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PRC Exercises Maximum Flexibility in the Implementation of the CPD

Manila, Philippines - Since the implementation of the Continuing Professional Development in July 2017, no professional who applied for the renewal of his/her professional ID has ever been denied by PRC due to incomplete or lacking CPD units. The PRC exercises maximum flexibility in the implementation of the CPD and has made available for the professionals the Undertaking embedded in the Professional Identification Card (PIC) renewal form, thereby allowing the professional to complete and submit only the CPD units in the next renewal period three years after his/her first renewal under the CPD Law.

The PRC has likewise directed all CPD Councils of the 43 regulated professions to review and if necessary, make amendments to their respective CPD Operational Guidelines (OG) to address the clamor of the professionals. Some CPD Councils have already revised their respective OGs to further make CPD more accessible and affordable. PRC also requested all the Accredited Professional Organizations (APOs) and Accredited Integrated Professional Organizations (AIPOs) which are CPD providers to extend free seminars to their professionals as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs.

The PRC further called government agencies and private employers to have their human resource development activities accredited as CPD programs. HR practitioners positively welcome this development as this would encourage even more employed professionals to actively participate in their human resource capacity building activities and at the same time earn for them CPD points in compliance with the CPD law. To date, there are 28 government agencies, and approximately 200 corporate/private employers which were accredited by the CPD Councils as CPD providers.

The CPD has become a mandatory requirement for the Filipino professionals by virtue of Republic Act No. 10912 which has lapsed into law on July 21, 2016 to ensure the continuing development of the professional in the practice of his/her profession and to make him/her abreast of current trends and new discoveries to ensure public safety and welfare, thus making him/her globally competitive in the light of ASEAN integration and other bilateral, multilateral and regional arrangements for the mobility of professional services.

PRC appeals on all professionals who care about public safety and welfare, those who wish to deliver the best services to their clients, patients and students to stand up, adhere and support this effort of the government in ensuring that our professionals are not left behind in information, skills, knowledge for the good of the country and well-being of our countrymen.

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