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PRC Frequently Asked Questions

LICENSURE EXAMINATION

A. The basic qualifications are the following:

1. Must be a Filipino citizen, at least 18 to 21 years old and of good moral character.
2. Must be a Graduate or a Holder of a Degree from a school, college or university duly recognized by the government.
3. Has not been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude with final judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction.

(Other qualifications and/or requirements as may be stated in the concerned Professional Regulatory Law)

A. The basic documents to be submitted are:

a.) Transcript of records (TOR) with scanned picture and remarks “For Board Examination purposes only”.
b.) Birth Certificate from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Security Paper.
c.) Marriage Certificate from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for married women.
d.) 4 pcs. passport size picture with complete name-tag in white background
e) Government Issued ID and/or any valid ID
f.) Documentary Stamps

(Additional requirements may be required by specific Professional Regulatory Boards)

A. Foreigners will only be allowed to take the examinations if there is proof of reciprocity between the Philippines and the country of the foreigner. (Foreigners with dual citizenship or recognized Filipino citizen will be allowed to take the exam upon presentation of ID Certificate from the Bureau of Immigration and Certificate of Oath of Allegiance and Certificate of Dual Citizen/Certificate of Recognition as Filipino Citizen.)

A. Application for licensure examination is done through the PRC Online Services. Applicants will log on to https://www.prc.gov.ph. Procedures in filing online application are also provided in the PRC website. After securing appointment date, the applicant will proceed to the Application Division, 3rd floor, PRC Annex Building, or to Robinsons Malls (Manila and Galleria) for submission of documentary requirements and issuance of the Notice of Admissions (NOA). Applicants from regions may proceed to the nearest PRC Regional Offices.

A. Conditional–applicants and repeaters shall apply again through online application. After securing appointment date, he/she shall submit the printed application form together with the evidence or proof of the previous examination such as Notice of Admission. Further, other documents shall be submitted when required in the professional regulatory laws.

A. Examination Fee:

• Baccalaureate degree – P900.00
• Non-baccalaureate degree – P600.00
• Conditioned – P450.00
• For Dental Technician and Hygienist – P1,000.00
• For Ocular Pharmacology – P1,500.00

A. Please see Schedule of Licensure Examinations: https://www.prc.gov.ph/schedule-examinations

A. List of room assignments is posted at the PRC website and at the front wall of the PRC office two (2) days before the start of the examination or earlier.

A. Examinees must be at the testing centers before 7:00 a.m. to accomplish examination forms and for further instructions. Late examinees are no longer admitted once the examination has already started unless there is valid reason.

A. The examinees should bring the following: Notice of Admission, mailing envelope, pencil, black ballpen, 1 long brown envelope and 1 transparent plastic envelope.

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A. Yes, provided that the applicant secures and issues a special power of attorney appointing a representative to file the application and submit the documentary requirements. However, the Notice of Admission will be issued to the applicant upon personal appearance at the Application Division at least one (1) week before the first day of examination.

A. Examination results are released at an average of 3 days after the last examination day. But for Licensure Examination for Teachers, result is released at most 50 working days after the examination day.

A. The results of the examination are published in newspapers of general circulation and are posted and can be verified in the PRC Website.

A. Successful examinees will proceed for initial registration. Please see Schedule for Registration.

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION WITHOUT EXAMINATION

A. The applicant shall fill-out the Application Form for Registration without Examination and submit the Required Documents for pre-evaluation to the Application Division at the PRC Central Office and Regional Offices processing counters.

A. The application fee is P900.00 for baccalaureate degree, P600.00 for non-baccalaureate degree, and P450.00 for medical representative and real estate salesperson.

A. Application for registration without examination is usually approved after three (3) months (except application for medical representative and real estate salesperson). Applicant may verify status of application at telephone number 736-2252.

REGISTRATION OF PROFESSIONALS

A. Application for registration can be done through the PRC Online Services. Successful examinees will log on to https://online.prc.gov.ph. After securing the printed oath form, the registrant will proceed to the appointment place to personally submit requirements and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

A. Applicants for registration are required to bring the following:

1. Printed Oath form
2. Two (2) passport size pictures in white background and full name tag
3. Two (2) documentary stamps
4. Community Tax Certificate NOTE: Additional requirement maybe required by the Professional Regulatory Board.

A. The fees for initial registration are as follows:

For examinations requiring baccalaureate degrees:
Initial registration fee - P 600.00
Annual renewal fee 450.00 Total P 1,050.00

For examinations requiring non-baccalaureate degrees:
Initial registration fee – P 450.00
Annual renewal fee 420.00 Total P 870.00

For Medical Representative and Real Estate Salesperson Initial registration fee – P 300.00 Annual renewal fee 150.00 Total P 450.00
For Ocular Pharmacology – P 1,200.00.

A. After the registration, there will be a schedule of oath taking to be administered by the Professional Regulatory Boards (PRBs). The new professionals will receive their professional identification cards and certificates of registration after the oath taking ceremonies. For those who failed to attend the oath taking ceremonies, professional identification cards and certificates of registration may be claimed at the PRC office after five (5) working days from the date of oath taking.

A. Professional Identification Cards have a validity period of three (3) years for all professions and are renewable during the birth month of the professional.

RENEWAL OF PROFESSIONAL IDENTIFICATION CARD (PIC)

A. Application for renewal of license can be done through:

1. PRC Online Services Professional will log on to https://online.prc.gov.ph

A. One (1) passport size picture in white background with name tag is required for the renewal of professional identification card and payment of renewal fee. A letter of authority must be presented if renewal is filed through an authorized representative. Note: Additional requirement for professions with CPD units earned and other documents maybe required by the Professional Regulatory Board.

A. The renewal fees are the following: For professions requiring baccalaureate degrees: P150.00 per year or total of P450.00 for three (3) years. For professions requiring non-baccalaureate degrees: P140.00 per year or total of 420.00 for three (3) years. A surcharge of P30.00 (baccalaureate degree) and P28.00 (non-baccalaureate degree) is added if license is renewed twenty (20) days after birth month.

A. For professionals who personally applied for ID renewal, professional identification card can be claimed within the day. For those who filed via online application, a schedule of appointment shall be given as to when to claim the professional identification card.

REPLACEMENT OF LOST PROFESSIONAL IDENTIFICATION CARD

A. 1. Duly accomplished application for professional identification card form
2. Affidavit of Loss
3. One (1) passport size picture in white background with full name tag.
4. Letter of authority if filed through an authorized representative

A. Application for duplicate professional identification card can be filed at the Registration Division of PRC Manila, in PRC Regional Offices and in selected Robinsons Malls nationwide.

A. Duplicate professional identification card is released within the day.

CHANGE OF STATUS DUE TO MARRIAGE

A. Married female registered professionals who wish to use their married name may file for a petition for change of name due to marriage.

Any representative with valid ID may file in behalf of the petitioner provided that the professional has signed the petition form for change of name due to marriage.

A. 1. Duly accomplished and notarized Petition for Change of Name due to Marriage
2. Original and photocopy of the Certificate of Marriage duly issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority
3. Documentary Stamp
4. 2 pieces passport size ID picture in white background will full name tag
5. Photocopy of PRC ID
6. Statutory fee of P225.00 on top of the renewal fee

A. For Marriages contracted abroad, please secure a Report of Marriage form the Philippine Statistics Authority.

A. The maximum turnaround time is two (2) months or 60 days from receipt of complete documents.

A. None. Claiming of IDs with change of status should be picked-up by the professional herself or by her authorized representative with a valid ID Card and authorization letter.

A. Professional identification cards may be claimed at your selected appointment place.

A. Yes. You may call at telephone number 736-2248 for you to be apprised on the status of the petition.

Note: Should there be any discrepancy on the entries of the Certificate of Marriage and verifications, a copy of the Certificate of Live Birth in security paper from the Philippine Statistics Office must also be submitted.

