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Renewing Your Professional License in the Philippines

For all RNs to continue practicing in the Philippines, you must renew the PRC ID before it expires. Online options are offered by the PRC – we detail these here.

PRC Online Renewal Service

On September 1, 2018, all PRC regional branches and satellite offices implemented the online renewal method, including the One-Stop Service Centers for OFWs (OSSCO). It now allows online application, appointment, and payment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An existing bank account that may transfer funds to any of the PRC’s approved payment facilities may be needed, depending on your selected payment method.

CPD Units for Nurses

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) bill mandates that professionals participate in additional formal and informal learning opportunities before they can renew their license. According to the PRC, nurses will only need 15 CPD units in the 3-year renewal term, equating to 5 units per year.

CPD Transition

PRC allows professionals to comply with unit requirements during a transition period, where the following must be observed:

  • The CPD requirement does not apply to OFWs.
  • For the first renewal cycle following earning their license, newly licensed professionals are not subject to the CPD requirement.
  • The various CPD councils shall reduce CPD credit units to a minimum of 15, with a maximum of 15.

Steps for Renewal

Visit the PRC official website

  • Go to the homepage’s middle left section, and select “Registration Services”
  • To be directed to PRC LERIS, a new page, select “ID Renewal” from the dropdown menu and click

Prepare requirements

  • Valid email address
  • Valid cellphone number
    • You may be contacted to verify personal information such as date of graduation, spouse’s name, mother’s name, father’s name, and both parents’ citizenship.
  • Photo ID, JPEG format, white background
    • Must be shot no more than 6 months before your PRC ID renewal
    • Dress appropriately, preferably with a collared top

Select Renewal in the Transactions drop-down menu

  • Choose the type of transaction you wish to process: Exam, Initial Registration, Renewal, Duplicate, Certification
  • Click Renewal to renew your PRC ID License.
  • Select a profession enter your PRC License Number
  • Double check all the details and click Proceed.

Make an appointment and choose a PRC Office

  • You must choose the PRC regional office/satellite offices where you will submit your printed and photocopied documents. 
  • This is also where you will pick up your newly issued PRC license ID card. 
  • You will be assigned a scheduled day and time, with a one-time chance to reschedule your appointment.
  • Appointment slots are free, so avoid fixers who offer to conduct business with the PRC on your behalf.

Select your payment option

  • The itemized cost will be displayed after selecting the PRC regional office. The following are the payment methods to choose from:
    • PRC-Over-the-Counter Cashier
    • GCash / Bancnet / Landbank ePayment
    • Connect with United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB).
    • PRC internet services allow payments using PayMaya utilizing JCB, Visa, Mastercard debit and credit cards, as well as a PayMaya account

Print and bring your documents on your renewal schedule date

The “Application for Professional Identification Card (PIC) form” must be printed and submitted with other required documents such as the documentation of completed CPD units.

Submit all requirements to the PRC Regional Office on the arranged day and time


The PRC now offers easy, online options for license application and renewal. Following the step-by-step guide above will allow you to go through the process smoothly.

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