Monday, July 20, 2009

A little tip to the new PRC license holders

Hi guys! I hope you all had a great weekend :)

This post will be short..I just came back from my night duty (arrg I hate being in the night shift) and I wanted to check my blog for updates from my fellow bloggers before I sleep hehe..Anyways, I just remembered one thing and I wanted to share this with all of you so that you or someone you know will not do the same mistake I did..Here it goes:

If you are a fresh gradute or soon to graduate from a course who is required to take licensure board examination (nurses, architects, dentists, etc), then you'll be having your own PRC License ID sooner than later..I know you are excited to have one but you must also be aware of what you need to accomplish together with it. I'm talking about paying your PTR..it is our tax as a professional that we need to pay as soon as we get our license. I wanted to share this with you coz when I graduated before and passed the local board examination, no one told me what to do. Then 1 1/2 years after (at present) I got my PRC ID, a hospital required it so when I went to the city hall to get one I was so shocked that my tax has accumulated already that it reached almost Php1,000! The original amount to pay is only Php300/year and must be paid every January. So mine is accumulated penalties coz I got my license last 2007 and I just paid 2 weeks ago..can you imagine how big the difference is in the amount? I really hoped that someone I know had told me to settle my PTR immediately so that I won't need to waste my money on the penalties..I could have bought a nice blush with it haha :)

I hope this advise can help you or someone you know. Till next time. Bye! :)

9 comments:

mitch said...

thanks fot the tip. I'll be getting my board exam this November (not a RN though..). I'm really scared. LOL!

Crystal Gale said...

Good luck on your exam Mitch! I'll give you a tip that helped me when I took my board exam..Stop studying 1 week before your exam..you should already be relaxing your mind during that week instead of cramming..you know why? because if you still read until the day of your exam, those are the things you'll only remember instead of the things you studied for years...so try to give your brain to absorb everything and prepare itself for answering the questions...and don't forget to pray pray pray..Just believe in Him and ask for His guidance... I'm telling you, you won't feel nervous anymore :)

shasta said...

Hmm, really? Is this strictly for nurses or for other professionals too?

I work in clinics and we usually get taxed by our employers already. Hmmm...

A View from the Edge said...

That sucks having to pay that amount of money.

Crystal Gale said...

shasta - I think as long as you have a PRC license, you need to pay Php300 yearly. I know what you mean, we are already being taxed by our employers and we still need to pay for this personally..

a view from the edge - I agree! Php300 yearly is okay but if you pay late, you'll get acumulated penalties every month until you pay for it..so sad..

lel said...

same case as mine, i paid for my PTR a year after i got my license.

but naughty me, i got away with it haha. i just told the municipal peeps that i just passed the board and haven't claimed my license yet, presto, i just paid for 375 LOL. 300 for the tax itself and 75 for penalty since i paid late pa rin for the year!

i don't know if this can be done pa rin up to now though, its been 7 years since i did it LOL (ugh, feel so old!)

Clarrise said...

Wah, what? Nobody told us about this. Where do you pay it? I'm a June 2009 passer and I'm going to be claiming my license tomorrow. Does that mean I need to pay 300 next year already? Thanks for this post, I had no idea this even exist. :)

Crystal Gale said...

lelila - haha I tried doing that but the old lady on the counter doesn't want to budge haha you're so lucky ^_^

Crystal Gale said...

Clarrise - Hi! I paid at QC city hall..so it's probably the city hall of your place..yeah, you should pay for it on January 2010 so that you won't get to pay the penalty every month...as long as you pay every January of the year, you will just pay Php300 ^_^