How to Earn CPD Units for PRC ID License Renewal?

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that the full implementation of the mandatory requirement in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units for renewal of PRC ID license will be on July 2017.

PRC likewise emphasized that registered and licensed professionals have to adhere with the law, otherwise, they could not be permitted to renew their license(s).

The commission stated in Resolution No. 2016-990 series of 2016 that professionals have to comply with specific number of CPD units every three (3) years to continue with license renewal. As quoted from the latest announcement from PRC,

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The Continuing Professional Development Program Management Committee (CPD-PMC) of the Professional Regulation Commission clarifies that Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as mandatory requirement in the renewal of professional license under Section 10 of R.A. 10912, otherwise known as the CPD Law of 2016, shall be implemented after the effectivity of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of R.A. 10912 which will be in March 2017. Thereafter, the CPD Council for each regulated profession shall issue its Operational Guidelines to implement the general IRR for its profession. However, for 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.

How can professionals earn CPD Units? Registered or Licensed Professionals can acquire CPD units through Professional Track, Academic Track, Self-Directed Training and other activities recommended by the CPD Council. As stated in the Revised resolution, here is the detailed matrix of programs/activities the professionals must do to attain the corresponding CPD units, courtesy of PRC.

PROGRAM / ACTIVITY CREDIT UNITSSUPPORTING DOCUMENT
1. Professional Track (Training Offered By Accredited CPD Providers, Face To Face /Online)
1.1 PARTICIPANTAPPROVED CREDIT UNITS FOR THE PROGRAMCERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
WITH NUMBER OF HOURS, SEMINAR PROGRAM AND LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
1.2 RESOURCE SPEAKER3 CU PER HOURPHOTOCOPY OF CERTIFICATE, COPY OF PAPERS AND PROGRAM INVITATION
1.3 PANELIST / REACTOR2 CU PER HOURCERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING ORGANIZATION COPY OF PROGRAM
1.4 FACILITATOR /
MODERATOR
1 CU PER HOURCERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING ORGANIZATION COPY OF PROGRAM
1.5 MONITORTWICE THE NUMBER OF APPROVED CREDIT UNITS FOR THE PROGRAMMONITORING REPORT, CERTIFICATE OF APPEARANCE AND THE AUTHOR ITY TO MONITOR
1.6 IN-SERVICE TRAININGMAXIMUM OF 20 CU FOR A 12- MONTH PERIOD OR A FRACTION THEREOF UPON COMPLETIONCERTIFICATE OF TRAINING & TRAINING DESCRIPTION
2. Academic Track
2.1 MASTER’S DEGREE OR EQUIVALENTFULL CREDIT UNITS FOR COMPLIANCE PERIOD UPON COMPLETION OF DEGREEUNIVERSITY CERTIFICATION /
DIPLOMA AND TRANSCRIPT OF
RECORDS (authenticated copy)
2.2 DOCTORATE DEGREE OR EQUIVALENTFULL 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 CHAIR15 CU PER YEARCERTIFICATION OF GRANT OR APPOINTMENT PAPER
2.4 RESIDENCY /
EXTERNSHIP / SPECIALTY /SUB- SPECIALTY PROGRAM
10 CU PER YEARHOSPITAL CERTIFICATION CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
2.5 FELLOWSHIP GRANT
2.5.1 PARTICIPANT2 CU PER GRANTCERTIFICATION FROM THE GRANTING INSTITUTION AND/OR CERTIFICATE OF FELLOWSHIP
2.5.2 RESOURCE SPEAKER4 CU PER GRANT
2.5.3 RESEARCHER5 CU PER GRANT
2.6 POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA/CERTIFICATEMAXIMUM OF 30 CU FOR AN 18-MONTH PERIOD OR A FRACTION THEREOF UPON COMPLETIONDIPLOMA/ CERTIFICATION FROM THE INSTITUTION
3. SELF-DIRECTED (TRAINING OFFERED BY NON-ACCR EDITED CPD PROVIDERS, Face to Face /
Online)
3.1 PARTICIPANTCREDIT UNITS FOR THE PROGRAM AS EVALUATED BY THE CPD COUNCILCERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE WITH NUMBER OF HOURS, SEMINAR PROGRAM AND LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
3.2 RESOURCE SPEAKER3 CU PER HOURPHOTOCOPY OF CERTIFICATE, COPY OF PAPERS AND PROGRAM
INVITATION
3.3 PANELIST / REACTOR2 CU PER HOURCERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING ORGANIZATION COPY OF PROGRAM
3.4 FACILITATOR /
MODERATOR
1 CU PER HOURCERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING ORGANIZATION COPY OF PROGRAM
3.5 IN-SERVICE TRAININGMAXIMUM OF 20 CU FOR A 12- MONTH PERIOD OR A FRACTION THEREOF UPON COMPLETIONCERTIFICATE OF TRAINING & TRAINING DESCRIPTION
3.6 PROGRAM / TRAINING
MODULE DEVELOPMENT
10 CU PER MODULECOPY OF MODULE AND EVALUATION
3.7 TECHNICAL PAPER5 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/SLOCAL
10 CU
INTERNATIONAL
10 CU
COPY OF PUBLISHED ARTICLE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOR MULTIPLE AUTHORS, DIVIDE CU EQUALLY AMONG THEM
3.8.2 PEER REVIEWER2 CU PER ARTICLE
3.9 PAMPHLET / BOOK OR MONOGRAPH
3.9.1 AUTHOR/S20 CU FOR SINGLE AUTHOR FOR PAMPHLET (LESS THAN 100 PAGES)40 CU FOR SINGLE
AUTHOR FOR BOOK OR MONOGRAPH (MORE THAN 100 PAGES)
COPY OF PUBLISHED BOOK
3.9.2 EDITORMAXIMUM 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 INVENTIONSFULL CREDIT UNITS FOR COMPLIANCE PERIODCERTIFIED COPY OF PATENT CERTIFICATE
3.12 STUDY TOURS/VISITS2 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 HOURCERTIFICATE OF APPEARANCE AND INVITATION
3.14 SOCIO-CIVIC
ACTIVITIES
(e.g. Medical Missions, Outreach Programs, etc.)
1 CU PER HOURPROJECT 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 PERIODCOPY 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
196 comments… add one
  • Geurru Feb 6, 2018 @ 22:36

