Manila, August 2, 2016 – Pursuant to Section 5 of Republic Act No. 8981, otherwise known as the “PRC Modernization Act of 2000”, Section 7(a) of Republic Act No. 8981 and Resolution No. 2013-774, Series of 2013 entitled “Revised Guidelines on the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program for all Registered and Licensed Professional, the Professional Regulation Commission, after a series of consultations and meetings, amended some of the provisions of the said guidelines in order to strengthen and enhance its implementation of effective August 5, 2016.
Amendment to the Revised Guidelines on the CPD Program includes the following:
Section 5 of Section 2: Creation and Composition of CPD Council - Every CPDC shall be composed of a Chairperson and two (2) members. The Chairperson of the CPDC shall be the Chairperson or a member of the PRC so chosen by the PRC concerned to sit in The CPDC. The first member shall be the president or any representative duly authorized by the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization (AIPO). The second member shall be the president or any representative duly authorized by the organization of deans or department heads of schools, colleges or universities offering the course requiring licensure examination.
1.) Section 12 of Section 3: Operational Protocol
1. Specific date/s of regular monthly meeting/s.
2. Provide a list of additional requirements for accreditation as CPD provider and CPD program which are necessary for the development of their profession but not stated in the CPD guidelines.
3. Provide guidelines for crediting various types of self – directed and/or lifelong learning activities.
2.) Section 14 of Section 4: Qualifications for Accreditation of CPD Providers
A. Local CPD Provider
1. Individual/Sole Proprietor
1.1 A registered and licensed professional of good standing.
1.2 Non – conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude.
1.3 Registered entity with the Department of Trade and Industry and the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
1.4 As may be required by the CPD Council.
2.1 A duly registered partnership, corporation, institution or organization.
2.2 The Articles of Incorporation/ Partnership includes as one of its purposes the training and development of professional.
2.3 Duly registered with the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Securities and Exchange Commission and/or other pertinent government bodies.
2.4 As may be required by the CPD Council.
3. Government Institutions/ Agencies
3.1 Any government institution/ agency with mandate or program on CPD for professionals.
3.2 As may be required by the CPD Council.
B. Foreign CPD Providers
1. Foreign Entity/ Firm/ Association
1.1 A duly registered entity, firm or association in the country/ state of the applicant which intends to provide CPD program.
1.2 Articles of Incorporation/Partnership/Creation or its equivalent, which includes as one of its purposes, the training and development of professionals.
1.3 Accredited CPD Provider of the country of origin.
1.4 Duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate/Legation in the country/state of the applicant and accompanied by an official English translation.
1.5 As may be required by the CPD Council.
3.) Section 19 of Section 5: CPD Credited Units – Registered and licensed professionals shall complete the required units every three (3) years as specified in Annex “A” (Credited Units Required per Professional) or as specified in their Professional Regulatory Law or as provided by the PRB and the Commission that may be issued.
Any excess CUs earned shall not be carried over the next three-year period except credited units earned for doctorate and master’s degrees or specialty trainings which shall only be credited once during the compliance period.
Credit units may be earned by professionals who participate in programs that emanate from the PRB for the development of the profession.
4.) Section 20 of Section 6: Maximum Creditable Units for Self – Directed And/or Lifelong Learning – The maximum creditable units for self – directed and/or lifelong learning shall be determined by the CPD Council as approved by the Board and the Commission through their Operational Protocol.
5.) Section 7: Quality Assurance Review – Section 21 and 22, Article III of the CPD Guidelines are hereby consolidated under Quality Assurance Review.
Every CPD provider shall be monitored and its performance shall be evaluated periodically during the validity of its accreditation.
For this purpose, the following shall act as CPD program monitors in the order of preference indicated hereunder:
1. CPDC member
2. Any other member of the PRB
3. Duly – designated APO Officers, Board Members, pertinent Committee Chairs and members from national and local chapters where the APO is not the provider of the program to be monitored.
4. Member of the academe who is not a participant in the CPD program.
5. Duly designated professionals among the staff or relevant government or non – government organization.
The CPDCs shall set the qualifications for CPD monitors and draw up a list of such CPD monitors. It shall also approve a monitoring tool for CPD programs.
A CPD Monitor shall be credited with twice the number of CUs approved for a CPD program for which he/she acted.