CORRECTION OF ENTRIES/DATA

A. Any registered professionals who wish to correct their data (name and/or date of birth) to conform to the name and/or date of birth registered in the Philippines Statistics Authority. OR any representative with valid ID may file in behalf of the petitioner provided that the professional has signed the petition form for correction of entries/data.

A. 1. Duly accomplished and notarized Petition Form for Correction of entries/data
2. Original and photocopy of the Certificate of Live Birth duly issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority for single female registered professional and male registered professional
3. Original and photocopy of the Certificate of Marriage duly issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority for married women professionals
4. Personal Affidavit
5. Documentary Stamp
6. 2 pieces passport size ID picture in white background with full nametag
7. Photocopy of PRC ID
8. Statutory fee of P225.00 on top of the renewal fee

A. The maximum turnaround time is two (2) months or 60 days from receipt of complete document.

A. None. Claiming of IDs with corrected entries/data should be picked-up by the professional or by their authorized representative with a valid ID card and an authorization letter.

A. Professional identification cards may be claimed at your selected appointment place.

A. Yes. The professional may call at Registration Division with telephone number 736-2248.

REVERSION

A. A married female registered professional who was granted annulment of marriage or divorce or her authorized representative may file for a petition for reversion OR a widowed female professional.

A. 1. Duly accomplished and notarized Petition Form for Correction of entries/data
2. Original and photocopy of the Certificate of Live Birth issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority
3. Original and photocopy of the Certificate of Marriage issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority
4. 2 pieces passport size ID picture in white background with full nametag
5. Photocopy of PRC ID
6. Statutory fee of P225.00 on top of the renewal fee
7. Documentary Stamp Additional Requirement under Each Category:
For Annulment: Original and photocopy of the Certificate of Marriage issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority with annotation of annulment Certified true copy of the Court’s Decision on the granting of annulment Certified true copy of the Certificate of Finality on the grant of annulment

For Widowed Women: Original and photocopy of Certificate of Death issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority.

For Presumptive Death: Original and photocopy of Court’s Decision on presumptive death of husband issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority.

RE-MARRIAGE

A. Any married female registered professionals who married once again in view of the death of a former spouse, annulment of marriage, presumptive death or has a final decree recognizing foreign judgment, and divorce decree before the Shar’jah Court or a representative provided that the petitioner already signed the petition form.

A. 1. Duly accomplished and notarized Petition Form for Correction of entries/data
2. Original and photocopy of the Certificate of Live Birth issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority
3. Original and photocopy of the Certificate of Marriage issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority
4. 2 pieces passport size ID picture in white background with full nametag
5. Photocopy of PRC ID
6. Statutory fee of P225.00 on top of the renewal fee
7. Documentary Stamp

Additional Requirement under Each Category:

For Annulled Married Women: Original and photocopy of the Certificate of Marriage issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority with annotation of annulment Original and photocopy of Certificate of Marriage (Subsequent Marriage) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority Certified true copy of the Court’s Decision on the granting of annulment Certified true copy of the Certificate of Finality on the grant of annulment.

For Widowed Women: Original and photocopy of Certificate of Death issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority Original and photocopy of Certificate of Marriage (Subsequent Marriage) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority.

For Presumptive Death: Original and photocopy of Court’s Decision on presumptive death of husband issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority Original and photocopy of Certificate of Marriage (Subsequent Marriage) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority.

LOST COPY OF CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION (BOARD CERTIFICATE)

A. The requirements are:
1) Duly accomplished Action Sheet for Registration Certificate Replacement
2) Affidavit of Loss/Damaged Certificate of Registration
3) Passport size picture with name tag in white background and application fee of P300.00

A. Application for a duplicate copy of lost or destroyed Certificate of Registration (Board Certificate) can be filed at the Registration Division in the Central Office, and at the PRC Regional Offices.

A. The duplicate certificate of registration is released after ten (10) working days upon the receipt of complete requirements.

CERTIFICATIONS AND AUTHENTICATIONS

A. The other documents that can be obtained from the Commission and their corresponding fees are as follows:
1. Certification of Good Standing/Report of Rating/Passing/Placer/Without Examination/Underage. Requirements: Photocopy of updated professional identification card, documentary stamp, Certification fee of P75.00/copy (released after 3 working days for regular lane) and P200.00/copy (released within the day for express lane).

2. Certified True Copy/Authentication of Report of Rating/Passing/Professional Identification Card/Certificate of Registration.

Requirements: Original and photocopy of document to be authenticated, documentary stamp, Certification fee of P75.00/copy (released after 3 working days) and P200.00/copy (released within the day)

Note:

For Express lane: certification / authentication of Report of Rating and Passing: Cut –off time of application is 4:00 pm
For Express lane: certification of good standing and authentication of Professional Identification Card and Certificate of Registration: Cut-off time of application is 3:00 pm.

3. Certification of Institutional Performance and List of Examinees in Various Licensure Examinations – P75.00/page
Requirements:
• Duly accomplished form and signed by the Registrar/Dean/President.
• P75.00 for the certification fee
• P75.00 for the list and P50.00 for the succeeding pages

STATEBOARD VERIFICATION/VALIDATION OF REGISTRATION/LICENSE

A. The requirements for filing are:
1. Photocopy of updated Professional Identification card/license
2. Verification form coming from the requesting office/country

A. 1. Secure stateboard verification slip at Window-C of Records Division (Ground Floor, PRC Annex Bldg.) and accomplish it.
2. Proceed to Legal Division (2nd Floor, PRC Main Bldg.) for clearance
3. Pay certification /processing fee of (P200.00/copy) at Cash Division (Ground Floor, PRC Main Bldg.)
4. Proceed to Customer Service Center (CSC) near public entrance gate and purchase documentary stamp
5. Submit SBVS, Stateboard Verification documents and PRC & CSC official receipts at Window-C of Records Division

For regional applicants, please proceed to nearest PRC Regional Offices.

A. Yes, provided that a letter of authority is issued to the authorized representative.

A. Mailing is strictly an office-to-office transaction. The PRC is the agency authorized to process requests for verification and completion of documents coming from different countries.

CERTIFICATIONS AND AUTHENTICATIONS

A. The other documents that can be obtained from the Commission and their corresponding fees are as follows:
1. Certification of Good Standing/Report of Rating/Passing/Placer/Without Examination/Underage. Requirements: Photocopy of updated professional identification card, documentary stamp, Certification fee of P75.00/copy (released after 3 working days for regular lane) and P200.00/copy (released within the day for express lane).

2. Certified True Copy/Authentication of Report of Rating/Passing/Professional Identification Card/Certificate of Registration.

Requirements: Original and photocopy of document to be authenticated, documentary stamp, Certification fee of P75.00/copy (released after 3 working days) and P200.00/copy (released within the day)

Note:

For Express lane: certification / authentication of Report of Rating and Passing: Cut –off time of application is 4:00 pm
For Express lane: certification of good standing and authentication of Professional Identification Card and Certificate of Registration: Cut-off time of application is 3:00 pm.

