Here’s How to Get a PRC Certificate of Good Standing

On top of being licensed under the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC), there are several employers here and abroad who are requiring a Certificate of Good Standing. Real estate brokers oftentimes would have to secure this certificate, whether for employment, business, or further proof of credibility and good moral character as a professional.

To qualify for a PRC Certificate of Good Standing, here are the prerequisites:

  1. Must be a citizen of the Philippines, between the ages of 18 and 21, and morally upright;
  2. Must be a graduate or a holder of a degree from an institution of higher learning that has received proper governmental recognition; and
  3. Has not yet received a definitive judgment from a court with appropriate authority convicting them of a crime involving moral turpitude.

Foreigners will only be permitted issued with the said certificate if they are qualified to take an exam in the Philippines. To be qualified, reciprocity between the Philippines and their home country can be proven. To prove it, the following can be presented:

  • ID certificate from the Bureau of Immigration
  • Certificate of oath of allegiance,
  • Certificate of dual citizenship or a certificate of recognition as a Filipino citizen

Foreigners with dual citizenship or recognized Filipino citizens are automatically qualified.

Other prerequisites and/or credentials may be specified in the relevant Professional Regulatory Laws.

Luckily, the process of lining up to apply for Good Standing Certificate from PRC won’t even take a full day that could have been devoted to growing your business. Additionally, learning about the process beforehand will save you more time as you won’t have to ask busy personnel on the day you’ve decided to go to the PRC office.

Follow these steps:

Secure and fill out the application for Certification of Good Standing

You may download the sheet online and fill it out beforehand. Take your accomplished form to the Public Assistance and Complaints Desk (PACD). You won’t have to pay a fee but you are required to present the following required documents:

  • Professional Identification Card
  • Certificate of Registration (Photocopy or Original)

The activity will take two (2) minutes.

Pay documentary stamp

Afterward, head to the Customer Service Center/CSC Staff and pay a Php25 pesos for the stamp.

The activity will take five (5) minutes.

Submit the application at Window 5 for assessment of fees

Your application and stamp will be checked so make sure to keep everything in one folder for faster access. Go to the Registration Division/Receiving Officer and submit the following:

  • Professional Identification Card
  • Certificate of Registration (Photocopy or Original)
  • Documentary Stamp

The activity will take five (5) minutes.

Pay the prescribed fee at the cashier

You now have to pay for your certificate at the cashier. The Regular fee is Php75 pesos per copy while the Express fee is Php200 pesos. With Express transaction, your Good Standing Certificate from PRC will be released within three (3) or four (4) hours upon receipt of the documents.  

You will also have to present the previously mentioned documents to the cashier.

The activity will take two (2) minutes.

Submit your application at Window 5 to receive claim slip

Once again, proceed to the Registration Division to receive your claim slip that will indicate the date of release of your Good Standing Certificate from PRC.

The activity will take five (5) minutes.

On the scheduled date of release, submit claim slip at Window 6 and wait to be called

Go straight to the Receiving Department and look for a Releasing Officer. Make sure to bring your Official Receipt and Claim Slip.

The activity will take seven (7) minutes.

If you are currently abroad, you may have a representative apply for the certificate on your behalf provided that you have a scanned authorization letter clearly stating your full name, PRC number, your authorized representative, your present location, and signature. Make sure that when your representative appears before the PRC Office, he or she has a valid ID to present as well as a scanned copy of your PRC ID.

PRC Authentication Process

To claim your authentication of PRC ID, here is a detailed procedure:

  1. Complete the Action Sheet (AS) downloadable on the PRC official website. 
  2. Pay at the CSC (Customer Service Counter) for metered documentary stamps. Please make sure that the copies of your documents that you photocopy or xerox have metered documentary stamps.
  3. Pay the cashier for the required fees.
  4. Present your properly completed AS and supporting documentation to the relevant Registration Division Window to receive your claim slip.
  5. Claim your documents as soon as possible. You can find more information on your claim slip, so please review it.


Action Sheet correctly completed original and photocopies of the professional license or registration certificate, which must be authenticated with metered documentation stamps and a valid receipt.

PRC Online Authentication

As of March 22, 2021, the Professional Regulatory Commission announced that all requests for the authentication of the following PRC documents should be made online:

  • Board Rating Certificate
  • Certificate of Board Passing
  • Professional Identification Cards (PIC)
  • Registration Certificate

The aforementioned service requirements will no longer entertain walk-in applicants. 

That is it! Keep this list handy before you come to apply for your Good Standing Certificate from PRC. Just remember to keep your Official Receipt and Claim Slip while waiting for the release date.

Source: PRC

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  1. Can I bring my Certificate of Good Standing if I personally go to the PRC office upon filing that day?

  2. Good day I just want to have an appointment because I need an authenticated copy of certificate of good standing..Thank you and God bless


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