How to Apply for a Certified True Copy of Your PRC ID or Registration Certificate

Updated on August 31, 2018
Getting a true certified copy is a long process, so make sure you have all the right paperwork.
Getting a true certified copy is a long process, so make sure you have all the right paperwork. | Source

I am suddenly in that stage of life where I need to get true, certified copies of my credentials, one of which is my Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) Registration Certificate. If you have to do the same, here’s what you need to do:

1. Bring the Original ID or Registration Certificate

I thought they would have the original in their database, so when I first went to the PRC office, I just decided to bring a photocopy. However, to avoid the process of looking through their records, they check your original. The employee asked for my original copy and when I told him that I didn’t bring it, he told me that it was one of the requirements. As a result, I had to return to the PRC office the next day, my original registration certificate in hand.

2. Bring Photocopies of Your ID or Registration Certificate

They are really particular about the photocopy, so make sure the whole image is printed on the paper. Mine was cropped on one side and the guy working the window said it wasn’t acceptable, so check that the whole thing is photocopied.

The photocopy should also be clear. The PRC symbol in the background and the circles around it should be visible. Otherwise, they'll ask you to have it photocopied again at the photocopier inside the compound, which costs 3 pesos per page.

They also don’t like the image to be reduced. It has to have enough space on the sides for the documentary stamp, and the ID or Certificate should be centered on the paper. It might be better if you just have it photocopied there so that it doesn't get rejected over and over.

What the photocopy should look like.
What the photocopy should look like.

3. Go to the PRC Office

If you’re walking along the sidewalk, go to the second gate. Most of the time, there are people already lined up. You have to tell the guard why you are there and show them your photocopies as proof—no one without official business to do is allowed inside. If you have someone with you and they don't need anything there, they won't be able to go inside.

Where the PRC office is located.
Where the PRC office is located. | Source

4. Fill Out the Action Sheet for Authetication

This can be downloaded from the PRC website, or you can also get the form from the office. After you enter the gate, there is a counter with glass window straight ahead. Ask them for the sheet.

Read through the text and fill out the form. Disregard Steps 4 and 5 on the back of the Action Sheet. The form also says how much each copy of the certificate will cost you (75 pesos).

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Fill out the Action Sheet.Ignore steps 4 and 5 on the Action Sheet.
Fill out the Action Sheet.
Fill out the Action Sheet. | Source
Ignore steps 4 and 5 on the Action Sheet.
Ignore steps 4 and 5 on the Action Sheet.

5. Pay for the Documentary Stamps at the Customer Service Center (CSC)

Facing the cashier and the flagpole, the customer service center is the counter with windows on the left side. The stamps cost 25 pesos each and they will attach it to your photocopy. This is the where they are really strict about how the photocopy looks like and they are the ones who will tell you to have it photocopied again if it's not good enough. The photocopier is conveniently located within the same compound—just straight ahead after the flagpole area.

6. Pay the Required Amount at the Cashier

The amount you pay will depend on how many copies you need. There is a cashier behind the flagpole area and before the main entrance of the building. There is also a cashier within the building, which is located to the right of Window 4. I found that out after I had already paid outside.

7. Submit Everything at Window 5

Take your Action Sheet, photocopies with the documentary stamps, receipt from the cashier, and your original ID or registration certificate to Window 5. After you enter the main door of the PRC building, Window 5 is at the far right. Since the window is just for authentication, there is a really short line—or no line at all. They process the documents really fast.

At the window, the employee will ask you if your ID is expired yet. However, she luckily didn't ask to see my actual ID because I had left it at home. The employee will circle the date that you claimed the certified true copies on a claim stub and will give it back to you. After two working days, you will be able to claim your certified copies. I went there on a Friday and I was able to claim my copies on the Wednesday of the following week.

8. Claim Your Certified True Copies at Window 6

If someone else is going to claim it for you, don’t forget to write a letter of authorization for them. That person should have their ID with them for proper identification.

It's best to go there early. At 9 am or so, there will be fewer people and a shorter line. When I went early, I was done within 20 minutes, and that was after I got delayed because my photocopy was rejected again and had to have it photocopied in their photocopier.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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      Riza Ellaine 

      11 days ago

      Hi! Can you still request for the authenticated copy of your board rating if your license already expired?

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      Ron JOseph 11 

      3 weeks ago

      Can my sister process the authentication of my license at PRC?

