PRC Authentication of Board Certificate

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
Xerox Copies
PRC ID
Ballpen
Money (Fees might change from the time of writing)

Time: 3:00 PM
Time to Spend: 30 – 45 minutes.

Steps:

1. FORMS

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.

2. CASHIER

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.

TIPS:

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.

84 thoughts on “PRC Authentication of Board Certificate

  1. Lui says:

    Hi! Thank you for this detailed info. I didnt know I had to get Board Certificate, passing and Rating and unti I saw it months ago over the net. May I just ask, in step 4, you mentioned in the first paragraph about photocopied and original documents. What documents were you referring to, the forms you filled out? Thanks! Hope I can apply for these soon since I passed 2 years ago pa hahahaha

    • Cerrise says:

      Actually, you need both the original and photocopies of your documents. They will ask for the original document before they accept the authentication process. :) I forgot the name of the forms you need but there’s like 10 kinds of forms there so just tell the man handing out forms what you want to accomplish and he will give you the right one. Good luck!:)

  2. mimoyako says:

    this is for authentication right? so you need to get your certification first, before getting them authenticated or verified. right?

    do you also have tuts on certification process? thanks

    • Cerrise says:

      Yes. Kunin mo muna yung files mo tapos dun mo ipauthenticate yung copies na gagamitin mo. :)
      The certification tutorial is the same (during my time) pero instead na forms for auth ang hihingin mo, sabihin mo sa kuya na namimigay ng forms na kukuha ka ng certificate mismo tapos bibigyan ka niya ng tamang form. :)

  3. karl says:

    question ms. cerrise. if taga probinysa ka na dun lang sa prc manila magpapa authenticate, parehas lang din ba makukuha mo kaagad yung pina authenticate mo?

    • Cerrise says:

      Hello Karl,
      Bali, taga probinsya ka tapos pupunta ka sa PRC Manila para magpa authenticate? If tama pag kakaintindi ko, sa tingin ko ay parehas lang ang proseso unless ipapadeliver siya sa probinsya, yun ang mag ttake ng additional time. :)

  4. rachelle says:

    hi i just wan to ask.. wala po ba express un prc? un one day lang makukuha na agad? at ilan po photocopy pwede ipa authenticate? isa lang po ba? thanks

    • Cerrise says:

      Hello Rachelle :) Nung time na pinrocess ko yung sa akin, walang 1day processing, pero according sa comment ng isang reader. Hi-tech na daw ngayon doon kaya hindi ko sure kung meron na. Pwede ka magpa authenticate kahit ilang photocopies. :)

    • Cerrise says:

      Usually chaka lang kinocollect auth docs pag tanggap na. Resume lng kadalasan kinukuha.
      Hindi po pwede ixerox ang auth doc. Kasi xerox copy lang ang authenticated doc na kaya natin pina authenticate ay para masigurado na hindi sya fake.

  5. Paula says:

    Hi! I would like to ask how to claim my board certificate at PRC. I passed the board exam November 2009 pa. Of course I already have my license and just recently found out about this board cert. Do I need to request for this board cert or can I just present my license and get it right away?

    • Cerrise says:

      The truth is I cannot remember anymore how I got my original copy of Board Certificate and which documents accompanied it. Better to go to PRC with your ID and maybe you can claim it on the same day. :)

  6. Tine says:

    Helo ask ko lang sana if kailangan ko ba eauthenticate ulit lahat yung board certificate at board rating ko? Kasi sabi ng agency sa akin ang e authenticate ko lang ulit is yung license ko expire na kac pro gsto ko po kasi ng assurance e kac releasing po bukas ng renewed license ko ang gusto ko ng paisahin ang lakad ko bukas pra di ako pabalik balik so ask ko f ang kailangan ko lang bang ipa red riboon ulit ay yung license kulang ba o kasama pa yung board rating at board certificate at isa ko pang concern po kasi b4 ako u alis 2 yrs ago nag change status po ako ng license ko so now nung ni renewed ko yung license ko ang nag appear is married last name ko na ang problem po ay yung mga credentials ko lahat ay nkapangalan nung single pa ako at pati na rin yung passport ko ay single pa din di kaya magconflict yun sa prc license ko sa mga credentials ko salamat po…

    • Cerrise says:

      Late na ang reply ko pero sasagutin ko nalang para sa iba. Iba-iba din kasi ang requirements ng bawat kumpanya kaya nasa sainyo na kung gusto niyo na iready just in case hanapan kayo.
      Tungkol naman sa credentials, normal lang siguro yun na iba ang apelido mo kc di ka pa married nun. Mahalaga updated yung current IDs mo etc.. Di ko po masasagot yung tungkol sa name change :)

  7. AFIAH RAZAELE says:

    hi… can you please help me… I already have my board rating and board passing certificate… but i still don’t have my board certificate the one that looks like a diploma… i checked for prc forms online.. pero im confused what to download… your reply would be a great help…thanks so much,

  8. Selena says:

    Hello po. Nawala ko po ang original copy ng certification ng LET ratings ko. Pwede pa rin po ba ako na kumuha ulit ng bago? Salamat po.

