So you’re gawking around the world wide web, excited at some point for your profession’s “next step”, wondering how to authenticate your certificates (Board Rating, Board Passing, Board Certificate and PRC License) at PRC (Philippine Regulation Commission). Well, well aren’t you in luck, because today I’m telling you, step by step how to do just that!
What you’ll need:
Original Copies of your documents
Money (Fees might change from the time of writing)
Time: 3:00 PM
Time to Spend: 30 – 45 minutes.
Upon entering PRC (tell the guard you’ll authenticate your documents, or simply show your PRC ID) go to the window at your left side and ask for forms. There are a lot of forms there, so explain exactly what task you need to accomplish to get the correct form. I needed to authenticate 4 different types of documents so for that, I was given 2 different forms.
At the back of those forms are instructions so make sure to read them for more information.
After filling up the form(s), proceed to the cashier and prepare 75 Php for each type of document. I was processing my PRC ID, Board Rating, Board Passing and Board Certificate so I paid 300 Php.
3. METERED STAMP
After receiving your receipts and making sure it has your name’s correct spelling, proceed to the window next to the photocopy machine (near the gates) and buy Metered Postage Stamps for each of your photocopied documents. It costs 21 Php each, so I paid 84 Php for mine.
4. WINDOW 11 / WINDOW K
Your next step depends on the type of documents you are processing. If you have to authenticate your Board Rating and Passing, proceed to Window K near the Metered Stamp window and submit your photocopy and original documents (they will keep your original copies) along with your receipt. You will be also asked to write in the log book and in return, you will be given a claim stub. I shall claim my document after 2 days. :)
After Window K, I then went to Window 11 (located inside) for my Board certificate, and stood in line for a bit. The line moves fast, because there was nothing else to do at the window but submit your photocopies and receipt and show them the original copies which will be returned to you. Then after that, they will give you a claim s tub. This time, I will have to return after a week, so I just decided to claim both of my documents on that day to avoid going back twice.
1.Though the norm is to go there in the wee hours of the morning to avoid the rush of people, I suggest quite the opposite. Go there at around 3 pm and you will see that the wave of people have died down.
Good luck on whatever you’re planning to do and God bless your career!:)
2. Make sure that you have clear copies because the PRC won’t authorize photocopies that has the slightest difference from the original document, then you’ll have to start from scratch.