How to file your application for registration without examination at the PRC

If you are a DTI licensed real estate broker, appraiser, or consultant covered by the “grandfather clause” of the RESA Law, then you don’t need to retake the licensure exam to get your PRC license. You just need to register with the PRC, provided you are qualified, you have all of the real estate license requirements, and you will also have to have to pay the corresponding fees.

Who are qualified?

Please refer to the grandfather clause of the RESA Law to find out who are qualified. It can be found here:

Real estate license requirements for Real Estate Brokers, Appraisers, and Consultants

To following documents are the real estate license requirements which you need to submit to the PRC:

1. Original and Photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate or valid Philippine passport.

2. Original and Photocopy of NSO Marriage Certificate ( for Married Female Only)

3. Original and Photocopy DTI Certificate of Registration / License and / or DTI Identification Card

4. Original DTI Certificate of Rating (for those who passed the examinations but failed to obtain their license).

5. Original NBI Clearance (updated)

6. Original and duly notarized CEP / CPE Certification earned in 2007 to July 30, 2011 accordingly as follow:

  • Fifteen (15) CEP / CPE credit units for those with valid DTI licenses
  • Twenty-Four (24) CEP / CPE credit units for those who failed to renew prior to July 30, 2009
  • Fifteen (15) CEP / CPE credit units for DTI examination passers for the period 2008-2009 but failed to obtain their licenses
  • Eighteen (18) CEP / CPE credit units for DTI examination passers last 2007 but failed to obtain their licenses
  • One hundred twenty (120) credit units for DTI examination passers last 2006 and prior years but failed to obtain their licenses

7. Original Civil Service Commission Certification of Rating on Real Property Assessing Officers Examination (RPAO passers only). For Government Assessor/ Appraiser

8. Duly Notarized Certification of Appointment Papers and Service Records by the Department of Finance (DOF) or other Government Agencies stating their years of experience on real property appraisal / assessment and have completed at least One Hundred twenty (120) hours of accredited training on real property appraisal and 24 CPE credit units. ( Government Appraisers / Assessors Only)

9. Professional Indemnity Insurance / Cash or Surety Bond – renewal every 3 years with a minimum amount of P20,000.00 in favor of Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) / Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) for Real Estate Brokers and Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) only. for private real estate appraiser. ( Bonding company should be in good standing with the Insurance Commission)

10. Four (4) colored passport size pictures with white background and complete nametag.

11. Original and Photocopy of Community Tax Certificate (CTC).

Steps in filing your application for registration without examination

1. Fill-up application form together with required documents for pre-evaluation to the Office Secretary, PRBs or of the Asst. Secretary, PRBs (3rd Flr. Main Bldg.) at the PRC Central Office and Regional Offices processing counters. When I went there last February, it took me 30 minutes to do this. Yes, I write slowly.

2. To those with a DTI Registration or license, proceed to the Registration Division for verification of your Registration or license number from DTI. For those who passed the DTI licensure examinations but failed to obtain their license, proceed to the Records Division. ( In the absence of original document, certification from the Registration / Record Division is required). If i remember correctly, I verified my records at Window-H at the annex building and it took me about 15 minutes.

3. Proceed to the cashier for payment of fees. (Ground Flr., Main Bldg.) I paid Php900.00 and I was done in 5 minutes.

4. Proceed to the Customer Service Center for metered documentary stamp (Ground Flr., Annex Bldg.). This cost me Php21.00.

5. Proceed to notarization (2nd floor main building). I paid Php100.00 and was done in about 15 minutes.

6. Submit duly accomplished application form to the Office of the Asst. Secretary ( 3rd floor of main building). I was done in about 10 minutes.

7. Verify status of application by calling the PRC at Tel. No. (02) 735-1533 (Goodluck!). You can also visit the PRC website or just subscribe here and get alerted.


All applications for registration without examination must be filed on or before July 30, 2011. This is the deadline as stated in the RESA Law IRR.

Application for registration without examination form

The Application for registration without examination form can be downloaded below:

Application for registration without examination form
Application for registration without examination form (Click to download)

Source: exam form_front-back page_ rev.pdf


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Jay Castillo

Real Estate Investor
PRC Real Estate Broker Registration No. 3194
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16 thoughts on “How to file your application for registration without examination at the PRC”

  1. Christina Rivera


    Happy New Year. I was out of the country from March 2011 to Oct 2012.
    Didn’t take time to look at my real estate career. I’m back in the Phils. and wanted to
    stay for good. i got my license in 1994 and fortunately, renewed with DTI in 2009 was it,
    catching up with the deadline before it was turned in to PRC. Thereafter, didn’t get to practice until this time thought it would be great to revive now.
    What steps do I need to take to rebound to refresh my career as a real estate broker
    Thanks and More Power, All the Best!


  2. art enrile arribe

    Good day Sir Jay,

    I would like to ask from you if i can still avail the registration from the PRC as a Real Estate Broker? As you would know, i am licensed Real Estate Broker under DTI which i have obtained dated Augost 1989, and i renewed my DTI licensed until January 2004 only. Since then i decided to work abroad due to financial problem, and during that time there was a tremendous blow to global financial crisis that affects greatly to our economy.

    As of this writting (03-aug.-12) i am still here at KSA as an OFW. My concern is that, i am planning to go back to the Philippines and stay there permanently and to continue to practice my profession as a DTI-Licensed Real Estate Broker. I need your advise how to avail the PRC license without taking the examination.

