Contractors’ license application may be filed online

May 18, 2020

Amid the modified enhanced community quarantine to contain the coronavirus disease  pandemic, the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board continues to process Contractors’ License applications through electronic mail.

The PCAB made this announcement through its official social media page on April 29, citing PCAB Board Resolution  052, series of 2020, or the Guidelines for Acceptance of Application via e-mail. Through e-mail, applicants may send their notarized duly accomplished application forms along with the other documents as listed in the checklist for their respective category.

As the issuance of CL would have some delay due to limited staffing and work-from-home arrangements adapted by the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines, notice of approval would be issued to approved applicants for bidding purposes.

CIAP windows located in DTI Regional Offices in Regions 3, 5, 7, 8, 11 and Cordillera Administration Region are also accepting applications via e-mail.

PCAB also temporarily lifted the staggered filing for renewal of regular license applications. The staggered filing application is determined with the number of the license ending which aims to regulate the volume of application.

To ease the applicants from the burden brought by the pandemic, PCAB had decided to waive the additional processing fee of P5,000 for all applications submitted before June 2020.

Special License–Joint Venture applications may still be filed less than five working days but at least one day before bidding date or negotiation date, following the PCAB Board Resolution 047, series of 2015.

For more questions, you may contact PCAB at the following contact details: 0930-879-3044, 0955-542-9985, 0943-138-7771 or 0936-519-3102 and Complete guidelines may be checked through PCAB official facebook at

PCAB is an implementing board of CIAP.