Good news for professionals in the Philippines. The Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) partnered with SM Malls in the opening of PRC ID Renewal Centers located in the various shopping malls in Metro Manila and the provinces. This is another milestone for the PRC because it made the renewal of PRC IDs convenient. Those who are renewing their PRC ID can literally shop after submitting their requirements.

Nine (9) SM Malls in Metro Manila and four (4) SM Malls in the provinces now have PRC Renewal Centers. These Metro Manila SM Malls are SM Mall of Asia (SM MoA), SM Marikina, SM Manila, SM Harrison Plaza, SM Sucat, SM Santa Mesa, SM Quiapo, SM Masinag, SM Novaliches. The SM Malls in the provinces that have PRC Renewal Centers are SM DasmariƱas, SM Bacoor, SM Calamba and SM Lipa City.
Back portion of the PRC license or PRC ID

The PRC Renewal Centers are open 7 days a week (including Saturdays and Sundays) during mall hours. Thus, professionals can renew their PRC ID in their own time and without the need to go to PRC offices. This  means that professionals can avoid the hassle of long lines at the PRC offices.

Filipino professionals can obtain the PRC ID, after submitting the complete requirements at these PRC Renewal Centers.


Are you planning to renew your PRC license? Read these tips on renewing your professional license before going to the PRC.


Information for this blog post was obtained from PRC website's pages here and here.


Do you have a question about renewing your professional license? Or did you experienced renewing your license in the PRC Renewal Centers? Please tell me about it by leaving a comment.

  1. Anonymous October 22, 2012 at 10:58 PM  

    do they entertain change of name due to marriage?

  2. Ishmael Fischer Ahab October 23, 2012 at 8:27 PM  

    I am not sure Anonymous.

    It is better that you call the PRC hotline to get the information that you need. Their telephone number is: (632) 3140026.

  3. Anonymous October 24, 2012 at 10:49 PM  

    nawalan po ako ng license.. pwede po ba kumuha at magpagawa sa SM manila? may idea po ba kayo kung saan banda dun? at kung magkano at anu ano ang mga kailangan.. salamat po! :)

  4. Ishmael Fischer Ahab October 25, 2012 at 10:09 PM  

    Hello Anonymous.

    Yeah. I think that you can request for new ID sa mall offices ng PRC. I am not sure about the price though and the other requirements.

    Please call PRC a this telephone number: (632) 3140026 para po sa ibang impormasyon.

  5. Anonymous December 5, 2012 at 4:45 PM  

    Nagapply ako for renewal sa sm nova sabi kasi 7 working days lang pero magone month na wala pa din, pwede ko ba iclaim ung id ko sa PRC manila? Ang tagal kasi sa sm e.

  6. Ishmael Fischer Ahab December 7, 2012 at 10:10 PM  


    What?! Mag-one month na wala pa din? I suggest that you contact the PRC at SM Nova and ask them the reason kung bakit hanggang ngayon ay wala pa rin. Tanungin mo din sila kung pwede ba na sa PRC-Manila Office mo na lang kunin yung license mo.

  7. Anonymous December 12, 2012 at 2:25 PM  

    Hi po! SM malls renew expired license kahit one year na? Do you happen to know the requirements for renewal sa SM Malls? Im residing in the US and imma ask my brother to do it for me.

    Thank you po!

  8. Ishmael Fischer Ahab December 12, 2012 at 2:44 PM  


    Yes. Pwedeng mag-renew ng PRC license sa malls kahit isang taon na yan expired.

    For the requirements please visit this page:

    At dahil yung kapatid mo ang magproseso ng lisensya mo, you should also prepare and authorization letter. Read about that here:

  9. Anonymous December 12, 2012 at 3:54 PM  

    Wow! You reply so fast! Thank you so much for the info. Btw, ur site is a lot of help.. thanks to people like you! God bless!

  10. hackerfcukd December 21, 2012 at 9:43 AM  

    Hi there! I recently lost my PRC license and I am wondering if I could apply for a replacement at the malls? Thank you!

  11. Ishmael Fischer Ahab December 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM  


    I am not sure if replacement is OK at the PRC offices at the malls. But it is highly probable that it is.