3. Certification of Institutional Performance and List of Examinees in Various Licensure Examinations – P75.00/page
Requirements:
• Duly accomplished form and signed by the Registrar/Dean/President.
• P75.00 for the certification fee
• P75.00 for the list and P50.00 for the succeeding pages

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

A. For Local CPD Provider
1. Individual/Sole Proprietorship
• A registered and licensed professional of good standing
• Non-conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude
• Registered entity with the Department of Trade and Industry and Bureau of Internal Revenue
• As may be required by the CPD Council

2. Firm/Partnership/Corporation
• A duly registered partnership, corporation, institution or organization
• The Articles of Incorporation/Partnership
• Duly registered with the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Securities and Exchange Commission and/or other pertinent government bodies
• As may be required by the CPD Council

3. Government Institutions/Agencies
• Any government institution/agency with mandate or program on CPD for professionals
• As may be required by the CPD Council For Foreign CPD Provider
1. Foreign Entity/Firm/Association
• A duly registered entity, firm or association in the country/state of the applicant which intends to provide CPD program
• Articles of Incorporation/Partnership/Creation or its equivalent
• Accredited CPD Provider of the country of origin
• Duly authenticated by the Philippine embassy/Consulate/Legation in the country/state of the applicant and accompanied by an official English translation
• As may be required by the CPD Council

A. The processing of the application is 30 days upon receipt of complete documents.

A. The validity of accreditation of CPD Provider is three (3) years and renewable thereafter.

ASEAN ARCHITECT

A. 1. Letter of intent

2. Duly accomplished ASEAN Architect Registry (AAR) Form QRD-IAO-15-Rev.01 with attached Certificate/s of Employment covering a period not less than seven (7) years; Certification of Project completion

3. Certificate of CPD Compliance from the CPD Council

4. Copy of Diploma

5. Original Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records

6. CHED Certificate of Equivalency (when applicable)

7. PRC Certificate of Registration

8. Copy of valid PRC Professional Identification Card

9. Original Certificate of No Pending Administrative Case issued by the PRC

10. Certificate of Good Standing issued by the IAPOA

11. Original Copy of valid NBI Clearance

12. Original Signed Statement of Compliance with Code of Ethics (Notarized)

13. Annex 1 Specialized Training relevant to the field of specialization.

14. Annex 2 Professional Practice, (2A - Description and 2B - Project Images)

15. Annex 3 Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

16. Annex 4 Research and Development

17. Annex 5 Authorship

18. Recent four (4) passport size pictures, white background with name tag (coat and tie for men; blazer for women)

Note:

1. The application form is available at www.prc.gov.ph under the International Affairs – ASEAN MRA.

2. Three sets of the accomplished application form, including copies of all supporting documents must be submitted.

3. The size of the paper must be A4 size (8.27" x 11.69"). Photocopies of large documents shall be reduced accordingly.

4. Each set shall be submitted in 1 ½” 3 – Ring Presentation Binder. The color of the cover of the binder for the original must be white and for the other 2 binders, it must be black cover.

5. For the white binder (original), colored copies must be used and for the 2 black binders, black and white copies may be used.

6. Documents shall be in a clear sheet inserts, complete with table of contents/tabs.

A. 1. Applications shall be submitted to the Regulations Division – PRC Regional Office to assess the completeness of the documents.

2. The International Affairs Office shall process the applications then endorse to the Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture for evaluation if the applicant is qualified for the panel of experts interview.

3. A professional interview will be conducted which shall be composed of panel of experts from the PRC through the Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture, Commission on Higher Education and United Architects of the Philippines. The interview intends to assess and evaluate the qualifications and practical experience of the applicant.

4. Applications which are approved by the ASEAN Monitoring Committee on Architectural Services of the Philippines (AMCASP), upon recommendation of the panel of experts, shall be endorsed by the PRC as the Chairman of the AMCPASP to the ASEAN Architect Council (AAC).

5. Once approved by the AAC, the successful applicant shall be registered in the Philippine ASEAN Architect Registry. He will be accorded the title of an ASEAN Architect on a Conferment and the PRC will issue an ASEAN Architect Certificate of Registration.

The AA Registration is valid for three (3) years from the date of the registration and renewable every three (3) years.

The fees are as follows:

Processing fee P 2,000.00
Initial Registration Fee P 5,000.00
Renewal Fee P 5,000.00

APEC ARCHITECT

1. Covering letter

2. 2” x 2” photographs

3. Duly accomplished Forms for Application for Registration as an APEC Architect

4. Photocopies of documents and other submittals required in the Forms for Application

5. Detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating my employment history, experiences, awards and achievements, involvement in the UAP-IAPOA, and civic involvement

6. Certified True Copy of my IAPOA Certificate

7. Certification of Authenticity of Information and Documents

8. NBI Clearance

Note:

1. The application form is available at www.prc.gov.ph under the International Affairs – APEC Register.

2. Prepare 3 binders in A4 size portrait form; One original and two photocopies of the documentary requirements;

1. Applications shall be submitted to the Regulations Division – PRC Regional Office to assess the completeness of the documents.

2. The International Affairs Offices shall process the applications then endorse to the Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture for evaluation if the applicant is qualified for the panel of experts interview.

3. A professional interview will be conducted which shall be composed of panel of experts from the PRC through the Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture, Commission on Higher Education and United Architects of the Philippines.

4. Applications which are approved by the Monitoring Committee Philippine Section, upon recommendation of the panel of experts, shall be endorsed by the PRC to the APEC Architect Central Council for deliberation.

5. If the application is confirmed by the Central Council to have satisfied all the requirements and criteria for an APEC Architect, the successful applicant will receive a Certificate of Registration and will be enrolled in the APEC Architect Register and may carry the additional title APEC Architect.

The fees are as follows:

Application Fee US $50.00
Processing Fee US $200.00 (If application is endorsed by the Monitoring Committee Philippine Section to the APEC Architect Central Council)
Registration Fee US $250.00 (Should the APEC Architect Central Council accepts and approves application for registration as APEC Architect)

ASEAN CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

1. Letter of intent

2. Duly accomplished ACPE Application Form IAO-QRD-08-Rev.01 with attached Certificate/s of Employment covering a period not less than seven (7) years and/or Certification of Project completion

3. Certificate of CPD compliance issued by CPD Council

4. Copy of Diploma

5. Original Copy of Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records

6. CHED Certificate of Equivalency (when applicable)

7. PRC Certificate of Registration

8. Copy of PRC Professional Identification Card

9. Original Certificate of No Pending Administrative Case issued by the PRC

10. Certificate of Good Standing issued by the respective A.P.O.

11. Original Copy of valid NBI Clearance

12. Signed Statement of Compliance with Code of Ethics (Notarized)

13. Recent four (4) passport size pictures, white background with name tag (coat and tie for men; blazer for women)

Note:

1. The application form is available at www.prc.gov.ph under the International Affairs – ASEAN MRA.

2. Documents must be in three sets; One original and two photocopies of the documentary requirements;

3. The size of the paper must be in oficio size (8 1/2" x 13"). Photocopies of large documents shall be reduced accordingly.

4. Each set shall be submitted in 1 ½” 3 – Ring Presentation Binder.

5. Documents shall be in a clear sheet inserts, complete with table of contents/tabs.

1. Applications shall be submitted to the Regulations Division – Regional Office to assess the completeness of the documents.

2. The International Affairs Office shall process the applications then endorse to the Professional Regulatory Board concerned for evaluation if the applicant is qualified for the panel of experts interview.

3. A professional interview will be conducted which shall be composed of panel of experts from the PRC through the Professional Regulatory Board of Engineering concerned, Commission on Higher Education and Philippine Technological Council. The interview intends to assess and evaluate the qualifications and practical experience of the applicant.

4. Applications which are approved by the ASEAN Monitoring Committee on Engineering Services of the Philippines (AMCESP), upon recommendation of the panel of experts, shall be endorsed by the PRC as the Chairman of the AMCESP to the ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer Coordinating Committee (ACPECC).

5. Once approved by the ACPECC, the successful applicant shall be registered in the Philippine ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer Registry. He will be accorded the title of an ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer on a Conferment and the PRC will issue an ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer Certificate of Registration.

The ACPE Registration is valid for three (3) years from the date of the registration and renewable every three (3) years.

The fees are as follows:

Processing fee P 2,000.00
Initial Registration Fee P 5,000.00
Renewal Fee P 5,000.00

APEC ENGINEER

1. Covering Letter

2. Completed Application Form

3. Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating your employment history, responsibilities and achievements

4. Verified Engineering Practice Report (EPR)

5. Details of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) completed in accordance with Appendix E

6. Certified copy of the Assessment Letter from your Accredited Professional Organization (APO) indicating that you are a member in good standing (Please consult with your APO on how to obtain this Assessment Letter.)

