PRC ID Online Renewal : How to Renew Your PRC ID Online 2020
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A couple of weeks before my PRC ID was due for renewal in July 2020, I was stumped by two quandaries: 1. How do I renew my PRC ID in the time of pandemic? 2. Will they renew my PRC ID despite my having zero CPD units? I searched Facebook for any posts from professionals in a similar predicament and found a few who had managed to get their PRC ID renewed without leaving the safety of their homes. Note: Renewal of Professional Identification Cards (PIC) without full CPD Compliance is accepted until December 2021.
My last PRC ID renewal was three years ago, and while the application process was done online, I had to personally visit the PRC satellite office at Robinson’s Ermita to pick up my PRC ID. Recently I was relieved to find that the entire process, from application to receiving the PRC ID, can now be accomplished without having to step foot outside the house. Here’s how I renewed my PRC ID online in July 2020.
The Professional Regulation Commission has dedicated two servers to process PRC-related transactions: https://online.prc.gov.ph and https://online1.prc.gov.ph . You can go to either site for any of the following concerns: Application for Examination, Initial Registration, Renewal of Professional Identification Card, and Certifications of Board Rating and Passing. I used the first one to submit my PRC ID online renewal application.
When you click on https://online.prc.gov.ph , you are taken to the home page, where you will need to register if you haven’t done so before.
Fill in all the necessary details.
At the bottom of the form, you are asked to type in a password and then re-type it to confirm.
You can now log on to your account.
Next, you are taken to your Profile page. You need to fill in the details to complete your Profile.
Upload a 2×2 photo according to specifications. An instruction window for the photo will pop up to guide you.
Uploading my photo:
Next, select Transaction.
You can choose either to set an Appointment if you wish to pick up your PRC ID personally or . I clicked on this option to see which dates were available. As you can see, the earliest slot that could be booked was November 18 – that was four months away !
There was no way I was going to wait that long to have my PRC ID renewed. So, I chose the Shipping option instead.
You can pay for the shipping within 7 days from submitting your application. I chose to pay for shipping right away. But first, I had to pay for the PRC ID renewal fee. Note that there’s an additional 1.25 percent of the total transaction amount charged as convenience fee.
According to the PRC, “professionals who are unable to comply with the required CPD credit units are ALLOWED to renew their Professional Identification Card (PIC) upon execution of an undertaking to complete the required CPD credit units for the next compliance period. This undertaking can be availed until December 31, 2021.”
Before submitting your transaction, you are asked to execute an undertaking by ticking the checkbox with your name on the form:
Next you are directed to the payment gateway to complete the payment process.
Once done with the payment, you are taken to your PRC Transactions page. A window prompts you if you wish to pay for the shipping.
Afterwards you are directed to the website of the courier company, W Express.
Take note of your Transaction Reference No. The shipping fee is P160 for Metro Manila.
After a successful payment, you are given the following information. Take a screenshot or note the details down in case any problems arise. I didn’t encounter any problems with mine, but it’s good to be thorough.
Next, go back to your Existing Transaction page, and check the details of your transaction. Make sure the Status of Payment shows Paid and the Shipping Payment is showing as Paid, as well.
You’ll see a Print Document option for each Existing Transaction. I clicked on mine and this is what I got:
You can print or download the PDF document. I’m guessing you’ll need to print it and sign the undertaking and present it to PRC when you pick up your ID, but don’t take my word for it. I had chosen the Shipping option and in my experience this document was not necessary.
I waited for six days before Tracking my shipment and this is what showed on my screen:
I received my PRC ID on June 25th, exactly seven days since I filed my application online.
No sweat, huh?
I’m extremely grateful to the PRC for rising to the occasion and coming up with a completely socially distanced, hassle-free way for professionals to apply for their PRC IDs online. Now, if only they’d make the process of earning CPD units more convenient. 😉