MANILA, Philippines - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), consistent with its mandated function to implement RA 10912 otherwise known as Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016 has approved the application of the Department of Education (DepEd) through the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) as the accredited CPD provider for teachers through Resolution No. 1032, s of 2017 with Accreditation No. 2017-115.
The accreditation covers schools, schools divisions, regional offices and central office, bureaus and services in the Department of Education with respect to teaching personnel.
The CPD Council for Professional Teachers also agreed that Learning Action Cell (LAC) sessions, conducted in accordance with DepEd Order 35 s. 2016 titled The Learning Action Cell as a K to 12 Basic Education Program Continuing Professional Development Strategy for Improving Teaching and Learning, as well as school-based training programs shall be given corresponding CPD units. In all cases, all training programs and initiatives awarded with CPD units shall take into consideration the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers as reference in identifying the competency development needs of teachers.
Likewise, appropriate technical assistance shall be provided to the schools and learning centers in the conduct of Learning Action Cell (LAC) sessions and school-based training programs.
A memorandum and implementing guidelines stipulating other mechanisms that will enhance the implementation of the CPD for teachers shall be issued by the DEPED to all implementing units and offices for compliance.