7. Valid Certificate of Professional Registration and/or Professional ID

Note:

1. The application form is available at www.prc.gov.ph under the International Affairs – ASEAN MRA.

2. Prepare 3 binders; One original and two photocopies of the documentary requirements;

1. Applications shall be submitted to the Regulations Division – PRC Regional Office to assess the completeness of the documents.

2. The International Affairs Office shall process the applications then endorse to the Professional Regulatory Board concerned for evaluation if the applicant is qualified for the panel of experts interview.

3. A professional interview will be conducted which shall be composed of panel of experts from the PRC through the Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture, Commission on Higher Education and Philippine Technological Council.

4. Applicants who are approved by the Monitoring Committee Philippine Section, upon recommendation of the panel of experts, shall receive an APEC Engineer Certificate of Registration and will be enrolled in the APEC Engineer Register and may carry the additional title APEC Engineer.

APEC CPA

1. Letter of intent

2. Duly accomplished ASEAN CPA Application Form

3. Proof of professional practice of not less than 3 years

4. Photocopy of valid PRC Professional Identification Card

5. Certificate of No Pending Case from the PRC Legal Service

6. Certificate for ASEAN CPA Registration from the A.P.O.

7. Certificate of CPD compliance issued by CPD Council

8. Recent two (2) passport size pictures with name tag (in white background and coat and tie for men; blazer for women)

Note:

1. Two (2) copies of the accomplished application forms, including copies of all supporting documents must be submitted; One original and one photocopies of the documentary requirements;

2. Legal size (8 ½” x 13”) of paper shall be used throughout; photocopies of large documents shall be reduced accordingly.

3. Each set shall be submitted in ring-bound with table of contents, tabs and paged accordingly.

4. All applications must be originally-signed by the applicant.

1. Applications shall be submitted to the Regulations Division – Regional Office to assess the completeness of the documents.

2. The International Affairs Office shall process the applications then endorse to the Professional Regulatory Board concerned for evaluation if the applicant is qualified for the panel of experts interview.

3. A professional interview will be conducted which shall be composed of panel of experts from the PRC through the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy and Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountant. The interview intends to assess and evaluate the qualifications and practical experience of the applicant.

4. Applications which are approved by the ASEAN Monitoring Committee on Engineering Services of the Philippines (AMCESP), upon recommendation of the panel of experts, shall be endorsed by the PRC as the Chairman of the AMCESP to the ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer Coordinating Committee (ACPECC).

5. Once approved by the ACPECC, the successful applicant shall be registered in the Philippine ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer Registry. He will be accorded the title of an ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer on a Conferment and the PRC will issue an ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer Certificate of Registration.

The ASEAN CPA Registration is valid for three (3) years from the date of the registration and renewable every three (3) years.

The fees are as follows:

Processing fee P 1,500.00
Initial Registration Fee P 3,000.00
Renewal Fee P 3,000.00

AUTHORITY TO PRACTICE IN THE PHILIPPINES BY A FOREIGNER

Permanent practice of profession allows foreigner to apply for registration with or without licensure examination under the reciprocity or other international agreement.

1. Category A1 – Foreigners applying for registration with examination

2. Category A2 – Foreign professionals applying for registration without examination

Limited practice of profession allows foreigner to practice the profession in the Philippines for a limited period of time and venue.

3. Category B – Foreign professional to practice a profession in the Philippines under reciprocity or other international agreements

Professions applicable under Category B by reason of their professional regulatory laws are the following: Architecture, Agriculture, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Environmental Planning, Fisheries, Geodetic Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Radiologic Technology.

4. Category C – Foreign professionals who are to be engaged by the Government as Consultants in foreign-funded, joint venture, or foreign assisted projects

5. Category D – Foreign professionals who are to be employed by local and foreign private firms or institutions

6. Category E – Foreign health professionals who are to be engaged in humanitarian mission

A. Registration without examination applies only if allowed by the professional regulatory laws (Available at www.prc.gov.ph under the Professional Regulatory Boards).

Only foreign nationals as natural persons who want to engage in the practice of state-regulated professions as defined under the pertinent professional regulatory laws (Available at www.prc.gov.ph under the Professional Regulatory Boards) can be issued a STP.

1. Duly accomplished Application Form for Authority to Practice (Available at www.prc.gov.ph under the Special Temporary Permits of the International Affairs)

2. A letter or any document signed by and under the official seal of the appropriate official of the foreign state or country requesting the Board Chairperson concerned to allow the foreign applicant to take the licensure examination and that by express provision of the law of the foreign state or country or international agreement to which the applicant’s state or country is a signatory, the citizens of the Philippines are allowed to take the licensure examination and to register as a professional in such foreign state or country (The names of the Board Chairperson are available at www.prc.gov.ph under the Professional Regulatory Board.)

3. An official copy of the foreign law or international agreement as proof of reciprocity for the practice of profession, officially translated in the English Language, if applicable. The document must be authenticated (NOT acknowledged) by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate/Legation in the state or country where the same was issued.

Note: Starting 14 May 2019, foreign documents from Apostille-contracting countries (The contracting countries are available at https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/status-table/?cid=41 or www.prc.gov.ph under the Special Temporary Permit of the International Affairs) need not be authenticated abroad by Philippine Embassies and Consulates General in order to be recognized and accepted in the Philippines. An Apostille Certification issued by the foreign competent authority responsible for the implementation of the Apostille Convention will be sufficient. With regard to non-members to the Convention and those contracting countries who objected to the Philippines’ accession, authentication of foreign documents by the Philippine Embassies and Consulates General still applies.

4. Original or certified true copy of the transcript of records or equivalent document of the course for the licensure examination issued by the institution of higher learning where the foreign applicant graduated (The documents must also be certified by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to be equivalent to the pertinent course accredited/recognized in the Philippines.

5. Photocopy of valid passport as proof of citizenship

6. Two (2) pieces passport size I.D. picture with complete name tag in white background

1. Duly accomplished Application Form for Authority to Practice (Available at www.prc.gov.ph under the Special Temporary Permits of the International Affairs)

2. A letter or any document signed by and under the official seal of the appropriate official of the foreign state or country requesting the Board Chairperson concerned to allow the foreign applicant to register without examination pursuant to the provisions of the applicable regulatory law, coupled with a declaration/statement that the requirements for the registration and licensing of professionals in such foreign state or country are substantially the same as those provided for under Philippine laws. (The names of the Board Chairperson are available at www.prc.gov.ph under the Professional Regulatory Board.)

3. An official copy of the foreign law or international agreement as proof of reciprocity for the practice of profession, officially translated in the English Language. The document must be authenticated (NOT acknowledged) by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate/Legation in the state or country where the same was issued.

Note: Starting 14 May 2019, foreign documents from Apostille-contracting countries (The contracting countries are available at https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/status-table/?cid=41 or www.prc.gov.ph under the Special Temporary Permit of the International Affairs) need not be authenticated abroad by Philippine Embassies and Consulates General in order to be recognized and accepted in the Philippines. An Apostille Certification issued by the foreign competent authority responsible for the implementation of the Apostille Convention will be sufficient. With regard to non-members to the Convention and those contracting countries who objected to the Philippines’ accession, authentication of foreign documents by the Philippine Embassies and Consulates General still applies.

4. An official document showing that the applicant is a registered and licensed professional in such foreign state or any equivalent document. The document must be authenticated (NOT acknowledged) by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate/Legation in the state or country where the same was issued.

5. Photocopy of valid passport as proof of citizenship

6. Two (2) pieces passport size I.D. picture with complete name tag in white background.

It is incumbent upon the foreigner to establish the existence of reciprocity between the Philippines and applicant’s country for the practice of profession by presentation of the applicant’s law providing for the following conditions:

1. The requirements for the registration or licensing in the foreign state or country are subtantially the same as those required and contemplated by laws of the Philippines; and

2. The laws of such foreign state or country allows citizens of the Philippines to practice the profession on the same basis and grant the same privileges as those enjoyed by the subjects or citizens of such foreign state or country.

