Many commenters asked me if it is possible for another person to renew their PRC license. This question was asked by professionals who are busy in their jobs or those who work outside of the Philippines (Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs).

The answer to that question is a big “YES”! The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) allows professionals to send their representatives in submitting the renewal of professional license. Professionals who wish to this must issue an authorization letter or a Special Power of Attorney for their representatives.

The application form for PRC renewal also has a slip, which should be signed by the authorized representative. The form can be downloaded here. The slip for signature of your representative can be found on the second page of the application form.
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PRC License - PRC logo


Just print the form and then write the required information. Your authorized representative should bring the authorization letter or the Special Power of Attorney and the signed application form when he/she go to the PRC. You authorized representative should also bring a government issued ID.

It is good that the PRC allows professionals to have other people deal the renewal of their professional registration. Filipino professionals are usually busy with their works and projects that renewal of PRC ID becomes a big hassle.

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Do you have any questions about application or renewal of PRC ID? Please don't be afraid to ask that question. Tell me your question by posting a comment.

62 comments
  1. Anonymous November 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM  

    I want to renew my Professional ID coz its 7years expired already.I want to know how much it cost?

  2. Ishmael Fischer Ahab November 13, 2012 at 12:19 AM  

    Anonymous

    I can't give you the fix value of the total cost for the renewal of your expired license because it is also dependent on your Professional Organization.

    Your PO might ask you to pay a certain amount for yearly dues and other penalties. This fees are not varies depending on the organization.

  3. Anonymous March 4, 2013 at 2:15 AM  

    Goodmorning sir,
    my sister is out of the country and I have to renew her prc license this month. I was wondering if it can be renewed in SM, which is closer to our house, rather than go to PRC office in Manila. I already have her authorization letter in hand.
    thank you!

  4. Ishmael Fischer Ahab March 4, 2013 at 8:44 PM  

    Anonymous

    Yes, you could renew her license at any PRC office in SM. Just make sure you had the other requirements.

  5. Anonymous March 25, 2013 at 9:00 AM  

    my mom took the licensure examination for embalmers last 2000, and her licensed expired last 2002, she haven't renewed it,, pwede pa po bang ma renew nya yan this 2013?

  6. Dafsmel March 25, 2013 at 10:47 AM  

    I'm located in Canada right now and my license expired last 2012. May I know how to renew it? And if I'm going to have a representative to do it, may I know how? Coz I've been tryong to search it online but the website/link aren't working.

  7. Ishmael Fischer Ahab March 27, 2013 at 4:10 PM  

    Anonymous

    Pwedeng-pwede po na mag-renew syan ngayong taon. Ang magiging problema n'ya lang siguro ay malaki ang babayaran niya dahil matagal nang delayed yung pare-renew niya.

    Dafsmel

    Please read the blog post again. I posted the procedure here.

  8. Ishmael Fischer Ahab March 27, 2013 at 4:11 PM  

    Dafsmel

    You may also go to this link for more details: http://www.ahabreviewsandtips.com/2011/09/how-to-renew-your-professional-license.html

  9. Anonymous May 8, 2013 at 11:25 PM  

    My Lolo is going to renew my PRC license for Nurses,itis going to july this July 2013, Im here in Dubai, it ok that the authorization letter is a hand written only?

  10. Anonymous May 15, 2013 at 8:18 PM  

    Good Evening Sir!

    My husband is in the US and his prc id will expire sept. 2013,does he need to write an authorization letter,if me the wife is the representative?or is there other requiremets?

    thank you...

  11. Ishmael Fischer Ahab May 16, 2013 at 4:54 PM  

    Anonymous May 8, 2013

    It is better that your authorization letter is not hand-written but printed out.

    PRC staff might question the hand written authorization letter.

    Anonymous May 15, 2013

    Good day!

    You still need an authorization letter from your husband.

  12. Anonymous May 23, 2013 at 5:34 AM  

    hi, im working in uk and i need to process a couple of PRC documents. hence, I prepared a Special Power Of Attorney from the embassy with red ribbon. the Spa stated that my mum will be my representative to process any PRC document but when she went there on the first time, they took the original red ribbon and told her that they will just show her duplicate copy when she need to process my other documents. However, when she went there again, she was been told that one transaction per SPA. is this true? its quite hard and expensive to process spa and post legal document from uk to philippines.Please give me advice on how to deal with this. thanks.

  13. Ishmael Fischer Ahab May 23, 2013 at 12:21 PM  

    Anonymous

    I have no experience regarding the use of SPA with red ribbon from the DFA. What I can say is that it is PRC that may have a problem with what happened.

