Renew PRC ID Online in 2020 (5 Easy Steps!)



All Filipino professionals are required to renew their Professional Identification Card or PRC ID in order to legally continue practicing their profession. Recently, however, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has required applicants to apply online for their license application and renewal.

Below is a step-by-step guide to help you understand the online renewal and online appointment process related to PRC ID renewals in the Philippines.

How to renew PRC ID online

CPD Requirement

First things first: before you apply for renewal of your Professional ID (PID), take note that the PRC will be checking for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credit units as prerequisite for renewal.

The good news, though, is that the PRC is not yet fully implementing the CPD units requirement. In fact, the PRC officially announced in December 2018 that “renewal of Professional Identification Card (PIC) without full CPD Compliance is accepted until December 2020.”

This means that until December 2020, all applicants wishing to renew their PRC IDs are not mandated to fully comply yet with the required CPD units. The only requirement, for now, is “an undertaking to complete the required CPD credit units for the next compliance period.”

Simply speaking, you will be allowed to renew your PRC ID, even if you haven’t met the required CPD credit units, as long as you submit an Affidavit of Undertaking. The new PRC ID Renewal Application Form already includes an “Undertaking” section so no need to submit a separate affidavit anymore and no need to have this undertaking notarized either.

Required CPD units reduced to 15 units

Also effective March 1, 2019, new transitory provisions regarding the implementation of the CPD Law will begin. In February 2019, the PRC issued Resolution No. 2019-1146 which amended parts of Resolution 1032 series of 2017 or the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the CPD Act of 2016.

Under the IRR transitory provisions of the CPD Law:

  1. Professionals working abroad (overseas) are not required to comply with the CPD requirement;
  2. New board exam passers and recently licensed professionals shall also not be covered by the CPD requirement; and finally, the good news…
  3. The required CPD credits have beed reduced to no more than fifteen (15) CPD units.

And yet, take note that there are exceptions to these revised provisions, specifically:

  1. Professions which are required by their Professional Regulatory Laws to comply with specific number of CPD credit units for the renewal of their PRC ID card; and
  2. Where the professional intends to practice the profession in countries covered by bilateral, regional, or international agreements in which CPD is a recognition and eligibility requirement, such as the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs).

These exceptions require certain professionals to earn CPD units beyond the 15 units minimum, depending on what’s cited in their respective professional regulatory law or in international professional agreements signed by the respective CPD Council.

For example, the following minimum CPD units are required for the following professionals instead of just 15 credit units:

  • Social Workers – 45 CPD units (under RA 10847)
  • Real Estate Brokers and other licensed real estate professionals – 45 CPD units (under Real Estate Service Act or RESA Law – RA 9646)

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PRC ID Renewal: Step-by-Step Guide

Take note that the PRC ID is valid for three years, renewable on your birth month. Applicants may renew their PRC ID prior to expiration date. Doing so will not lose the one (1) year validity as a result of early renewal, according to the PRC.

It’s nice that the PRC now offers online renewal application but, unfortunately, you will still need to visit a PRC office to personally submit all required documents. To do this, you will have to schedule your Online Appointment details.

For the step-by-step guide on registration, account creation, and renewal application of PRC ID, start with Step #1 below.

Step 1: Visit PRC LERIS website

Go to the official PRC online renewal and application website at https://online.prc.gov.ph. This is the PRC LERIS or the Licensure Examination and Registration Information System.

If you previously used and created an account at PRC’s old website at www.prc-online.com, please note that user accounts created there are NO longer active. All applicants must register a different account at the new PRC LERIS website.

PRC LERIS for Application and Online Appointment website

Please note that in some cases, the website might be down and under maintenance, but simply come back at a different time to access the website.

Alternatively, you may use PRC’s two mirror websites which are still official PRC LERIS sites:

– PRC LERIS alternative site #1: https://online1.prc.gov.ph

– PRC LERIS alternative site #2: https://online2.prc.gov.ph

Take note! For first-time users, you need to register first. If you’ve already registered and with an existing and valid LERIS account, just login to your account then skip to Step #3 below. Otherwise, proceed to Step #2.

Step 2: Register a new account and complete your profile

A. First-time users need to register and complete their profile. Make sure you have the following information before you begin:

  • A valid e-mail address (with password)
  • A working mobile or cellphone number
  • Personal data (including date of your graduation)
  • Soft copy of ID photo, saved in .jpg format on a computer, phone or tablet. The photo should also be 2×2 in size, in plain white background; taken no more than 6 months prior to PRC ID renewal; and the applicant must wear decent attire WITH COLLAR in the photo.