  9. janah... says:

    Hi po… gus2 q lng malaman qng ano ung number na nkasulat sa board ratings q? Nsa ibaba nung ratings may nkasulat na 7 digits na number…. ndi nmn po kpreho sa registration number q sa license q… at ung exam number ano din po un? Tnx!

    • Cerrise says:

      Hi Janah,
      Chineck ko yung sa akin, wala namang 7 digit number besides sa OR number. Anyway, kung ano man yan hindi siya kailangan, usually Lic. number lang ang kailngan mo itake note :)

  10. Abi says:

    Hi mam! Ask ko lang kung san na po ikclaim yung mga papel for red ribbon? Sa dfa na po ba ikclaim na tapos na po ired ribbon? Or ako pa po mismo ang magdadala na po sa dfa para iprocess pa po for red ribbon? :) thank u po :)

    • Cerrise says:

      Hi Abi!
      Bali pag na-claim mo na yung mga authenticated certificates sa PRC, dadalhin mo sila sa DFA. Pag na Red Ribbon na yun, idedeliver nila yun sa bahay nyo :)

  11. iamkim says:

    hi. ask ko lang po, yung mga board certs na meron ako was 5 years ago pa after passing my board. in this case, do i have to request for a new one para ipa-authenticate or i can use what i already have? thank you.

  12. xian malik says:

    Hi! I just wanna ask if meron pa yong prc na mismo ang magsesend sa dfa for red ribbon or if meron pa dhl inside prc? Kasi from province pa ko,para di na pabalik balik. And if meron pa expedite na authentication ng prc id. Thanks

  13. olrac says:

    ask ko lang po, parehas lang po ba ang PRC REGISTRATION NUMBER at PRC CERTIFICATE NUMBER? nawala ko po kasi yung prc certificate of registration ko and upon seeing the form for replacement ay tinatanong po doon ang certificate number, ang problema ko po ay wala na akong copy ng certificate of registration ko. thanks

  14. Cecille Quiambao says:

    Hello! Pwede po bang mag request ng copy ng board rating at magpa authenticate at the same time sa regional office sa lucena? Thanks a lot

  15. Mavill says:

    Hi!! po, tanong ko lang po. Pwede po ba ipa-authenticate yong PRC ID ko kahit expired na? perona-renew q na po, 3 months pa lang makukuha.

      • Martie says:

        Hi, meron po bang way para mapabilis ung release ng ID? same po kme ng situation after 3 mos. p release eh need q n po mapa-authenticate mga documents ko. Please help if you have any idea. Thank you.

  16. Jen Vel says:

    Hi Cerrise,

    Can I just get my Board rating and board certificate authenticated and not the PRC license? My license is already expired na and I don’t think I will have enough time to renew it ‘coz I don’t have CPD points needed to have it renewed. thanks!

      • Han says:

        Hi..dear i just want to ask if wat are the requirements for taking board cert? Dito kc ako saudi ngayon and nka pagawa na ako nang s.p.a pra sa taong mag paprocess sa pinas.. ano ba dapat nyang gawin? And meron lng ako certification ng board cert ko nka red ribbon napero hndi pa ako nka pg request ng board cert. Certification lng yung binigay.

  17. Cathy says:

    Hi
    I already have my license with me for three years but i was not able to claim my board certificate. How many months do i need to wait to claim it from prc?
    Thanks

  18. Jhen Poblete Ocampo says:

    Hi! I am registered in PRC Manila. Can I authenticate my PRC docs in provincial branches? Kasi I have a friend sa Lucena, sasabay sana ako sa kanya to avoid the crowd and traffic in Manila.
    Thanks! GodBless!

    • Cerrise says:

      Hi Jhen!
      Di ko sigurado kung computerized na ngayon ang PRC kasi baka manual pa din ang paghahanap at wala yung hardcopy sa provincial branch. Better to ask na lang sa PRC mismo. :)

  19. Kira Mugiwara says:

    Hi ma’am Cerrise… Sa baguio po ako nag exam ng LET and thanks God kasi naipasa ko po last September 27, 2015. Hindi po ako nakapunta ng oath taking pero nakapagfile naman na po ako for my license last December 22, 2015. Kaso until now wala pa po eh kailangan ko na po sana for my requirement. Ngayon, ask ko po sana if sa PRC baguio ko na po balak kunin eh makukuha ko narin po kaya agad? thank you po!