    Are you trying to renew your license? Maybe an authorization letter will be acceptable to PRC. Try using an authorization letter before you get another SPA.

  14. Anonymous May 24, 2013 at 1:12 PM  

    Hi, I'm currently living here at North Vancouver, Canada and my PRC will about to expire this coming June and I'm already working with the requirements to be sent to my representative. But I recalled that I got it from PRC office at Lucena City. I'm just wondering, shall I get my representative to send it to PRC Lucena or can I get her to process it through PRC Manila (Main Office) instead??? I think we're planning to get it process in SM Mall in our place in the Philippines. Thank you.

  15. Ishmael Fischer Ahab May 24, 2013 at 4:55 PM  

    Anonymous

    The processing of your license will be faster if you go to the PRC office where got your license. The reason is that your records will be at that PRC office.

  16. Anonymous May 26, 2013 at 3:48 PM  

    good day sir, my prc license will expire this month of june, is it ok that my representative is my friend?i already gave her my authorization letter.thank you.

  17. Ishmael Fischer Ahab May 26, 2013 at 6:04 PM  

    Anonymous

    Pwedeng maging authorized representative yung kaibigan mo basta meron siyang authorization letter mula sa iyo.

  18. Kit besana May 26, 2013 at 6:34 PM  

    Can i send a scanned copy of my authorization letter?

  19. Ishmael Fischer Ahab May 27, 2013 at 11:34 AM  

    Kit

    I think you can send a scanned copy of the authorization letter as long as the copy is clear.

  20. Anonymous June 27, 2013 at 10:18 PM  

    hi, I am currently working abroad and I have to renew my PRC license but the problem is that I have it with me, do I need to send it back to the Philippines together with my authorization letter and downloaded form?

  21. Ishmael Fischer Ahab June 28, 2013 at 10:34 AM  

    Anonymous

    You don't need to send your current PRC ID. Old IDs are not surrendered to the PRC if your license is being renewed.

  22. BG Manlapaz July 2, 2013 at 6:56 PM  

    I am based in the UAE and needed to renew my licenses. Since I will be needing my prof teacher's license soon, may I know how long it takes for the process to be completed? Also, I would like to change my civil engineer's license to my married name, will it be the same process as the regular renewal of license?

  23. Ishmael Fischer Ahab July 14, 2013 at 11:38 AM  

    BG Manlapaz

    It took the PRC a week to process my license. I think that it will be the same for you.

    Renewing your maiden name to married name is a different process. You need to show to PRC your marriage license from NSO. If you want to know more about this, please go to this link: http://www.ahabreviewsandtips.com/2012/10/how-to-change-prc-id-name-due-to-marriage.html

  24. elton hipolito August 3, 2013 at 3:16 PM  


    I just want to ask what are the requirements I am going to prepare to renew my PRC Teaching Licensed. I am working here abroad and my PRC ID is already expired. My best friend will be the one who will renew it and I she must only bring Letter of Authorization. Thank you

  25. Anonymous August 4, 2013 at 5:53 PM  

    ask ko lang po kung paano po yung picture s form?nplan ko po is fill up ko tapos iscan n lng, yung picture po ba need pa?

  26. Ishmael Fischer Ahab August 5, 2013 at 11:53 AM  

    Elton

    For the requirements, please go to this link: http://www.ahabreviewsandtips.com/2011/09/tips-on-renewing-your-professional.html

    And yeah, your friend should bring the authorization letter.

    Anonymous

    Kailangan po talaga yung picture. Huwag mong i-scan at baka di tanggapin yan ng PRC. Mag-print ka picture mo then idikit mo na lang sa form.

  27. Patriz Acut August 20, 2013 at 11:46 AM  

    Hi, I would just like to ask a few questions. My mom is out of the country and has asked me to renew her nursing license for her, and I was wondering HOW I CAN GET A SPECIAL POWER OF ATTY? Does she have to make it there in the country she's in and send it to me? Or can I just have it made here, and send it to her for signing?

  28. Ishmael Fischer Ahab August 22, 2013 at 11:46 AM  

    Patriz

    Special Power of Attorney is just another name for Authorization Letter. You can make it here in the Philippines and send it to her for her signature.

  29. Anonymous August 23, 2013 at 11:58 PM  

    hello po!:) is it possible na mag renew ng prc license sa mga SM malls?mag eexpire na kasi prc ko at kailangan ko pa i.change yung surname ko sa surname ng asawa ko. my sister will be the one to process it since i am outside of the country.will that be possible? thank you.

