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  1. The first thing you will need to do is check for the schedule of registration which will be posted by PRC on their website.
  2. Carefully read the posted announcement. Other than the registration date it will also contain other information like documents you will need to present or submit and how much is the registration fee.
  3. Download your oath form at the nearest PRC office.
  4. Do not forget to bring the following when you visit the office:
    1. Current Community Tax Certificate (cedula)
    2. One passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag)
    3. Two sets of metered documentary stamps
    4. One short brown envelope with name and profession
  5. Go to the designated counter/window (verification officer) and submit the completed oath form for assessment of prescribed fees.
  6. Proceed to the cashier window to pay the prescribed fee. Cashiers windows are located at the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors of the PRC Annex Bldg and/or at the ground floor of the PRC Main Building.
  7. Once you have paid the registration fee, proceed to the designated Registration counter/window. The Registration Officer will print the Registry Sheet with assigned Registration / License Number to be signed and thumb marked by the Registrant.
  8. After completion of the Registry Sheet, the issuance officer will give you a claim slip/stub that states when you can claim your Professional Identification Card.

For registrants who are currently abroad:

  1. Take the professional's oath before the Philippine Consul.
  2. Have a Special Power of Attorney notarized by the Consul.
  3. You will need to bring a copy of passport page showing personal data and the page showing date of entry abroad.

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Required Documents

  • Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • Current Community Tax Certificate (cedula)
  • One passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag)
  • Two sets of metered documentary stamps
  • One short brown envelope with name and profession

Office Locations & Contacts

Professional Regulation Commission
General Inquiries: (02) 310 0026
Central Office:
P. Paredes St. cor. Morayta St.
Sampaloc, Manila
Tel. (632) 3100026
Telefax (632) 7354476
Renewal of Professional ID:(632) 7362248 / (632) 3102009
Application for Registration & Licensing without Examination:(632) 7351533
Board Rating / Board Passing / License Verification (CGFNS, Texas, Canada, etc.): (632) 3102020
Initial Registration: (632) 3101027
Location Map and Regional Offices

Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
PICPA Building, 700 Shaw Boulevard
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Tel. Nos. 723-0691 to 93

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  • Initial Registration Fee: P600
  • Annual Registration Fee: P450 (for 2015-2018)


Your Professional Identification Card must be renewed every 3 years.

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Schedule of registration: Carefully read the announcement of schedules and venue for initial registration posted on PRC's website under news headline and/or quick links. You are advised to strictly observe the schedule of registration to avoid any inconvenience.

Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

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Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)

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