So, your application for registration without examination for psychologists and psychometricians has finally been approved. Congratulations! Now what’s your next move? Below is a step-by-step guide to register for a Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) license in Psychology. (Click here for more on Republic Act No. 10029 [The Psychology Law]).
Updated Procedures (Based on the ‘Procedures and Requirements’ listed on the back of the PR Oath Form) [Updated as of July 31, 2014]
Step 1: Check the PRC website to see if you are among those who were approved for licensure without examination. Should your name be among those listed, take note of the calendar dates when you will be allowed to go to the PRC to register for you Psychology or Psychometrcian license and oath taking.
Step 2: As you enter PRC, immediately line up at one of the two windows on the far right. Once you reach either window, request for an Oath Form and two pieces of metered documentary stamps [P21 each] (one to be affixed onto the Oath Form and the other for the Certificate of Registration). Note: if you are registering for more than one license, you will need to ask for a separate Oath Form and pay for the corresponding metered stamps.
Step 3: Fill out the Oath Form. Note: You will be required to provide your current Community Tax Certificate (CTC |Cedula), a short brown envelope [with name and the profession that you are registering for], two (2) 2×2 passport sized photos, and one (1) 1×1 colored photo [White background, collared shirt, name-tag]. It is best to have these items on-hand before entering the PRC.
Step 4: Proceeded to Window 12 in the PRC Main Building for verification of records and assessment. Note: This is the new Window assigned to those applying for the Psychology and Psychometrician license without examination.
Step 5: After receiving your documents, you can now pay the registration and additional fees at any window—found right outside—the PRC Main Building. Note: Each registration will cost P1050 PHP.
Step 6: Return to Window 12 to accomplish any remaining forms: Fill out your PRC registration card, affix your right thumb mark onto the aforementioned card, sign the registry book, and most importantly, make sure that you have received your claim stub. Note: PRC license cards will be be released two months from the day you complete this registration.
Well, that’s it for now. Congratulations again for being among the first to be registered as a licensed Psychologist/Psychometrician in the Philippines.
Guys, I have been getting a lot of messages regarding submission specifics; possible review materials for the board exam; if one can file in their province’s PRC branch; or some combination of the three. Truthfully, I would not know as I am not affiliated with the PRC. My post is solely based on my own filing experience and ends there. Thank you.