Technically, the long and tedious renewal of PRC license is quite over. Isn’t it? Oh yes, thanks to the technology provided by the PRC Online. However, since the old fashion way of license renewal is still available, I preferred renewing it manually. I repeat, manually. So people reading this blog, this is for your manual eyes only, okay? :)
So there, lets start…
Step 1 – Early bird catches worm, thus, go to the PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) main building early to avoid the long line. However, given the organize renewal procedure, I bet the long line is not a problem anymore.
I entered the PRC main building at around 9AM.
For those who are not familiar with Manila area, you can check google map. Anyhow, what’s important is if you see these streets you are on the right track.
Step 2 – After entering the PRC building, go straight to the Public Assistance Counter and get application form. Other blog sites , specially the old postings, will require you to go straight to window Q or R to get a renewal form. In my case, the form is already available at the Public Assistance Counter. Oh yes, this just July 2016 and purely fresh.
Please take note, application form provided by PRC is all good whether its for renewal, duplicate or original IDs.
By the way, before I forget, please bring passport size picture with name tag (your name and take note your real name not FB name, okay). But don’t worry, if you fail to bring one, you can always go to those photo booth in and outside of the PRC building to take care of your problem. The cost of ID picture is about Php60.00, others is at the range of Php80.00 – Php100.00. Make sure to look good in your picture, yep, the same picture will be used on your new PRC license. Attach the ID picture and fill out the form and your ready to go to the next step.
Step 3 – Go inside the PRC building and proceed to window 27, which is located at the ground floor.
Submit the application form including your expired PRC license to window 27 for assessment . The cost of renewal depends on your profession and years of non-renewal. Mine, being a CPA and my PRC licence is valid until 2013, I paid Php1,000.00 for the cost of renewal. Thus, the Php1,000.00 is good for 2013 to 2016.
Step 4 – Next wait for your name to be called at window 31 and receive your assessment. Now, this is the part your getting excited because you already spent hours of waiting and you wanted to get a hold na of your new PRC license ID. But don’t worry, its just an hour or two from the time you entered the PRC building.
Really, no exaggeration, I admire this new procedure, its kinda swift now. Oh, there, after an hour or so your name was called and its now pay time.
Step 5 – Proceed to the cashier and pay the necessary renewal fee. The fee you will pay is the amount provided by the assessment in window 31.
The cashier will issue Official Receipt for the amount you paid. Payment will take a lil more than minutes for there are four windows accommodating and receiving payments.
Step 6 – After paying the necessary fee, proceed to window 22 and present your Official Receipt for printing of your PRC license.
The assigned staff will tell you what time your PRC ID will be available for pick up. Mine, I was told to go back 2Pm of the same day.
At this time, its close to 12 noon of processing and waiting. This is based on my experience.
Eventually, you will notice your stomach is already complaining, this is the right time to get a break and have lunch or eat something to fill in that empty stomach while waiting.
Perhaps for those applicant who arrived past 12 noon or so, the availability of their PRC ID is on the next working day.
Step 7 – Remember to come back on the time set to pick up your PRC ID. But of course you can always come back at a later time or day, but why wait, remember you are so excited na to get a hold of your new PRC License ID. And by the way, this is the last step.
Present your OR and sign the log sheet to signify acknowledgment of your new PRC ID and viola your ID is now yours!
So there… easy as one, two, three! Renewed!