My experience with PRC license renewal is fine since I didn’t encounter any problem. I renewed my professional license at the central office of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in Morayta, Manila. The whole process has lots of pila (queue) and time consuming.

Other Filipino professionals were not as fortunate as I am and encountered problems.

What are these problems? Just continue reading this post to find out.
PRC License Renewal - PRC logo
(Source: PRC website)

Problem 1: Delayed Release of PRC License

Delayed release of PRC license is the major problem in PRC satellite offices in SM malls. Some commenters reported that her PRC license is still not available after a month had passed after her submission of requirements for PRC license renewal.

Read my posts about PRC license renewals at SM malls and SM business centers.

Problem 2: Penalty Fees

Another problem that isusually raised is about the penalty for professionals who didn't renew their PRC license for many years. The PRC is not clear about this and the information is not available at their website.

Problem 3: Authorized Representative

Pinoy professionals are very busy people. That's why many of them don't have the time to go to the PRC office for the PRC license renewal. The usual question is if the PRC allows their representative to renew their PRC license for them. The answer is “yes”. For the details, please read my post about authorization letter for PRC license renewal.

Problem 4: PRC License Renew before the Expiration Date

This problem was raised many times by some commenters. Unfortunately, I don't have answer for it yet.

Problem 5: Lost PRC License

Another common problem is the losing the PRC license. Pinoy professionals are worried about getting a copy of it from the PRC. Good thing that the PRC issues new PRC license to replace the missing ones. All the professional need to do is to submit an affidavit of loss.

For more information, please read my tips for PRC license renewal.

These are five common problems or questions that I received from commenters to this blog. I know that there are more problems that I failed to include. Anyone is free to share their problems or their experiences in PRC license renewal. Tell us about it by leaving a comment below.

How to Correct Your PRC License

Posted by Ishmael Fischer Ahab | Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Registration of professionals and the PRC license renewal have plenty of steps. Aside from that, Filipino professionals had to fill-out many forms and submit a lot of documents. This means that the probability of error is great. It is not surprising that some PRC license received by Filipino professionals have incorrect information.

Good thing that the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) corrects wrong information on the PRC license. Filipino professional can do the correction by making a petition for correction of entries/ data.

Requirements in Correcting Information on Your PRC License


1. PRC Petition Form, which is officially known as PRC SRB Form No. 0002. You can download the form here.
2. Passport size colored picture in plain white background with complete name tag,
3. Money for payment of fees.
4. Community Tax Certificate or cedula

PRC license


You should also bring your PRC license (PRC ID) and the documents that support the correction that you are petitioning.

For correction of your name or for the correction of birth date you must bring the following supporting documents: NSO Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate from the National Statistics Office (for married Filipino professionals only), and personal affidavit.

For the reversion to maiden name and change of legal status due to death of the spouse, annulment of marriage, and the presumptive death of an absent spouse; you must bring the following supporting documents: NSO birth certificate, NSO death certificate (in case of death), Certified copy of the court's decision (in case of annulment or presumptive death), and certificate of finality or entry of judgment (in case of annulment or presumptive death).

For the change of married name to another married name due to remarriage you must bring the following supporting documents: NSO birth certificate, NSO death certificate (in case of death), Certified copy of the court's decision (in case of annulment or presumptive death), and certificate of finality or entry of judgment (in case of annulment or presumptive death), NSO certificate of marriage of the latest (subsequent) marriage.

Procedures in Correcting Information on Your PRC License


1. Fill-up the PRC petition form.

2. Proceed to Registration Division  at the ground floor of the PRC Central Office main building for verification of your registration. Teachers should proceed to the Office for Professional Teachers at the 3rd floor of the PRC Central Office annex building. Marine Deck and Engineer Officers should proceed to the Marine Deck/Engineer Division at the 4th annex building.

3. Proceed to the Records Section the ground floor of the annex building for the verification of examination records.

4. Pay fees at any of the cashier windows in the PRC Central Office and obtain the official receipt.

5. Proceed to the Customer Service Center for the notarization of your petition and pasting of documentary stamp.

6. Submit duly accomplished PRC Petition Form to the PRC Regulations Office at the 2nd floor of the main building together with the official receipt and other required documents.

Note: These procedures are only applicable in the PRC Central Office at P. Paredes St. cor. Morayta St., Sampaloc, Manila.

Do you want to know how to change the name on your PRC License due to marriage? Read this blog post. Also read my tips for PRC license renewal.