PRC grants CPD units to frontliners amid COVID-19 pandemic

MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) announced that they will be granting Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units to all professionals who will contribute their services to the government's efforts against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
PRC grants CPD units to frontliners amid COVID-19 pandemic

PRC issued Resolution No. 1239, Series of 2020, which states that 25 to 45 CPD credit units will be given to frontliners and essential service workers working amid the health crisis. The credits will help them in their renewal of their Professional Identification Card under the Self-Directed Learning modality.

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"The CPD Councils have expressed their full support to the Commission in granting CPD credit units to all professionals providing essential services during the State of Public Health Emergency due to COVID-19 crisis," the Resolution reads.

The agency also acknowledged the service and sacrifice rendered by frontliners during these difficult times.

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It stated, "Amidst this health crisis, there is a need to mobilize all resources in order to augment the potential shortage in the supply of health and other professionals, especially in COVID-19 infected localities throughout the Philippines. During this crisis, the Commission recognizes the heroic and indispensable services that professionals have been tirelessly providing in various ways during this period."

Under the Resolution, maximum of 45 CPD points will be given to the following:
  • Health and emergency frontliners who provided public health services in government health facilities
  • Uniformed medical personnel
  • Private health workers
  • Health workers and volunteers of the Philippine Red Cross, World Health Organization, Health Maintenance Organizations, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation
  • Disaster risk reduction management officers
  • Public safety officers
  • Researchers and scientists who developed COVID-19 test kits
  • Professionals who designed or constructed quarantine facilities, disinfection chambers, and adapted medical equipment like ventilators and aerosol boxes
  • Vital goods and service providers who provided social services “to secure the safety and well-being of persons”

A maximum of 25 CPD points will be granted to the following:
  • Volunteer professionals who offered services during the COVID-19 pandemic, including answering queries about the disease, online consultation, public health education and other activities related to their profession
  • Volunteer professionals who responded and participated in social responsibility programs or projects, including packing and distributing protective gear and food to other frontliners.

Here's full copy of the resolution and the process on how to avail the CPD points:

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