Guide to registering for your PRC license in Psychology (Updated)

Photo: Window 19 in the PRC Main Building.
Photo: Window 19 in the PRC Main Building.

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.

Guide to submitting your PRC documents for registration without examination

“Professional Improvement: Day 2 of the Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association’s (PGCA) 49th Annual National Convention. Theme for 2013 is “Beyond Knowledge, Wisdom in Counseling.” | Attended the workshop of my mentor Dr. Jose Alberto Reyes entitled, “Documenting the Counseling Process: From Intake to Termination.” (May 16, 2013 | Miriam College SMT Building)

If you have read this far, you are no doubt familiar with the ongoing application for registration without examination for psychologists, psychometricians, and respiratory therapists in the Philippines.  It is the moment that our profession has long been waiting for and–if I may say–a truly and exciting time for everyone involved.  With that, we are tasked to satisfy the qualification standards required by our Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) board and consolidate our academic, work, and personal documents for review.  A tedious task if I do say so myself (Click here for more on Republic Act No. 10029 [The Psychology Law])

Below are a number of points that I overlooked or were called to my attention when I initially submitted my documents to the PRC.  It is my hope that this guide will be helpful so that you need not make a return trip to Morayta.

  • After filling out the online application form on the PRC website, don’t forget to print it out.
  • Print and bring a copy of your application notice.
  • Should any part of your National Statistics Office (NSO) Birth Certificate be deemed unclear by the assessor (e.g., the assessor cannot distinguish a “G” from an “O”), you will be required to get a transcription of your Birth Certificate from your Local Civil Register (LCR) located in the municipality where you were born.
  • Read the fine print pertaining to your Transcript of Records, “Where school is exempted from the issuance of an SO (Special Order Number), a certificate of authentication and validation (CAV) must be secured.”  Basically, without the CAV, PRC won’t even entertain your application. Continue reading “Guide to submitting your PRC documents for registration without examination”

PAP Certification: Certified Specialist in Developmental Psychology

Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) Logo.

I am happy to announce that the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) Evaluation Committee has approved my application as a Certified Specialist in Developmental Psychology.

I would also like to thank the PAP president Dr. Caridad H. Tarroja and the members of the PAP Evaluation Committee for the Certification of Developmental Psychologists for this honor and I look forward to all of the responsibilities that come with the certification.

Be in the know: Learn more about RA No. 10029 and what it means for the field of Philippine Psychology

Republic Act No. 10029

The Philippine Psychology Act of 2009 or simply “The Psychology Law.”

I have been getting quite a number of questions regarding ‘The Psychology Law’ and decided to put up a page dedicated to the subject.  It is based on a speech I wrote last June 2012 for the Freshmen BS Psychology students of The Makati Medical Center College of Nursing.

Click here for more.

Psychtunities: A career talk with BS Psychology students of the Makati Medical Center College of Nursing

Challenges and Psychtunities.

The Makati Medical Center College of Nursing (MMCCN) has invited me to give an inspirational message to their freshmen BS Psychology students during their Orientation Program on June 16, 2012 (8:00-10:00 AM) at the Makati Medical Center (MMC) Auditorium.

Entitled “Psychtunities,” I will be sharing with students some pointers on how they can best navigate through academic challenges and future career opportunities.  I will also be discussing the critical importance of certification and licensure in Philippine Psychology.

Metropolitan Psychological Corporation (MPC) among nine accredited Continuing Professional Education (CPE) providers of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP)

I am very happy to announce that the following institutions were among the nine accredited as Continuing Professional Education (CPE) providers by the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP).

  1. Metropolitan Psychological Corporation
  2. The Carl Jung Circle Center Inc.
  3. Volunteer Service of the Allied Mental Health Services for Section of Psychiatry, Makati Medical Center

PAP President J. Enrique G. Saplala, Ph.D. shares that “PAP members can earn credit points when they attend any seminar/workshop given by the above institutions during the validity of the accreditation. The number of credit points of the CPE activity will depend on the number of hours and or day of the activity.”

The accreditation is valid for one year (April 2010 until March 2011).

For program inquiries, you can call the Makati Medical Center trunkline number: 888-8999 (Local 2357) or via their direct line: 844-2941.