Note: The document must be authenticated (NOT acknowledged) by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate/Legation in the state or country where the same was issued.

Note: Starting 14 May 2019, foreign documents from Apostille-contracting countries (The contracting countries are available at https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/status-table/?cid=41 or www.prc.gov.ph under the Special Temporary Permit of the International Affairs) need not be authenticated abroad by Philippine Embassies and Consulates General in order to be recognized and accepted in the Philippines. An Apostille Certification issued by the foreign competent authority responsible for the implementation of the Apostille Convention will be sufficient. With regard to non-members to the Convention and those contracting countries who objected to the Philippines’ accession, authentication of foreign documents by the Philippine Embassies and Consulates General still applies.

1. Duly accomplished Application Form for Authority to Practice (Available at www.prc.gov.ph under the Special Temporary Permits of the International Affairs)

2. Letter request to PRC/PRB requesting for the issuance of STP to the foreign professional indicating the date and venue of the undertaking

3. An official document showing that the applicant is a registered and licensed professional in such foreign state or any equivalent document including Certificate/s of training/competency in the discipline of area of specialization for which the foreign professional is to be engaged in the Philippines with official English translation thereof where necessary. The documents must be authenticated (NOT acknowledged) by Philippine Embassy/Consulate/Legation in the state or country where the same was issued.

Note: The validity/expiration date must be reflected on the license or certificate. In the absence of the validity period, an updated Certificate of Good Standing as a professional should be submitted, as well.

Note: Starting 14 May 2019, foreign documents from Apostille-contracting countries (The contracting countries are available at https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/status-table/?cid=41 or www.prc.gov.ph under the Special Temporary Permit of the International Affairs) need not be authenticated abroad by Philippine Embassies and Consulates General in order to be recognized and accepted in the Philippines. An Apostille Certification issued by the foreign competent authority responsible for the implementation of the Apostille Convention will be sufficient. With regard to non-members to the Convention and those contracting countries who objected to the Philippines’ accession, authentication of foreign documents by the Philippine Embassies and Consulates General still applies.

4. There should be a locally–secured professional liability insurance or malpractice insurance or their acceptable equivalent in bond form commensurate with the nature and magnitude of his/her project involvement and compensation. (for Architecture only)

5. A copy of Contract of Employment of Services, or Memorandum of Agreement indicating the terms of reference, nature of engagement, scope, duration and other project or contract details.

6. At least one (1) Filipino Professional counterpart/understudy for every foreign professional whose services will be engaged in the Philippines to be indicated in the letter request to PRC/PRB with photocopy of current PRC Professional I.D. Card (except for Electronics Engineering: at least two (2) Filipino electronics engineer understudies for every foreign professional. For Geodetic Engineering: The understudy must be a member in good standing of the A.P.O. For Interior Design: The understudy must be in continuous practice of interior design for at least ten (10) years). In Category E, at least one (1) Filipino professional counterpart/understudy per professional group. However, with regard to Midwifery, Nutrition and Dietetics, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy and Veterinary Medicine, instead of providing a local counterpart, the applicant must submit names of the officers or representatives of the local sponsoring organization/institution. (The requirement for counterpart/understudy or names of the officers is not applicable to Agriculture, Chemistry and Social Workers.)

7. Profession specific documentary requirements (Available at www.prc.gov.ph under the STP Board Focal Person Resolutions of the International Affairs)

8. Photocopy of valid passport as proof of citizenship

9. Two (2) pieces passport size I.D. picture with complete name tag in white background and

1. Applications and documents as proof of reciprocity shall be submitted to the Licensure and Registration Division – PRC Regional Office.

2. The Qualification Recognition Division – International Affairs Office shall process the application.

3. Professional Regulatory Board concerned shall act on the application and recommends approval or denial of the application.

4. The International Affairs Office shall draft resolution / STP Certificate or letter of denial.

5. Professional Regulatory Board concerned shall sign the resolution / STP Certificate (for Category B only) or Letter.

6. PRC shall sign the resolution / STP Certificate (for Category B only) or Letter.

7. Archives and Records Division dockets the resolution.

8. Licensure and Registration Division – PRC Regional Office shall release the resolution/ STP ID/certificate to the applicant.

1. Duly accomplished Application Form for Authority to Practice (Available at www.prc.gov.ph under the Special Temporary Permits of the International Affairs)

2. Letter request addressed to PRC/PRB requesting for the issuance of the STP to the foreign professional to be engaged as a consultant in foreign-funded, joint venture or foreign-assisted projects of the government indicating the date and venue of the undertaking

3. An official document showing that the applicant is a registered and licensed professional in such foreign state or any equivalent document including Certificate/s of training/competency in the discipline of area of specialization for which the foreign professional is to be engaged in the Philippines with official English translation thereof where necessary. The documents must be authenticated (NOT acknowledged) by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate/Legation in the state or country where the same was issued.

Note: The validity/expiration date must be reflected on the license or certificate. In the absence of the validity period, an updated Certificate of Good Standing as a professional should be submitted, as well.

Note: Starting 14 May 2019, foreign documents from Apostille-contracting countries (The contracting countries are available at https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/status-table/?cid=41 or www.prc.gov.ph under the Special Temporary Permit of the International Affairs) need not be authenticated abroad by Philippine Embassies and Consulates General in order to be recognized and accepted in the Philippines. An Apostille Certification issued by the foreign competent authority responsible for the implementation of the Apostille Convention will be sufficient. With regard to non-members to the Convention and those contracting countries who objected to the Philippines’ accession, authentication of foreign documents by the Philippine Embassies and Consulates General still applies.

4. A copy of the Contract of Employment or Services, or Memorandum of Agreement between the government agency and the foreign professional, indicating the terms of reference, nature of engagement, scope, duration and other project or contract details

5. At least one (1) Filipino Professional counterpart/understudy for every foreign professional whose services will be engaged in the Philippines to be indicated in the letter request to PRC/PRB with photocopy of current PRC Professional I.D. Card (except for Electronics Engineering: at least two (2) Filipino electronics engineer understudies for every foreign professional. For Geodetic Engineering: The understudy must be a member in good standing of the A.P.O. For Interior Design: The understudy must be in continuous practice of interior design for at least ten (10) years). In Category E, at least one (1) Filipino professional counterpart/understudy per professional group. However, with regard to Midwifery, Nutrition and Dietetics, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy and Veterinary Medicine, instead of providing a local counterpart, the applicant must submit names of the officers or representatives of the local sponsoring organization/institution. (The requirement for counterpart/understudy or names of the officers is not applicable to Agriculture, Chemistry and Social Workers.)

6. Profession specific documentary requirements (Available at www.prc.gov.ph under the STP Board Focal Person Resolutions of the International Affairs)

7. Photocopy of valid passport as proof of citizenship

8. Two (2) pieces passport size I.D. picture with complete name tag in white background

9. Other requirements as may be prescribed by the Professional Regulatory Board concerned specific to their profession

1. Duly accomplished Application Form for Authority to Practice (Available at www.prc.gov.ph under the Special Temporary Permits of the International Affairs)

2. Letter request addressed to PRC/PRB requesting for the issuance of the STP to the foreign professional to be employed by the Philippine or foreign private firms or institutions indicating the date and venue of the undertaking

3. An official document showing that the applicant is a registered and licensed professional in such foreign state or any equivalent document including Certificate/s of training/competency in the discipline of area of specialization for which the foreign professional is to be engaged in the Philippines with official English translation thereof where necessary. The documents must be authenticated (NOT acknowledged) by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate/Legation in the state or country where the same was issued.

Note: The validity/expiration date must be reflected on the license or certificate. In the absence of the validity period, an updated Certificate of Good Standing as a professional should be submitted, as well.

