Validity of professional IDs extended


    WITH Luzon under lockdown, the Professional Regulation Commission has extended the validity of professional identification cards (PICs) which will expire during the March 15 to April 14 lockdown period.

    The IDs however, must be renewed immediately once the lockdown is lifted.

    “(We are) informing the public that the validity of the professional identification card of all professionals expiring during the period of community quarantine is extended until the lifting of the community quarantine period,” said the PRC in an advisory. “After the lapse of the extension period, all concerned professionals shall file their applications online for PIC renewal within 30 days therefrom without accruing any surcharges/penalties.”

    The agency also said all professionals with scheduled renewal appointments during the quarantine period will be prioritized as soon as PRC operations resume.

    The PIC certifies that the cardholder is a duly-registered professional and is authorized to practice his/her profession.



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