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Republic of the Philippines

Professional Regulation Commission


Manila

PROFESSIONAL REGULATORY BOARD OF CIVIL ENGINEERING


Resolution No. _____
Series of 2017

OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RA 10912,


OTHERWISE KNOWN AS CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACT OF
2016FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING

WHEREAS, Section 4of Article II of R.A. 544 (Civil Engineering Law) provides for the
policy of the State to regulate and professionalize the practice of civil engineering, to wit:

Sec .4 Power and Duties of the Board

The Board of Examiners for Civil Engineers is vested with authority,


conformable with the provisions of this Act, toissue certificates of
recognition to civil engineers already registered under this Act for
advanced studies, research, and /or highly specialized training in any
branch of civil engineering, ..and to discharge such other powers
and duties as may affect the ethical and technological standards of the
civil engineering profession in the Philippines.

WHEREAS,under Section 15 of Article IV of Republic Act 10912, otherwise known as


Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016 (RA 10912), the Professional Regulatory
Boards (PRB) are given the authority to prescribe their own requirements or procedure relating
to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as may be pertinent and applicableto
theirrespective profession PROVIDED that the same does not contravene any of the provisions
of R.A. 10912 and its IRR;

WHEREAS, in the series of consultative meetings with the stakeholders in Civil


Engineering, discussions were made on the pertinent and applicable provisions that must be
contained in the Operational Guidelines for the CPD Program for Civil Engineers that will be in
accordance with the provisions of RA 10912 and its IRR;

NOW THEREFORE, the Professional Regulatory Board ofCivil Engineering hereby


RESOLVED, as it now RESOLVES to formulate its own Operational Guidelines of the CPD
Program accordance with the provisions of R.A. 10912 and its IRR as follows:

Section 1.Meetings.The CPD Council under the supervision of the PRB is hereby mandated
under this resolution to meet at least once a month for the purpose of evaluatingthe
application for accreditation as CPD provider, program, self-directed and/or lifelong learning
and other CPD related matters. Special meetings may be convened by the CPDC Chairperson or
upon a written request of the two members at least five (5) working days prior to such
scheduled special meeting.

Section 2.List of requirements for accreditation of CPD Provider.The list of


documentary requirements for accreditation of CPD Local and Foreign Provider is as provided in
CPD Forms No. 1-A-1 and 1-B-2., shall also include the following, but not limited to:

a. Specific course objectives stating the competencies to be gained from the program
b. Evaluation tools specific to course objectives set;
c. Program of Activities showing time/duration of topics/workshop
d. Resume of speakers for program applied for, showing expertise in the topic/s

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SERIES OF 2017
OPERATIONAL PROTOCOL IN THE IMPLEMENTATION
OF RA 10912 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS CONTINUING
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2016
FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS

Current Professional PRC ID of speaker if registered professional; if foreigner, current


Special Temporary Permit, if applicable;
e. Breakdown of expense for the conduct of the program

Section 3.List of requirements for accreditation for CPD Program.The list of


documentary requirements for accreditation of CPD Program is as provided in CPD Form No. 2.

Section 4.Matrix of CPD Activities.The CPD Program for Civil Engineering shall be
organized and developed along the six (6) specialized areas of civil engineering practice, but
not limited to, as follows:

a) Construction Management and Engineering


b) Energy and Environmental Engineering
c) Geotechnical Engineering
d) Water Engineering
e) Structural Engineering
f) Transportation Engineering

The following table shows the activities vis--vis the documentations required and the
corresponding Credit Units.

DOCUMENTS TO BE
ACTIVITY SUBMITTED IN CREDIT UNITS (CU)
SUPPORT TO THE
APPLICATION

1. PROFESSIONAL TRACK (TRAINING OFFERED BY ACCREDITED CPD PROVIDERS,


FACE TO FACE/ONLINE

1.1 Participant Certificate of attendance Approved credit units for


with number of hours, the program
seminar program and list of
participants
1.2 Resource Speaker Photocopy of certificate 3 CU per hour
copy of papers and
program invitation
1.3 Panelist/Reactor Certification from 2 CU per hour
sponsoring organization
Copy of program

1.4 Facilitator/Moderator Certification from 1 CU per hour


sponsoring organization
Copy of program

1.5 Monitor Monitoring report Twice the number of


Certificate of appearance approved credit units for
Authority to monitor the program

1.6 Participants in-service Certificate of training and Maximum of 20 CU for a


training sponsored by employer training description 12-month period; a
fraction thereof on a pro-
rata basis