Note: Starting 14 May 2019, foreign documents from Apostille-contracting countries (The contracting countries are available at https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/status-table/?cid=41 or www.prc.gov.ph under the Special Temporary Permit of the International Affairs) need not be authenticated abroad by Philippine Embassies and Consulates General in order to be recognized and accepted in the Philippines. An Apostille Certification issued by the foreign competent authority responsible for the implementation of the Apostille Convention will be sufficient. With regard to non-members to the Convention and those contracting countries who objected to the Philippines’ accession, authentication of foreign documents by the Philippine Embassies and Consulates General still applies.

4. A copy of the Contract of Employment or Services, or Memorandum of Agreement between the private firm or institution and the foreign professional, indicating the terms of reference, nature of engagement, scope, duration and other project or contract details

5. At least one (1) Filipino Professional counterpart/understudy for every foreign professional whose services will be engaged in the Philippines to be indicated in the letter request to PRC/PRB with photocopy of current PRC Professional I.D. Card (except for Electronics Engineering: at least two (2) Filipino electronics engineer understudies for every foreign professional. For Geodetic Engineering: The understudy must be a member in good standing of the A.P.O. For Interior Design: The understudy must be in continuous practice of interior design for at least ten (10) years). In Category E, at least one (1) Filipino professional counterpart/understudy per professional group. However, with regard to Midwifery, Nutrition and Dietetics, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy and Veterinary Medicine, instead of providing a local counterpart, the applicant must submit names of the officers or representatives of the local sponsoring organization/institution. (The requirement for counterpart/understudy or names of the officers is not applicable to Agriculture, Chemistry and Social Workers.)

6. Profession specific documentary requirements (Available at www.prc.gov.ph under the STP Board Focal Person Resolutions of the International Affairs)

7. Photocopy of valid passport as proof of citizenship

8. Two (2) pieces passport size I.D. picture with complete name tag in white background

1. Duly accomplished Application Form for Authority to Practice (Available at www.prc.gov.ph under the Special Temporary Permits of the International Affairs)

2. Letter request to PRC/PRB requesting for the issuance of STP to the foreign professional for the conduct of humanitarian or medical/surgical or dental indicating the date and venue of the mission

3. An official document showing that the applicant is a registered and licensed professional in such foreign state or any equivalent document including Certificate/s of training/competency in the discipline of area of specialization for which the foreign professional is to be engaged in the Philippines with official English translation thereof where necessary. The documents must be authenticated (NOT acknowledged) by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate/Legation in the state or country where the same was issued.

Note: The validity/expiration date must be reflected on the license or certificate. In the absence of the validity period, an updated Certificate of Good Standing as a professional should be submitted, as well.

Note: Starting 14 May 2019, foreign documents from Apostille-contracting countries (The contracting countries are available at https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/status-table/?cid=41 or www.prc.gov.ph under the Special Temporary Permit of the International Affairs) need not be authenticated abroad by Philippine Embassies and Consulates General in order to be recognized and accepted in the Philippines. An Apostille Certification issued by the foreign competent authority responsible for the implementation of the Apostille Convention will be sufficient. With regard to non-members to the Convention and those contracting countries who objected to the Philippines’ accession, authentication of foreign documents by the Philippine Embassies and Consulates General still applies.

4. A copy of the Contract of Employment or Services, or Memorandum of Agreement between the government agency and the foreign professional, indicating the terms of reference, nature of engagement, scope, duration and other project or contract details

5. At least one (1) Filipino Professional counterpart/understudy for every foreign professional whose services will be engaged in the Philippines to be indicated in the letter request to PRC/PRB with photocopy of current PRC Professional I.D. Card (except for Electronics Engineering: at least two (2) Filipino electronics engineer understudies for every foreign professional. For Geodetic Engineering: The understudy must be a member in good standing of the A.P.O. For Interior Design: The understudy must be in continuous practice of interior design for at least ten (10) years). In Category E, at least one (1) Filipino professional counterpart/understudy per professional group. However, with regard to Midwifery, Nutrition and Dietetics, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy and Veterinary Medicine, instead of providing a local counterpart, the applicant must submit names of the officers or representatives of the local sponsoring organization/institution. (The requirement for counterpart/understudy or names of the officers is not applicable to Agriculture, Chemistry and Social Workers.)

6. Profession specific documentary requirements (Available at www.prc.gov.ph under the STP Board Focal Person Resolutions of the International Affairs)

7. Photocopy of valid passport as proof of citizenship

8. Two (2) pieces passport size I.D. picture with complete name tag in white background

1. Accountancy - A certification issued by the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization of the PRC stating that the services of the foreign professional are essential for the development and advancement of the profession in the Philippines.

2. Aeronautical Engineering - A certification issued by the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization of the PRC stating that the employment or engagement of the foreign professional will not jeopardize any Filipino Aeronautical Engineer.

3. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Landscape Architecture - A certification issued by the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization of the PRC stating that the expertise of foreign professional is necessary and advantageous to the Philippines on the aspect of transfer of technology and specialization.

4. Chemical Engineering - There shall be documents submitted attesting that the foreign professional is recognized as expert in the specific field of chemical engineering.

5. Chemistry - There must be documents submitted attesting to the expertise or competence of the foreign chemist in a specific field in Chemistry, provided, that he/she is invited by the Republic of the Philippines for consultation or for a specific project as evidenced by an Employment Contract or Service Agreement. For those contracted as professors or lecturers to teach Chemistry subjects, there must be proof/s completion of doctorate degree (PhD, DSc or equivalent) in Chemistry or allied field.

6. Customs Brokers, Real Estate Service - A certification issued by the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization of the PRC stating that the services of the foreign professional are urgently needed due to the absence or inadequacy of Filipino professional for the promotion or enhancement of the profession in the Philippines.

7. Electrical Engineering - A certification issued by the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization of the PRC stating that no qualified Filipino is available for the work or undertaking that the foreign professional is being hired or commissioned for. There must be proof showing that the requirements, standards and qualifications for obtaining a license or certificate of registration as an electrical engineer in the country of which the foreign applicant is a citizen of must not be lower than those prescribed under R.A. No. 7920 (New Electrical Engineering Law).

8. Electronics Engineering - A certification issued by the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization of the PRC stating that no qualified Filipino is available for the work or undertaking that the foreign professional is being hired or commissioned for.

9. Foresters, Guidance and Counseling, Pharmacy - A certification issued by the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization of the PRC stating that the services of the foreign professional are urgently needed and importantly necessary due to lack or inadequacy of available Filipino specialist/experts for the purpose of advancement or promoting or securing the practice of profession.

10. Interior Design - The firm or institution engaging the services of the foreign professional must establish that the latter’s expertise is unique, useful to the local industry and will redound to the transfer of information and technology as well as the establishment of international standards in the field of interior design. The Employment Contract Service or Service Agreement must also contain an express stipulation that the foreign and Filipino interior designers working jointly on a special project shall divide the professional fees and other charges from said project equitably, according to their participation in or professional services rendered to the project. It must also provide that all documentation expenses, taxes and other liabilities incurred on the shared project shall also be borne equitably by both foreign and Filipino interior designers. Further, it must also state that the foreigner working jointly with Filipino interior designers shall sign contracts, designs and other credits together with his/her Filipino counterpart, and which fact must at all times be acknowledged in all marketing and promotional materials and reportorial compliance for the project, whether prepared and/or submitted locally or abroad. All residual earnings shall also be equitably shared between foreign and Filipino interior designers.

11. Mechanical Engineering - Those who may be granted STPs are the following: foreign mechanical engineers, installation, commission or graduate engineers called in for consultation of for a specific design or installation project not requiring more than three (3) months residence in the Philippines within a twelve (12) month period; and foreign mechanical engineers who are employed as technical officer, training officers or consultants in special branches of mechanical engineering. In the latter case, the following must be submitted: (a) a certification from the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization of the PRC stating that the services of the foreign professional is necessary and advantageous for the country, particularly in the aspect of technology transfer and that no Filipino mechanical engineer and/or mechanic in the country is competent, able and willing to perform the services for which the foreigner is desired for; and (b) any competent document certifying that the foreigner must be in the prior employ of the engaging firm, or its foreign business partner outside of the Philippines for a period of not less than one (1) year immediately preceding the date of engagement.

