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If you’re reading this article, you’ve most likely passed a professional licensure exam in the Philippines.
It’s an achievement too elusive for thousands of other Filipinos so be grateful and pat yourself in the back.
But as the initial excitement wears off, don’t forget that you have to overcome one last hurdle before you become a licensed professional: the PRC online registration.
In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the specific steps you need to take in order to register and finally get the PRC license you’ve been dreaming of.
Related Article: How to Apply for PRC Licensure Examination Online: An Ultimate Guide
Table of Contents
- Who are qualified for PRC online registration?
- How to Register and Get Your PRC License ID Online: 8 Steps.
- 1. Prepare the requirements.
- 2. Sign in to PRC online portal.
- 3. Select the purpose of your transaction.
- 4. Set an appointment.
- 5. Select the payment option.
- 6. Print the Oath form.
- 7. Proceed to the PRC office/service center to submit the requirements.
- 8. Attend the mass oath-taking ceremonies.
- 9. Claim your PRC ID and Certificate of Registration (COR).
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
- 1. Does PRC set a deadline for the initial registration?
- 2. I’ve lost my Notice of Admission (NOA). What should I do?
- 3. Upon signing in, a “For PRC Verification” information pops up. What should I do?
- 4. Can I get my PRC license without oath-taking?
- 5. I keep getting “Record Mismatched” when trying to register using the exact information on my NOA. What should I do?
- 6. How can I check my board exam rating/grades online?
- 7. How can I check if a PRC license is legitimate and the license holder is a registered professional?
- 8. How can I get a Certificate of Board Rating and Passing?
- Additional FAQs.
- About the Author.
Who are qualified for PRC online registration?
Those who have applied for and successfully passed the licensure exam given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) should proceed with the initial registration.
To verify that you’re one of the successful examinees, check the results posted on the PRC website or newspapers of general circulation.
The PRC online registration is a mandatory procedure before you can participate in the mass oath-taking and receive your PRC license/ID.
If you’re still 20 years old or below (underage) by the time you pass the exam, you can only register on or after your 21st birthday.
How to Register and Get Your PRC License ID Online: 8 Steps.
1. Prepare the requirements.
The checklist below presents all the requirements you need to prepare for the PRC initial registration.
- Community Tax Certificate (cedula) – a document you can obtain from the barangay or municipal hall. You’ll need details from the cedula when filling out the Oath form.
- Printed and duly accomplished Oath form (more on this later).
- Two ID pictures. Take note that this is different from the photos you previously submitted during the exam application. The pictures must be 2 x 2 in size, colored, in plain white background, with your full name tag, taken no more than 6 months prior to uploading, and showing you wearing decent attire with a collar.
- Two documentary stamps and 1 piece short brown envelope (can be purchased within the PRC).
- Notice of Admission or NOA (for identification purposes only).
- Registration fee (to be paid after securing an appointment online).
Although the list above applies to most registrants, the Professional Regulatory Board may request additional documentary requirements from specific licensure exam passers.
Be on the lookout for official announcements posted in the PRC Facebook page after the release of exam results.
2. Sign in to PRC online portal.
Access the PRC online portal here.
Also known as the Licensure Examination and Registration Information System or LERIS, this is the same website you used to apply for the exam.
Since you already have an account, no need to register. Simply sign in with the e-mail address and password you used in your previous transaction.
In case you’ve lost or forgotten your password, request for a password reset to [email protected]
3. Select the purpose of your transaction.
Upon signing in, you will be taken to your profile page containing your personal information and picture.
Click “Select Transaction” on the upper right-hand corner of the page.
A pop-up window will then ask you to choose from five different tabs. Since you’re a new passer, select the second tab that says “Initial Registration.”
Provide the information requested which includes your profession (e.g., Professional Teacher) and application number that you can obtain from your NOA.
Once you’re done, click “Proceed” to move to the next step.
4. Set an appointment.
Whether you’re for initial registration, exam application, or PRC ID renewal, you need to schedule an appointment with the PRC for you to be accommodated.
If there are available slots left, the appointment date and time will be automatically generated for you. Don’t forget to submit all the requirements (see step 1) to the PRC on your scheduled appointment.
Before you proceed, remember two things:
- The appointment slots are free. Anyone who says otherwise is most likely a fixer who will do an under-the-table transaction with the PRC on your behalf and for a hefty price. Avoid them at all costs.
- Appointments can only be set in advance. You can’t get an appointment with the PRC on the same day that you made the online transaction.
If you’re okay with the schedule, click “Proceed.”
Otherwise, you can click the “Reschedule” option below the appointment date and time. This option enables you to select another schedule. Provide the reason for the change of appointment date and proceed to the next step.
