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, take your oath, 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 Initial Registration for Oathtaking?
How To Register and Take Your Oath Online Under the New Normal
- 1. Go to the PRC LERIS website
- 2. Log in to your existing account
- 3. Select “E-Oath” as Transaction
- 4. Secure an online appointment schedule
- 5. Confirm and submit application
- 6. Wait for the confirmation message to show up
- 7. Print your “Oath of Professional” form
- 8. Wait for the confirmation email from the PRC
- 9. Make the necessary technical preparation
- 10. Follow pre-ceremony protocols
- 11. Take your oath
How To Register and Take Your Oath: 8 Steps (Pre-COVID)
- 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
- How To 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?
- 9. What can I do if there are no appointment slots available?
- 10. What can I do if there are no more slots available for the mass oath-taking?
- 11. Can I claim my PRC license from any PRC Office?
- 12. I’m 20 years old (or below) which PRC considers as an “underage”. Can I still get my license?
Who Are Qualified for PRC Initial Registration for Oathtaking?
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.
How To Register and Take Your Oath Online Under the New Normal
Due to the ongoing health crisis that has restricted all forms of mass gathering, new licensure exam passers can now complete their initial registration and take their oath from the comfort of their own homes. This is thanks to the PRC Resolution No. 12551 which provides the guidelines for online oathtaking application and the conduct of virtual special oathtaking ceremony during a public health emergency.
Effective August 3, 2020, the following is the complete step-by-step guide in applying for and participating in the virtual/online oathtaking ceremony:
1. Go to the PRC LERIS website
2. Log in to your existing account
You should use the same email address and password you created the first time you applied for your licensure exam. In case you’ve lost or forgotten your password, send a password reset request to [email protected]
3. Select “E-Oath” as Transaction
Click “Select Transaction” and then select “E-Oath” from among the available tabs. On the pop-up box that will show up, select your profession from the drop-down list provided. Then, enter your Application Number as indicated in your Notice of Admission or NOA (in case you’ve lost your NOA, here are ways to ask for assistance in recovering it).
Take note that the system has an automatic verification so only those who passed their respective licensure examinations and have valid application numbers can proceed with the transaction.
Finally, click “PROCEED” to be redirected to the appointment module.
4. Secure an online appointment schedule
On the appointment module, select your preferred PRC Regional Office. Click “NEXT” and the system will automatically display the earliest available date for online oathtaking (see the screenshot above).
5. Confirm and submit application
After reading the guidelines for the virtual oathtaking, click “SUBMIT APPLICATION” to proceed.
6. Wait for the confirmation message to show up
This confirmation message will contain a reference number and a summary of your transaction. Click the “CLICK TO GO BACK” button to redirect to your “Existing Transaction”.
7. Print your “Oath of Professional” form
Inside “Existing Transaction”, you’ll find the details of your current transaction, including a “PRINT DOCUMENT” button that you should click to print your oath form.
8. Wait for the confirmation email from the PRC
This confirmation email contains the invitation link and password to the video conference (via Microsoft Teams or Zoom). You should expect to receive it in your registered email address 1-3 days before the scheduled virtual or online oathtaking.
In case you fail to receive an invitation link a day before the scheduled oath date, please send a technical assistance request to [email protected]
9. Make the necessary technical preparation
The video conferencing platform that will be used for the virtual oathtaking may vary depending on your profession. Be on the lookout for the official announcement from the PRC to know whether you’ll use Microsoft Teams or Zoom.
Once you’ve confirmed the platform to be used, download the application in your computer/device and familiarize yourself with its operation features before the scheduled oathtaking ceremony.
Ensure that you also have a decent webcam, microphone, and setup area with a stable Internet connection. The setup area where you’ll perform the oathtaking ceremony must have little to no distraction or background noise in order to keep the solemnity of the virtual event.
10. Follow pre-ceremony protocols
In preparation for the online oathtaking ceremony, make sure to remember the following:
- Wear formal or business attire.
- Use a white backdrop (physical or virtual) throughout the ceremony.
- Open the invitation link sent to your email address and be inside the meeting no later than 15 minutes before the start of the online oathtaking. For example, if your oathtaking is scheduled at 10:00 AM, then the screening time or waiting period is only from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM. Late attendees will not be admitted.
- Only use one device and never share the link details with any unauthorized person. Inductees that will be caught using multiple names or whose names will appear more than once in the list of participants will be presumed to have shared the link details with an unauthorized person/s, a clear violation of the rules that automatically disqualifies the inductee from participating in the online oathtaking. The violating inductee may no longer be readmitted but can still get another appointment.
11. Take your oath
The oathtaking ceremony will be conducted in the following sequence:
- National Anthem
- Welcome Remarks
- Roll Call of the Inductees
- Recital of the Professional’s Oath
- Closing Remarks
Participants must observe proper decorum throughout the event. You’re not allowed to step out of the video conference, shout, take calls, or do anything distracting which includes showing another object or person. The audio must be kept on MUTE mode except during the recital of the professional’s oath.
Should you fail to participate in the scheduled oathtaking ceremony, you’re allowed to get another appointment.
How To Register and Take Your Oath: 8 Steps (Pre-COVID)
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).
|Licensure Exam Passed||Registration Fee (initial registration fee + annual renewal fee)|
|Exams requiring baccalaureate degrees||Php 1,050|
|Exams requiring non-baccalaureate degrees||Php 870|
|Medical representative and real estate salesperson||Php 450|
|Ocular pharmacology||Php 1,200|
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 on 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.
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.
Beginning December 27, 2018, fees for the exam application, initial registration, or PRC ID renewal can now be paid over the counter at any UCPB branch.
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).
How To 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?
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?
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.
12. I’m 20 years old (or below) which PRC considers as an “underage”. Can I still get my license?
Yes, but you have to wait. 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 birthday2. However, you can already work during this waiting period provided that you secure a Certificate of Underage3 from the PRC.
- Professional Regulation Commission Resolution No. 1255, Series of 2020: Approving the Online Oathtaking Application System and Authorizing the Conduct of Virtual or Online Special Oathtaking During Public Health Emergency. (2020). [PDF]. Retrieved from https://www.prc.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2020-1255%20revised.pdf
- Schedule of Initial Registration for New Medical Technologist. (2014). Retrieved 17 October 2020, from https://www.prc.gov.ph/article/schedule-initial-registration-new-medical-technologist/2807
- PRC Frequently Asked Questions. [Ebook] (p. 11). Retrieved from https://www.prc.gov.ph/sites/default/files/mprcFAQs.pdf