B. Now, to register and create an account, follow these steps.

  1. Click the “REGISTER” tab on the right-hand sidebar of the homepage.
  2. Scroll below to view the entire Terms of Service.
  3. Click on the green “ACCEPT” button.
  4. Fill out all required information as printed on your Notice of Admission or Professional Identification Card.
  5. Once completed, check the “I’m not a robot” CAPTCHA then click the green “REGISTER” button.
How to register in PRC LERIS
First-time users must first register with PRC LERIS website. Those with an existing LERIS account, login to your account then proceed to Step #8.

C. Once you have finished registration, log in by clicking the “SIGN IN” tab. Enter your Email Address and Password, then click the “SIGN IN” button.

D. Once signed in, create your Profile by filling out and completing the form. Correctly input all required information, including your personal details, address, telephone and cellphone numbers, you mother’s and father’s details, degree course, school graduated from, and date of graduation, among others.

E. After completing your Profile, click the “SAVE INFORMATION” button.

PRC LERIS Profile
PRC LERIS Account Profile

F. You are required to upload a good quality ID photo. If your photo is rejected, your application will be disapproved, so make sure the photo you will upload must comply with the following:

  • 2×2 in size;
  • In plain white background;
  • Applicant must wear decent attire with collar in the photo;
  • Applicant should not be wearing eyeglasses in the photo;
  • Ears of the applicant should not be covered; and
  • Photo should have been taken no more than 6 months prior to PRC ID renewal.
PRC LERIS photo upload

Step 3: Schedule an Online Appointment

A. To renew your PRC ID, make sure you’re logged in to your PRC account then click the “TRANSACTION” button located at the top-right portion of the page.

B. In the “Select Transaction” section, click the “RENEWAL” tab, then choose your “Profession” from the drop-down menu then input your PRC License ID Number. Next, click the “Proceed” button.

C. In the succeeding “Online Appointment” page, select the PRC Office (from the drop-down menu) where you wish to apply for renewal. You will then be given a tentative Appointment Date and Time. If you wish to reschedule, just click the “Reschedule?” button and select a new Appointment Date.

Step 4: Pay processing fee via PRC Cashier, Landbank, or UCPB

You will be shown the total amount you need to pay for the processing of your ID renewal. To proceed with payment, click the “Proceed” button then choose your preferred Payment Method.

You may pay the processing fee in one of three methods:

  1. At the Cashier of the PRC office where you set your online appointment;
  2. Via Landbank’s ePayment portal by paying using your LandBank ATM or Savings account, a Savings or Debit account in any Bancnet member bank, or through Globe’s GCash;
  3. Via UCPB online payment portal (UCPB Connect), mobile banking app, or over-the-counter deposit at any UCPB branch.

If you are paying online directly via your Landbank ATM account, make sure you ready the following since you will have to input these numbers to process your payment:

  • Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) Savings Account Number – your 10 digit bank account number
  • Joint Account Indicator (JAI) – usually this is the number “0” if the account is owned by a single person or individual or either the number “1” or “2” if it is a joint account
  • PIN number – you will have to input your PIN by pressing the numbers buttons in the PIN Pad

In your PRC account, once you’ve inputted everything correctly, click “Submit” to proceed with payment. Take note that this action is irreversible, which means your Landbank account will automatically be debited once you clicked “Submit”. If the payment is successful, you will see this confirmation below.

To print your Payment Details, go back to the “Profile” page, click “Existing Transactions”, then click the “Payment Details” button. You will then see the “Payment Confirmation” form. Click the “Print” button to print the payment details form.

In a separate article, we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to pay via GCash, UCPB Connect, or savings account in any Bancnet network.

Step 5. Show up on your appointment date

Once you’ve made the payment, on your Appointment Date and Time, proceed to the PRC Office and bring your signed Renewal Application Form, printed Payment Confirmation form, and other documents that may be required by the PRC.

That’s it! On the same day, you’ll be able to get your new PRC ID card! Congratulations!

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57 thoughts on “Renew PRC ID Online in 2020 (5 Easy Steps!)”

  1. Hi , question po, sa certificateor affidavit of undertaking for CPD units , what if mag renew po ako ng 0 CPD units po , accepted parin po yun kalag 0 unit CPD indicate ko sa undertaking ?