12. Naval Architecture - A certification issued by the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization of the PRC stating that no qualified Filipino is available for the work or undertaking that the foreign professional is being hired or commissioned for.

13. Nutrition-Dietetics - There must be proof submitted that the foreign professional is either an internationally known Nutrition-Dietitian or expert in any branch or specialty of Nutrition and Dietetics; or that his /her services are urgently necessary for lack of or inadequacy of available local specialists or experts for the promotion and advancement of the practice of Nutrition and Dietetics through transfer of technology.

14. Optometry - A certification issued by the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization of the PRC stating that the services sought to be offered by the foreign professional will promote the advancement of the optometry profession in the Philippines. There must be evidence submitted attesting to the fact that the foreign professional is internationally known to be an expert or specialist in any of the branches of the practice.

15. Professional Teachers - There shall be submitted competent documents attesting that the foreign professional has excelled and gained international recognition and is widely acknowledged as an expert in his/her respective field of specialization.

16. Psychology - A certification issued by the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization of the PRC stating that the services of the foreign professional are important and necessary either due to lack or inadequacy of available local specialists or experts or in recognition of his/her potential contribution to the promotion and advancement of the practice of psychology or psychometrics through the transfer of technology.

17. Respiratory Therapy - A certification issued by the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization of the PRC stating that the employment or engagement of the foreign professional is essential for the development of the respiratory therapy profession. There is evidence submitted that the foreign professional is an internationally recognized expert or with specialization in any branch of Respiratory Therapy.

1. Applications shall be submitted to the Regulations Division – PRC Regional Office to assess the completeness of the application.

2. The International Affairs Office shall process the application.

3. PRB Focal Person shall act on the application and recommend approval or denial of application. PRB may conduct technical conference when there are issues on the qualification of the applicant/s and /or the practice of profession to render.

4. Qualification Recognition Division – International Affairs Office shall draft Special Temporary Permit (STP) Certificate or letter of denial.

5. PRB Chairperson shall sign STP Certificate/letter of denial.

6. PRC Chairman shall sign STP Certificate.

7. Regulations Division – PRC Regional Office shall release the STP ID Card/Certificate to the applicant.

Accomplishment/post-mission report must be submitted to the Regulations Division – PRC Regional Office upon expiration of the STP.

All applications shall be filed by the individual applicant/sponsoring/hiring/contracting institutions through their duly authorized representatives. All applications shall be considered duly filed upon submission of complete requirements and payment of prescribed fees.

Only foreign nationals who are registered and licensed professionals in a state or country other than the Philippines who want to engage in the general practice of state-regulated professions as defined under the pertinent Professional Regulatory Laws can be issued a Special Temporary Permit. Juridical persons such as partnerships, corporations, or associations of foreign nationals cannot be issued Special Temporary Permits.

Foreign professionals who have been issued Certificates of Registration and PRC Professional Identification Cards or Special Temporary Permit shall be regularly monitored by the concerned Professional Regulatory Board through the Accreditation and Compliance Division.

The foreign professional shall inform the Commission through the Qualification Recognition Division - International Affairs Office of any change in his/her place of residence in the Philippines within ten (10) days from such change.

The Professional Regulatory Board with the Accreditation and Compliance Division may conduct inspection of the activities and shall issue an Inspection report to the Commission, indicating if the foreign professional, corporation or employer has or has not committed any violations of applicable laws.

Foreign professionals or their representatives shall submit a report of their accomplishments to the appropriate Professional Regulatory Board through the Regulations Division – Regional Office within five (5) working days upon expiration of the Special Temporary Permit. Non-submission of the accomplishment report shall render the applicant/sponsoring/hiring/contracting institution ineligible for the renewal or issuance of prospective Special Temporary Permit.

The Special Temporary Permit may be cancelled by the Professional Regulatory Boards upon valid complaint after due notice and hearing on the following grounds:

1. Misrepresentation of facts in the application.

2. Submission of falsified or tampered documents.

3. Violations of conditions of the Permit.

4. Injury/death or damage to property in the performance of the duty.

5. Foreign national who has been declared as an undesirable alien by competent authorities.

6. Any violation under the Professional Regulatory Laws and rules thereof.

The STP shall be valid for the period specified in the STP as approved by the Commission upon recommendation of the Professional Regulatory Board concerned. In no case, shall it exceed one (1) year unless renewed/extended.

The same documentary requirements and procedure as mentioned in Categories B, C, D and E will apply.

Application for renewal/extension of the STP must be filed at least fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration of the permit issued.

The fees are as follows:

Processing Fee P 3,000.00 (Categories A-D)
Special Temporary Permit Fee P 8,000.00 (Categories B-D)
Special Temporary Permit Fee P 1,250.00 (Category E)

CERTIFICATE OF INELIGIBILITY OF A NON-FILIPINO CITIZEN TO TAKE THE LICENSURE EXAMINATION

1. Application form (available at www.prc.gov.ph under the International Affairs – Forms)

2. Original or Certified True Copy Transcript of Records indicating the degree obtained

3. Photocopy of passport

1. PRC Regional Office assesses the completeness of the applications.

2. The International Affairs Office processes the application.

3. The Professional Regulatory Board concerned acts on the application and approves or denies the application.

4. PRC Regional Office releases the Certificate of Ineligibility to the applicant.

Application fee - P 75.00

VERIFICATION OF QUALIFICATIONS OF FILIPINO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST

1. Application form (www.prc.gov.ph under the International Affairs – Forms)

2. Verification of Certification

1. The International Affairs Office receives application for verification of qualifications and the Verification of Certification form from applicant/ Hawaii Department of Health.

2. Archives and Records Division verifies the registration number, name of school and year of graduation as indicated in the application form of the applicant.

3. The International Affairs Office validates the work experience of the applicant by sending letters to the employers of the applicant.

4. The Professional Regulatory Board of Medical Technology approves the application and signs the Verification of Certification.

5. The International Affairs Office receives the remarks from the Board.

6. The International Affairs Office transmits the Verification of Certification to the Hawaii Department of Health.

7. The International Affairs Office informs the applicant of the result of the verification.

Application fee - P 1,000.00

FILING OF FORMAL COMPLAINTS

A. Filing of complaint is done in the Legal Division, 2nd Floor, PRC Main Building.
Docket Fee: P245.00
Appeal Fee: P470.00

SPECIAL TEMPORARY PERMIT

A. A Special Temporary Permit (STP) is a privilege given to a foreign professional who is allowed to practice his/her profession in the Philippines for a period of time.
Docket Fee: P245.00
Appeal Fee: P470.00

A. All foreign professionals who will practice the profession in the Philippines. PRC Resolution No. 668-2012 provided the following categories:
1. Foreign nationals applying for registration with or without examination under reciprocity or other international agreement – Categories A
2. Foreign professionals to practice a profession in the Philippines under reciprocity or other international agreements – Categories B
3. Foreign professionals who are to be engaged by the Government as Consultants in foreign-funded, joint venture, or foreign assisted projects – Categories C
4. Foreign professionals who are to be employed by local and foreign private firms or institutions pursuant to law – Categories D
5. Foreign health professionals for humanitarian mission for a limited period of time – Categories E
6. Foreign Professionals under P.D. 541, “Allowing Former Filipino Professionals to Practice their Respective Professions in the Philippines” – Categories F

