Warning: This is the chaos version! For the ideal version check the next post :)
STEP 1: Verification
1) Prepared the following: duly accomplished Oath Form, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), lots of passport size pictures (colored with white background and complete name tag), 1 short brown envelope with name and profession, and Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2015-2018. Arrived early (11am).
2) Queued at Window 12 in PRC Main Bldg, Ground Floor to present everything prepared. Was told to buy 2 sets of metered documentary stamps.
3) Bought 2 sets of metered documentary stamps. One was pasted on the Oath Form and the other was put inside the short brown envelope. They can't give me exact change so it was P3 short.
4) Queued at Window 12 again. Was told to paste the photo onto the Oath Form.
5) Sought the counter with a tub of paste. Pasted the photo onto the Oath Form.
6) Queued at Window 12 again. Oath Form was received.
7) Sat down somewhere and waited until my name gets called. My name got called. Was told to get O.R. of membership from UAP-IAPOA at address 929 Consuelo Bldg, Room 307, Morayta, Manila. The PRC website said nothing about getting an O.R. from UAP-IAPOA.
8) Walked around looking for Consuelo Bldg until a guard called me over to direct me up the stairs (poor guy must have been calling lost-looking new architects off the street all day). The cost was P700. The PRC website said nothing about preparing P700. and they gave a short brown envelope containing a brochure and a ribbon medal thing to wear at the ceremony. They were also selling tickets to the Oath Taking Ceremony at P1200 per head plus P350 for in-event photographer. Sought an ATM to withdraw to buy 4 tickets. Got the O.R. and walked back to PRC.
9) Queued at Window 12 again. Was told to get a photocopy of the O.R. Onga naman.
10) Went out of the Main Bldg. to find PRC's xerox machine broke down so had to go out across the street for a copy costing P2. Got the photocopy.
11) Queued at Window 12 again. Oath Form with pasties and photocopy was finally received and stapled together. Was never asked for my cedula because I already wrote its number in the Oath Form. Thank you PRC website.
12) Sat down somewhere and waited until my name gets called. My name got called. My Permanent Examination and Registration Record Card (PERRC) was handed to me, along with my stapled Oath Form. Was told to go on to STEP 2.
STEP 2: Payment
1) Queued at Window 1 (Window 2 was closed). Presented stapled Oath Form. Paid P1050. Was told to go on to STEP 3.
STEP 3: License Form
1) Queued at Window 8. Was told to write in black ink the amount paid, something else(I forgot), and date registered at the back of PERRC, which I should place face down on top of the stack of face-down PERRCs of fellow registrants.
2) Sat down somewhere and waited until my name gets called. My name got called. My printout with license number was handed to me. Stamped right thumbprint. Was told to go on to STEP 4.
STEP 4: Claim Stub
1) Sat down in front of Windows 7, 10, and 11 and changed seats as the queue moved. Signed 3 specimen signatures and wrote on short brown envelope my license number while waiting and changing seats(kinda tricky). Approached an available Window as soon as it's my turn. Presented short brown envelope (containing unpasted metered documentary stamp and 1 photo), stapled Oath Form, and PERRC. Claim stub was ripped off the Oath Form and handed to me. Was told to claim my Professional ID card at the Oath Taking. Was finally done and able to have lunch at 2pm.