  30. Ishmael Fischer Ahab August 25, 2013 at 8:57 PM  

    Anonymous

    The answer is YES. Your sister can process the renewal of your PRC license at PRC offices in SM malls.

  31. Anonymous September 1, 2013 at 4:06 PM  

    how much do i speend money for renewal at tha same time change name due to merriage

  32. Ishmael Fischer Ahab September 2, 2013 at 2:24 PM  

    Anonymous

    It depends on how much your professional org will charge you. Their charge is on top of the fees being collected by PRC.

  33. Anonymous September 23, 2013 at 11:20 PM  

    hi! quick question po: does the authorization letter need to be notarized? or a signed, printed auth letter will do na? thank you.

  34. Ishmael Fischer Ahab September 24, 2013 at 12:01 PM  

    Anonymous

    Walang nakasulat sa PRC form na kailangang notarized yung authorization letter. Ang mahalaga ay pirmado ng professional yung authorization letter at dala ng representative yung claim slip. Dapat may dala ring valid ID yung representative.

  35. Anonymous October 27, 2013 at 2:07 PM  

    Sir,

    Good day! Just want to ask if there is a Rush renewal to SM malls. I am going to renew my wife's license. And also what are the requirements? Thank you!

  36. Ishmael Fischer Ahab October 29, 2013 at 11:08 PM  

    Anonymous

    I think that there's no rush processing at PRC satellite offices in SM Malls.

  37. Anonymous November 7, 2013 at 2:07 PM  

    ano po kainlangan pag nagrenew ng license through a representative..kailangan ko po ba ipadala rin yong prc id ko kasama ng authorization letter?salamat po

  38. Ishmael Fischer Ahab November 7, 2013 at 11:15 PM  

    Anonymous

    PRC only requires photocopy of the old PRC ID. Pwedeng yun lang ang ipadala mu. Pero kung kaya mong ipadala yung orig IDmoay ipadala mo na rin.

  39. Anonymous November 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM  

    kelangan po ba notarized yong authorization letter?

    Salamat po

  40. Anonymous January 2, 2014 at 6:26 PM  

    My brother is in abroad and I'll be the one to renew it. Do I need the original PRC ID. Or scanned PRC ID is ok? Thanks!

  41. Anonymous January 22, 2014 at 5:08 PM  

    gud pm sir..nandito po ako sa saudi arabia,nurse,kailangan q po e renew yong license q..pwede po ba yong sister q mgrenew sa prc? ok lng po ba ang authorization letter galing sa akin,prc id,picture ko,at valid id nya dalhin nya sa prc? ok lng po ba ang authorization letter ang dalhin nya kahit wlang SPA? Kaiangan bang e notarized ang authorization letter?

  42. Anonymous February 18, 2014 at 11:15 PM  

    Hi.

    Authorization letter was sent via email lang po as attachment, pwede na po kaya un? ipapaprint lang namin?

    tsaka pwede po kaya na scanned copy nung previous PRC id nia? kasi iaatach lang din daw po nia ung scanned copy ng id nia via email.

    thanks po

  43. Anonymous March 13, 2014 at 7:50 AM  

    Hi! Is scanned copy of PRC ID, authorization letter, and application form are good to submit to PRC for renewal? My sister will renew my nursing license this coming May. What about the passport size ID indicated to paste in the box in the application form, is it okay to scan also? Because I'm here abroad. Thank you.

  44. Ishmael Fischer Ahab March 16, 2014 at 11:05 AM  

    Anonymous

    I think that the scanned copy of PRC ID will be accepted because it will serves as the required photocopy of your old PRC ID. You may also scan the authorization letter. The application form with scanned signature will also be accepted, I think. I suggest that your sister print the photo and then paste it on the application form.

  45. claiming ID through SPA May 10, 2014 at 8:52 PM  

    Greetings!
    Sir, I want my mother to claim my professional ID card in PRC Iloilo because I'm currently working here in Cebu. I processed my registration in PRC Iloilo. I already provided her a Special Power of Attorney and a valid voter's ID. My problem is, my signature in my voter's ID is hindi masyadong mgkapareho sa signature ko sa SPA kasi highschool penmanship ko pa yung nasa voter's ID ko. But hindi ko pa yun iniba. The things that changed are ung penmanship, clarity, at stroke ng signature ko. Will PRC accept it? Thank you. I'm eagerly waiting for your reply..