  20. Aljay says:

    Hello! I hope you could help me. I had someone take my license on March 17, 2015, provided with an authentication letter. Problem is walang kasamang certificate. What should I do? Thanks in advance!

  21. dhavnie25 says:

    paano po makakakuha ng board cert kung wala po time umakyat ng baguio dahil sa work? pero may kapatid don na pwede ko pakuhanin. ano po kaya ang process at requirements. TIA

    • Cerrise says:

      Hi Dhavnie,

      Gawa po kayo ng authorization letter plus ID nyo and ipalakad sa relative. Suggest ko din po authorization letter na din pati sa pag receive. :)

  22. Divine says:

    Hi cerrise till now po bha 3pm padin bha yung exactly time na pwiding mag process para mag PA authintecate dpobha pwding any time or mas maaga,till ngayon p bha it takes 2 or more days bago makuha?

  23. pola says:

    hi, ask ko lang if for example i need to authenticate 8 copies of my board ratings… ibig po bang sabihin nun is 8 doc stamps din po kelangan ko? or one for the original tapos yung 8 copies is xerox doc stamp nadin???

  24. ruth says:

    Hi, kailangan ko ng board cert. Yung parang diploma.. bat wala ako natanggap na ganon? Sa PRC manila ako kumuha ng license ko. Nandito ako ngaun sa bicol. Pwede kaya ako kumuha ng board cert. na parang diploma ditl sa PRC legaspi? Ano ano requirements?

  25. JHUNELLA MAE SAPINOSO says:

    hi good am. Ask ko lang, I passed the LET last March 20, 2016 at Lucena City. Ask ko lng if pwede ako sa Manila kumuha ng certification and mag process ng License ID ko.. Thanks!

  26. Anne says:

    Mam ask ko lng 2006 passer ako ng prc d ko nkakauha ng board certificate im currently working in ksa and now need board certificate upon renewal of my licence here gano po b katagal bgo marelease yung documents salamat

  27. Wernn says:

    Hello po! Ano po yung board passing? Kasi ang docs ko lang from PRC ay Board Cert, Board Rating & PRC ID.
    Just wanna say, sobrang helpful po ng mga posts nio. Thanks and God bless!

    • Cerrise says:

      Hi Wernn!

      Bali yun yung nakakabit sa Board Rating mo 😊 Two pages yun, yung isa may grades, yung isa parang statement na Passed ka 😊
      Welcome and Thanks for dropping by!😊

  28. Abs says:

    Hi, question.
    1. Is authentication different from certification that a photocopy is a certified true copy?
    2. The requirements for authentication of a prc certificate are the original and photocopies of the prc certificate. The photocopies will be authenticated right? Do they need to be certified true copies? Or a clear copy will do (meaning no need to submit to prc for a certification of true copy)
    3. Do they return the original prc certificate together with the authenticated photocopies?
    Thank you

    • Cerrise says:

      Hi Abs,

      1. Is authentication different from certification that a photocopy is a certified true copy? — It’s one and the same.

      2. The requirements for authentication of a prc certificate are the original and photocopies of the prc certificate. The photocopies will be authenticated right? Do they need to be certified true copies? Or a clear copy will do (meaning no need to submit to prc for a certification of true copy) — No, you will only need a clear photocopy of your documents. They are the ones going to certify that they are true copies.

      3. Do they return the original prc certificate together with the authenticated photocopies? — Yes they will return the original certificates along with the now authenticated photocopies.

      Thank You for dropping by 😀

      • Abs says:

        Question again, in the PRC website (http://www.prc.gov.ph/registration/?id=31), there are two action sheets for authentication, one is “Action Sheet for Authentication” and another is “Action Sheet for Authentication for DFA”. Is the second one already the red ribbon authentication? meaning this is the same as having the documents authenticated at the DFA so i dont need to go to DFA for the red ribbon authentication? Because i read in another site (http://www.mypilipinas.com/dfa-red-ribbon.html), other agencies are now serving red ribbon authentication. Are you aware of this?

      • Cerrise says:

        In my time, wala pang ganyang service so I cannot answer. Noon universities lang ang derecho na sa DFA for red ribbon. I guess if for Red Ribbon ang purpose mo for authentication, you can choose that option :)

  29. Bell says:

    Hi i just want to ask. How many pcs of photocopies po for board certificate. Prc id and prc rating? 1 copy each or 3 copies each?

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