A. Documentary Requirements are provided under PRC Resolution No. 668 – 2012.

Common requirements are as follows:
1. Letter request from the applicant for the issuance of a STP indicating the venue and the specific date of the undertaking of a foreign professional
2. Duly accomplished and notarized STP application form
3. Photocopy of applicant’s valid passport as proof of citizenship and proof of entry in the Philippines
4. Authenticated official document issued by the appropriate government office/agency of the foreign country certifying that the applicant is a registered professional therein
5. Four (4) passport size pictures white background with name tag Specific requirements for each category:
1. For foreign nationals applying for registration with or without examination under reciprocity or other international agreement (Category A) a. Authenticated copy of the international agreement or law of the state/country of the applicant showing that the requirements for registration or licensing from the country of origin are substantially the same as those required and contemplated by the laws of the Philippines.
2. For foreign professionals to practice a profession in the Philippines under reciprocity or other international agreements (Category B) a. Authenticated copy of the international agreement or law of the state/country of the applicant showing that the requirements for registration or licensing from the country of origin are substantially the same as those required and contemplated by the laws of the Philippines.
3. For foreign professionals who are to be engaged by the Government as Consultants in foreign-funded, joint venture, or foreign assisted projects (Category C) a. Copy of contract of consultancy services or a memorandum of agreement between the government agency and the foreign professional indicating the Terms of Reference, nature of consultancy, period, scope and project details. In case of joint venture between two private entities, any of the parties thereto shall submit the application.
4. For foreign professionals who are to be employed by local and foreign private firms or institutions pursuant to law (Category D) a. Copy of the contract of employment, consultancy agreement or service contract including project details, scope of work, nature and duration of engagement of the foreign professional. 5. For foreign health professionals for humanitarian mission for a limited period of time (Category D)
a. Name of Filipino healthcare professional/s who will ensure continuity in the provision of medical care to the beneficiaries
b. Letter indicating foreign professional/s will conduct humanitarian mission with the undertaking that no fees will be charged
6. For foreign professionals under P.D. 541, “Allowing Former Filipino Professionals to Practice their Respective Professions in the Philippines”
a. Proof of date of entry in the Philippines must be within six (6) months before the filing of the application for renewal
b. Photocopy of previously issued PRC Professional Identification Card Additional documentary requirements:
1. Professional liability insurance, whenever applicable and required by the professional regulatory law
2. Photocopy of license of understudy
3. Other documents as may be required by the concerned Professional Regulatory Boards.

Note: The document must be duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate/Legation to the country/state of the applicant and have a copy of the official English translation thereof.

A. 1. The International Affairs Division or the Regional Office where the application is submitted shall initially assess the completeness of the documentary requirements contained therein. Applications with complete documentary requirements shall be endorsed within three (3) working days to the appropriate Professional Regulatory Board for determination and promulgation of Board resolution.
2. Applications with incomplete documentary requirements if personally delivered shall be returned to the applicant/representative for completion. If the application is received through mail, the same shall be returned by mail with information of deficiency within three (3) working days from receipt thereof.
3. The concerned Professional Regulatory Board shall act upon the application submitted within three (3) working days from receipt thereof.
4. Applications approved for registration with or without examination by the Professional Regulatory Board shall be issued a corresponding Board resolution approved by the Commission in n more than three (3) working days from receipt thereof. Applications approved for the issuance of Special temporary Permit by the Professional Regulatory board shall be issued a corresponding Board resolution approved by the Commission in no more than three (3) working days from receipt thereof. Applications approved for the issuance of a Professional Identification Card under P.D. 541 by the Professional Regulatory Board shall be referred to the Registration Division.
5. Applications denied by the Professional Regulatory Board shall be issued a corresponding letter signed by the Chairman of the Board. The letter of denial shall be sent through mail to the applicant or his duly authorized representative within three (3) working days from receipt by the International Affairs Division of the Notice of Denial from the Board.

A. Upon filing of application, with the exception of application of renewal under P.D. 541, the applicant shall pay non-refundable processing fee of three thousand pesos (Php 3,000.00) for each application for Special Temporary Permit. Upon approval of the Special Temporary Permit through a Board Resolution and Special Temporary Permit ID, payment of eight thousand pesos (Php 8,000.00) in case payment of the assessed due is separate payment from Special temporary Permit.

A. All applications, with the exception of the application of renewal under P.D. 541, shall be filed by the individual applicant/sponsoring/hiring/contracting institutions through their duly authorized representatives. All applications shall be considered duly filed upon submission of complete requirements and payment of prescribed fees.

A. Only foreign nationals, including former Filipinos, as natural persons, who want to engage in the general practice of state-regulated professions as defined under the pertinent Professional Regulatory Laws can be issued a Special Temporary Permit. Juridical persons such as partnerships, corporations, or associations of foreign nationals cannot be issued Special Temporary Permits.

A. All applications for the renewal of Professional Identification Card for Former Filipinos under P.D. 541 shall be filed by the individual applicant or any duly authorized representative. All applications shall be considered duly filed upon submission of complete requirements and payment of prescribed fees.

A. The International Affairs Division shall maintain a Roster of Foreign Professionals allowed to practice their professions and issued Certificate of Recognitions and Professional Identification Cards or Special Temporary Permits. The Roster shall include the following data: complete name, citizenship, profession, address in the country of origin, address in the Philippines, name of sponsoring group or employer, duration of the Special Temporary Permit, place of the activity and type of activity/nature of work.

Foreign professionals who are allowed to practice a profession with or without examination shall register with the Registration Division of the Professional Regulation Commission.

Data pertaining to foreign professionals shall remain confidential from any person/entity without the express written authority from the Commission.

A list of issued Certificates of Registration, Professional Identification Cards and Special temporary Permits, shall be posted in the official website of the Professional Regulation Commission within seven (7) days upon issuance thereof. In the case of issued Special Temporary Permits, the list shall also be posted for seven (7) days within the duration of the STP.

A. Foreign professionals who have been issued Certificates of Registration and Professional Identification Cards or Special Temporary Permits shall be regularly monitored by the concerned Professional Regulatory Board through the Standards and Inspection Division.
The foreign professional shall inform the Commission through the International Affairs Division of any change in his/her place of residence in the Philippines within ten (10) days from such change.

Foreign professionals or their representatives shall submit a report of their accomplishments to the appropriate Professional Regulatory Board, copy furnished the International Affairs Division, within five (5) working days upon expiration of the Special Temporary Permit. Non-submission of the accomplishment report shall render the applicant/sponsoring/hiring/contracting institution ineligible for the renewal or issuance of prospective Special Temporary Permit.

The Professional Regulatory Board with the Standards and Inspection Division may conduct inspection of the activities and shall issue an Inspection report to the Commission, indicating if the foreign professional, corporation or employer has or has not committed any violations of applicable laws.

A. The Special temporary Permit may be cancelled by the Professional Regulatory Boards upon valid complaint after due notice and hearing on the following grounds:
1. Misrepresentation of facts in the application.
2. Submission of falsified or tampered documents.
3. Violations of conditions of the Permit.
4. Injury/death or damage to property in the performance of the duty.
5. Foreign national who has been declared as an undesirable alien by competent authorities.
6. Any violation under the Professional Regulatory Laws and rules thereof.

A. The Special Temporary Permit shall be valid for the period specified in the Board Resolution approved by the Commission. In no case, shall it exceed one (1) year unless renewed/extended.

A. Application for extension of the Special Temporary Permit must be filed at least fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration of the permit issued.

ACCREDITATION AS ACCOUNTING TEACHER / CPA IN COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY / AND INDIVIDUAL CPA / FIRM / PARTNERSHIP OF CPAs IN THE PRACTICE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY

A. This procedure is applicable to all categories.
1. Secure application form at office of Accreditation and Compliance Division at PICC. Application form can also be downloaded at www.prc.gov.ph
2. Proceed to Standards and Inspection Division to submit filed-out application form, evaluation and assessment.
3. Proceed to Registration Division for verification of license, to Legal Division for notarization of application and to secure clearance of no derogatory record.
4. Proceed to Cash Division to pay the prescribed fee.
5. Submit application form, official receipt and other required documents to Standards and Inspection Division.

A. Please click link for the requirements of the following:
AS ACCOUNTING TEACHER
AS CPA IN COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
AS INDIVIDUAL CPA
FIRM
PARTNERSHIP OF CPAs IN THE PRACTICE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY