Great news! Overseas Filipino workers and Filipino professionals who carry a PRC license can apply for the renewal of your license right at the safety of your home.
Since commuting to accomplish personal transactions such as this is still not advised at this point in time, it’s great to know that there are options for everyone to accomplish these kinds of transaction with minimal risk and the highest possible convenience guaranteed. So, for you or anyone you know who’s a PRC license holder, make sure to read until the end of this guide.
Renew Your PRC License this 2021 Through These Steps
Every three years, the PRC license is renewed, normally in the month of the license holder’s birth. In the past, PRC ID renewal was done manually, which required you to fill out an application form, pay a fee, display your old ID, and then wait weeks or even months for your new ID.
Who are those who can renew their PRC licenses online?
- Aeronautical Engineer
- Agricultural Biosystems Engineer
- Certified Mine Foreman
- Certified Plant Mechanic
- Certified Public Accountant
- Certified Quarry Foreman
- Chemical Engineer
- Civil Engineer
- Customs Broker
- Dental Hygienist
- Dental Technologist
- Electronics Engineer
- Electronics Technician
- Environmental Planner
- Fisheries Technologist
- Foreign Medical Professional
- Geodetic Engineer
- Geologic Aide
- Guidance Counselors
- Interior Designers
- Landscape Architect
- Master Plumber
- Mechanical Engineer
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Medical Technologist
- Metallurgical Engineer
- Metallurgical Plant Foreman
- Mining Engineer
- Naval Architect
- Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapist Technician
- Ocular Pharmacologist
- Physical Therapist
- Professional Electrical Engineer
- Professional Electronics Engineer
- Professional Mechanical Engineer
- Professional Teacher
- Radiologic Technologist
- Real Estate Appraiser
- Real Estate Broker
- Real Estate Consultant
- Registered Electrical Engineer
- Registered Master Electrician
- Respiratory Therapist
- Sanitary Engineer
- Social Worker
- X-ray Technologist
How Much Does the Online Renewal Cost?
Your PRC license will be valid for another three years if you renew it. Fees for renewing licenses are as follows:
- Professions requiring baccalaureate degree: Php 150 per year or Php 450 for three years.
- Professions requiring non-baccalaureate degree: Php 140 per year or Php 420 for three years.
For renewals made 20 days after the licensee’s birth month, a surcharge of Php 30 and Php 28 will be added for the two types of degrees, respectively.
Steps to Renew Your PRC License Online:
- Go to https://online.prc.gov.ph/ to get started.
- Fill in your personal information, including your full name, gender, marital status, birthday, and email address. Make sure you have a valid email address because the PRC will send you the verification connection and updates to this address.
- Sign in to your account after you’ve successfully built one to complete your profile and other details. When you’re done, click “Save Information.”
- By clicking the camera icon, you can upload your 2×2 picture. Here are some guidelines to make sure your picture meets all of the PRC’s requirements:
- 2×2 size
- White background
- Should have been take no more than 6 months from the upload date.
- You should be wearing a shirt with collar.
- You should not be wearing eyeglasses on the photo
- Your ears should not be covered
- The photo should not have shadows or highlights.
- Choose RENEWAL as the transaction form.
- Choose your preferred PRC office and then press the “Proceed” button to demand your Professional Identification Card.
- Select your chosen method of payment:
- Card (credit or debit)
- Check your account after you’ve made your payment to see if the payment information status has been changed to “Paid.”
- Print your documents and save them before your scheduled meeting.
Bring your printed records to the PRC office of your choice and show them to the PRC officer when you go to get your Professional Identification Card.
Alternatively, you can have your PRC ID delivered to your house, which is a much safer and more convenient option.
Disclaimer: This post was published for information-sharing purposes only. If you have specific concerns and queries regarding your PRC license renewal, you may visit either https://www.prc.gov.ph/ or https://online.prc.gov.ph/ for more information.
There you have it! We hope that with this guide, you can easily renew your PRC license that’s essential for work or personal use, whether in the Philippines or overseas.