2. ACADEMIC TRACK

2.1 Masters degree in the University Full credit units for


specialized area of civil certification/diploma and compliance period upon
engineering practice transcript of records completion of degree
(authenticated copy)

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2016
FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS

2.2 Doctorate degree in the University Full credit units for


specialized area of civil certification/diploma and compliance period upon
engineering practice transcript of records completion of
(authenticated copy) candidacy
Additional full credit
unit for compliance
period upon completion

2.3 ProfessorialChair Certification of grant or 15 CU per year


appointment paper

2.4 Certification
Residency/Externship/Sp Certificate of completion
ecialty/Sub-specialty
program

2.5 Fellowship grant


2.5.1 Participant Certification from the 2 CU per grant
granting institution and/or
2.5.2 Resource Speaker certificate of fellowship 4 CU per grant

2.5.3 Researcher 5 CU per grant

2.6 Post-graduate diploma Diploma/certification from Maximum of 30 CU for an


the institution 18-month period or a
fraction thereof upon
completion

2.7 Academic Chair Certification of grant or 10 CU per year


appointment paper

2.8Masters degree units earned Transcript of records Number of academic units


in the specialized area of earned in the compliance
civil engineering practice period

2.9Doctorate degree units Transcript of records Number of academic units


earned in the specialized earned in the compliance
area of civil engineering period
practice

2.10Teaching professional Certification 1 CU per preparation per


courses in civil year
engineering,
undergraduate level

2.11 Teaching professional Certification 2 CU per preparation per


courses in civil year
engineering, masteral
level

2.12 Teaching professional Certification 3 CU per preparation per


courses in civil year
engineering, doctoral
level

2.13 Adviser/Panelist Certification

Undergraduate thesis 1 CU per thesis


Masteral Thesis 2 CU per thesis

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SERIES OF 2017
OPERATIONAL PROTOCOL IN THE IMPLEMENTATION
OF RA 10912 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS CONTINUING
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2016
FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS

Doctoral dissertation 3 CU per dissertation

3. SELF-DIRECTED (TRAINING OFFERED BY NON-ACCREDITED CPD PROVIDERS,


Face-to-face/On line

3.1 Participant Certificate of attendance Credit units for the


with number of hours, program as evaluated by
seminar program and list of the CPD Council
participants

3.2 Resource Speaker Photocopy of certificate 3 CU per hour


copy of papers and program
invitation

3.3 Panelist/Reactor Certification from 2 CU per hour


sponsoring organization
Copy of program

3.4 Facilitator/Moderator Certification from 1 CU per hour


sponsoring organization
Copy of program
3.5 Participants in-service Certificate of training and Maximum of 20 CU for a
training sponsored by training description 12-month period; a
employer fraction thereof on a pro-
rata basis

3.6 Program/Training module Copy of module and 10 CU per module


development evaluation

3.7 Technical Paper Certification of completion 5 CU per technical


and approval for published paper. For published
paper, see 3.8 paper, see 3.8

3.8 Article published in a refereed/peer reviewed professional journal

3.8.1 Author/s Local International


10 CU 10 CU
Copy of published, refereed
For multiple authors,
article and table of contents
divide CU equally among
them
3.8.2 Peer reviewer Copy of published article and 2 CU per article
table of contents
3.9 Pamphlet/Book or Monograph
3.9.1 Author/s 20 CU for 40 CU for
single single author
author for for book or
pamphlet monograph
(less than (more than
Copy of published, refereed
100 pages) 100 pages)
book
For multiple authors,
divide CU equally among
them
3.9.2 Editor Maximum of 20 CU

3.10 Article in magazine or Proof of publication of article Maximum of 5 CU per


newspaper article for multiple authors,
divide CU equally among
them

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SERIES OF 2017
OPERATIONAL PROTOCOL IN THE IMPLEMENTATION
OF RA 10912 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS CONTINUING
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2016
FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS

3.11 Inventions Certified copy of patent Full credit units for


certificate compliance period

3.12 Study tours/visits Certification from sponsoring 2 CU per day (Maximum of


institution 20 CU per tour)

3.13 Consultancy (e.g. Technical Certificate of appearance and 1 CU per hour


meetings/ accreditation invitation
and other activities as per
request of an institution)

3.14 Socio-civic activities using Project proposal, report and 1 CU per hour
profession (e.g. medical photos
missions, outreach
programs, etc)

3.15 Recognition/Title (e.g. Copy of certification from the Full credit units for
Fellows, Hall of Fame awarding body (duly compliance period
Award, Outstanding notarized)
Professional, Life
Achievement Awardee,
etc)
3.16 Non-degree courses Certificate 3 CU per certificate