    The better alternative to this CPD units requirement for professionals in order for them to renew their PRC licences is for the government to require Companies/Agencies/Institutions/Hospitals/Establishments/etc. to conduct seminars and workshops that would upgrade the Knowledge,Skills,Attitude of their employees, award them with certificates of attendance, and equivalent units earned for particular Seminars/Workshops, in order for these to be presented to PRC upon renewal of their PRC licences. This would certainly obviate the burden on the professionals of personally looking for 'CPD units' and spending much for it. If our lawmakers are really intent on helping the Filipinos, this is what they should do.

  • Anonymous Mar 9, 2018 @ 23:55

    ok naman ang layunin ng CPD pero WALANG KWENTA ANG IMPLEMENTATION PO!

    sino po ang namamahala ng quality of CPD units earned? dapat nag lagay na sila ng specific topics per profession to improve the quality of the Profession at hindi kahit anong attendance lang.

    Paano po makaka kuha ng CPD tayong mga OFW?

    Anong website ng mga provider ng online CPD na mag printout ng Certificates pagkatapos?

    Tulong po sa detalye ng papano tayo mga OFW Nurse, Physical Therapist and Civil Engineer po, pa comment naman kung saan pupunta or wesite na may information

    Maraming salamat po!

  • Unknown Mar 23, 2018 @ 2:16

    Good day po.. Ang basic ivt po ba na provided ng ansap ilang units po ba un??? Tapos paano nalang po ung mga volunter nurse lang saan kme kukuha ng pambayad sa training or seminars namen nasaan po ung hustisya para sa amin.. Pls naman po sana may magprovide ng libreng seminars or training or better yet tanggalin nalang po yang cpd units..

  • Gray Caumeran Mar 26, 2018 @ 10:30

    Hello Friends, I am also an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia when the implementation of CPD Points started. Although I have training before its implementation and the training are within the 3 year period, I was still able to avail of CPD points through Online Training. I enrolled in courses at LinkeIn and they did credit those trainings. I believe this is the best alternative for OFW aside seminars conducted by respective APO in certain countries. I hope this helps. Thanks.

  • Unknown Mar 27, 2018 @ 14:02

    papaano nalalaman kung ilang units ang seminar?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2018 @ 17:58

    hi, anyone who can recommend free online training that is cpd accredited?

  • Unknown Apr 1, 2018 @ 2:54

    hello po, pwede na ba akong magrenew ng license ko ? mag eexpire po kc dis coming july 2019, need ko na ba ng cpd units?

    • Anonymous Jun 8, 2018 @ 19:08

      As long makumpleto mo yung required CPD units mo before renewing. Pwede this year or next year ka maghakot ng CPD units.

  • Anonymous Apr 4, 2018 @ 12:44

    kapag po ba magte-take pa lang ng chem tech licensure exam, pero aattend na ng symposium ngayon (bago magtake), pwede gamitin for CPD? make-credit ba?

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2018 @ 22:35

    Okay naka attend na ako ng mga seminars with approved CPD units.
    Whats next? Please send complete step by step details.

    Thanks,

    Gibran Misah
    [email protected]
    Registered Mechanical Engineer

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2018 @ 5:23

    helo po. Ask lang po. nag expire napo ang PRC ID KO last sept. 2017 . plan to renew it . Required naba ako sa CPD ?

