The Commission is headed by a Commission Proper composed of a Chairperson and two Commissioners.
The Commission has a unique structure.
- It supervises 43 professional regulatory boards (PRBs), and at the same time, extends technical, legal, and administrative support to the latter. The members of the PRBs, all presidential appointees, in turn regulate the professions under their jurisdiction.
- It has 4 stakeholders: the 80 million Filipinos, the 42 accredited professional organizations and 2.3 million Filipino professional, the 42 Professional Regulatory Boards with 159 member, and the 484 PRC employees.
- It has 3 major operating offices: Licensure Office, Regulations Office, Office of Financial and Administrative Services, and two ad hoc offices: Maritime Affairs Office and Office for Professional Teachers.
- It has 10 field offices: in Tuguegaro, Baguio, Lucena, Legaspi, Tacloban, Iloilo, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and Zamboanga.
Each office is headed by a Director responsible for the supervision of the different divisions, units or section under their respective jurisdiction, which are described and enumerated hereunder.
Application Division. In-charge of the assessment and evaluation of qualification of applicants in licensure examinations; assists the various professional regulatory boards in the pre-qualification of applicants prior to admission to sit in the licensure examinations.
In charge of the administration and supervision of the conduct of licensure examinations.
In-charge of processing examination results; responsible for the correction and rating of examination answer sheets and the eventual release of examination results.
Educational Statistics Task Force.
In-charge of the collection and processing of statistical data relative to the performance of schools in licensure examination and the interpretation of the results thereof.
In-charge of the registration of successful examinees in licensure examinations; responsible for the maintenance of the registry of registered professionals.
In-charge of investigating complaints and/or cases against registered professionals or applicants in licensure examinations, hear and adjudicate the same.
Standards and Inspection Division. In-charge of implementing professional standards of the various professional regulatory boards and monitoring compliance thereof.
Office of Financial, Administrative and Support Services
In-charge of the preparation and allocation of the agency’s budget.
Accounting Division. In-charge of accounting and analyzing financial transactions of the agency; responsible for the monitoring of the agency’s income and expenditures.
In-charge of the development and maintenance of various electronic and computerized application systems, databases, software and hardware of the Commission.
Administrative Division. In-charge of maintenance, allocation and supervision of all the resources of the Commission which is composed of the following sections:
Personnel Section - in-charge of hiring, promotion and evaluation of the personnel/work force of the Commission
Property Section - in charge of the maintenance and monitoring of the agency’s properties, supplies and materials inventory
General Services Section
- in-charge of housekeeping and maintenance of Commission’s buildings, machinery and equipment
- is the central repository of all the records of the Commission
Office for Professional Teachers - in-charge of processing, evaluation and prequalification of applicants for examination and registration of professional teachers; maintains registry of professional teachers
Marine Deck Officers Division.
In-charge of processing, evaluation and pre-qualification of applicants for examination and registration of marine deck officers; maintains registry of marine deck officers.
Marine Engineer Officers Division. In-charge of processing, evaluation and pre-qualification of applicants for examination and registration of marine engineer officers; maintains registrey of marine engineer officers.
Seafarer’s Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Section.
In-charge of processing and evaluation of qualifications of marine officers for the issuance of certificates of competency and endorsement and revalidation thereof.
Secretary to the Regulatory Boards.
In-charge of assisting the various professional regulatory boards in the discharge of their duties, functions and responsibilities.