  2. hi question lang. wala kasi kong CPD units pa eh hindi pa ko makakuha because of my work pwede bang sa araw ng renewal ko dalhin ko lang yung sinasabi mo na Certificate or Affidavit of Undertaking for CPD Units? thanks

  3. Hello Po

    I’m an ofw from kuwait and want to renew my prc license should I do the online processing still?

    How about giving an authorization letter that my mother will do the renewal pwede Po ba yun?
    Do I still need to do the online registration?

  4. Very helpful!
    But I need more help, I haven’t receive any email from PRC yet. Will it take some time for me to receive the email? Thank you!

  5. Hi. I need your help. I registered my valid email sa site nila last year. In short, i have an account. The site was the old one. Then I checked few days ago the site since I will be renewing my license soon. I found out they change their site. I tried to log in my previous email add(user name daw!) that I used to register before but it isn’t working. Incorrect username and password daw. I dont know if i should create a new account or what. Please help me. Thanks a lot.

    1. mgregister ka ulit kasi bago lahat sa site na nila ngyn, ewan ko nga ba hindi nila kayang maintenance ang website lalo lang kasing gumulo ngyn sa ginawa nila eh, mas madaming gastos not like before, okay lang kong functioning well lhat eh, lalo sa payment options nila

    1. First renewal mo ba? You Will be advised to Go to your association where you are member of.. for instance paychometrician ka, you Will need to go to PAP to ask what docs should you present to PRC for your license renewal.

  6. Pano k nman magrerenew overseas di nman nagwowork yung website ng PRC? Also, I recently studied accounting here in Canada so I guess accepted yun for the cpd requirements ba?

  7. MARIJOY TOLOMEA

    Hi. I would like to confirm if we need to have a notarized Certificate or Affidavit of Undertaking for CPD Units?

  8. If i choose payment thru prc cashier. Should payment be done before the scheduled appointment or even same day will do?

    TIA.

  9. Hi. How can we check if how many cpd units we have earned already. The last seminar we attended did not indicate kung ilan po cpd units yun sabi lang po nila icheck na lang daw po namin dito sa website. Thanks!

  10. Ma. Janet Lim Uy

    How to renew if my prc id card is stolen, i dont have any details for the valid id number, and the date of registration.
    Ive tried online renewal but it asks for these information which I dont have in my possession. Pls i need ur help.
    Thanks

  11. ok na po ang website ng PRC since naopen ko sya ngyn, now what concerns me is the payment since hindi pa ako bayad, so 2 lang choices doon ang Landbank at PRC-Cashiers, pero since may appointment ka so nakalagay na doon ka mgbabayad, they will give the reference number na need mo na lang magbayad, need to take a picture ng nakalagay after complete mo mga details mo. So far dito pa lang ako, about sa CPD credits nmn, so far alam ko lang tlga about sa undertaking sice my friend told me about it, ngrenew sya last February this year. 15 cpd dapat this year but after ng 3 yrs ulit bale need mo ipasa ang total 60 cpd.

  12. anybody knows din na how true kong may cpd kang dala from abroad need pa ipanotarized lahat ng 15 cpd mo? may dala akong cpd since mahigpit sa abroad bakit need pa ipanotarized?nakalagay na accredited yong earned na credit abroad eh, money making na lang ba ito at since hindi sila kumita sa aming OFW, earning cpd here sa PInas??they should accept it since may logo ang cetificate na accredited yon sa country na yon????

  13. what if I chose the payment to the chosen PRC Cashier, say for example, Robinsons Galleria, will I still claim my PRC the same day?

  14. what if I changed my mind and instead of paying at the satellite office’s cashier, i’ll just pay online. is there a way to cancel my previous chosen payment channel? thank you

  15. ask ko lang po regarding the cpd magrerenew ako ng license ko kaya lang wala me cpd dahil i stopped teaching year 2006 pa because i put up my own music school at ako ang nagbibigay ng training mga students ko. can i still renew my license ?

  16. Fidel Cabornay Nunez, Jr.

    Sir, pwede bang may option ang OFW to apply for renewal as walk in, kasi nahirapan akong mag-apply for renewal thru online di maapos tapos ang application ko at palaging nag back to zero yong mga pini fill-upan ko. By next week babalik na ako sa abroad, so paano kung walang slot before sa flight ko. I am willing to renew, I was there in PRC Office in Robinsons Cebu but they advise me to renew online but until now I was not able to process my online application.
    Could I have a manual application?
    Hoping this query will be given favorable action.

  17. Ang hirap po makapasok sa website ng PRC, how can we renew our license if always like this?is there other way to renew without an online transaction?Please help po.

