Professional work experience will now be an additional source for CPD units - PRC

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) issued a clarification regarding the news about the Senate Bill No. 2073, purportedly an act to abolish the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act of 2016 or R.A No. 10912 that being pushed in the Senate.


The Commission had made it statement that Senate Bill No. 2073 introduced by Senator Ralph Recto is a newly filed and still pending bill that needs to pass through a series of deliberation, including the counterpart measure in the House of Representatives, before it could amend an existing law.

"CPD is essential for any professional to deliver services that comply with the latest standards of quality, efficiency, safety, and among others. It also ensures compliance with regulatory laws, and international commitments by professionals," PRC announced to its official website.

Due to some issues clamored by the majority of the professionals with regards to fees and accessibility. PRC together with the Professional Regulatory Boards prepared some guidelines to standardize seminar fees, crediting of professional activities and online courses.

PRC encouraged employers and government agencies to be CPD providers so that existing capacity building activities could be part of CPD compliance by the personnel/employee. Around 1,617 CPD providers and 34,156 CPD Programs had been accredit by the agency for the month of September 2018.

HOW TO EARN ADDITIONAL CPD UNITS :

Moreover, informal learning and professional work experience will now be considered as additional sources of credit units subject to the submission of a proof of participation and a narrative of learning outcomes.

 Applications for Renewal of Professional Identification Cards (PICs) until the end of 2019 are accepted even without full CPD compliance, provided the applicant undertakes to complete his/her compliance, provided the applicant undertakes to complete his/her compliance.


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