Registration: Professional Identification Card
Yesterday when I decided to go to PRC to register for my identification card was just a spur of the moment. I thought I won’t be able to make it because of the two substitution classes that I had for that day but hooray, I logged out just in time (I planned to go out before 1 p.m.)!
To have my I.D. picture taken was the first agenda upon arrival in PRC. Or outside of it, yes. After a good 3 minutes of waiting for my photos to be printed out, I walked away from the place and entered the PRC building. I was scared at first because I was wearing slippers (posters outside say you are not allowed to enter if you’re wearing one, and shorts, and sleeveless tops) but the guard let me in. Yay!
- Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
- Current Community Tax Certificate (cedula)
- Two (2) pieces passport size pictures with name tag (for Oath Form and Certificate of Registration)
- One (1) piece 1”x1” picture in plain background with complete name tag (for Registry of Professionals)
- Two sets of metered documentary stamps (for Oath Form and Certificate of Registration)
- One (1) short brown envelope with name and profession
I, then, proceeded to the window where I was going to get an oath form. I was asked to pay PhP42.00 for the said form and two doc stamps; one which was pasted on the form by the staff in charge and the other one was given to me. I don’t know if it’s still required to pay for the doc stamps when you already have one. FYI, I already had mine but I didn’t bother asking her about that. I filled up the form and glued my 1 (of 2) passport-sized picture (with name tag, of course). Proceeded and lined up to Window 16 (I read instructions at the back of the form, yeknow) and only to find out I was in the wrong window. The lady told me to go to the third floor where there is the Office of Professional Teachers (OPT). Missed that one on the instructions (it was stated there; I just didn’t know what OPT meant at first). Hehe.
To the third floor I went, and thanked God that there was no queue in the registration window. After the lady confirmed my identity and records, I shelled out PhP1050 (600 for initial registration and 450 for 2013-2015 fee) at the cashier. Went back to the registration window where I paid PhP100 for the Oath Taking (which I didn’t attend) Kit and wrote my personal info in the Registry of Professionals. In just a few minutes, I got my claim slip to which I got so shocked because of the duration it will take for me to get my I.D.
AFTER. THREE. MONTHS! I only wish I could get it before and not after the scheduled date. *crossfingers*
Expenses in PhP
Round-trip fare: 122
I.D. pictures: 60
Oath form + doc stamps: 42
Registration and annual fee: 1050
Oath taking kit: 100
- Do not bring a brown envelope anymore. It wasn’t needed.
- Bring paste/glue! Always when you’re going to PRC. Just in case.
#feltlikearealgrownupgurl / #fearofgoingalonesomewhereconquered
I went at PRC alone. Five stars!