    Thank you so much for your kind advise. More power to you and to your family.

    Best regards,

    Art Enrile Arribe
    REB lic. No. 7099(R)
    Real Estate Registration No.2004-1808

  3. Hi Sir good day, i have a problem and i know u can help me. my boss request for the renewal of his brokers license he has a license certificate from DTI which was expired december of 2010 and i was not able to renew it. is it possible for me to renew my boss license Sir with DTI or PRC Sir?.Thanks, please email me Sir @

    1. As I have said to Carlos,  so far the PRC has not announced any extension to the July 31, 2011 deadline.

  4. Hi Sir Carlos, good day, My boss ask for renewal of his brokers license for 2012. He has a license certificate from DTI which was expired December 2010 and i was not able to renew it for 2011. is it possible Sir for me to renew again his license from DTI coz in PRC the deadline has already passed. Thank Sir i need your help Please. Please email me at

  5. sir jay is there an extension date of submission of documents/requirements to PRC for registration without examination my friend just informed me recently thank you

    1. Hi Carlos, so far the PRC has not announced any extension to the July 31, 2011 deadline. If they do, I will also share it here.

  6. gud morning Sir Jay,,
      this is in connection with my application for registration and licensure without examination for real estate appraiser which i faithfully submitted last July 2011. But as of this date, i have no slim knowledge as to the latest status of my application, since the latest board resolution released and published this month of February 2012, still my name was not included in the list of successful applicants. I had been calling the PRC Regional Office here in our place, Tacloban City, and they just told me that the released of the government employees-applicants will be delayed, due to the complaints received by their Office regarding the anomaly of the number of hours training by some applicants. My questioned is this, when soon is this soon? This has always been their reason everytime i make  queries in the PRC Regional Office,( since last year of 2011).
    thank you very much for whatever help you can extend to me along this line.
    GOD Bless!


  7. Thanks Jay for the response of my inquiry. June 2, 2011 i applied the Grandfathers Clause at PRC-rEGION 8-tACLOBAN cITY, wHEN I made PERSONAL FOLLOW-UP LAST jULY 21, 2011 AT PRC-Main Office i was referrred to Sosita V. Ong-Asst. Sec. but i was referred to Elizabeth “Beth” Sebeastian -3rd Floor and i ws told to just come back coz the necessary Resolution is not yet approved. Came back to PRC Manila Sept., 2011 with the same result to come back later.Actually, sir Jaye there are at least 5 applicants in Tacloban City whose name s did not appear in Res. 20, 21, 2011 for the month of Novemeber. As of now, PRC-Region8   havenot received  f rom PRCManila Any information if we are lacking necessary requirements submitted to them.If it is only a part of the system to scan/review  applications individually HINDI SANA MANGYAYARI ITO.

  8. Good evng. I am a licensed real estate broker with DTI April 30, 2009 until Dec. 31, 2011 . Hence i applied/ availed of the Grandfathers Clause under Sec. 20 of RESA Law R.A 9646. Submitted  my application with PRC Tacloban City last June 9, 2011. However, Res. 20, 21 for November, 2011 results my name was not included but my Three (3) co-applicants were included in the said Approved Res. 20, 21  for the month of November, 2011. What is lacking in my requirements submitted? I would like to know and can i directly apply in Manila instead?

    1. Good day Eduardo,

      It’s possible that you are one of those whose application has not yet been processed completely, even if you know that 3 other co-applicants were already included. I have a friend who applied last June 2011 but was not yet included in the latest resolutions. I’m confident he met all requirements because I personally assisted him so I guess the delay might be because of the thousands (this is my estimate) of DTI licensed brokers whose applications have not yet been processed (again, this is just my opinion).

      To be sure, I would suggest you directly follow-up at the PRC. Try to call them up first (although getting through is quite hard), so that you would know that it would make sense to travel from Tacloban to Manila.

      Good luck!

  9. Jetro G. Sarajena

    I am a new applicant and I am OFW working at KSA and I am planning to apply for a Real estate broker in our country.What are the requirements for a new applicant? and how much would it cost? Should I take any examination to avail a licensed or just a registration alone?

  10. Hi Sir,

    I’d just like to inquire regarding the DTI Certificate of Registration. Is it also required to real estate salesperson? We didn’t know about this till just a few months ago. We are registered real estate agents under a certain broker, however, we are not informed regarding about this DTI Certification of Registration. We only know that the Real Estate company we are under does have its own DTI certification. And if so, was it the company’s responsibility to register their own agents?

    Also, are HS undergrads qualified? I knew a lot of salesperson who are highschool undergrads but we are not informed if they are qualified for this, or only just Highschool graduates. (I heard for next year, only college grads will qualify, and we’re really trying to pursue the abrupt notification of our company to register before the 30th of July deadline)

    They already have more than 10 years of experience with this field, and we are really shattered by this sudden news that without this DTI certification and being HS undergrads will suddenly leave them jobless. Being more of 45 years of age, I dont think they’d have easy way of suddenly finding a new field of work.

  11. Nanette B. Cudilla

    Sir Jay good afternoon… I just want to ask if how will i know if my application in license appraiser without examination has a lacking requirements b-coz until now my name did not appear on the new list of approved Real Estate Professional. I applied last April 26, 2011. thanks and more power…

    Nanette B. Cudilla

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