    • Anonymous Jun 8, 2018 @ 19:05

      Yup.

  • anonymous May 15, 2018 @ 8:08

    Hi! I'm a registered nurse and i'm planning to renew my PRC ID, which will expire this upcoming October 2018 but i didn't knew that you'll be needing CPD Units to renew it this year since i wasn't updated with the news for it, how am i gonna renew my ID?

  • Anonymous May 17, 2018 @ 8:42

    the saddest thing about this act is that.. it was passed without consultations sa stakeholders nito. sad to say pero totoo na tsaka lang nalaman ng mga professional itong CPD units requirements ay nung napatupad na and buo na ang implementing rules and regulations.
    also, okay lang sana na may gantong requirement to renew basta ba damihan nila ang mga accredited agencies na pwedeng magbigay ng units.. and pls, if the main purpose of the act is to secure the competency of the country's professionals, sana government mismo ang nag-sama sa articles nitong act na sila ang magbibigay ng seminars and that they will do their best to reach the professionals na hindi abot ng mga accredited providers ng CPD. as a social worker in an NGO, napakahirap makipag sabayan sa mga RSWs na nasa GOs kasi accredited ang DSWD. hindi namna lahat ng NGO/SWDA kaya pong suportahan ang Php 5,000 at air fee/travel fee ng mga social workers nila… also, sana in-evaluate man lang sana kung sino sino yung mga kelangan tlaga ng worth 45 units na profession. kawawa naman yung ibang profession na hindi naman ganun ka active when it comes to seminars and trainings.

  • Unknown May 23, 2018 @ 16:56

    Hello professional teacher ako pero hindi ko ito na practice. Office clerk ang naging work ko. Papano ako makaka renew ng prc id ko. By 2019 of April ang renew ko.

  • angeline May 26, 2018 @ 23:28

    Will I still be required to submit CPD units if I will renew this May 2018? My license will expire on June 2018.

  • angeline May 26, 2018 @ 23:30

    HI, will I be required to submit CPD units if I will renew this May 2018 and my PRC ID will expire on June 2018?

    • Anonymous Jun 8, 2018 @ 19:00

      Yes upon renewing you need to submit the required CPD units.

  • Jay May 28, 2018 @ 16:11

    Hello, I attended a CPD seminar pero i dont have my license yet magtatake palang ng LET. Fresh Grad po ako. Will my CPD units be counted for renewal?

    • Anonymous Jun 8, 2018 @ 18:59

      ^ Hindi.

  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2018 @ 5:10

    I just graduated with a bachelor of laws degree last March, 2018. Can it be creditted for my license renewal as a teacher? Thank you

  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2018 @ 11:59

    Problema ba ng isang retired employee na makapagrenew ng prc id kahit walang cpdunits, i am 63 nxt month.

  • DR. MANNY UNDONG Jul 4, 2018 @ 5:31

    Good day. I am a full pledge PhD holder at UPLB, Laguna. With my possession are Diploma, Transcript of Records and Certificate of Graduation and Certificate of Candidacy. My PRC license as an Agriculturist expired last June 10, 2018. Question: Base on guidelines in earning CPD points, "Academic Track" can be used as an earning point. Therefore, can I use my diploma, TOR and Certification to renew my License? Thank you for any feed back.

  • Unknown Jul 5, 2018 @ 10:08

    magagamit po ba yung NC certificates para maka earn ng cpd units?

  • Anonymous Jul 5, 2018 @ 19:18

    Can we our CPD/CPE Credit Units earned from other trainings, seminars attended?

  • Ricky Jul 10, 2018 @ 6:22

    How to earn CPD units if OFW? (engr prof in UAE),

  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2018 @ 10:34

    Hi, we had this cpd points before it became a law. This is getting out of hand, the mark up for the fee is too high regular employees can't cope with it, they're making a business out of this. Why pass a law without even reviewing or studying it?

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2018 @ 4:05

    Puwede na po bng kumuha ng cpd units ngaun kahit n 2019 pa po expiration ng license?

  • Anonymous Aug 6, 2018 @ 14:40

    WHAT IF KULANG PO NA GAIN NA CPD UNITS? PWEDE PA RIN MA RENEW?

  • Unknown Aug 14, 2018 @ 7:25

    Hindi ko po alam papano malalaman kung ilang units ang isang training , at ano ano pong mga halimbawa ng mga trainings ang kailangang itake pra makaipon ng CPD units? Pahelp naman po please

  • The Catcher Sep 14, 2018 @ 12:35

    Yung International Baccalaureate Program Development training, counted po ba as CPD po?