  46. Ishmael Fischer Ahab May 10, 2014 at 10:41 PM  

    Claiming ID

    You don't need to show any ID when you're renewing your license. What you need is the photocopy of your old PRC ID, your old PRC ID, 2 passport size photo with your name at the lower portion, money for payments and duly accomplished application form.

    So, you don't need to worry if your voter's ID has some problems.

    The one who should bring valid ID is your mother.

  47. Anonymous June 27, 2014 at 1:57 PM  

    my PRC License will be expire on October 24,2015 can i renew it early this year since i'm on vacation?. I'm a seaman and i want it to be renewed before going back on board.

  48. Ishmael Fischer Ahab July 1, 2014 at 10:29 PM  

    Anonymous

    Mas mabuti po na sa PRC nyo na lang po tanungin yan. Tawagan n'yo na lang po sila.

  49. Anonymous July 8, 2014 at 11:04 AM  

    is it ok if my authorization letter will be in handwritten form?

  50. Ishmael Fischer Ahab July 13, 2014 at 10:50 AM  

    Anonymous

    It is better if the authorization letter is printed from computer.

  51. Anonymous July 31, 2014 at 7:07 AM  

    Pano po kapag 16 years old palang yung representative sa pag renew ng license?

  52. Ishmael Fischer Ahab July 31, 2014 at 4:49 PM  

    Anonymous

    Dapat po ay hindi menor de edad ang magg-represent sa inyo. Baka di tanggapin ng PRC.

  53. Anonymous August 12, 2014 at 7:23 PM  

    Hi!
    Thank you for all the information you posted.

    But, I'm just wondering if I can just type directly on the electronic form and paste my scanned signature and e-mail it to my sister (my representative). And, will it be alright if I'm going to use the same picture I submitted before since there's no change at all?

    Thank you again!

  54. Ishmael Fischer Ahab August 13, 2014 at 11:51 AM  

    Anonymous

    Sa tingin ko ay OK naman yan. Subukan mo at baka tanggapin ng PRC.

  55. Louisito Lugod August 30, 2014 at 8:50 PM  

    Hi sir. I would like to know if the authorization letter should be the original or is it ok if scanned copy? I am in Abu Dhabi and it would be too costly if i will send it with a courier. Can you please give me some advise.

  56. Ishmael Fischer Ahab September 3, 2014 at 11:15 PM  

    Luisito

    I am not sure if PRC will accept the scanned copy. I suggest that you try it first. Kung di talaga pwede ay ipadala mo na lang.

  57. Anonymous September 7, 2014 at 1:32 AM  

    clarification.. hi.. tanong ko lang po, expired na ang teachers licensed ng husband ko last 2006, at iparenew nia sana at ipa red ribbon kaya lang nag appear sa record na may legal case po daw? posible din po ba na mahits ang Prc license?? ano po dapat gawin.. tnx..

  58. Ishmael Fischer Ahab September 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM  

    Anonymous

    Posible po yan kung may kapangalan yung asawa ninyo. Ang dapat ninyong gawin ay pumunta kayo sa PRC para ipaalis yung hit dun sa record niya.

  59. Anonymous September 10, 2014 at 1:07 PM  

    Hello po ako po c mel ..Im out of the country.. tanong ko lng kung ano mas maganda ung authorization letter or special power of attorney ipakita sa p.r.c or kahit ano sa dalawa pede kase nacoconfuse lng po ako.. tsaka I need to change my status ok lng ba ung marriage certificate ko dto sa ibang bansa gamitin kase hnd ko pa napapalitan status ko jan sa pinas ehh.. dto kase ako kinasal thanks po..

  60. Ishmael Fischer Ahab September 10, 2014 at 11:47 PM  

    Mel

    Parehas lang yung special power of attorney at authorization letter. Mas legal lang pakinggan yung SPA.

    Hindi ko alam yung procedure kubf sa labas nagpakasal. Baka kailangan pang i-authenticate yan sa DFA or sa NSO? Hindi ko alam kaya ang payo ko ay tanungin po ninyo iyan sa PRC.

  61. Anonymous November 17, 2014 at 4:43 PM  

    Im in dubai and i want to renew my prc id...im a professional teacher and inwant to know what are the requirement if my cousin ther in the phil will do it...

  62. Ishmael Fischer Ahab November 17, 2014 at 11:44 PM  

    Anonymous

    Your cousin must bring the filled-up form mentioned in this post, an authorization letter, a photocopy of your old PRC ID, and 2 passport size photos.

    Your cousin should also bring a valid ID.