Recommendation of nominees for Board membership
The Commission is vested withauthority to recommend to the President nominees for appointment as members of thelicensing Boards. The recommendation nominees are selected by the Commission fromamong those nominated by the respective
professional organizations accredited bythe Commission.3.
Supervision of Board members.
The Commission exercises general supervision over themembers of the licensing Boards. This function of general supervision, however, is to bedistinguished from the power of direct supervision and control of the President of thePhilippines the licensing Boards, as provided by their respective laws.4.
Review and approval of acts of Boards.
The Commission has the authority to review,coordinate, integrate, and approve the policies, resolutions, and rules and regulationsadopted, and the orders or decisions promulgated, by the licensing Boards under theirrespective laws. The official approval of the Commission is required for every report andrelease of the results of the examinations given by the Boards and for resolutions of theBoards granting certificates of registration, with or without examination, to foreignapplicants for the practice of their professions or occupations on the basis of reciprocity. TheCommission is also empowered to review decisions of the Board on administrative casesappealed to it for final ruling.5.
Fixing of examination and registration fee.
The Commission is authorized to determine, fixand collect the fees or amounts to be charged for the examination given by the variousBoards, registration of successful examinees, registration without examination of applicantsfor the practice of professions, certified statements, surcharge (extra amount added to theusual charge), and fees other than those specified by Republic Act No. 6511. TheCommission is further authorized to the approval of the Office of the President, to amend therates of fees or charges specified by Republic Act No. 6511.6.
Prescribing of professional courses
The Commission, together with the respective licensingBoards and the Minister of Education and Culture or his representative, is authorized toprescribe collegiate courses requisite for the practice of the legally established professions.7.
Supervision of aliens authorized to practice their professions.
The Commission has generalsupervision over foreign nationals authorized and granted special permits to practice theirprofessions in the Philippines temporarily. In the discharge of this function, the Commissionalso sees to it that the terms and conditions for the employment of such aliens are strictlyobserved and adhered to.8.
Aside from the substantive duties allocated to it by PresidentialDecree No. 223, the Commission also performs ministerial functions for the various licensingBoards, as follows:a.
To determine and fix places and dates of examinations to be given by the licensingBoards;b.
To administer and conduct the examinations given by the Boards according to therules and regulations promulgated by it;