  • Anonymous Oct 4, 2018 @ 19:27

    nag expire yung license ko nitong september 2018, pero di ko narenew license ko. Nasa US ako ngyon and plan ko sana magtake ng nclex dito. need ko ba irenew license ko kht di naman ako magppractice sa Pinas? isa kasi sa mga requirements ng CGFNS is license validation from PRC. Kung mag rerenew ako ng license, need ko ng specific CPD units. Pano ko yun itatake kung nandito na ako nakabase sa US? salamat sa sasagot.

    -RanDP

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2018 @ 4:32

    hello po paano yung mga may medical problem na hindi naipagpatuloy yung profession nila and yung mga piniling maging housewife wala na ba karapatan na magrenew ng professional licence nila

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2018 @ 14:51

    Hi,
    nag expire na po liscence ko last march 2018 i couldnt renew kasi d pa po ako nakakakuha ng CPD program or units… d po ako nag papractice ng profession ko as of now but gusto ko pa rin pong i renew prc ko. may possibility pa po bang ma renew ko ang lisensya ko?

  • accumbion Feb 23, 2019 @ 6:36

    Questions for those who have renewed already needing CPD units, for seminars/conventions what proof do they need? Is it alright if you only have the copy of the program (no list of participants)? I'll even throw in the payment receipt for said seminar.

  • Unknown Apr 16, 2019 @ 4:05

    I am a registered criminologist, and i attended several training's like Fire Arson Inspection and investigation course (FAIIC) 480 hours, BASIC/INTERMEDIATE INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM,(24 hours) INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM POSITION COURSE (40 hours),INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM ALL HAZARDS INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TRAINING (40 hours) and 40 HOURS COMPETENCY TRAINING ON FIRE SAFETY ENFORCEMENT (40 hours) can I apply cor the conversion to get the CPD unitS

  • Unknown Sep 20, 2019 @ 4:33

    MY corresponding cpd unit ba pag sumali sa BOSH training?

    • Unknown Oct 17, 2019 @ 12:28

      Meron yan ako naka 40hrs sa COSH training

  • Unknown Oct 17, 2019 @ 12:26

    Nakakuha ako ng 40hrs sa mga seminar ko ilan ang equivalent nun na cpd? Civil engineer ang ptofession ko

  • Unknown Oct 24, 2019 @ 6:27

    My license will xpire on sept.'20,and yet i still work as JOB ORDER to comfort my fmly at para n rin mkapag aral ang mga anak ko,papano ko mkkgain ng CPD units sa work gayong arawan kmi sa trabaho as in "no work no pay" at d rin nmn nag ooffer ang head of office nmin nito pr sa katulad kong J.O. ang status ng work ALTHOUGH,Registered Agriculturist n ko at nka assign on field sa BREEDING CENTER,pano nmn ko makaka RENEW ng LICENSE pag ganito n lng STATUS lagi at masa MINIMUM lamang ang SALARY…MABUBUHAY AT MAPAG AARAL ko pa kaya ang Anak ko ng dhil lamang sa CPD na yan,just to RENEW a license?maawa nmn kyo sa dami n ng naghihirap at pinahihirapan nyo mga PULITIKONG GOBYERNO….dpt magbigay kyo ng trabaho at taasaan ninyo sahod sa gobyerno,d lng mga police.nurse.at teacher ang mangagawang pilipino,alalayan nyo sana mga NAGPAPAKAIN sa SAMBAYANANG PILIPINAS…katulad nming mga MAGSASAKA ang PROPESYON at TINAPOS.

  • Unknown Jan 7, 2020 @ 7:14

    Paano yung akin license nag expire na po last 2016 until now na 2020 hindi ko pa na renew at hindi pa rin ako naka CPD. Any advise po? '

    Thank you.

  • Unknown Feb 11, 2020 @ 3:20

    paano po makakuha ng cpd unit nsa government kAsi ako ngaun .criminologist ako. pwede pa help po

  • Unknown Apr 9, 2020 @ 10:05

    Ilan po ba required na CPD units sa criminologist ngayon? last time na nag renew ako 45 units utang un, this year mag renew ako ilan na dapat earned units ko.
    Thank you

  • Unknown Aug 12, 2020 @ 11:05

    As a midwife po saan kukuha ng cpd?at ilang unit ang pwede kong kunin?….since november 2018 expired na ang license ko

  • Unknown Mar 4, 2021 @ 17:54

    Yung license na 2years ng nag expired(OFW) may chance paba na ma renew, at ano po ang requirements?

  • GM Sep 24, 2021 @ 11:36

    I never practiced my profession as a chemical engineer since I’ve been working in the IT field. I only use my PRC ID as a valid ID. Do I still have to get the cpd units to renew my ID?

  • Anonymous Oct 5, 2021 @ 19:18

    paano ba ito e compile lahat? saan makikita ang format?? nasa Law ba?? Need help. Thanks

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