  12. Honeys Angel December 27, 2012 at 1:44 AM  


    I am out of the country and I'm planning to have my sister renew my ID license. I know that I should send her my passport photo ID. What is the specific size of the ID? is it the 2x2 photo ID or the 3.5cm x 4.5cm size photo id?

    Thank you so much.

  13. Honeys Angel December 27, 2012 at 1:48 AM  


    I am out of the country and want my PRC ID renewed. My sister will be the one to renew it.

    I knew that I have to submit a photo ID. I am confused on what size is the ID. Is it the 2x2 photo ID or the 3.5cm x 4.5cm photo ID size.

    Thank you so much.

  14. Ishmael Fischer Ahab December 28, 2012 at 8:01 AM  

    Honey's Angel

    The PRC required a "passport sized" photo for the renewal of professional license. Passport size is 4.5cm by 3.5cm.

  15. Anonymous January 4, 2013 at 8:16 AM  

    hello anonymous,

    I'm stateside, and my license expired. is any sm mall able to renew licenses?

  16. Ishmael Fischer Ahab January 5, 2013 at 1:15 AM  

    Yes Anonymous. You can renew your license at SM Malls mentioned in the above post.

  17. Anonymous January 25, 2013 at 8:35 AM  

    Sir pwede po ba mag renew ng PRC License sa Mall of Asia kahit expired na?

    Saka saan po banda sa Mall of asia ang renewal ng license, thank you.

  18. Ishmael Fischer Ahab January 29, 2013 at 10:40 PM  


    Pwede po kayong mag-renew ng expired license sa MOA.

    Hindi ko pa sigurado kung saan sa MOA yung opisina ng PRC. Magtanong na lang po kayo sa information counter pagpunta ninyo doon.

  19. Dicekei Santos February 3, 2013 at 10:54 PM  

    hi sir i lost my prc license yesterday, expiration nung id ko ay sa sept 2013,ano po ba magandang gawin, ireplace or renew?need pa po ba ng affidavit of loss?salamat po sa reply..and pwede po ba sa sm gawin yan sa halip na sa prc?haba po kasi pila.

  20. Ishmael Fischer Ahab February 3, 2013 at 11:23 PM  

    Hello Dicekei.

    I suggest that you try renewing your PRC license in advance. If you will just replace your ID and then renew it come September then you will have to go to PRC twice.

    I think that PRC at SM only offers PRC ID renewal. But I am not sure since I am to visit a PRC office at SM.

  21. Ishmael Fischer Ahab February 3, 2013 at 11:24 PM  

    Another thing Dicekei is that you don't need an affidavit of loss if you are renewing your license. Old PRC ID is not surrendered when you renew.

  22. Anonymous February 6, 2013 at 6:51 PM  

    Naku palpak naman din yang mga prc id renewal centers na yan. Nagtry ako magparenew sa sm fairview kaso sabi ng clerk dun after 4 mos. ko pa dawmakukuha yung prc id ko,, hayz kaya ganun din pumunta p rin ako sa main ofis. Tapos mga suplada pa yung mga clerk dun...

  23. Ishmael Fischer Ahab February 6, 2013 at 10:25 PM  


    Anu ba naman yan? So parang useless din yung mga nilagay nilang PRC offices sa mga malls?

    Sobrang tagal naman ng 4 months. Parang ang layo naman ng Fairview sa Manila para maipadala yung mga documents.

  24. daintytricks February 7, 2013 at 11:19 AM  

    Hi. Do you know kung magkano magagastos for license renewal? *:)

  25. Anonymous February 7, 2013 at 11:25 AM  

    Hi! Magkano po mag pa renew ng license?

  26. Ishmael Fischer Ahab February 7, 2013 at 12:09 PM  


    450 pesos ang regular fee sa pag-renew ng PRC license.

  27. JC February 18, 2013 at 10:50 PM  

    I am glad to hear the good news, and happy for those who are near the prc mall location. But my question for now, what about those who are in the provinces like here in Visayas provinces? Do we need to travel far to PRC just to renew our license? What happened on the online renewal of PIC -PRC Card? I'm hoping this could be generated again coz we are in the modern period and I think the PRC can do this now. I must need a feedback for those who are interested, we must bring this up again.

