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

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

    MANILA, Philippines - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Wednesday announced that the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a mandatory requirement in the renewal of professional license under Section 10 of R.A. 10912, otherwise known as the CPD Law of 2016.

    R.A. 10912 entitled "An Act Mandating and Strengthening the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for all Regulated Profession, Creating the Continuing Professional Development Council, and Appropriating Funds therefor, and for Other Related Purposes" shall be implemented after the effectivity of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) which will be in March 2017.

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    According to PRC, the CPD Council for each regulated profession shall issue its Operational Guidelines to implement the general IRR for its profession.

    The CPD refers to the inculcation of advanced knowledge, skills and ethical values in a post-licensure specialization or in an inter- or multidisciplinary field of study, for assimilation into professional practice, self-directed research and/or life-long learning.

    PRC added that those professionals whose Professional Regulatory Laws require CPD credit units prior to the renewal of Professional Identification Cards (PICs), or the professional license, compliance with CPD remains mandatory.

    Nature of CPD Programs

    1. Formal learning
    2. Non-formal learning
    3. Informal learning
    4. Self-directed learning
    5. Online learning activities
    6. Professional work experience

    Read the CPD Law of 2016:


    CPD Credit Units (CU) Per Profession

    Based on Section 19 of the revised guidelines in 2016, registered and licensed professionals shall complete the required units every 3 years.

    Any excess CUs earned shall not be carried over to the next three-year period except credit units earned for doctorate and master's degrees or specialty trainings which shall only be credited once during the compliance period.

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

    Profession No. of CPD Units
    Accountancy 120
    Aeronautical Engineering 45
    Agricultural Engineering
    Agriculture
    Architecture
    Chemical Engineering
    Chemistry
    Civil Engineering
    Criminology
    Customs Brokers
    Dentistry
    Electrical Engineering
    Electronics Engineering (ECE)
    Environmental Planning
    Fisheries
    Forestry
    Geodetic Engineering
    Geology
    Guidance and Counseling
    Interior Design
    Landscape Architecture
    Librarian
    Mechanical Engineering (ME)
    Medical Technology (Medtech)
    Medicine (Physician)
    Metallurgical Engineering
    Midwifery
    Mining Engineering
    Naval Architecture
    Nursing
    Nutrition and Dietitics
    Occupational Therapy
    Optometry
    Pharmacy
    Physical Therapy
    Professional Teachers
    Psychology
    Radiologic Technology
    Real Estate Service
    Respiratory Therapy
    Sanitary Engineering
    Social Work
    Veterinary Medicine
    Chemical Technician 30
    Dental Technician
    Master Electrician
    Electronics Technician
    Master Plumbing
    Certified Plant Mechanic
    Medical Laboratory Technician
    Metallurgical Plant Foreman
    Detailman
    X-ray Technician
    Real Estate Sales Person

    Meanwhile, here's the matrix of CPD activities, corresponding credit units and the needed documents:

