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2024 Guide to PRC Renewal Requirements and Application

A Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) license or PRC ID is proof that you can legally practice your profession in the Philippines. It needs to be renewed every three years to avoid disruptions in your practice.

Time to renew your license? Follow this step-by-step guide to the PRC renewal requirements and application process.

How to Renew Your PRC ID

Good news: the bulk of the renewal process is done online. This includes scheduling your appointment for a personal appearance at a PRC office.

Make sure you have a strong internet connection before you start your application. A poor connection may cause pages to load slowly or require you to restart your form.

Step 1: Create a LERIS account.

You need an account on PRC's LERIS (Licensure Examination and Registration System). If you already have one, skip to Step 2.

  • Go to Under the "Register" tab, click "I Agree" after reading the terms and conditions.
  • Fill out the required fields, including the password that you'll use to sign in to LERIS after registration.
  • Confirm your details and agree to another set of terms and conditions.
  • You’ll see a prompt to log into your LERIS account.
  • After login, check your email to verify your email address with an OTP (one-time password). If you see a pop-up saying the OTP is disabled, LERIS should still proceed with your account registration.

Step 2: Complete your personal information.

Once you have a LERIS account, fill out the personal information on your profile to begin your renewal application.

  • Go to the valid ID section and click the box for PRC ID renewal. The ID fields will be automatically disabled.
  • Click "Save Information." Review your personal information then proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Upload a recent passport photo.

An updated photo is a critical PRC renewal requirement. Follow the PRC's photo guidelines:

  • Size: Passport size (2x2 inches), colored, and shot against a plain white background with no shadows
  • Time: Taken within the last six months
  • Pose: Your face should be visible and directly facing the camera. Don’t tilt your head. Make sure your ears are visible.
  • Clothing: Wear a collared top with sleeves (think business attire). Don’t wear glasses.

Step 4: Go to "Select Transaction" of your LERIS account.

Screenshot of LERIS account when renewing PRC ID.

For quick reference, download the LERIS Online Manual. It explains and numbers each step, so you know what to do next.

Image Credit: Professional Regulation Commission

After uploading a photo, click “Select Transaction” (item 1 on the screenshot above). Select "Renewal Tab” (2) among transactions. Choose your profession (3), provide your license number (4), and click to proceed (5).

Step 5: Schedule your face-to-face appointment.

Select the PRC regional branch where you want to claim your PRC ID.

Once you do so, LERIS automatically fills the fields for "Branch" and the available "Scheduled Date and Time." However, you can check other options and make changes.

After choosing a branch and a date, your PRC license's new expiration date and renewal fees will appear.

Step 6: Review the PRC renewal fee.

Renewal fees are ₱450 if you have a bachelor's degree or ₱420 if you don't. If fees are higher than you expected, note that the PRC imposes a surcharge for an expired license.

Step 7: Pay the PRC renewal fee via GCash.

Asian professional raises fist in triumph as she looks at mobile phone.

The instructions for paying the PRC renewal fee with GCash are straightforward and similar to shopping online.

LERIS provides several payment channels, but e-wallets like GCash only charge an ₱8 convenience fee on top of the renewal fee.

  • After choosing GCash, you’ll receive one final review of your application details.
  • Click "Submit Application" and follow GCash's payment instructions. Once you complete payment, you’re done with the online application phase of your professional license renewal!

What to Prepare Before Your Renewal Appointment Day

PRC will release your PRC ID on the day of your appointment once you satisfy all its requirements. Prepare to submit the following:

PRC Renewal Application Form

Download and print your application form from the "Existing Transactions" section of your LERIS account. You should also see your appointment details and electronic receipt, which you can print and bring.

Certificates of Attendance for CPD

To renew your PRC license, you need to earn at least 15 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units or points through training or learning seminars. The CPD points should be validated by the CPD Accreditation System (CPDAS).

During your appointment, show a screenshot or printout of the dashboard of your CPDAS account.

You can continue your renewal and obtain your ID even if you lack CPD units, since the PRC extended the deadline to December 31, 2024. Missing CPD obligations are carried over to the next renewal period. For example, if you have 10 missing CPD units, you must have 25 CPD points by the next renewal cycle.

Certificate of Good Standing and Other Documents

PRC may require some professions to provide additional certification and authentication documents, such as a Certificate of Good Standing or Surety Bond. Some certificates can be accomplished on LERIS.

Common Concerns and Questions About PRC ID Renewal

Can I renew before my PRC ID expires?

You can apply for a renewal in advance. If you wait until it expires, you’ll pay a surcharge, which increases over time. For example, if you renew 20 days after the expiration date, the surcharge is ₱30 (bachelor's degree) or ₱28 (non-bachelor's degree).

Can I have my PRC ID delivered to my home?

The shipping service is not currently available. For now, you must schedule an appointment.

I’ m an Overseas Filipino Professional (OFP) and can’t make a personal appearance. How can I complete my application?

Send a representative with an authorization letter with your signature and a photocopy of your PRC ID. Instead of CPD certificates, they should show photocopies of any of the following documents:

  • Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) from POEA
  • Passport and working visa or permit
  • Employment contract
  • Company ID in a foreign country
  • Residence permit

How can I contact PRC?

If you have concerns about your profession's PRC renewal requirements, call the PRC Helpdesk at 8736-2253 during office hours.

Make sure you’re also visiting official channels. PRC has one website and one social media account. Check below for the correct pages.

Why do I get a "Can't reach the page" message when I visit the PRC website?

Your browser may show a "Page Unresponsive" message when a web page takes too long to load or fails to load. Refreshing the page or clearing your browser cache can solve the error.

A slow internet speed or an exceeded data cap can also affect page loading, especially if several devices connect to your home network. You may need to upgrade your internet plan to boost your internet speed and stability.

Avoid internet problems while completing your PRC application. Get Globe At Home's GFiber and enjoy an internet speed of 100 Mbps under the basic Unli Plan. GFiber Plan 1799 has 200 Mbps speed and comes with streaming service subscriptions. Want to avoid the commitment of monthly bills? Check out GFiber Prepaid, where you can reload unlimited internet based on your budget.

As the PRC embraces digitalization, a strong and reliable internet connection becomes essential to fulfilling PRC renewal requirements. Globe At Home can help you achieve a seamless experience!

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