    They posted on their website the Online Renewal of PIC but it is not working. What is the use of this if not activated...

  28. Ishmael Fischer Ahab February 21, 2013 at 12:44 PM  


    Well, you have no choice but to go to a PRC office to renew your license.

  29. Anonymous March 5, 2013 at 11:14 PM  

    wala po bang extension ang pagrenew ng prc id?. yun bang kahit 1 month after sana...

  30. Ishmael Fischer Ahab March 6, 2013 at 7:18 AM  


    1 month is still OK to renew your license. I think there's no penalty yet.

  31. Xoxo March 22, 2013 at 6:22 PM  

    If ever I will renew my license will they give me a certificate as a proof that my ID is under process? Is the fast ID take about 1 hr only?

  32. Xoxo March 22, 2013 at 6:25 PM  

    Pagngrenew ba ako ng license pledge ba among makahingi ng certificate na ngpapatunay na under process ung ID ko? Kc mapropromote ako n kailangan ko na cya by Monday sadly expired na cya. Thanks

  33. Ishmael Fischer Ahab March 22, 2013 at 10:18 PM  


    Yung Express ID is not 1 hour. Half dayang processing nun. Apply ka for Express ID renewal sa umaga then makuha mo sa hapon. Kapag afternoon ka nag-apply ay pwede mo namakuha kinabukasan.

    Wala silang ibibigay naproof maliban sa claim slip.

  34. Anonymous March 28, 2013 at 8:09 AM  

    gud day ask ko lang if meron pang additional venue bukod s naipost u before tnx

  35. Ishmael Fischer Ahab March 31, 2013 at 1:48 PM  


    Sorry. These are the only venues announced by the PRC. I will update this blog post if I PRC announce new venues.

  36. Anonymous April 4, 2013 at 10:53 PM  

    Please Help Me...
    My Nursing PRC id was expired September 23/2011,,, Actually I lost it also a year ago... Renewing my id was the last thing on my mind because I have to take care of my father because he had an accident and I am here in Bacolod.. Please help me what to do??? I want to have my id renewed, but I forgot my id number.Please Help me?

  37. Ishmael Fischer Ahab April 6, 2013 at 1:46 PM  


    It is not a problem if you forgot your PRC number. PRC can get your records by just checking your name.

    I suggest that you renew your license in the PRC office located in your area or region. You don't need to go to Manila just to renew your license.

    Please read blog post for more info:

  38. Anonymous April 8, 2013 at 8:53 AM  

    hi good day!ask ko lang po kung pwede po bang magrenew na lang ng PRC license nawala po kse last Feb.2013 lang, kaht na narenew na un last year pa or kelangan ko pa dn po magpresent ng affidavit of loss ? expired license na lang kase naiwan sakin which is May 2012 pa po.
    thank u

  39. Ishmael Fischer Ahab April 8, 2013 at 9:19 PM  


    Kung last year lang yan na-renew eh mas mabuti na kumuha ka na lang ng kopya ng lisensya mo. Sa tingin ko ay hindi ka papayagan mag-renew kasi bagong renew lang 'yang license mo. Gumawa ka na lang ng affidavit of loss tapos kuha ka na lang ng replacement sa PRC.

  40. Anonymous April 11, 2013 at 12:45 AM  

    hi currently working in UAe then sa dha k i need my prc licnse but the problem is expired n to, i need to renew it. Db need ang original n id card,,pno un e asa kin ang card ko and what are the reqirements kc father ko ang uutusan ko mgprocess.. pls help... need b ang orig id card?and ilng days ang processing kc i need it urgently?or ider my way b pra sbihin n on process ang renewal ko khit certificate lng b e iisyuhan ako ..need lng tlg kc..thanks for your help... reply me asap...god bless

  41. Ishmael Fischer Ahab April 11, 2013 at 8:32 AM  


    Hindi kailangan ang original (expired) PRC ID card para sa renewal. So, your father can just go to PRC to renew your license basta ba dala n'ya ang mga required documents at meron din siyang authorization letter mula sa iyo.

    Mga 1 week ang normal processing ng ID. Kung nagmamadali ka ay pwedeng mong gamitin yung Express ID processing. Pwede mong makuha within 24 hours yung PRC ID mo kapag nag-express ID ka.

