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Continuing Professional

Development
Bryan Angelo L. Borres
BS ECE V
Engr. Carlos C. Sison, DEM, PECE, ACPE

Continuing Professional Development


According

CPD

to Article I, Section 3 of RA 10912,

refers to the inculcation of advanced


knowledge, skills and ethical values in a
post-licensure specialization or in an interor multidisciplinary field of study, for
assimilation in professional practice, selfdirected research and/or lifelong learning.

RA 9292 Article V Section 31


Continuing Professional Education
and/or Development

All registered Professional Electronics Engineers,


Electronics Engineers, and Electronics Technicians, shall
comply with pertinent rules and regulations already
prescribed by and/or as may be prescribed and
promulgated by the Commission and/or the Board, the
Accredited
Professional
Organization
and
other
government agencies, pursuant to this Act and other
relevant laws, international treaties, agreements and/or
covenants to which the Philippines is a signatory and has
ratified with respect to continuing professional
education
and/or
development
and/or
other
similar/related programs.

RA 10912
Continuing Professional Development
Act of 2016
An

act mandating and strengthening the continuing


professional development program for all regulated
professions, creating the continuing professional
development council, and appropriating funds
therefore, and for other related purposes.

RA 10912 Article II
CPD Programs, Councils and Secretariat

Section 5: Nature of CPD Programs

These include, but are the limited to, the following:

1. Formal Learning

Refers to educational arrangements such as curricular qualifications and teachinglearning requirements that take place in education and training institutions recognized
by relevant national authorities, and which lead to diplomas and qualifications.

2. Nonformal Learning
Refers to learning that has been acquired in
addition or alternatively to formal learning,
which may be structured and made more flexible
according to educational and training
arrangements.

3. Informal Learning
Refers to learning that occurs in daily life
assessed, through the recognition, validation and
accreditation process, and which can contribute
to a qualification.

4. Self-Directed Learning
Refers to learning activities such as online training,
local/international seminars/ nondegree courses,
institution/company-sponsored training programs, and
the like, which did not undergo CPD accreditation but
may be applied for and awarded CPD units by the
respective CPD Council.

5. Online Learning Activities


Refers to structured or unstructured learning
initiatives, which make us of the internet and other
web-based Information and Communications Technology
solutions.

6. Professional Work Experience

RA 10912 Article II
CPD Programs, Councils and Secretariat

Section 6: Powers, Functions and Responsibilities of the PRC and the Professional
Regulatory Board (PRB)

The PRC and the PRB shall undertake the over-all implementation of the CPD Programs,
and for this purpose, shall:

a. Organize CPD councils for each of the regulated professions and promulgate guidelines for their
operation;

b. Review existing and new CPD Programs for all the regulated professions;

c. Formulate, issue, and promulgate guidelines and procedures for the implementation of the CPD
Programs;

d. Coordinate with the academe, concerned government agencies, and other stakeholders in the
implementation of the CPD Programs and other measures provided under this Act; and

e. Coordinate with concerned government agencies in the development of mechanisms and


guidelines, in the grant and transfer of credit units earned from all the learning processes and
activities, pursuant to this Act.

Section

7: CPD Council

There

is hereby created a CPD Council in each of the regulated professions, which shall be under the
supervision of the concerned PRB. Every CPD Council shall be composed of a chairperson and two (2)
members.

Official

Organization

Position

Term of Office

In the absence

Chairperson

PRB

Member

1st Member

AIPO/APO
President or
authorized by Board Officer
of
Governors/Trustees

Coterminous
with incumbency
at PRB
the PRB concerned shall submit within ten
2 years
(10) working days from notification of such
absence, a list of three (3) recommendees
from the national professional organizations.
The PRC shall designate the first member
within thirty (30) days from receipt of the
list.

2nd Member

National
President or 2 years
Organization of
Officer
Deans or Department
Chairpersons

the PRB concerned shall submit, within ten


(10) working days from notification of such
absence, a list of three (3) recommendees
from the academe, the PRC shall designate
the second member within twenty (20)
working days from receipt of the list

However, members of the CPD Council who are appointed by the PRC may be replaced before the end of
the two (2)-year period, upon the recommendation of the PRB through a resolution.

