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Procedure[edit]

  1. The first thing you will need to do is check for the schedule of registration which will be posted by PRC on their website.
  2. Carefully read the posted announcement. Other than the registration date it will also contain other information like documents you will need to present or submit and how much is the registration fee.
  3. Go to a PRC office to obtain an Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal.
  4. Do not forget to bring the following when you visit the office:
    1. Current Community Tax Certificate (cedula)
    2. One passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag)
    3. Two sets of metered documentary stamps
    4. One short brown envelope with name and profession
  5. Go to the designated counter/window (verification officer) and submit the completed oath form for assessment of prescribed fees.
  6. Proceed to the cashier window to pay the prescribed fee. PRC Main Office: Cashiers windows are located at the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors of the PRC Annex Bldg and/or at the ground floor.
  7. Once you have paid the registration fee, proceed to the designated Registration counter/window. The Registration Officer will print the Registry Sheet with assigned Registration / License Number to be signed and thumb marked by the Registrant.
  8. After completion of the Registry Sheet, the issuance officer will give you a claim slip/stub that states when you can claim your Professional Identification Card.


For registrants who are currently abroad:

  1. Take the professional's oath form before the Philippine Consul.
  2. Have a Special Power of Attorney notarized by the Consul.
  3. You will need to bring a copy of your passport page showing your personal data and the page showing date of entry abroad.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • Current Community Tax Certificate (cedula)
  • One passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag)
  • Two sets of metered documentary stamps
  • One short brown envelope with name and profession



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION (PRC)
Main Office
P. Paredes St, Sampaloc, Manila, 1008 Metro Manila

PICC Office
Delegation Bldg., Philippine International Convention Center (PICC),
Vicente Sotto St., Pasay, Metro Manila

Central Office Regional Offices


Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers
Room 401, 4th Floor, Don Lorenzo Bldg.
889 Paredes St., Sampaloc, Manila
Philippines 1008

Telephone: +63 2 7362043
Telefax: +63 2 4934268
Mobile: +63 917 8681700

E-mail: national@psme.org.ph
Office of the National President: president@psme.org.ph
Executive Director: execdirector_natsec@psme.org.ph
Membership Department: membership@psme.org.ph
Finance Department: finance@psme.org.ph
National Convention Secretariat: natcon@psme.org.ph
PHILMACH Secretariat: philmach@psme.org.ph
Technical Department: technical@psme.org.ph
Regional: regionalsec@psme.org.ph

Website


Note: NTC issued Memorandum Order No. 10-10-2017 last October 27, 2017, directing all telecommunications providers in the country to migrate all its customers to eight-digit telephone numbers.

3000-YYYY to 3499-YYYY – Bayan Telecommunications, Inc.
6000-YYYY to 6699-YYYY – ABS-CBN Converge, Inc.
6700-YYYY to 6999-YYYY – Eastern Telecommunication Philippines/ Telecommunications Technologies Philippines Inc.
7XXX-YYYY – Globe Telecom, Inc./ Innove Communications, Inc.
8XXX-YYYY – PLDT, Inc./ Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc.

A customer who still incorrectly dials the old seven-digit number will hear a special announcement saying the format has been changed to eight-digit, for a period of three months after the migration (March 18, 2019 to June 17, 2019).

To know more: Migration to 8-Digit Landline Number

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Eligibility[edit]

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Fees[edit]

  • Initial Registration Fee: P600
  • Annual Registration Fee: P450 (for 2015-2018)



Validity[edit]

Your Professional Identification Card must be renewed every 3 years.



Documents to Use[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Instructions[edit]

Schedule of registration: Carefully read the announcement of schedules and venue for initial registration posted on PRC's website under news headline and/or quick links. Strictly observe the schedule of registration to avoid any inconvenience.

Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.



Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.



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Need for the Document[edit]

Following is a procedure on how to apply for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration for Mechanical Engineers.



Information which might help[edit]

Philippine Mechanical Engineering Act of 1998

A person is deemed to be practicing mechanical engineering or rendering mechanical engineering service when he performs the following:

  1. Consultation, valuation, investigation and management services requiring mechanical engineering knowledge;
  2. Engineering design, preparation of plans, specifications and projects studies or estimates for mechanical equipment, machinery, or processes of any mechanical works, projects or plants;
  3. Management or supervision of the erection, installation, alteration, testing and commissioning of mechanical equipment, machinery, or processes in mechanical works, projects or plants;
  4. Management, supervision, operation, tending or maintenance of any mechanical equipment, machinery or processes in mechanical work, projects or plants;
  5. Management or supervision of the manufacture, sale, supply or distribution of mechanical equipment parts or components;
  6. Teaching of mechanical engineering professional subjects in government recognized and accredited engineering schools; and
  7. Employment in government as a professional mechanical engineer, registered mechanical engineer, or certified plant mechanic if the nature and character of his work is in line with his profession requiring professional knowledge of the science of mechanical engineering.



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)

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Others[edit]

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