A month before my four-day weekend leave one of the things I included in my things to do was to renew my PRC license. And, to make myself not going to the trouble of going to Manila is to renew it at SM City Olongapo... thank God for this!
My Nurse PRC license expired last December 13, 2015, and I made a couple of days before it hits expiration although you can renew it earlier than that.
You will be needing the following:
1. PRC Registration form- You can download the form like I did or you can ask the customer representative at SM to give you one. Fill-up the necessary information such as your name, mailing address, registration date, examination date and others. It is the same form when we first made our registration, also mark the box shown in the arrow. Mine is for renewal.
2. One Passport size photo- Attached one passport size recent photo with white background, with name tag and it is necessary that you wear a shirt with a collar. SM rep will again take a picture of you using their own camera for verification and attachment to their online system.
3. Old PRC License card- You need to bring with you your old PRC license when applying for renewal. SM rep will verify it along with your registration form.
4. Payment- You need to pay Php500.00 total for the renewal processing (P450 for the PRC license renewal and P50 for the service fee).
Once the requirements are submitted and payment's done, the cashier told me to wait for 2-3 months for the releasing of my PRC card. She told me that I will be receiving a text is the card is ready for pickup. Keep your receipt of payment because you will need that in claiming your card. The process took me 15 minutes total excluding the hard copy id photo process.
If you are not in a hurry and want to avoid the hassle of traveling to Manila and spend thrice the amount this is the most convenient way to renew your PRC license, although they don't accept all professions for renewal. Some needed to go to PRC office such as the Engineering licensee.
I hope this blog post will be helpful to my co-nurses around.