    Para sa dagdag na impormasyon, please go to this link:

  42. Diane Krista Ortiz April 14, 2013 at 4:34 PM  

    hello po. i followed your blog. tanong ko lang po. nagpareplacement na kasi ako sa prc kasi nawala po yung license ko. so nung icclaim ko na sya, yung claim stub naman ang nawala. expired na sya last anu po kaya ang ippresent ko if magrerenew ako sa sm malls? thanks.

  43. Ishmael Fischer Ahab April 15, 2013 at 5:14 PM  

    Diane Krista

    Ang gawin mo na lang ay magdala ka ng valid ID bilang patunay ng iyong identity tapos yun ang ipakita mosa PRC. Meron naman siguro silang record ng pagpapa-replace mo ng ID.

    Ipaliwanag mo na lang sa PRC yung sitwasyon mo.

  44. Anonymous April 24, 2013 at 9:36 AM  

    Hi it ok to renew my ten-year xpired license at sm mall or have to renew it at prc mnila?thanks

  45. Ishmael Fischer Ahab April 24, 2013 at 11:42 AM  


    If you are living near Manila, I suggest that you renew your license in the PRC - Manila office. Many people are complaining about the PRC satellite offices in the malls so you should avoid it.

  46. Mark Reyes April 24, 2013 at 7:38 PM  

    hi. what would be the requirements needed to renew an expired license in sm malls? thankyou

  47. Ishmael Fischer Ahab April 26, 2013 at 9:16 AM  

    Mark Reyes

    Please read to this link:

  48. Anonymous April 27, 2013 at 2:18 AM  

    Good am po...plan ko po sana na pumunta na lang sa prc office mismo on Monday kc want ko nga po na magrenew ng licence,nag try po kc ako na pumunta ng sm pero tell po sakin nung guard na ala daw po munang renewal na Kahit saan pang sm ay ganun din... nagkaroon daw po kc ng problem so they wait for the advice pa...yesterday lang po ako nagpunta

  49. Ishmael Fischer Ahab April 29, 2013 at 8:47 AM  


    Maghintay ka muna ng advice mula sa PRC patungkol sa renewal ng license. Maganda na tumawag ka muna sa PRC bago ka pumunta doon. Heto ang hotline number ng PRC: (632) 3140026.

  50. Anonymous May 8, 2013 at 11:17 AM  

    hello... ask ko lng po kung pwede mag-apply ng pepition of change name due to marriage sa mga sm malls?

  51. Ishmael Fischer Ahab May 9, 2013 at 12:09 PM  


    Hindi ko sigurado kung pwede yung change of name sa PRC Satellite offices sa SM malls. Renewal of license lang ang sure sa mga PRC offices sa SM.

  52. Anonymous June 9, 2013 at 9:19 PM  

    Hi! I just wanna ask if renewing prc license in malls can also change ur displayed picture in the license card? Are they going ro update it with the one you submit? Thanks in advance.

  53. Ishmael Fischer Ahab June 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM  


    They will update the picture in the PRC ID by using the photo that you provided.

  54. aiv camacam June 11, 2013 at 4:38 PM  

    ask ko lang po if how much yung fee/charge if papa-renew ko license ko? paso n po yung license ko nung august 2012... thanks!

  55. aiv camacam June 11, 2013 at 4:42 PM  

    ask ko lang po if how much yung charge/fee if magpapa-renew? paso na yung license ko last august 2012 pa.. ano po yung requirements para sa renewal?

  56. van June 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM  

    hi, i went to sm sta. mesa last night and was informed that license renewal processing will take about 102 months. pinakita pa sa akin yung mga naka pending na forms. i thought it was just seven days???

  57. Ishmael Fischer Ahab June 17, 2013 at 10:46 AM  

    Aiv Camcam

    Yung total na babayaran ninyo ay nakadepende po dun sa sisingilin ng inyong professional association.

    Para po sa mga requirements, punta po kayo sa link na ito:

  58. Ishmael Fischer Ahab June 17, 2013 at 10:49 AM  


    Maraming reklamo nga yang kabagalan ng processing sa PRC satellite offices sa SM.

    I suggest na magpa-renew ka na lang sa main office ng PRC.