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      Anna622 

      4 weeks ago

      Anyone who lost her board rating? May i ask if you are still able to request from PRC. I sent a representative to inquire and she was told it was only being given once,(that’s When they mailed you the result when you passed). They said They could only provide the rating but not the result. Is there anyway I could still get it? It is from 1995 and It’s bot accessible online.Please let me know how to go about it. Thabk you.

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      Anna622 

      4 weeks ago

      I was requesting for a copy of my board results as I’ve already lost it. My authorized representative was told that it was only sent once and that PRC doesn’t reissue a new one. Is anyone here lost her copy? May I ask if you are still able to get a new copy and how dis you go about it, please.

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      Krizia 

      5 weeks ago

      How to get original board rating after passing the board examination last 2015?

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      Cecil garcia 

      7 weeks ago

      How to schedule my appointment online for my PIC authentication?

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      Joel N. Lacaben 

      2 months ago

      how can i schedule my appointment for authentication

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      Glow 

      2 months ago

      Hi, would you know if satellite offices offer authentication services as well?

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      norz 

      2 months ago

      Magkaiba po ba ang Certificate of Rating at Board Certificate, sa Certificate of Authentication na hinihingi ng public offices as a requirement?

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      nhamparado 

      2 months ago

      Do I need online scheduling for getting a Board Certificate?

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      Saidamen mala 

      2 months ago

      Sir/ma'am panu ko malaman ang application number ko nawala po kasi ang NOA ko.

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      Anthony 

      3 months ago

      I wasn't able to get my original certificate of registration since I passed the board in 1999. I only got my license and the rating. Can I claim the my original certificate of registration?

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      samaira 

      4 months ago

      hello po, I have question pwede po ba yong photocopy lang ng id ko to get certified true copy ng ID? nasa abroad kc ako ipapaprocess ko nlang sana dyan.

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      Interceptor 

      4 months ago

      how long will it take for the certified true copy of the prc license to be claimed after filing for request?

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      Lea 

      4 months ago

      I can't find my original board rating, and I need to have it authenticated. What shall i do? Please help

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      Anne 

      5 months ago

      How many days maclaim ang nawalang boardresult ?

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      marrah andaya 

      5 months ago

      good day, pwde po ba makakuha ng certificate of rating sa prc pampnga or robinson starmalls pampanga? thank you

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      noren marcos 

      6 months ago

      good day sir/maam,

      can i authorize my sister to get my certificate registration because i am here in saudi arabia right now? and what are the requirements needed?i passed the board exam last may 2010.

      thanks and God bless!

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      jasper estay 

      6 months ago

      i passed the penology examination last year 2018 and i am going to PRC ,LEGAZPI to get my authenticated cerficate of eligibility.what will be the requirements?

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      Jo An 

      6 months ago

      Good Day Ma'am/Sir,

      Kailangan ko pa rin ba ng original copy ng document na pina-authenticate kapag i-claim na? Nag apply ako for authentication last week. Pero naiwan ko yung original sa Province at yung claim stub lang at PRC ID yung nadala ko. Hoping na hindi na kailangan yung original

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      jimmy 

      7 months ago

      i took the board exam last 2010 and this is the first time im claiming my certificate of registration, is there any kind of preparation that i should do?

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      Christian 

      7 months ago

      IS there an online process for getting my certificate of rating? can it be mailed to my current address? this will be my second copy. the first one is missing. please help

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      KarenA. 

      7 months ago

      Is it okay if I'll request my Cert of Ratings in Manila even though I took the exam in Baguio?

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      RLendb 

      7 months ago

      I cant find my original copy of my certificate of ratings. I just have a photo copy of it. Will they accept it if i request for a certified true copy of it? Or will they look for the original? Pls help me so i will know what to do before i go to prc office. Thank you

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      Mia 

      7 months ago

      ^Isha - Yes, you can ask someone to process your docs just prepare an authorization letter stating the specific docs to be processed, another letter when claiming. Usually it takes 3 days before you could claim your docs but there is an "express" where you can get them same day but you must finish the process before lunch break of that day. Hope this helps.

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      Isha 

      7 months ago

      Second after the process, can I get all the certified true copy of my ID and registration certificate? Or it will it take days ?

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      Isha 

      7 months ago

      Hello good day, I have a question. can I ask someone to do the process instead of me or is it only me who can process everything?

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      Nico 

      7 months ago

      Are the Board certificate and Registration certificate the same?

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