RA 10912 Article II
CPD Programs, Councils and Secretariat

Section 8: Powers, Functions and Responsibilities of the CPD Council

The CPD Council for each profession shall:

Ensure the adequate and appropriate provision of CPD Programs for their respective
profession;

Evaluate and act on applications for accreditation of CPD Providers and their CPD Programs;

Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the CPD Programs;

Assess and/or upgrade the criteria for accreditation of CPD Providers and their CPD
Programs on a regular basis;

Develop mechanisms for the validation, accreditation and recognition of self-directed


learning, prior/informal learning, online learning, and other learning processes though
professional work experience;

Conduct researches, studies and benchmarking for international alignment of the CPD
Programs;

Issue operational guidelines, with the approval of the PRC and the PRB concerned; and

Perform such other functions related or incidental to the implementation of the CPD

Section 9: Secretariat

A CPD Council Secretariat is hereby created at the PRC Central and


Regional Offices to provide technical, administrative and operational
support to the CPD Councils and the PRBs in the implementation of
the CPD Programs. The CPD Council Secretariat shall be headed by
an Executive Director to be appointed by the PRC.
Secretariat

Notes

Location
Function

PRC Central and Regional Offices

To provide technical, administrative and operational


support to the CPD Councils and the PRBs in the
implementation of the CPD Programs

Head

Executive Director to be appointed by PRC

RA 10912 Article III


CPD Program Implementation and Monitoring

Section 10: CPD as Mandatory Requirement in the Renewal of Professional License


and Accreditation System for the Practice of Professionals

The CPD is hereby made as a mandatory requirement in the renewal of the PICs of all
registered and licensed professionals under the regulation of the PRC.

Section 11: Recognition of Credit Units

All duly validated and recognized CPD credit units earned by a professional shall be
accumulated and transferred in accordance with the Pathways and Equivalencies of the PQF.

Pathways and Equivalencies

Refer to mechanisms that provide access to qualifications and assist professionals to move easily and readily
between the different education and training sectors, and between these sectors, and the labor market,
through the Philippine Credit Transfer System.

Philippine Qualifications Framework (PQF)

Refers to the quality assured national system for the development, recognition and award of qualifications at
defined levels, based on standards of knowledge, skills and values , acquired in different ways and methods
by learners and workers.

PRC Resolution No. 2016-990


Series of 2016

Amendments to the Revised Guidelines on the Continuing


Professional Development (CPD) Program for All Registered
and Licensed Professionals

Also known as:

Amendments to the Revised Guidelines on the Continuing Professional


Development Program or

Amendments to CPD Guidelines

PRC Resolution No. 2016-990


Series of 2016

Section 2: Creation and Composition of CPD Council

According to Section 5, Article II of Resolution No. 2013 774, Series


of 2013

Similar with Section 7, Article II of RA 10912

Section 3: Operational Protocol

The CPDCs shall formulate their own Operation Protocols through a


Resolution of the PRB concerned for proper implementation of the
CPD program in accordance with their respective Professional
Regulatory Laws.

Section 4: Qualifications for Accreditation of CPD Providers

Section 5: CPD Credit Units

Section 19, Article III of the CPD Guidelines

Registered and licensed professionals shall complete the required units


every three (3) years as specified in Annex A (Credit Units Required per
Profession) or as specified in their Professional Regulatory Law or ass
provided by the PRB and the Commission that may be issued.

No. of CPD Units Required per Profession Every Three (3) Years

For Electronics Engineering 45 CU

For Electronics Technician 30 CU

Any excess CUs shall not be carried over to the next three-year period
except credit units earned for doctorate and masters degrees or specialty
trainings which shall be credited once during the compliance period.

Credit units may be earned by professionals who participate in programs that


emanate from the PRB for the development of the profession.

Section 6: Maximum Creditable Units for Self-Directed and/or Lifelong Learning

Section 20, Article III of the CPD Guidelines

The maximum creditable units for self directed and/or lifelong learning shall be determined by
the CPD Council as approved by the Board and the Commission through their Operational Protocol

Section 7: Quality Assurance Review

Every CPD provided shall be monitored and its performance shall be


evaluated periodically during the validity of its accreditation.

Section 8: Matrix of CPD Activities