  59. Anonymous June 19, 2013 at 7:12 AM  

    Hi! Ask ko lang po.. My license will expire this October 2013. Can I renew it earlier? I'm planning to renew it this July. Possible? Thanks.

  60. Ishmael Fischer Ahab June 24, 2013 at 7:03 PM  


    Hindi ko po sigurado kung pwedeng mag-renew nang maaga. Tawag na lang po kayo sa PRC. Heto po ang number nila: 314-0026.

  61. Anonymous June 28, 2013 at 2:44 PM  


    My license has expired last year. can i renew it in any sm malls even with change in status? how much kaya yung penalty? hope you can help.

  62. ken gomintong July 4, 2013 at 8:54 PM  

    pwd po b mgrenew ng license s mall khit 2yrs ng xpired?

  63. Anonymous July 9, 2013 at 12:32 AM  

    Mas mahal ba mag parenew sa sm malls keysa sa prc ?

  64. Ishmael Fischer Ahab July 14, 2013 at 12:21 PM  

    Anonymous & Ken

    Pwede kayong mag-renew sa PRC office sa Sm malls kahit expired na yan ng 1 or 2 years.

    Anonymous @July 9, 2013

    Same price lang naman ang fee ng PRC sa mall at yung sa regular PRC offices. Yun ngal lang may mga nag-comment sa blog na mas mabagal ang processing ng PRC license sa PRC offices sa SM.

  65. aimee July 15, 2013 at 10:36 AM  

    hi planning to renew my prc license but I have lots of things going on my mind right now regarding renewal in sm malls:
    first, my ID was lost last 2009 and I have already secured affidavit of loss for it however 2010 the id expired but since i gave birth in 2010 I wasnt able to renew it.can i apply for renewal though it has been nearly 3 yrs?will they also process lost ids?
    Second, I got married in 2010, do they also process name change in sm malls?

    thanks.your response will be appreciated.god bless.

  66. Anonymous July 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM  

    good day,

    i lost my lisence (nurse) , it will expire tomorow july 17,2013.. do i need to provide affidavit of loss or just simply get renewal form and submit it? will they ask for my old id?what are the requirements? thank you.
    this blog is a lot of help.

  67. Anonymous July 23, 2013 at 7:13 PM  

    Hi! Nawala po yung license ko last week ang expiration po ay sa november 2014 pa..ano po yung pwede kong i-file renewal o replacement?kpag replacement po ba pwede sa mall? Thank you..

  68. Ishmael Fischer Ahab July 25, 2013 at 4:35 PM  

    Anonymous @July 16

    PRC will not ask for the old PRC ID. So you don't need to make an affidavit of loss. Just renew your license.

    Anonymous @July 23

    For replacement yan kasi masyado pang matagal ang renewal ng PRC ID mo.

    Hindi ko po alam kung pwede ang replacement sa PRC offices sa malls. Ang alam ko lang na pwede ay renewal.

  69. Luz August 13, 2013 at 7:43 PM  

    hi po. ask ko lng po sana kung kailangan po ba ng affidavit of lost pg kumuha ulit ng id sa prc, nwala kc kanina id ko..salmat.

  70. Ishmael Fischer Ahab August 14, 2013 at 12:10 PM  


    Kapag replacement ang gagawin mo ay kailangan mo ng affidavit of loss. Kung renewal ay hindi mo na kailangan n'yan basta meron kang photocopy ng nawala mong PRC ID.

  71. Anonymous September 13, 2013 at 5:36 PM  

    Hi I'm new here. Just want to ask if I can Renew my passport even it's still valid until next year by October. I need to renew it earlier coz I'm going to U.S. if so, what are the requirements and how much. Yung rush ang Gagawin ko. So is it true weekends open ang PRC sa mall?thanks. I need it ASAP.

  72. Ishmael Fischer Ahab September 13, 2013 at 9:23 PM  


    I guess you are Angie.

    Officially, the PRC offices at SM malls should be open even during weekends. I'm not sure though if it is the reality.

    As I had said in the other post, masyado pang malayo yung October next year. Posibleng hindi ka payagan mag-renew.

