Here are the highlights of the CPD Law Amendments which will be effective starting March 1, 2019. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has officially published the amendments of the CPD Law through the Resolution No. 1146 Series of 2019.
CPD Law Amendments
Title of Resolution No. 1146 Series of 2019: Amending Relevant Provisions of Resolution No. 1032 (s. 2017) Otherwise Known As the “Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10912, Known As The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act of 2016.”
Changes in the IRR of CPD Law (Highlights)
Section 8.2.4 is hereby amended to be read as:
Accreditation of CPD Programs– A CPD provider shall apply for accreditation of its program to the CPD Council. The CPD provider shall indicate the number of times the program will be offered for monitoring purposes.
An accredited CPD Provider of a particular profession may apply for accreditation of its program/s to the CPD of other professions subject to the approval of the CPD Council concerned.
In-house training programs and capacity-building activities of government agencies and government corporations, including local government units, and private employers shall be credited and considered as CPD compliance of their employed professionals.
Sections 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4 are hereby deleted and shall be amended as follows:
Section 10. CPD as Mandatory Requirement in the Renewal of Professional License and Accreditation System for the Practice of Professions – The CPD is hereby made as mandatory requirement for the renewal of the PICs of all registered and licensed professionals under the regulation of the Commission.
10.1. The implementation of this provision shall provide transition period to develop the necessary standards, processes, capacity, and infrastructure while minimizing the cost and inconvenience to professionals covered by the requirement.
10.2. During this transition period, the following shall be observed:
a) Professionals working overseas shall not be covered by the CPD requirement.
b) Newly licensed professionals shall not be covered by the CPD requirement for the first renewal cycle after obtaining their license.
c) The various CPD Councils shall reduced the required CPD credit units to a minimum, which shall not be more than fifteen (15), as provided for under applicable laws.