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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO.

266 July 25, 1995


INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (CPE)
PROGRAMS OF THE VARIOUS PROFESSIONAL REGULATORY BOARDS (PRBs) UNDER THE
SUPERVISION OF THE PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION (PRC)
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 14, Article XII of the Constitution, "The sustained development of a
reservoir of national talents consisting of Filipino scientists . . . professionals . . . high-level technical
manpower . . . shall be promoted by the State." (Underscoring supplied)
WHEREAS, by virtue of the provisions of Sections 5(a) and 6 (a) of P.D. 223, as amended, the
Professional Regulating Commission (PRC), hereinafter called the Commission, is empowered to
adopt polices, such as the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs designed to enhance
and maintain high professional, technical, and ethical standards in the practice of the professions for
implementation by the respective Professional Regulatory Boards (PRB), hereinafter called the
Board;
WHEREAS, pursuant to Executive Order No. 56, dated February 9, 1993, the Office of the President
exercises administrative supervision over the Commission;
WHEREAS, the various professions play a crucial role in nation-building;
WHEREAS, it is imperative to impose upon registered professionals the completion of the
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs adopted by the concerned Board as a prerequisite for the renewal of their licenses;
WHEREAS, the professionals who undertake the CPE programs are enabled not only to upgrade or
improve their technical knowledge and skills but also to keep them abreast with modern trends and
technology in their respective professions, thereby assuring the rendition of highly qualitative
professional service/s that will be globally competitive under the General Agreement on Trade in
Services (GATS) and the same time securing the safety and protection of the public;
WHEREAS, the confidence and patronage of the public in a professional depend upon his
competence and the quality of service rendered resulting from his acquisition of updated technical
knowledge and skill;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers
vested in me by law, do hereby order:
Sec. 1. The completion by professional licensees of the Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
programs adopted by all Boards is hereby imposed as a mandatory requirement for the renewal of
professional licenses.
Sec. 2. The Commission is hereby authorized to undertake measures to implement effectively the
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs adopted by the Boards (PRBs) under the
Commission's supervision and control.
Sec. 3. The Commission shall, after consultation with and upon recommendation of the various
Boards, issue the necessary standardized guidelines and procedures for the implementation of the
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs which shall embody the following:

A. CPE objectives, definition, nature, and rationale.


B. Creation of CPE Council, Composition, Term of Office, Functions of Council, and meetings.
C. CPE Programs and Activities: accreditation of conventions, conferences, seminars, workshops,
etc., credit requirements, exemptions, and other related matters.
D. Sanctions.
Sec. 4. Repealing Clause. - Any executive issuances, orders or provisions thereof inconsistent with
the provisions of this Executive Order are deemed modified or repealed.
Sec. 5. Effectivity. - This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.

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Done in the City of Manila, this 25th day of July, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and
Ninety-five.