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
- PRC Clarification on Senate Bill 2073 | Abolishing CPD Law
- PRC Contact Number and Email Address
- List of PRC Unauthorized Websites and Facebook Pages