PRC requires CPD units before license ID renewal starting July 2017


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MANILA, Philippines - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) reminds all professionals, except for Professional Teachers (LPT) and Registered Nurses (RN), of the compliance with the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act of 2016, as it rolled out starting Saturday, July 1, 2017.

PRC requires CPD units before license ID renewal starting July 2017

Under Republic Act No. 10912 "CPD Law", professionals are required to present earned CPD units before the renewal of Professional Identification Cards or license ID.

READ: How to earn CPD units for PRC license renewal (All Professions)

PRC said that professionals renewing their professional ID cards must provide the original and photocopy of certificates of credit units earned.

Here's the matrix of credit units required per profession every three (3) years:

PROFESSIONS NO. OF CPD UNITS
1. ACCOUNTANCY 120 CREDIT UNITS
2. AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING 45 CREDIT UNITS
3. AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
4. AGRICULTURE
5. ARCHITECTURE
6. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
7. CHEMISTRY
8. CIVIL ENGINEERING
9. CRIMINOLOGY
10. CUSTOMS BROKERS
11. DENTISTRY 60 CREDIT UNITS
12. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 45 CREDIT UNITS
13. ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
14. ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING
15. FISHERIES
16. FORESTRY
17. GEODETIC ENGINEERING
18. GEOLOGY
19. GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING
20. INTERIOR DESIGN
21. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
22. LIBRARIAN
23. MASTER PLUMBER 30 CREDIT UNITS
24. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 45 CREDIT UNITS
25. MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
26. MEDICINE
27. METALURGICAL ENGINEERING
28. MIDWIFERY
29. MINING ENGINEERING
30. NAVAL ARCHITECTURE
31. NURSING
32. NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
33. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
34. OPTOMETRY
35. PHARMACY
36. PHYSICAL THERAPY
37. PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS
38. PSYCHOLOGY
39. RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
40. REAL ESTATE SERVICE
41. RESPIRATORY THERAPY
42. SANITARY ENGINEERING
43. SOCIAL WORK
44. VETERINARY MEDICINE

NOTE: The Professional Regulatory Board concerned may prescribe their own required CPD credit units through a Resolution subject to the approval of the Commission.

As stated in Section 10.2 of the General IRR of the CPD Law, the transitory period for the accumulation of CPD Credit units are as follows:

PIC Renewal Period Minimum Credit Units Required for the Profession
January – June 2017
0
July – December 2017
30%
January – December 2018
60%
January 2019 – onwards
100%

As advised, compliance to CPD law for professional teachers will start on December 1, 2017 per Resolution No. 11 s.2017 of the Board for Professional Teachers.

Compliance to CPD law for nurses will start on January 1, 2018 per Resolution No. 10, s.2017 of the Board for Nursing.

Do you have other concerns and clarifications about CPD Law? Check out this list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).


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