    I suggest that you call PRC about your queries. Here are the PRC hotlines: 310-0026 & 735-4476

  73. Anonymous September 24, 2013 at 5:30 PM  

    Hi good day! Ask ko lang if pde na i renew PRC ID ko 2 months bago xa mag expire?

  74. Ishmael Fischer Ahab September 25, 2013 at 11:35 AM  


    Tanong na lang po kayo sa PRC. Heto po yung telphone numbers nila: 310-0026 & 735-4476

  75. Anonymous January 28, 2014 at 3:19 PM  

    Good Day po. Ask ko lang kung meron pa rin PRC renewal sa mga SM Malls this 2014?


  76. Anonymous February 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM  

    good day..ask kopo kung meron talaga s sm fairview ng renewal ng prc id???tnx pohh

  77. Anonymous May 30, 2014 at 8:33 PM  

    hello..ask q lang poh if san ung satellite office ng prc n pdi puntahan to file for LET.. tnx:)

  78. Ishmael Fischer Ahab May 30, 2014 at 10:54 PM  


    I think lahat naman ng PRC satellite office ay pwede puntahan tungkol jan sa LET.

  79. Anonymous October 25, 2014 at 5:37 PM  

    Hi there. Can i renew my license at sm fairview? And the birth date onmy current license is wrong. Can I have this changes at sm? Thanks a lot.

  80. Ishmael Fischer Ahab October 26, 2014 at 8:05 PM  


    Yes you can renew your PRC license and correct it at the PRC satellite office in SM Fairview.

  81. Anonymous June 16, 2015 at 3:31 PM  

    mgkanu po all expenses for the change of name due to marriage and how long do it takes....pls reply asap tnx

  82. Ishmael Fischer Ahab June 18, 2015 at 11:58 AM  


    Sorry po pero hindi ko po alam kung magkano ang bayaran nyo kapag nagpa-change name. Paki-tanong na lang po sa PRC.

  83. Anonymous August 25, 2015 at 2:17 PM  

    I renewed sa SM Cebu last April 30, 2015 and up until now, my ID is still not available. Had I known na ganito katagal, I would have processed the renewal directly at PRC Regional Office sa Cebu. Grabe tong SM ha, and they aren't giving you a clear explanation when the ID will arrive. Such a hassle

  84. Ishmael Fischer Ahab August 25, 2015 at 10:43 PM  


    Thank you for sharing your experience. Dapat na talagang iwasan yung PRC sa mga malls.

  85. Anonymous September 1, 2015 at 3:13 PM  

    kaya ngaa kakainis ang tagal talga pg sa mall ng sisi ako dun ako ng renew, pwde ba mg renew ulit dun na sa prc main?

  86. Ishmael Fischer Ahab September 3, 2015 at 1:16 PM  


    Sa tingin ko ay pwede naman na mag-renew ka sa PRC mismo. Yun nga lang ay magbabayad ka uli.

  87. Anonymous December 1, 2015 at 11:45 AM  

    Hi ask ko lang po ilang days bago makuha ung prc id pag nagrenew. and if magpapalit din ng status and surname ano po kaya ang requirments and ilang days bago makuha ung id.

  88. Ishmael Fischer Ahab December 1, 2015 at 11:59 AM  


    Kapag sa mga PRC satellite offices sa malls ka nagpa-renew ay inaabot ng ilang linggo. Samantalang kapag sa PRC central office ka nag-renew ay makukuha mo agad within the day.

  89. Anonymous December 29, 2016 at 3:20 AM  

    Hello Good afternoon po, tanong ko lang kung pwede na po ba ako magrenew ng PRC ID ko starting next year March to May 2017 kahit sa October 2017 pa ang expiration date, kc Sir nais kong sanang maiwasan yung CPD implementation sa June 2017 mahahagip po kasi ako. Wala pa akong sapat na pera para sa CPD units. Thank you po.

  90. jayson cruz December 29, 2016 at 3:22 AM  

    Hello Good afternoon po, tanong ko lang kung pwede na po ba ako magrenew ng PRC ID ko starting next year March to May 2017 kahit sa October 2017 pa ang expiration date, kc Sir nais kong sanang maiwasan yung CPD implementation sa June 2017 mahahagip po kasi ako. Wala pa akong sapat na pera para sa CPD units. Thank you po.