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Manila, October 17, 2016. In compliance with Republic Act No. 10912 entitled An Act Mandating and Strengthening the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for all Regulated Profession, Creating the Continuing Professional Development Council, and Appropriating Funds therefor, and for Other Related Purposes, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) will fully implement the requirement for CPD. 

The implementation of the said Act will be on the first quarter of 2017. This is to give time to the Professional Regulatory Boards (PRBs) in consultation with the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization / Accredited Professional Organization (AIPO/APO) and other stakeholders to promulgate the general Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) which is mandated within six months from the effectivity of the said Act. Each Professional Regulatory Board (PRB) shall issue its own operational guidelines for the implementation of CPD Program.


Under the law, CPD unit requirement is mandatory for all professionals before they can renew their PRC licenses. The law was sponsored by Senator Antonio Trillanes III, who said that through it, "we can provide our professionals with the necessary tools, not only to compete, but also to seize the opportunities ASEAN integration may provide us."

In compliance, PRC issued new guidelines regarding the implementation of the law. PRC Resolution No. 2016-990 details the unit required for each professionals under their respective regulatory boards.

Here's the matrix of required CPD units for each profession:

120 Credit Units: Accountancy

45 Credit Units: Aeronautical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Criminology, Customs Broker, Dentistry, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Environmental Planning, Fisheries, Forestry, Geodetic Engineering, Geology, Guidance and Counseling, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Librarian, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Metallurgical Engineering, Midwifery, Mining Engineering, Naval Architecture, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Professional Teachers, Psychology, Radiologic Technology, Real Estate Service, Respiratory Therapy, Sanitary Engineering, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine

30 Credit Units: Chemical Technician, Dental Technician, Dental Hygienist, Master Electrician, Electronics Technician, Master Plumbing, Certified Plant Mechanic, Medical Laboratory Technician, Metallurgical Plant Foreman, Mine/Mill/Quarry Foreman, Detailman, X-Ray Technician, Real Estate Sales Person

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  1. How about those residing abroad?

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    1. What's the purpose of a Philippine license for anything of you're abroad? Besides, any seminars or training that you attend abroad should be credited here.

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  2. How about those residing abroad?

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  3. is Masters unit for professional teacher credited for this law?

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  4. Dont make this provision another form of making the professional life of Filipinos more difficult. I agree with continuing development but see to it that the efforts for professional growth will be credited. Pls look into the seminars/workshops, publications, paper presentation, creative works, etc being attended and pursued by professionals. Pls synchronize the requirements of other agencies to avoid duplication in terms of requirements.

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  5. Dont make this provision another form of making the professional life of Filipinos more difficult. I agree with continuing development but see to it that the efforts for professional growth will be credited. Pls look into the seminars/workshops, publications, paper presentation, creative works, etc being attended and pursued by professionals. Pls synchronize the requirements of other agencies to avoid duplication in terms of requirements.

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  6. Dont make this provision another form of making the professional life of Filipinos more difficult. I agree with continuing development but see to it that the efforts for professional growth will be credited. Pls look into the seminars/workshops, publications, paper presentation, creative works, etc being attended and pursued by professionals. Pls synchronize the requirements of other agencies to avoid duplication in terms of requirements.

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  7. How about those people whom after their graduation and after passing the licensure examination they obtain a job abroad?

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  8. I guess this implementation must be given a thorough consultation. I understand that this is for our own professional benefit. However may factors are behind in getting the Masteral Units especially for teachers. Can you give us enough time to fully comply on this new law? I'm sure all teachers would understand if we will only be given enough time for this.

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