Been to PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) today to apply for a renewal of my License as a Registered Nurse and to request for Authenticated copies of my Board Certificate and Board Rating certificate for processing at DFA (“red ribbon” documents). The process is simple but what made it a bit complicated is the fact that there was no “instruction board” which I should have looked for in the first place, but this is because it found nowhere. But here are the steps to breeze through it (basically for Nurses, but process is quite the same for all other licenses). This is the current process as of this time of Post:
1. Go to Public Assistance, (left side as you enter the office compound) Ask for a form for each type of document (License, Board Rating and Board Certificate) if you’re processing those three then you should have 3 kinds of forms on hand. Fill everything out. Make yourself clear about what you intend to accomplish.
-Requirements would be: 2-4pcs passport size pictures, with complete name as tag, white background. Documents, original copies should be photocopied beforehand.
2. After filling out the forms, have your photocopied documents stamped(metered stamp) at the Customer Service booth (right side as you enter the compound). Estimated cost for the stamp, 20-25php per stamp, one stamp per photocopied document.
3. With the photocopied documents already stamped, go to the Cashier’s office. (PRC Manila- 3rd floor and ground floor). Estimated cost for ordinary processing (usually 2-3 business days) for Authentication of Board Rating and Board Certificates: 75php per document, 200php for each rushed document, I think you’ll get it the same day. For the license renewal, “expedite” is 900php, you can get your license after 3hrs (according to my friend). For renewal of license with regular processing, its gonna take forever! Uhm? about 2-3weeks. LOL. (Unfortunately the “expedite” thing is not available right now but will be hopefully before April 2012 ends, according to PRC). The Board Certificate will not be Authenticated if license is not valid like if its about to expire, since my application is rejected. So I only had my Board Rating accomplished.
This is another step you might have to do if you dont want to pick up your documents and if you want it to be sent to you instead or if you want PRC to send it to DFA instead: You will do to the DFA division in the main building where you would have to pay for “red ribbon” processing dues.
4. For Board Certificates and License renewal, after paying dues, you would have to bring it to Window 17 which is inside the main building. For Fast Lanes of rushed documents: Window 18. For the Board Rating Certificate you would have to bring it to Window K which is outside where all the “alpha windows” are all located. LOL.
All of the documents needed to be processed will be submitted along with their corresponding original copies since its for “Authentication”, Its pretty obvious.
After each due date, you will be getting your documents at the corresponding Releasing window which is always adjacent to the receiving Windows where you submitted the documents. You will have a piece of the form indicated in Step 1 which will serve as a claim stub.
There you go! simple but I had to walk back and forth since I either did not make myself clear when I requested for the forms or the clerks where to pissed off to ask me what I intend to do. Well, anyway I pulled it off for today, will be back after holy week to try again! =)