    PROGRAM / ACTIVITY CREDIT UNITS (CUs) SUPPORTING DOCUMENT
    1. Professional Track (Training Offered By Accredited CPD Providers, Face To Face /Online)
    1.1 PARTICIPANT APPROVED CREDIT UNITS FOR THE PROGRAM CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE WITH NUMBER OF HOURS, SEMINAR PROGRAM AND LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
    1.2 RESOURCE SPEAKER 3 CU PER HOUR PHOTOCOPY OF CERTIFICATE, COPY OF PAPERS AND PROGRAM INVITATION
    1.3 PANELIST / REACTOR 2 CU PER HOUR CERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING ORGANIZATION COPY OF PROGRAM
    1.4 FACILITATOR / MODERATOR 1 CU PER HOUR CERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING ORGANIZATION COPY OF PROGRAM
    1.5 MONITOR TWICE THE NUMBER OF APPROVED CREDIT UNITS FOR THE PROGRAM MONITORING REPORT, CERTIFICATE OF APPEARANCE AND THE AUTHOR ITY TO MONITOR
    1.6 IN-SERVICE TRAINING MAXIMUM OF 20 CU FOR A 12- MONTH PERIOD OR A FRACTION THEREOF UPON COMPLETION CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING & TRAINING DESCRIPTION
    2. Academic Track
    2.1 MASTER'S DEGREE OR EQUIVALENT FULL CREDIT UNITS FOR COMPLIANCE PERIOD UPON COMPLETION OF DEGREE UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATION / DIPLOMA AND TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS (authenticated copy)
    2.2 DOCTORATE DEGREE OR EQUIVALENT FULL CREDIT UNITS FOR COMPLIANCE PERIOD UPON COMPLETION OF CANDIDACY ADDITIONAL FULL CREDIT UNITS FOR COMPLIANCE PERIOD UPON COMPLETION OF DEGREE UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATION / DIPLOMA AND TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS (authenticated copy)
    2.3 PROFESSORIAL CHAIR 15 CU PER YEAR CERTIFICATION OF GRANT OR APPOINTMENT PAPER
    2.4 RESIDENCY / EXTERNSHIP / SPECIALTY /SUB- SPECIALTY PROGRAM 10 CU PER YEAR HOSPITAL CERTIFICATION CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
    2.5 FELLOWSHIP GRANT
    2.5.1 PARTICIPANT 2 CU PER GRANT CERTIFICATION FROM THE GRANTING INSTITUTION AND/OR CERTIFICATE OF FELLOWSHIP
    2.5.2 RESOURCE SPEAKER 4 CU PER GRANT
    2.5.3 RESEARCHER 5 CU PER GRANT
    2.6 POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA/CERTIFICATE MAXIMUM OF 30 CU FOR AN 18-MONTH PERIOD OR A FRACTION THEREOF UPON COMPLETION DIPLOMA/ CERTIFICATION FROM THE INSTITUTION
    3. SELF-DIRECTED (TRAINING OFFERED BY NON-ACCR EDITED CPD PROVIDERS, Face to Face / Online)
    3.1 PARTICIPANT CREDIT UNITS FOR THE PROGRAM AS EVALUATED BY THE CPD COUNCIL CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE WITH NUMBER OF HOURS, SEMINAR PROGRAM AND LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
    3.2 RESOURCE SPEAKER 3 CU PER HOUR PHOTOCOPY OF CERTIFICATE, COPY OF PAPERS AND PROGRAM INVITATION
    3.3 PANELIST / REACTOR 2 CU PER HOUR CERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING ORGANIZATION COPY OF PROGRAM
    3.4 FACILITATOR / MODERATOR 1 CU PER HOUR CERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING ORGANIZATION COPY OF PROGRAM
    3.5 IN-SERVICE TRAINING MAXIMUM OF 20 CU FOR A 12- MONTH PERIOD OR A FRACTION THEREOF UPON COMPLETION CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING & TRAINING DESCRIPTION
    3.6 PROGRAM / TRAINING MODULE DEVELOPMENT 10 CU PER MODULE COPY OF MODULE AND EVALUATION
    3.7 TECHNICAL PAPER 5 CU PER TECHNICAL PAPER FOR PUBLISHED PAPER, SEE 3.8 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETION AND APPROVAL FOR PUBLISHED PAPER, SEE 3.8
    3.8 ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN A REFEREED I PEER REVIEWED PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL
    3.8.1 AUTHOR/S LOCAL 10 CU COPY OF PUBLISHED ARTICLE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS
    INTERNATIONAL 10 CU
    FOR MULTIPLE AUTHORS, DIVIDE CU EQUALLY AMONG THEM
    3.8.2 PEER REVIEWER 2 CU PER ARTICLE
    3.9 PAMPHLET / BOOK OR MONOGRAPH
    3.9.1 AUTHOR/S 20 CU FOR SINGLE AUTHOR FOR PAMPHLET (LESS THAN 100 PAGES) COPY OF PUBLISHED BOOK
    40 CU FOR SINGLE AUTHOR FOR BOOK OR MONOGRAPH (MORE THAN 100 PAGES)
    3.9.2 EDITOR MAXIMUM OF 20 CU
    3.10 ARTICLE IN MAGAZINE / NEWSPAPER MAXIMUM OF 5 CU PER ARTICLE FOR MULTIPLE AUTHORS, DIVIDE CU EQUALLY AMONG THEM. PROOF OF PUBLICATION OF ARTICLE
    3.11 INVENTIONS FULL CREDIT UNITS FOR COMPLIANCE PERIOD CERTIFIED COPY OF PATENT CERTIFICATE
    3.12 STUDY TOURS/VISITS 2 CU / DAY (MAXIMUM OF 20 CU /TOUR) CERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING INSTITUTION
    3.13 CONSULTANCY (e.g. Technical Meetings / Accreditation and other Activities as per request of an institution, etc.) 1 CU PER HOUR CERTIFICATE OF APPEARANCE AND INVITATION
    3.14 SOCIO-CIVIC ACTIVITIES (e.g. Medical Missions, Outreach Programs, etc.) 1 CU PER HOUR PROJECT PROPOSAL, REPORT AND PHOTOS
    3.15 RECOGNITION / TITLE (e.g. Fellows, Hall of Fame Award , Outstanding Professional, Lifetime Achievement Awardee , etc.) FULL CREDIT UNITS FOR COMPLIANCE PERIOD COPY OF CERTIFICATION FROM THE AWARDING BODY (duly notarized)
    4. SUCH OTHER ACTIVITIES TO BE RECOMMENDED BY THE CPD COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE BOARD AND THE COMMISSION

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