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    PRC requires CPD units before license ID renewal starting July 2017

    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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