3.17 Special topics/executive Certificate 5 CU per certificate


programs

3.18 Attendance/participation in Certificate 5 CU per certificate


prestigious construction
and trade shows

3.19 Attendance/participation in Certificate Local Internationa


prestigious for, roundtable 5 CU per 10 CU per
discussions,summitsof certificate certificate
national and
internationalprestige

3.20 Development of civil Patent Full credit (45 CU) within


engineering the compliance period
technology

3.21 Accreditation/registration Certification 10 CU per certificate


as APEC, ASEAN, ACPE, within the compliance
etc engineer period

4. OTHER ACTIVITIES
4.1 Positions in government With Official Appointment CU within the compliance
agenciesrelated to civil period
engineeringworks and practice

Member, Professional
Regulatory Board of Civil Full credit
Engineering

Those occupying the


following ranks in national
agencies and government
corporation or their
equivalent
4.1.1 Secretary
4.1.2 Undersecretary Full credit
4.1.2 Heads of GOCC/other 30 CU

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SERIES OF 2017
OPERATIONAL PROTOCOL IN THE IMPLEMENTATION
OF RA 10912 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS CONTINUING
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2016
FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS

agencies
4.1.3 Assistant Secretary 30 CU
4.1.4 Bureau Director 20 CU
4.1.5 Regional Director 15 CU
4.1.6 Service Director 15 CU
4.1.7 Asst. Directors 10 CU
4.1.8 Division Heads, District 5 CU
Engineer/Asst. District
Engineer, City Engineer,
Provincial Engineer,
Building Official

4.2 Member, technical working group Certification 5 CU per membership


(TWG) in major infrastructure
projectsin policy-making bodies

4.3 Accredited Professional Organization (APO)

4.3.1 Officer/Director Certification 10 CU per term

4.3.2 Chairman/Member Standing Certification 5 CU per term


Technical Committee

4.3.3 Facilitator in APO Certification 5 CU per term


sponsored/initiated technical
activities

Section 5.CPD Provider Completion Report. The list of documentary requirements for the
submission of Completion Report is as provided in CPD Form No. 5.

Section 6.Maximum Creditable Units for Self-Directed and/or Lifelong Learning. The
maximum creditable units for self-directed and/or lifelong learning is20 within a 3-year compliance
period.

Section 7.Major Areas of CPD Activities. the CPD Activities shall be divided into four (4)
major areas with corresponding required credit units as shown in the following table.

CREDIT UNITS
MAJOR AREA COVERAGE OF THE AREA
REQUIRED
Ethics 2
Professional Practice (e.g. laws, rules, Attendance to PRB-sponsored
PRB/Commission issuances) learning activities 4
Enhancement of Professional Practice in General civil engineering
Civil Engineering practice 10
Enhancement of Technical Competence Civil engineering practice in
in chosen field of Specialization the chosen field of 27
specialization (career path)

Environmental Factors Affecting the Awareness of the


Profession (e.g. Gender and environmental factors 2
Development, Personality Development) affecting the profession

Section 8.Required CPD Credit Units in a Compliance Period.

Year of Renewal Required Number of CPD Maximum Units


Credit Units Creditable Per Year

January - June 2017 0

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RESOLUTION NO. ____
SERIES OF 2017
OPERATIONAL PROTOCOL IN THE IMPLEMENTATION
OF RA 10912 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS CONTINUING
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2016
FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS

June - December 2017 15 15


2018 30 15
2019 onwards 45 15

Section 9. Repealing Clause -All resolutions, Orders, Circulars, Issuances and parts thereof which are
inconsistent with this Resolution are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

Section 10.Effectivity -This Resolution shall take effect after fifteen (15) days following its full and
complete publication in the Official Gazette or in major newspaper of general circulation in the country.

Let copies hereof be furnished to the U.P. Law Center, Board, CPD Council, Office of the Board Secretary,
Standards and Inspection Division, Legal and Investigation Division, all Regional Offices and other involved
units of the Commission for their guidance.

Done in the City of Manila, this __ day of ________, 2017.

PRAXEDES P. BERNARDO
Chairperson

ROMEO A. ESTAERO PERICLES P. DAKAY


Member Member

Attested to:

Atty. LOVELIKA T. BAUTISTA


Officer-In-Charge
Secretary to the Professional Regulatory Boards

APPROVED BY:

TEOFILO S. PILANDO, JR.


Chairman

ANGELINE T. CHUA CHIACO YOLANDA D. REYES


Commissioner Commissioner
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