In answer to queries I have been getting on how to register as a Real Estate Salesperson, I have summarized below the guidelines on the accreditation of Real Estate Salespersons (or what we sometimes refer to as Real Estate Agents) based on the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of RA # 9646 or what is known as the Real Estate Service Act of the Philippines.
As a backgrounder, in 2011, all real estate salesperson applicants who were at least high school graduates and who were either DTI/HLURB (Department of Trade and Industry / Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board) licensed or have been practicing real estate selling with a developer for 3 years, were given the chance to register with the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) as Real Estate Salespersons. Deadlines were set and reset with the final deadline for registration set in June 2012. After this date, all real estate salesperson applicants are required to complete at least 2 years of college education or at least 72 units to be eligible to apply.
If you are a practicing real estate agent or salesperson, you can now register with the PRC as a Real Estate Salesperson. This is your chance to professionalize your practice. Besides the prestige it will give you, being a licensed real estate salesperson will enable you to easily gain the trust and confidence of your prospective clients. Plus you get to have a PRC ID card that will show your credentials.
The procedure is quite simple as you will see below. The only hurdle that you will have to take would be to earn twelve units on real estate brokerage which you can get by enrolling in real estate seminars offered by accredited organizations. The different realtors boards would usually have some programs for this.
Another thing to take note of is that a real estate salesperson has to be under a licensed real estate broker to be able to register with the PRC and legally practice real estate selling. The application form will ask you to provide the name of your real estate broker and have him/her sign beside his/her name.
The following documents shall be prepared and submitted by the applicant real estate salesperson:
1.Original and Photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate / Certificate of Live Birth
2.Original and Photocopy of NSO Marriage Certificate / Contract (for Married female only)
3.Original and Notarized Certificate of Educational attainment on the Completion of at least two (2) years of College
4.Original NBI Clearance (Valid)
5.Original and Notarized Certification of twelve (12) credit units on Real Estate Brokerage
6.1×1 photo on white background, with nametag below showing complete name
7.Passport-size photo on white background, with nametag below showing complete name
8.Community Tax Certificate (CTC) for the current year
9.Duly-accomplished application form
Following are the steps to be taken when applying as real estate salesperson at the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC):
1. Submit the filled-up or accomplished application with documents for pre-evaluation to the Office of the Secretary, PRBs or of the Assistant Secretary, PRBs (3rd, Flr., Main Bldg.) at the PRC Central Office, and the Regional Office processing counters.
2. Proceed to the cashier, for payment of fees Php600.00 (Ground Flr., Main Bldg.)
3. Proceed to the Customer Service Center for metered documentary stamp.
4. Submit duly accomplished application form to the Office of the Asst. Secretary, PRBs (3″ Flr.).
5. Verify the status of application at the PRC Website: www.prc.gov ph
All registered and accredited real estate salespersons shall be issued identification cards and such registration shall be renewable every year on the real estate salesperson’s birth month.