INCOMPLETE CPD UNITS? Still Allowed to Renew PRC ID Card

Manila Philippines  – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), in its official Continuing Professional Education (CPD) Notice announced that professionals with incomplete CPD Units can still renew their Professional Identification Card (PIC) provided that they will execute an undertaking to complete their CPD unit requirements until the next compliance period.

CPD Compliance is mandatory for all PRC-regulated professionals starting July 2017.

This is a good news for all professionals since the undertaking can be availed until December 31, 2020.

“CPD Act of 2016” or the Republic Act No. 10912 is an act that requires CPD as mandatory requirement for Professional ID Card renewal for all professionals regulated by PRC.


False reports has been circulated recently claiming that the CPD Law abolition has been formally approved in the Senate.

PRC likewise clarified that the Senate Bill No. 2073 initiated by Senator Ralph Recto or an act to Repeal the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) law is a newly filed Senate Bill and still has to undergo process before it could amend the law. Full details of the report here…


Earlier statements from PRC stated that those with incomplete CPD can still renew their license upon undertaking to complete their CPD requirements until the end of 2019.

In PRC official statement, to quote

PRC and the Professional Regulatory Boards have put in place initiatives to address issues of affordability and accessibility.  Guidelines are being prepared to standardize seminar fees, crediting of professional activities and online courses. 

Applications for Renewal of Professional Identification Cards (PICs) until the end of 2019 are accepted even without full CPD compliance, provided the applicant undertakes to complete his/her compliance. 

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10 comments… add one
  • Unknown Oct 8, 2019 @ 13:54

    Paano na po iyong undertaking na pinirmahan ko? 2022 pa mag eexpire iyong license ko sabi nila dapat may 45 units po ako pag renew ko po ulit?

    • Unknown Oct 22, 2019 @ 2:36

      Same question lng po ppnu Kung 2020 n and d k p din nk buo ng 45 , ang tutuo ng niyan my utang p pl ako ng 25 , Ewan ko Kung bkit ako ng k utang , so they say that I should earn 75 units on 2022

  • Unknown Oct 10, 2019 @ 8:18

    Matagal po ako d nakapagparenew 2015 p po expires ang midwifery licence ko lagi po ako working abroad ok lang po kaya magrenew khit d p nkakakuwa ng cpd?

  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2019 @ 8:35

    I signed undertaking last Dec. 2018, sabi doon I need to comply 75units (30 units for 2018 + 45 units for 2019 onwards).. 2021 pa po next renewal ko, so pano na po yun? Kelangan po bang 75 units ang buoin ko or 45 units na lang as per existing law na nilower from 45 units down to 15 units nalang? Sana po may makasagot.

    • Unknown Oct 22, 2019 @ 2:37

      Yes we need answers po

    • Unknown Dec 26, 2019 @ 9:22

      base on prc, until decDecem 2020, pwede ka poh magrenew even a Zero CPD earner….. by 2021 15cpd will be official applied

  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2019 @ 8:42

    Pwede po bang gamitin ang TESDA NC3 (bookkeeping) as CPD units? Ilan po ang equivalent points/units po non as CPD?Salamat po in advance sa makakasagot

  • Unknown Jan 16, 2020 @ 23:27

    Wala pa po ako cpd units for teacher..pude pa po ako magrenew ng license by march 1?

  • Anonymous Feb 5, 2020 @ 12:30

    what if late nagrenew ng prc id still accepted kaya?example po expired na ung prc id ng feb.15 tapos irerenew ng feb.20 still ba makakarenew pa ba?

  • Angel Oct 19, 2021 @ 22:44

    Same question as above. Baka may makasagot. May utang na CPD last time. Since may mandate na waive Ang CPD makakapagrenew ba this year????

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