(2019 Guide) PRC Registration for New Board Exam Passers
You passed the board exam — congratulations!
Now, for you to finally be recognized as a licensed professional, you will have to register with the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and receive your professional license. This step is called “Initial Registration” and is intended for successful board exam passers to be officially registered with the PRC, be assigned a unique license number, and receive a PRC ID card.
The good news is that you can now apply for “Initial Registration” online, but take note that you still have to visit a PRC office near you to submit your documents and to receive your license.
Here’s our handy step-by-step guide regarding Online Registration for new board exam passers.
How to Open a New Account at PRC LERIS
Step 1. First, you’ll need to sign up and open a new account at the PRC LERIS website (Licensure Examination and Registration Information System). The website URL is https://online.prc.gov.ph. Please note that in some cases, the website may be down and inaccessible due to high traffic, but simply come back at a different time to try accessing again. Below is a screenshot of the homepage of the official PRC Online Registration system.
Step 2. First-time users need to register an account and complete their profile. If you already have an account, skip to Step #8 below. Otherwise, prepare the following information to begin your registration:
- 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.
Step 3. To register and create a new account:
- Click the “REGISTER” tab on the right-hand sidebar of the homepage.
- Scroll below to view the entire Terms of Service.
- Click on the green “ACCEPT” button.
- Fill out all required information as printed on your Notice of Admission or Professional Identification Card.
- Once completed, check the “I’m not a robot” CAPTCHA then click the green “REGISTER” button.
Step 4. 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.
Step 5. Once signed in, create your Profile by 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.
Step 6. After completing your Profile (screenshot shown below), click the “SAVE INFORMATION” button.
Step 7. You are required to upload a good quality ID photo. Take note that 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.
How to Register Online for New Board Exam Passers
Step 8. To apply for registration, make sure you’re logged in to your PRC account then click the “TRANSACTION” button located at the top-right portion of the page.
Step 9. In the “Select Transaction” section, click the “INITIAL REGISTRATION” tab. From the drop-down menu, choose your “Profession” then input your Application Number which you can find in your NOA or Notice of Admission. Click the “Proceed” button to continue to the next page.
Step 10. In the succeeding “Online Appointment” page (screenshot below), select the PRC Office (from the drop-down menu) where you wish to apply for Initial Registration. After selecting a choice, you will be given a tentative Appointment Date and Time. If you wish to change the Appointment Date, just click the “Reschedule?” button and select a new Appointment Date and Time.
Step 11. You will also 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.
Step 12. You may choose to pay to the PRC-Cashier of the PRC office where you will submit your documents or pay instantly online through your Landbank savings account. If you will pay online using Landbank, make sure to prepare 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
Step 13. Double-check the amount that you will pay then tick the “Certification” check box stating that you are “at least 18 years old and have red, understood, and agreed to the Terms and Conditions.”
Step 14. To authorize the payment, input your 10-digit bank account number, your JAI, and your ATM’s PIN in the PIN Pad. (The Joint Account Indicator or JAI is “0” if the account is for an individual, or either the number “1” or “2” if it is a joint account.) When ready, 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.
Step 15. To print your Payment Details, go back to the “Profile” page, click “Existing Transactions”, and click the “Payment Details” button. You will then see the “Payment Confirmation” form ready for printing. Click the orange “Print” button to print the payment details form.
Step 16. You must also print the “Panunumpa ng Propesyonal” form (sample shown below) then sign the printed copy in the appropriate space.
Step 17. Finally, on your chosen Appointment Date and Time, proceed to the PRC Office and bring your signed Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, printed Payment Confirmation form, and other documents that may be required by the PRC.
You’ll then receive your PRC license and you can now officially call yourself a licensed professional. Congratulations!
Other related information you’ll certainly find useful:
- UPDATED Guide: How to Renew your PRC ID Online
- PRC Board Exam Results and Room Assignments
- (UPDATED) PRC Verification of Rating: How to Check your Board Exam Score
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