5. Select the payment option.
The online appointment won’t be valid until you pay the required registration fee (see step 1 for a list of fees).
To make the payment, PRC offers users five options:
Option 1: Bancnet/Land Bank/GCash.
This mode of payment is ideal for those who want to pay the registration fee online.
However, you must have an account with Land Bank (ATM), GCash, or any Bancnet-participating bank for the online transaction to push through.
If this is your preferred mode of payment, we suggest reading the instructions we’ve already laid out in our previous guide.
Option 2: PRC – Cashier.
If you don’t have a bank or GCash account, you may opt to pay the registration fee at your selected PRC Regional Office or service center on the day of your appointment.
Should you select this payment option, a summary of the transaction will then be displayed, including the exact amount you’re going to pay.
Simply click “Submit” to proceed to the next step.
Option 3: UCPB (United Coconut Planter’s Bank).
One of the largest banks in the Philippines, UCPB recently entered a partnership with PRC to provide an easy way to pay the registration fee for those who don’t have a bank account.
If you select this option, a pop-up confirmation will appear showing the reference number as well as your appointment date and time. Record or take a screenshot of the said reference number and proceed to any UCPB branch to make the payment.
Payment via UCPB is validated within 2 to 3 working days.
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 initial registration fee plus 1.25% convenience fee.
Option 5: PayMaya.
If you have a PayMaya wallet, you can choose it to quickly pay the PRC initial registration fee plus a small convenience fee of Php 8.00
6. Print the Oath form.
As soon as the payment pushes through, you will be given permission to download and print your Oath form.
To access the Oath form, sign in to your account and click “Existing Transactions” from the main menu.
You will then be given an option to see “Payment Details” or “Print Document.” Select the latter to start printing your Oath form.
If you don’t have a printer at home, you may proceed to the main PRC office on your appointment date and time. PRC offers free printing services at its Online facilities located at the PRC Auditorium, 5th Floor, Annex Building.
7. Proceed to the PRC office/service center to submit the requirements.
On the day of your appointment, bring the duly accomplished Oath form along with other requirements listed in step 1 of this guide to your chosen PRC office/service center.
Submit the requirements at the window number designated for initial registration. Upon receiving the documents, a PRC officer will ask you to sign on the Registry Sheet, also known as the Roster of Registered Professionals.
Remember, you can’t participate in the mass oath-taking without signing on the Registry Sheet so personally submitting the documents to PRC is a must.
Finally, the officer will give you the schedule of the mass oath-taking as well as a claim slip indicating when you can receive both the Professional Identification Card (PIC) and Certificate of Registration (COR).
8. Attend the mass oath-taking ceremonies.
Mass oath-taking ceremonies are scheduled and administered by the Professional Regulatory Boards (PRBs).
9. Claim your PRC ID and Certificate of Registration (COR).
Both the PRC ID and the COR are usually issued after the oath-taking ceremonies.
In case you failed to attend the said ceremony, you can still claim the PRC ID and COR at Window-13 of the Registration Division of the PRC office after 5 working days from the date of the oath-taking.
However, before they can claim the PRC ID, applicants who can not or have failed to attend the mass oath-taking may be required to request a special or individual oath-taking to the Board concerned. In this request, the applicant will cite the reason/s why he/she wasn’t able to attend the mass oath-taking.
Once you get hold of the PRC ID, you can now legally practice your profession. Take note that the Professional Identification Card is valid for only three years and is renewable during your birth month.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
5. I keep getting “Record Mismatched” when trying to register using the exact information on my NOA. What should I do?
7. How can I check if a PRC license is legitimate and the license holder is a registered professional?
9. What can I do if there are no appointment slots available?
Answer: You can wait until your chosen PRC Office opens new slots or just choose another PRC Office.
10. What can I do if there are no more slots available for the mass oath-taking?
Answer: You can pick another location with available slots.
11. Can I claim my PRC license from any PRC Office?
No. According to the PRC Helpdesk, you can only claim your PRC license from the PRC office/branch you originally selected when you set an appointment for initial registration. Therefore, if you have chosen the PRC office in Manila during the online appointment, you can’t claim your license anywhere other than the PRC office you originally selected.
In case you won’t be able to show up on your appointment due to an unforeseen event, contact the PRC Helpdesk or the PRC office where you’re supposed to get your license.
About the Author.
Luisito E. Batongbakal Jr. is the founder and chief content strategist of FilipiKnow, a leading online portal for free educational, Filipino-centric content. His curiosity and passion for learning have helped millions of Filipinos around the world get access to free insightful and practical information at the touch of their fingertips. With him at the helm, FilipiKnow has won numerous awards including the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2013, the 2015 Globe Tatt Awards, and the 2015 Philippine Bloggys Awards (nomination). Connect with him on Linkedin.