The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and corresponding answer(s) about the implementation of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units as mandatory requirement for renewing PRC license ID.
Here are the most common CPD-related questions courtesy of PRC.
- CPD Compliance for PRC ID Renewal effective July 1, 2017
- PRC CPD Unit Requirements for Teachers, Nurses, Engineers and Other Professions
- How to Earn CPD Units for PRC ID License Renewal?
What is Republic Act No. 10912 is all about?
Republic Act No. 10912, otherwise known as the “Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act of 2016”, is an act which requires CPD as the mandatory requirement for the renewal of Professional Identification Card.
When is the Law enacted and become effective?
The CPD Act Lapsed into Law on July 21, 2016 and it took effect on August 16, 2016.
When is the implementation of R.A. No. 10912?
R.A. No. 10912 will be implemented upon the effectivity of General Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) and the Individual Operational Guidelines of each profession.
When the General IRR will be issued?
The General IRR is expected to be issued this coming March 2017.
When is the start to require CPD units for the renewal of Professional Identification Card?
Starting July 1 2017, (except for Teachers and Nurses) PRC will require CPD units for the renewal of Professional Identification Cards.
How many CPD credit units will be required for the renewal of Professional Identification Card?
The required CPD credit units for the renewal of Professional Identification Cards will be provided in the General IRR and in the Individual Operational Guidelines of each respective profession.
The following is the transitory period for Credit Unit compliance for Licensed Professional Teachers, pursuant to Resolution No. 11, series of 2017
|YEAR OF RENEWAL||REQUIRED NUMBER OF CREDIT UNITS|
|January – December 2018||30|
|January 2019 – onwards||45|
The following is the transitory period of Credit Unit compliance for Registered Nurses, pursuant to Resolution No 10, series of 2017
|Year of Renewal||Required Number of CPD CUs||Minimum allowed to be earned per year|
|January 2019 onwards||45||45|
The following is the transitory period of Credit Unit compliance for CPAs/ Accountancy, pursuant to Resolution No. 358, series of 2016.
|Year of Renewal||Required number of CPD Units||Minimum Units Under Required Competency Areas||Flexible CPD Units||Required Minimum Units Earned from the Previous Year(s) for License Renewal|
|2018||100||40||60||20 units earned from the immediately preceding year|
|2019||120||40||80||20 units earned from each of the 2 immediately preceding years|
Are Senior Citizens exempt from CPD requirement?
No. The law does not provide any exemption from CPD compliance for the renewal of Professional Identification Card.
How about the licensed professionals who are working overseas?
Licensed professionals working overseas may attend trainings/seminars conducted by the foreign chapters or affiliates of accredited CPD Providers. They may also attend trainings/seminars conducted by non-accredited CPD Providers and apply for credit units under Self-Directed Learning and/or Lifelong Learning.
Where to get the application forms?
The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) forms can be downloaded from PRC website or available at Standards and Inspection Division office, PRC-PICC and PRC Regional Offices.
Under the Self-Directed Learning and/or Lifelong Learning track, what do you mean when you say that the prescribed fee is ₱ 1,000.00 per application?
A professional shall collate all activities he/she has undergone or attended to from a non-CPD Provider three (3) years prior to the renewal of his/her Professional Identification Card (PIC) and apply one time to the concerned CPD Council. The CPD Council will convert such activities to CPD Credit Units and the professionals will be entitled to a Certificate of Credit Units Earned.
What are the major areas of CPD Activities for Professional Teachers?
The CPD Activities for Professional Teachers shall be divided into two (2) major areas which shall be complied within a compliance period after its full implementation on January 2019 with the corresponding required Credit Units as follows:
|Major Area||Coverage of the Area||Minimum Credit Units Required|
|Ethics||Ethics, Values & Attitude||5|