  18. ask lang po if allowed pa rin ba mag renew kahit walng cpd units like ngaung january ako mag renew tapos last oct 22018 nag expire ung license ko. salamat po

    1. Pwede po walk in s prc for a change of status if u want(pede rin retained status).
      If change, bring a copy of ur birth cert & marriage contract.

  19. Pwede po walk in s prc for a change of status if u want(pede rin retained status).
    If change, bring a copy of ur birth cert & marriage contract.

  20. Pwede po. but u still need to fill up and bring ur undertaking. Since expired ang license nyo last october, may penalty npo kau n bbyaran s prc(dapat po renewal will b 1-2months b4 xpiry). Tho, small amount lng nman po un(maybe less P200).
    i suggest that u personally register/renew license s mismong PRC. Mabilis nman ang process nila ska u will get ur prc card the same day?

  21. What are the procedures to follow po if I want to renew my PRC license/card but I lost my expired PRC card and I changed my name due to marriage (or change of status)? Can this be done online, as well? Or do I need to go, physically, in any PRC office?

    1. If you still remember your license number, you can renew it. They don’t need to see your old ID, anyway. If you’re going to change your surname, there’s a different procedure to that. You can visit PRC’s website and you’ll find the steps on how to change your status or surname there. But you still need to make an appointment.

  22. What if my license has expired already since 2007 and I plan on teaching again?
    Is it going to be renewed or will I have to undergo refresher courses?

  23. Trinidad Victorina Salonga

    I have a query… i have filed my change of name status last jan 4 2019 and requested me thereafter to check on their website if my info is already updated or changed. I verified just now jan 28,2019 and my married name was already there. But when i signed in, my single name was still there and i am not yet updated. What do I need to do? Do i need to call prc and ask them to do the update or should i make another account bearing my married name. Thanks….

  24. Hi
    Ofw po ako and I have limited time in the Philippines.. I tried mag check ng available dates of appointment and any regional office near my place pero yung slot na available hindi aabot sa time na andyan ako sa pinas.

    Any advice pano ako makakarenew ng license ko? Can I just choose anydate and go to any office to renew? Or what is the best option I can have?

    Thank you in advance..

  25. Do i still have to go to the PAP for the good standing before going to the online? And since we can renew without complete cpd, why i have to go to the PAP if ever? Im so confuse. Please help. Thanks

  26. My nursing license expired last nov 2018. Ngayon po gusto ko kumuha ng verification of license as required for my license by endorsement in Missouri state. Pero hindi ko po alam kung pwedi lang ba ako kumuha kahit expired na license ko o kailangan ko talaga sya e Renew muna. If e Renew ko ba, since first time ko mag renew ma waive ba ang CPD units? Do I still need the certificate of undertaking to be submitted still? Tapos dun po sa certificate og undertaking how much ang units na ilagay? Ang how much po ba na CPD units ang first time Renew and second Renew for a nurse? Salamat po sa sasagot, your reply will be much appreciated

  27. Hi, pwede po ba may sumagot kung papano ang steps sa mga ofw na mag change status at the same time magrerenew ng license? wala po kasing sumasagot sa query. Appreciate if somebody could respond para ma plan ahead kung ano ang dapat gawin. I even sent a mail sa prc helpdesk but no response at all. Thanks.

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  29. Good day po. Isa po akong OFW, nakapag online register na po pero ayaw magproceed at ang nakalagay don ay” you still have 87 days before expiration”. Ilang araw po ba bago mag expire pwede magpaRenew kasi balik na naman ako sa abroad at kailangan ko nang irenew.
    Thank you very much po.

  30. Hello po. We’re planning to work abroad for 3 years pero we’re afraid kasi maeexpire na ang teacher’s license namin. These are my questions:
    1. What are the requirements pag magrerenew nang license? Yung affidavit ogf undertakinglang po ba ?
    2. What if po hindi po ako ang magrerenew ng license ko but I’ll have a representative. What should I and my representative do?
    3. May babayaran po ba pag hindi agad nakapagrenew ng license?
    4. 2023 po maeexpire ang aking teacher’s license.. Kailangan ko na po bang na magcomply sa 15 unuts cpd??

    Thank you and I’m hoping for an immediate reply.:)

  31. how early po pwede mag set ng appointment for renewal ng expired license?
    My target date is 4 month and 3 weeks from now. Thanks

  32. Bakit po hindi makapag Register .. “Please fill up all required field” ang nakalagay kahit niLagyan naman nahhhh ..

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