’t completed the payment yet, you can just start a new application. If you already paid for the application, you can just bring your proof of payment and reference number on the day of examination. You can also email [email protected] and send a screenshot of your transaction and scanned copy of proof of payment before the exam.

  10. Good Morning po ask ko lang po pwd pa rin po b ako magproceed appointment date ko po ngayon hnd sinasadyang mapindot ang cancel valid p dn po b yun.?

    1. If you haven’t completed the payment yet, you can just start a new application. If you already paid for the application, you can just bring your proof of payment and reference number on the day of examination. You can also email [email protected] and send a screenshot of your transaction and scanned copy of proof of payment before the exam.

  11. Hello po..paano po ba ma edit ung middle name ko sa online application kasi po instead na CONDE naging CONDR po doon at paano i- change ung picture kasi di pwede..

    1. Have you completed your application already? You can simply click the ‘Edit’ button on the profile page.

  12. pano po ba mag register kapag already exist na po ang pangalan kahit first time ko pa lang po mag file?

  13. i forgot my first gmail and password that i used on my first take. i tried to log in with other account but i cant, because my name is already existed… what shall i do?

  14. tanong ko lang po paano po paano makaonline applicationif may account ka na tapoz po di mo na matandaan kaya di makapasok saexaminationonline application.

  15. Professional Teachers
    TEACHER
    NSO / PSA Birth Certificate

    NSO / PSA Marriage Contract (for married female applicants)

    Transcript of Records with scanned picture and Remarks “For Board Examination Purposes” (First Timer & Repeater)

    Payment: P900.00 – complete

    bakit yan lang ang nakalagay na requirement kung merun naman palang passport size at mailing envelope, doc stamp etc. dpat hindi lang yan ang nakapost. kung di pa pala ngview ng iba pang details ng requirements hindi malalaman lalo na kung nakalimutan na ang ibang requirement.

    1. Applicants are required to register and set an appointment online. You can wait for new slots to open or reach PRC through their helpdesk at prc.licensureof[email protected]

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