Senate Bill 2073: An Act to Abolish CPD Law | Sen. Ralph Recto

Senator Ralph Recto introduced the the Senate Bill 2073: An Act Repealing RA 10912, otherwise known as the “Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016.”

RA 10912 requires CPD as a mandatory requirement for the renewal of Professional Identification Card every three (3) years. The CPD Act lapsed into Law on July, 2016 and its implementation started on March 15, 2017.

More than a year of implementation, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has already received many complaints regarding the operational guidelines of CPD Law. A poll conducted by the PRC in February 2018 reveal that 95,950 out of 101,00 or 9 out of 10 Facebook users who participated in the survey agreed to abolish the CPD Law.

Many professionals are against this law due to the costs of undergoing the required trainings, seminars or other activities undertaken that is related to their profession to earn the necessary CPD units. The CPD Law has only made the process costly, more bureaucratic and unnecessarily regulative.

Copy of Senate Bill 2073


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  1. while seminars help professionals to grow, the most effective education and professionalization of an individual is his actual work experience. we are forced to attend seminars just to gain cpd units even though it is not our field of work and experience. how can one apply what is in the seminar when his line of work is on a different field? summarily, cpd is the actual field of work experience.

  2. CPE are just hindrance to all professionals in renewing their license. As we professional practice our professions we are enhancing our own capability thru trainings from our employer which is not credited as CPE. Practicing our profession is our bread and butter, it is us who will be affected if we are not competent, CPE can not be use as a competent professional what they need is a license and dont ask for CPE. When you attend trainings or convetions you dont learn because of so many participant roaming around. so this is of no use to us.Thanks to Sen Recto

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